Article Aggregate – Oct. 24, 2014

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

Supercharge Your Resume and Cover Letter: Respond to These Six Key Phrases in Job Postings

http://www.job-hunt.org/resumes/supercharge-resume-keywords.shtml

** With the short time you have to grab attention, these are good thoughts.

How to Read Someone’s Eye Movements [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/read-someone-eye-movements-infographic/

** Very interesting.

True or False: These Tests Can Tell if You Are Right for This Job

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10000872396390444812704577609413668058818

** 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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2014/10/03/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.

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

Overqualified? So What?

http://www.careerealism.com/overqualified-so-what/

** It’s about goals; if you’re looking for stability, etc., play that angle.

Graduate CVs, How to avoid being overqualified

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/10/21/graduate-cvs-avoid-overqualified/

** More thoughts on “overqualified”.

 

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NETWORKING

 

3 HUGE Problems With Your Networking Strategy

http://www.careerealism.com/networking-strategy-problems/

** Three very good points.

6 reasons why you still need to network after finding a job by using LinkedIn

http://thingscareerrelated.com/2014/10/11/you-landed-a-job-you-still-need-to-network-on-linkedin-for-6-reasons/

** Until the day you retire or deposit your lottery winnings, you need to be networking regardless.

10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking

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

** Good points.

 

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COVER LETTERS

 

7 Features Of Effective E-Cover Letters

http://www.careerealism.com/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.

 

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RESUMES

 

Why a General Work-History Resume Doesn’t Work Now

http://www.job-hunt.org/resumes/why-general-resume-doesnt-work.shtml

** You’ve GOT to customize.

Where Buzzwords Fit In Your Resume

http://www.careerealism.com/buzz-words-resume/

** Numbers, numbers, numbers!

How do you recommend handling date gaps in a resume?

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5594&newsletter_id=1343&archive=1#axzz3GzUxIe7M

** The one thing I disagree with is this, the idea that hiring managers “understand that the economy is bad”.

How to Manage Résumé Challenges

http://forwardmotioncareers.com/cover-letter-resumes/how-to-manage-resume-challenges/

** Identifying potential objections and heading them off can make the difference.

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

5 Steps To Present Your Best Self During An Interview

http://www.careerealism.com/interview-present-best-self/

** 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

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/10/08/6-ways-to-research-employers-before-interviewing

** All good ways to get some insights.

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/tell-me-about-yourself-dos-donts/

** A tad formulaic, but a good foundation.

What You Need To Know About The ‘Stress Interview’ Or ‘Pressure Interview’

http://www.careerealism.com/stress-interview-pressure/

** 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

http://linkis.com/www.youtern.com/thes/LsMbo

** Being prepared is not a guarantee of success; not being prepared is a guarantee of failure.

How to Handle Unusual Interview Questions

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/07/28/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.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers

http://www.careerealism.com/social-media-to-do-list-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

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-top-10-trust-melters-on-your-social.html

** Ultimately, trust is built by keeping your word, and by being consistent.

 

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GENERAL

 

The Power Of Persistence In Your Career

http://www.careerealism.com/power-persistence-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

https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-job-search-tricks-that-will-change-everything-youve-been-doing

** Some tools I hadn’t heard of…. any comments?

And Then They Asked Me Why I Left My Last Job…

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140923235053-67058031-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

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/10/24/the-5-deadly-sins-of-the-social-age-job-search/

** In particular, get out and meet people!!

Critical Points to Assess a Job Offer

http://forwardmotioncareers.com/blog/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.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

3 Things HR Looks For In An Employee

http://www.careerealism.com/things-hr-looks-employee/

** Some good insights.

Shine Your HR Tech Talent Torch Even Brighter

http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro/2014/09/19/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

http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/blog/employer-advice/5-things-consider-reviewing-portfolio/

** Very important if you bring a portfolio.

5 Important Personality Traits And Why They Matter

http://www.social-hire.com/social-recruiting-advice/4772/5-important-personality-traits-and-why-they-matter

** Note that none of these are specific skills; skilled can be learned.

 

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SALARY

 

7 Tips to a Successful Salary Negotiation

https://www.emolument.com/career_advice/salary_negotiation_success

** Not an enormous amount new, but still worth flipping through the slides.

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