Article Aggregate Aug 29, 2014

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

8 Traits More Important Than Your Resume [Infographic]

http://youtern.sharedby.co/AE5tC6

** All good points; your resume may get you in the door to meet, but these things will be what seal the deal. And in reference to Integrity, have stories that highlight it at-hand. To wit:

Check the Foundation First

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/check-the-foundation-first/

4 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn as a Market Intelligence Tool

http://executiveresumerescue.com/1479/4-ways-to-leverage-linkedin-as-a-market-intelligence-tool/

** It’s not just a way to attract attention! And related:

How to Leverage Your LinkedIn Competitors

http://www.job-hunt.org/social-networking/LinkedIn-job-search/leverage-LinkedIn-competitors.shtml

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

What You Should Know About the 50+ Job Market

http://www.nextavenue.org/blog/what-you-should-know-about-50-job-market

** Quote: “Freedman and Irving believe managers will also wise up to the usefulness of hiring and keeping men and women who are 50+.” I will cynically opine that these managers will be overruled by those eager to hire two “young bucks” willing to work insane hours of casual OT for the same price.

Age Discrimination and How to Overcome It

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5544&newsletter_id=1329&archive=1#axzz3BmWA1oOZ

** Some interesting tactics to attempt to short-circuit ageism.

10 Good Reasons You Should Be Hiring Overqualified Candidates

http://www.tlnt.com/2014/08/27/10-good-reasons-you-should-be-hiring-overqualified-candidates/

** Written for people in hiring positions, but good perspective to see how you can preemptively head off “The ‘O’ Word”.

 

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RECRUITERS

 

7 Ways to Attract Recruiters on LinkedIn

http://www.job-hunt.org/social-networking/LinkedIn-job-search/attracting-recruiters-linkedin.shtml

** Recruiters – both corporate and agency – are scouring LI for people. Related:

Grab Employer Interest (and LinkedIn Traffic) with Your Success Stories

http://www.job-hunt.org/social-networking/LinkedIn-job-search/LinkedIn-profile-power.shtml

** Get them to open your profile, and entice them to look around.

Don’t Play These Games with Recruiters

http://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/avoid-job-search-games.shtml

** Some very important don’t-do things.

Skill Gap Stats: 9 Reasons To Thank Recruiters

http://www.talentculture.com/career-strategy/skill-gap-stats-9-reasons-to-thank-recruiters/

** I still maintain the only shortages are: 1) a willingness-to-train gap, and 2) a willingness to pay a first-world salary for first-world candidates.

 

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NETWORKING

 

6 Ways Your Professional Network Can Help You

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4618/6-ways-your-professional-network-can-help-you

** Help others help you.

Networking: The Secret of Successful Military-to-Civilian Transition

http://www.job-hunt.org/veterans-job-search/military-transition-networking.shtml

** Realistically, the success to ANY transition.

Networking Tips For Introverts: Get The Ball Rolling!

http://www.careerealism.com/networking-tips-introverts/

** Attend Toastmasters. It’s a VERY supportive group for people wanting to learn how to develop public-speaking skills and become comfortable interacting with others.

 

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COVER LETTERS

 

‘Activate’ Your Cover Letter

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5539&newsletter_id=1328&archive=1#axzz3B1zYi700

** Remember – a cover letter has only one purpose: to entice a reader to read your resume.

 

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RESUMES

 

3 Ways To Include Testimonials On Your Resume

http://www.careerealism.com/resume-testimonials-ways/

** Not sure about this; I have one, but it sounds a little… weird.

Resume Facts You May Not Be Aware Of

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4640/resume-facts-you-may-not-be-aware-of

** Some interesting statistics, including “[O]n average, 250 resumes are received for each job posting. First applications arrive 200 seconds after a job is posted.”

