Article Aggregate November 12, 2014

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

Job seekers: How to make it easy for your next boss to hire you

http://blog.firebrandtalent.com/2014/11/job-seekers-how-to-make-it-easy-for-your-next-boss-to-hire-you/

** I do agree that you need to show you can do the job, not just talk about it. But, as I commented at the article, there is a danger on the part of a job seeker that the employer is doing this:

Cartoon of the Day: The Faux Interview (Plus Commentary)

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/cartoon-of-the-day-the-faux-interview-plus-commentary/

** Which begs the legitimate question: How do you tell the difference between this and an actual opportunity/need to “strut your stuff”?

50 Top Job Seeking Tips

https://www.recruiter.com/i/50-top-job-seeking-tips/

** Overall very good, but I don’t agree with every single one.

Job Search Advice For A Young Applicant With No Experience

http://www.cmo.com/articles/2014/11/10/job_search_advice_fo.html

** Good advice in general, not just for entry-level people.

Is It Time to Ditch The Elevator Pitch?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141109183659-23565607-is-it-time-to-ditch-the-elevator-pitch

** The short answer? “No.” But in today’s twitter world, you may need to tighten it up some.

A Lesson on Dressing for a Successful Interview

http://www.resumetarget.com/blog/a-lesson-on-dressing-for-a-successful-interview/

** Not just for interviewing.

Thanks! 15 Job Interview Thank You Note Tips

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7134-thank-you-note-tips.html

** It still floors me that so many don’t send follow-up thank you emails, notes, etc.

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

How to Get a Job When You’re Over 50

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2014/10/08/how-to-get-a-job-when-youre-over-50-4/

** Every little bit of advice helps!

Dealing with Long Term Unemployment – Some Top Tips

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2012/10/15/dealing-long-term-unemployment-some-top-tips/

** Never, never, never give up.

Why You Should Hire For Potential, Not Experience

http://www.fastcompany.com/3035990/hit-the-ground-running/why-you-should-hire-for-potential-not-experience

** Very critical perspective to use, especially if you’re trying to change industries.

3 Must-Do’s in Your 40’s to Make Sure You’re Employed in Your 50’s

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140928114519-7668018-3-must-do-s-in-your-40-s-to-make-sure-your-employed-in-your-50-s

** Number 3 is especially critical, but I’d add a fourth (and I know this sounds terribly mercenary): 4) Leverage your employer to get all the training you can. You may be happy, your boss may be happy, but there are events beyond either of your control that can push you out the door.

5 Key Rules For Career Changers

http://www.careerealism.com/key-rules-career-changers/

** And network like your life depends on it.

Managing the Age Issue with Recruiters: Age as an Asset or a Liability

http://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/managing-age-issue.shtml

** Using job-search judo to sell your age as an asset.

 

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NETWORKING

 

10 Ways to Reach Out to Hiring Managers

http://chameleonresumes.com/2014/08/08/10-ways-reach-hiring-managers/

** Very good advice. If you can make a networking contact to a hiring manager, that’s huge. Of course, this article presumes you’ve learned the person’s name.

Networking is not a “One Hit Wonder”

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2010/09/networking-is-not-one-hit-wonder.html

** It’s ongoing, and life-long. I’ve seen a LOT of people say, through word or deed, “I’ve found a job, thank G-d I can stop networking.” This is a MISTAKE.

 

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COVER LETTERS

 

Resume Cover Letters: Obligatory or Obsolete?

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141106111918-14212868-resume-cover-letters-obligatory-or-obsolete

** I think the real answer is “it depends”.

 

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RESUMES

 

Think! You have accomplishments for your résumé

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141104134445-7069348-think-you-have-accomplishments

** Good one. You need to show how you are unique – through what YOU did.

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

How to Follow Up After an Interview: 3 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask

http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2013/10/16/how-to-follow-up-after-an-interview-3-questions-you-were-afraid-to-ask/

** I don’t think there’s a perfect answer… but email, snail mail, or both, you’ve got to send something.

Script for a Perfect Job Interview

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141108132742-52594-script-for-a-perfect-job-interview

** A good interview should be a conversation, not an interrogation.

3 Magic Phrases Every Interviewer Wants to Hear

https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-magic-phrases-every-interviewer-wants-to-hear

** I was feeling cynical when I first saw this title, but it’s actually not bad…

Tough Job Interview Question? Here’s What They Are REALLY Asking

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/11/07/tough-job-interview-question-heres-what-they-are-really-asking/

** Heh.

Are You Making These 5 Common Interview Mistakes? #WisdomWednesday

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/are-you-making-these-5-common-interview-mistakes/

** Some good basics.

Don’t be stumped at the interview; ask questions about 3 major areas

http://thingscareerrelated.com/2014/09/28/dont-be-stumped-at-the-interview-ask-questions-about-3-major-areas/

** A little general, but good.

Be Prepared for the Unexpected in a Job Interview

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5621&newsletter_id=1351&archive=1#ixzz3Ioj39YRu

** It’s a dance, and at the risk of using a risky analogy, it’s combat-by-words sometimes.

Here’s What You Say When An Interviewer Says, ‘Tell Me About Yourself’

http://www.careerealism.com/tell-me-about-yourself-interviewer/

** I don’t know about being hired on the spot, but it’s a good format.

Don’t Let Gotcha! Job Interview Questions Getcha!

