Article Aggregate Sept. 2, 2014

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Your Brain Decides Whether to Trust Someone in Milliseconds

** Scientific studies validating the conclusion I came to through logic and deduction in:

Done In Seven Seconds

** This is important in networking, and in interviewing, and in interactions at work.

Top Three Reasons Why I Didn’t Hire You

** Excellent advice from someone who hires.

Employers Want To Screen You Out, Not In!–interview-advice/1597/employers-want-to-screen-you-out-not-in

** And will use any excuse or reason to do so.

How to Handle a Psychometric Test

** As you go into the process, when asked to do one of these tests, ask back: “Is this a determining factor?” IMHO, if the answer is yes… run:

The Lazlo Emergency Commission Report

** IMHO a company that hires to fit an idealized profile is hiring “tools of the moment” without real thought to career progression and promotions. Thus my admonition to run, fast and far, from companies that make such tests the determining factor in their hiring process.






6 Little-Known Ways To Stay Current While Job Searching

** Not only for older workers, but since they’re more likely to be unemployed & discriminated against this is particularly relevant.






Growing Your Million-Dollar Network

** I agree with persistence, but there is a razor-thin line between PERSISTENT and PEST.

Make a Lasting Impression in Under 5 Minutes: 14 Ideas

** I do disagree with #12; actual cards are very valuable, and aside from reading them they offer a great place to make notes afterward.

If you want to get in through the door, peek through the window first.

** Alumni ties are very good for this, as are common interests as expressed by group memberships.

How to get to love networking

** This is THE key – getting out, meeting people in person, and developing relationships.

12 Networking Tips for Young Careerists Ready to Be Taken Seriously

** Especially for younger job seekers.






Do I Really Need a Cover Letter for My Executive Resume?

** Good advice for cover letters at any level.

How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired

** I definitely like trying to hit their “pain points”.






Your Resume Is A Sales Document

** Exactly.

Résumés: Why the right keywords aren’t enough

** Word clouds can be useful for this in general, and be sure to use the job description as a source when customizing your resume. This ALSO highlights the need to network around the ATS portal to people with perception who are willing to read your resume and have a meaningful discussion.

Resume Facts You May Not Be Aware Of–interview-advice/4640/resume-facts-you-may-not-be-aware-of#prclt-Knkn1Hxl

** Basics.

Branding for Executive Resumes: What It Is and What It Is Not

** Good advice for any resume.

How to keep your resume from getting lost in cyberspace

** Research ATS portals. A lot – too many IMHO – companies are relying on them to filter candidates for positions. Leading, IMHO, to:

Jurassic Park Hiring

** ATS portals are not intelligent; they do what they’re programmed to do. You could be the best person for the job, but if they don’t recognize you, you don’t exist.

Sample Resume: No Bells & Whistles

** Half of a resume is to get people to see something you’ve done through the perspective of how you can solve their problems too.






Interview Follow Up Steps To Seal The Deal

** The interview is not enough.

What You Wish You Had Known BEFORE the Interview [Infographic]

** And note the first bullet point about, quote: “33% of bosses know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone”.

Acing Your Job Interview: Creating Powerful Talking Points–interview-advice/4102/acing-your-job-interview-creating-powerful-talking-points

** Related to this:

How to turn yourself into a winning job candidate


12 Practical Tips to Help You Ace the Job Interview

** And be sure to follow up with something of value:

Differentiate Yourself in an Interview: Beyond Your Background

3 Ways to Build Rapport and Ace the Interview

** Quote: “People hire people they like.” And I highly recommend the book:

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

How to make your interviewer want to hire you

** Some great insights.

Top Interviewing Skills to Use In Job Interviews

** Soft skills are JUST AS IMPORTANT as your raw qualifications.






12 LinkedIn profile mistakes you don’t want to make

** I have to admit – some of these are so basic that it boggles me people do it. E.g., lying about one’s accomplishments and/or history. The conclusion is especially critical: this is probably the first place anyone will look after deciding your resume is worth more than a six-second scan.

Job seekers: How do you stand out from the crowd?

** It’s all about differentiation.

Key to Career Success – “Social Proof”

** I disagree with the newspaper letters-to-the-editor thing. We NEED involved people; so long as you don’t call for violence, or express racism, etc., I’d rather have someone involved and writing cogently – even if I disagreed with them. (And I’ve probably been guilty of a rant or two in my time.)






5 Unorthodox Job Search Techniques You Should Try

** Definitely unorthodox.

Get Back to Work on Labor Day

** A good general read!

The 5 Job Seekers You Don’t Want to Become [Infographic]

** Definitely don’t want to be any of these.

7 Resume Myths That Mean You Stay Unemployed

** Not sure I agree with all of these.

I’ve applied for over 200 jobs… Help! | Ask CareerBuilder

** Video. Sniper shots, not shotgun.






Reference checks are pretty much a waste of time

** Many companies these days DO NOT PERMIT people to give references, instead insisting that ANY reference requests be passed to HR. IMHO, the best references come from 1) customers (whether internal or external) and 2) supplier representatives. A supervisor writes your review, but people with whom you work see how you work much better.

8 lessons to learn from the mistakes of other job hunters

** All good.

How to Get the Job by Thinking Like a Hiring Manager

** If you want to be caught, think like someone who wants to catch you.

5 Job Interview Questions Designed To Trip You Up

** And tripping you up is one of the goals. It’s my impression interviews have gotten a lot more hostile and confrontational these days.

How to Read the Interviewer’s Mind: Thoughts to Consider before Your Next Transition–interview-advice/4090/how-to-read-the-interviewers-mind-thoughts-to-consider-before-your-next-transition

** The more you can anticipate what they want to know, the shrewder and more enthusiastic you’ll appear.






How Low Can You Go?

** This is a black art.




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