Before You Write Your Resume

http://www.gotthejob.com/blog/before-you-write-your-resume.php

** Essentially, highlighting the need to customize your resume for each submission.

6 Secrets to Writing a Concise Resume Recruiters Will Read

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/28/6-secrets-to-writing-a-concise-resume-recruiters-will-read/

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

10 Questions YOU Need to Ask at a Job Interview

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4610/10-questions-you-need-to-ask-at-a-job-interview

** Some good ones. I especially like 6 and 10.

Closing the Deal – The Wrong Way to Go in Interviews

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4607/closing-the-deal—the-wrong-way-to-go-in-interviews

** Absolutely, the focus needs to be on what you can do for them. The better you can communicate that, the better. To wit:

How to turn yourself into a winning job candidate

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-turn-yourself-into-winning-job.html

** SPARTACUS!

How to respond to common interview questions

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5541&newsletter_id=1328&archive=1#axzz3B1zYi700

** Just remember, there is not “set-piece formula”.

What Are Your Weaknesses?

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5540&newsletter_id=1328&archive=1#axzz3B1zYi700

** I used to have a very “flip” – and what I thought was disarmingly funny – answer… until I got told it was NOT a good answer, and a turn-off. Get outside opinions on this.

The Questions Managers Want You to Ask During a Job Interview

http://mashable.com/2014/06/09/job-interview-questions/

** Some very good questions to ask on an interview.

Interviewing at Your Best: Landing the Job Before You Walk in the Door

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/2896/interviewing-at-your-best-landing-the-job-before-you-walk-in-the-door

** Plan ahead. And they reaffirm something I’ve said many times: that if you are in their office, they believe – based on your resume – that you are able to do the job. Still to be answered: “Does this guy walk his talk?”, “Will you do the job?”, and “Will you fit in?”

Responding to “What kind of games do you like to play?” on interviews

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140829045709-10326243-responding-to-what-kind-of-games-do-you-like-to-play-on-interviews

** Even in grad school I liked Dungeons and Dragons (nerd alert!); why? Because it required creativity, adaptability, teamwork, and the ability handle unanticipated situations.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

How to Take Your LinkedIn Profile to the Next Level

http://www.careerattraction.com/take-linkedin-profile-next-level/

** #10 is especially critical; potential employers WILL cross-check.

9 LinkedIn Profile Picture FAILS

http://www.careerealism.com/9-linkedin-profile-picture-fails/

** Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

How to Be a Successful LinkedIn Groupie

http://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/linkedin-groupie.shtml

** The key term is “relevant information”. Do I post my blogposts to groups en masse? Yes. But I try to do them to relevant groups.

14 Things That Impact The Quality Of Your Personal Brand

http://www.careerealism.com/14-things-that-impact-the-quality-of-your-personal-brand/

** Boiled down: any time you interact, in any way, with another person or send any communications out. And, IMHO, it’s possible to so over-obsess about this you curl into a ball of self-doubt.

5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try

http://www.careerealism.com/personal-branding-resume-techniques/

** Interesting ideas.

5 Things Employers Want to See When They Google You

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/23/5-things-employers-want-to-see-when-they-google-you/

** Get friends to help you search SM to identify potential issues.

 

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GENERAL

 

4 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch

http://www.careerealism.com/elevator-pitch-developing-winning/

** The whole point is to pique interest to open a conversation.

5 Tips For Acing Your First Few Weeks At A New Job

http://www.careerealism.com/new-job-acing-tips/

** Once you get the offer, it’s not over. You need to survive there.

What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140828155845-52594-what-are-hiring-managers-looking-for

** A little frightening if this is really a broad picture of how things work!

What to Do If You Can’t Find a Job after Graduation

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4502/what-to-do-if-you-cant-find-a-job-after-graduation

** New graduate alert!

How to Handle a Psychometric Test

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/08/29/handle-psychometric-test/

** Any test can be “gamed”; this reduces the benefit of the test. Additionally, it is – IMHO of course – laziness to defer a hiring decision to a test rather than basing it on the human element of an in-person discussion.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

5 Good Places to Find Good Candidates – For Free

http://www.tlnt.com/2014/08/18/5-good-places-to-find-good-candidates-for-free/

** Looking to be caught? Be where they’re fishing.

Use the 1-Question Interview to Assess the #1 Trait of Success

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140825204212-15454-use-the-1-question-interview-to-assess-everything

** Sometimes I like this guy; sometimes I don’t.

Only You Can Prevent Poorest Hires!

http://www.talentculture.com/talent-management/only-you-can-prevent-poorest-hires/

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