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141109233829-13667313-don-t-let-gotcha-job-interview-questions-getcha

** Amen! Beware giving “too much information”. (The initial answer given as an example – honestly – made my skin crawl a little; honest, yes, but… if I were an interviewer I would be thinking “I did NOT need to know that.”)

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Infographic: Social Media Tips for Jobseekers

http://www.social-hire.com/social-recruiting-advice/4292/infographic-social-media-tips-for-jobseekers

** A lot of information – including how employers use SM to look at you.

The 20-Minute LinkedIn Workout

http://millyardcommunications.com/index.php?src=news&refno=4833&category=News

** There is a fine line between disseminating useful and relevant information, and spamming. The question is: what’s that line, because it’s awfully subjective.

 

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GENERAL

 

10 Easy Ways to Make Yourself More Hireable

http://time.com/money/2895137/career-establish-expertise-job-search/

** Not bad, but does seem a little “motherhood and apple pie”.

What To Say When An Interviewer Calls You At A Bad Time

http://www.careerealism.com/interviewer-calls-you-bad-time/

** Very important, especially as – even though you’re job searching – you still have a life.

What To Do After The Job Interview When You’re Standing In A Closet That You Thought Was The Exit

http://www.clickhole.com/article/what-do-after-job-interview-when-youre-standing-cl-1298

** Amusing – lighten up! ;);

The TOP-MOST Critical Aspect of Your Job Search

http://forwardmotioncareers.com/blog/the-top-most-critical-aspect-of-your-job-search/

** One word: “plastics”, no, “differentiation”.

Recruiter for a Day: Would You Hire You?

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/11/11/recruiter-for-a-day-would-you-hire-you/

** A very penetrating question.

Surprising Reasons Your Job Applications Are Not Successful

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141006071946-64875646-surprising-reasons-your-job-applications-are-not-successful

** Mixed bunch.

10 Business Etiquette Rules You Didn’t Know You Need to Master

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20141111164316-5799319-10-business-etiquette-rules-you-didn-t-know-you-need-to-master

** Overall I agree, though I did roll my eyes rather hard at #2. Seriously?

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

How to tell a newly hired employee may not cut it

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-tell-a-newly-hired-employee-may-not-cut-it/

** What might they be looking for “in the background”?

5 Ways to Measure Cultural Fit and Avoid a Huge Hiring Mistake

http://talent.linkedin.com/blog/index.php/2014/11/5-ways-to-measure-cultural-fit-and-avoid-a-huge-hiring-mistake

** And this definitely can go both ways – and should!

Want to ease the pain of your technical recruitment?

http://www.winningimpression.com/social-media-technical-recruitment-training/

** Want to be caught. Think like a fisherman.

How to Hire People Who Can Hit the Ground Running

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141110145947-15454-how-to-hire-people-who-can-hit-the-ground-running

** Reading this, how can you present yourself as someone who can do this?

How to Hire Employees for a Cultural “Fit”

http://www.hrbartender.com/2014/recruiting/hire-employees-cultural-fit/

** Remember: If you are in an interview, they think you can probably do the job. That’s a given.

5 Ways to Put the Human Back in Human Resources

http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/5-ways-to-put-the-human-back-in-human-resources.html

** Think “Job Search Judo”. How can you leverage this perspective to your advantage?

3 Ways To Practically Guarantee You Get The Job

http://www.careerealism.com/get-the-job-guarantee/

** If you can – and I admit it’s a trick / black art – get inside their head. If, through your research, you can show initiative in understanding them, that’s a good one too.

 

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SALARY

 

10 Steps To Negotiating Your Best Salary

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4313/10-steps-to-negotiating-your-best-salary

** Right now it’s an employer’s market. You have very little leverage.

Here’s What To Say When You’re Asked About Salary In A Job Interview

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-to-say-when-an-interviewer-asks-about-salary-2014-11

** It’s a black art. Push back too hard you can put people off; OTOH if you just name a number, then you could be shortchanging yourself.

What Should You Say When They Ask For Your Salary History?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141006135152-41404808-should-you-reveal-your-salary-history

** Some strong advice. Ultimately, a company that dumps you out of the running because you won’t jump through every one of their flaming hoops is telling you something about their culture.

How to Negotiate Your Salary in 10 Simple Steps

https://www.emolument.com/career_advice/how_to_negotiate_your_salary_in_10_steps

** You can press harder on things that aren’t an ongoing cost, e.g., specific training. And the advantage to that is that it improves your marketability if things go south.

Conquering Salary Question Fears

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5622&newsletter_id=1351&archive=1#axzz3IoivQsGy

** Some strategies.

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