Job Search Article Aggregate – November 29, 2014

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

How to get people to say ‘yes’ – the science of persuasion

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2014/03/how-to-get-people-to-say-yes-science-of.html

** Intriguing.

6 Strategies For Surviving In A Job You Hate

http://www.careerealism.com/job-hate-strategies/

** And… think of your continued ability to make money. Just don’t jump eagerly from the frying pan only to discover you’re now in the fire itself.

Avoid the Biggest Holiday Job Search Mistake

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141124165101-780585-avoid-the-biggest-holiday-job-search-mistake

** Just because hiring slows down at this time of the year doesn’t mean your efforts should slow down. Another person saying the same thing:

Holiday Job Search Myths—Busted!

http://arleenbradley.com/2014/11/holiday-job-search-myths-busted-2/

This Linkedin Lawsuit May Make You Consider Deleting Your Account

http://www.careerealism.com/linkedin-lawsuit/

** This is worrisome.

5 Ways to make a good first impression at interview

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/08/27/5-ways-to-make-a-good-first-impression-at-interview/

** Most interviewers have made an initial decision in the first few seconds; very often, the rest of the interview will be spent by them collecting information to support that initial – and purely emotional/instinctive – decision.

Done in Seven Seconds

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/done-in-seven-seconds/

The top ten worst interview questions…ever

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/07/03/the-top-ten-worst-interview-questions-ever/

** Funny. And face-palm inducing.

Job Interview – Top 20 tips

http://graduatecareertips.co.uk/2011/11/job-interviews-top-5-tips/

Top tips on how to get a graduate job: Part 2

http://graduatecareertips.co.uk/2014/09/top-tips-on-how-to-get-a-graduate-job-part-2/

Job Interviews Part 3: What questions are asked in a job interview? – Top 5 tips

http://graduatecareertips.co.uk/2011/08/job-interviews-part-3-questions-at-a-job-interview/

** A three-part series from across the pond.

How to Spot A Bad Boss During A Job Interview

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140930113457-10999323-how-to-spot-a-bad-boss-during-a-job-interview

** Just remember – whether you’re unemployed or desperate to leave a bad situation… “Hope clouds observation.”

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

A Case for Hiring Older, Self-Employed, and “Over-Qualified” Candidates

http://www.social-hire.com/social-recruiting-advice/4801/a-case-for-hiring-older-self-employed-and-the-over-qualified

** Nice.

 

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NETWORKING

 

What is The Most Important Hack in Networking?

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/11/23/what-is-the-most-important-hack-in-networking/

** And it’s a good one.

When Introductions Fail

http://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-networking/when-introductions-fail.shtml

** If you get a warm referral – ACT. And treat that person like gold.

10 ways to make your job-search networking meetings go smoothly

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141125202421-7069348-10-ways-to-make-your-job-search-networking-meetings-go-smoothly

** Read this. Read this again. Excellent.

What no-one tells you about the true power of networking

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2014/02/what-no-one-tells-you-about-true-value.html

** Ultimately, networking relies on the fact that people know who you are, and are willing to put their own reputations on the line to recommend you to others.

Don’t Make This Holiday Job Search Mistake

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141128114550-2326147-will-you-ever-get-another-job

** Don’t be mercenary about it, but the end-of-year parties are great places to network.

 

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COVER LETTERS

 

Infographic: Cover Letter Must-Haves

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4810/infographic-cover-letter-must-haves

** Nice graphic.

7 tips for writing cold emails to prospective employers

http://mashable.com/2014/11/24/cold-email-employers/

** I will opine that a letter probably gets more attention than a truly “cold” email.

 

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RESUMES

 

Gaping Gap? How To Plug Holes In Your Work History

http://www.careerealism.com/gaping-gap-how-to-plug-holes-in-your-work-history/

** I’m going to be a little cynical here in asking how a hiring manager or HR professional can be so unaware of what the economy has been like since 2008.

Does Your Resume Say What You DID? Or Can DO?

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/11/06/does-your-resume-say-what-you-did-or-can-do/

** An interesting perspective.

4 Tips For The DIY Resume Writer

http://www.careerealism.com/resume-writer-tips/

** Four good points, but especially remember #1.

Is your CV stuck in a time warp?

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4816/is-your-cv-stuck-in-a-time-warp

** Interestingly, I just got some advice from a private person who recommended many of the things this article says NOT to do.

