Article Aggregate – Oct. 24, 2014

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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.






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.






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.






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.

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