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TOP OF THE FOLD
Supercharge Your Resume and Cover Letter: Respond to These Six Key Phrases in Job Postings
** With the short time you have to grab attention, these are good thoughts.
How to Read Someone’s Eye Movements [INFOGRAPHIC]
** Very interesting.
True or False: These Tests Can Tell if You Are Right for This Job
** An older article, but worth reading. Ultimately, I will opine, these are nothing more than a way to do the impossible: eliminate risk in what is, by definition, a human process.
Sink Or Swim: A Tidal Wave Of Tech Is Shaping HR
** I find it interesting that the emphasis is on reaching “Millenials”, when those same people are the most likely to be flight risks.
FOR OLDER WORKERS
Overqualified? So What?
** It’s about goals; if you’re looking for stability, etc., play that angle.
Graduate CVs, How to avoid being overqualified
** More thoughts on “overqualified”.
3 HUGE Problems With Your Networking Strategy
** Three very good points.
6 reasons why you still need to network after finding a job by using LinkedIn
** Until the day you retire or deposit your lottery winnings, you need to be networking regardless.
10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking
** Good points.
7 Features Of Effective E-Cover Letters
** Whether on paper or in an email, a cover letter has just one goal: to get them to look at your resume.
Why a General Work-History Resume Doesn’t Work Now
** You’ve GOT to customize.
Where Buzzwords Fit In Your Resume
** Numbers, numbers, numbers!
How do you recommend handling date gaps in a resume?
** The one thing I disagree with is this, the idea that hiring managers “understand that the economy is bad”.
How to Manage Résumé Challenges
** Identifying potential objections and heading them off can make the difference.
5 Steps To Present Your Best Self During An Interview
** It boils down to: 1) know yourself thoroughly, 2) know the company (do your homework), and 3) identify how you can offer value.
6 Ways to Research Employers Before Interviewing
** All good ways to get some insights.
How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview
** A tad formulaic, but a good foundation.
What You Need To Know About The ‘Stress Interview’ Or ‘Pressure Interview’
** Would it be confrontational to answer “A Kzin” to “What kind of animal would you be?”?
10 Preparation Tips to Help You Nail the Job Interview
** Being prepared is not a guarantee of success; not being prepared is a guarantee of failure.
How to Handle Unusual Interview Questions
** They’re not looking for a specific answer. They’re looking for how you handle an unusual situation, and what your thinking process in formulating an answer is.
BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA
The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers
** BUT… you can spend so much time on this, you’ll forget to do things like applying for jobs, and networking with people in person.
The top 10 trust-melters on your social media
** Ultimately, trust is built by keeping your word, and by being consistent.
The Power Of Persistence In Your Career
** There is a fine, fine line between persistent and pest; this advice depends strongly on the position you’re targeting.
10 Job Search Tricks That Will Change Everything You’ve Been Doing
** Some tools I hadn’t heard of…. any comments?
And Then They Asked Me Why I Left My Last Job…
** IMHO, best to proactively discuss it.
The 5 Deadly Sins of the Social Age Job Search
** In particular, get out and meet people!!
Critical Points to Assess a Job Offer
** Trust your gut. If something seems “off” your subconscious may be reacting to clues you don’t explicitly see.
UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee
** Some good insights.
Shine Your HR Tech Talent Torch Even Brighter
** I have a bad feeling about this. There’s so much emphasis and reliance on “tech” that basics like physical networking and face-to-face impressions and interactions will atrophy. I do not see that as a good thing.
Employers: 5 Things To Consider When Reviewing A Portfolio
** Very important if you bring a portfolio.
5 Important Personality Traits And Why They Matter
** Note that none of these are specific skills; skilled can be learned.
7 Tips to a Successful Salary Negotiation
** Not an enormous amount new, but still worth flipping through the slides.