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

7 Actions For Effective Interview Follow Up

http://chameleonresumes.com/2014/01/19/interview-follow-up/

** All good.

5 Things Every Employer Wants To Hear In An Interview

http://www.careerealism.com/every-employer-wants-hear-interview/

** Ultimately, it’s about your value to the organization.

Tips for job seekers: How employers assess cultural fit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v7q5UvWJxQ

** Short video. And a lot of other videos on the side too.

7 Interview Bloopers that Sink Your Chances Every Time

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141125153536-2991107-7-interview-bloopers-that-sink-your-chances-every-time

** Excellent.

Job interview dress codes: four outfits that balance style with professionalism

http://careers.theguardian.com/careers-blog/job-interview-dress-codes-four-outfits-balance-style-professionalism

** Advice from the UK; IMHO applies here too.

The Inevitable Question: Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/3713/the-inevitable-question-why-did-you-leave-your-last-job

** Don’t lie. At the same time, leave the rancor at home, and consider that answering 80% of the question just might be enough.

Being “Assertive” in Job Interviews

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2010/10/being-assertive-in-job-interviews.html

** Just remember: one person’s “assertive” can be another person’s “pushy”. Can you fold a comment to that effect into your presentation early on to get them thinking about being “fuzzy”?

Fuzzy Limits

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/fuzzy-limits/

How To: Master Panel Interviews

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4722/how-to-master-panel-interviews

** For those who hate public speaking this can be terrifying.

Tell me about yourself? Tips on describing yourself in an interview.

http://www.theemployable.com/index.php/2014/04/10/tell-tips-describing-interview/

** Definitely, if you can, tune it to what they’re looking for.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

5 Tips For Asking For A LinkedIn Recommendation

http://www.careerealism.com/asking-linkedin-recommendation-tips/

** I like LI recommendations. They take thought and effort, and require someone to “pony up” and put their name to something another might read. As opposed to LI’s “endorsement” feature:

Tarnished Endorsements

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/tarnished-endorsements/

4 Big LinkedIn Mistakes: Are You Making Them?

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141124200637-5652203-4-big-linkedin-mistakes-are-you-making-them

** It seems like the opportunities to “not be ‘right'” on SM are endless.

5 Tips For Upping Your LinkedIn Game

http://www.careerealism.com/upping-linkedin-game/

** Agree.

Why it’s probably pointless for you to blog. Or tweet.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141128104243-49144655-your-company-blog-a-waste-of-time

** Not totally pointless, but… it IS a point to ask “How much impact am I really going to have?” There are a LOT of people out there tweeting and blogging.

3 Strategies to Leverage the Value of Twitter in a job search

http://www.jobsearchjedi.com/2014/11/3-strategies-to-leverage-value-of.html

** Tweet your own stuff, but not JUST your own stuff. And be sure to give others credit by mentioning them with their twitter ID.

 

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GENERAL

 

Fill ‘Er Up!

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2013/11/fill-er-up.html

** Never stop until you land. Even if you “know” you’re getting an offer, full speed ahead until you’ve accepted an offer. And, at the risk of sounding overly mercenary, are sure you’re going to last there.

The Art of an Informational Interview

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2012/01/art-of-informational-interview.html

** Useful.

4 Job Search Strategies That Can Backfire

http://www.businessinsider.com/job-search-strategies-that-can-backfire-2014-11

** Rule #1: Don’t screw up.

Personality tests: An increasingly popular tool for employers looking for the right hire

http://www.theprovince.com/business/Personality+tests+increasingly+popular+tool+employers+looking/10406112/story.html

** Increasing in use, but with dangers to pick people too narrowly. Bringing up my essay:

The Lazlo Emergency Commission Report

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/the-lazlo-emergency-commission-report/

The 3 Biggest Lies Employers Tell Their Workers

http://career-advice.monster.com/in-the-office/Workplace-Issues/biggest-lies-employers-tell-workers/article.aspx

** All three worth understanding; what doesnt apear in the equation is the fact that employees can become disillusioned and morale can crumble.

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/06/02/how-to-evaluate-a-job-offer

** Don’t just look at money.

10 Ways to Get Things Done When All You Want to Do Is Procrastinate

https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-ways-to-get-things-done-when-all-you-want-to-do-is-procrastinate

** I’ll read this… tomorrow.

Thanks for Nothing? What to Say When You Don’t Get the Job

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141129043730-9555828-thanks-for-nothing-what-to-say-when-you-don-t-get-the-job

** You’ll never know unless you ask, so it’s worth asking for feedback. Just don’t be surprised when you hear crickets as the reply.

How to Find Hidden Jobs with an Easy Google Search

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/find-hidden-jobs-google/

** Interesting.

8 things that can kill your job chances

http://advice.careerbuilder.com/posts/8-things-that-can-kill-your-job-chances

** With so many ways for things to go wrong, sometimes I find it amazing that anyone gets hired – ever.

Does the Culture Fit?

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2012/11/does-culture-fit.html

** Very good suggestions; I will also add: leverage industry groups; companies have reputations that are often widely known.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

Recruitment: It’s Not Speed Dating

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/recruitment-speed-dating/

** Interesting, but something irks me in this: the presumption that the candidate is not just “putting a good face on things” but actively trying to deceive. The implicit – no, explicit – message in this article is that there MUST BE an “ugly truth” to be uncovered.

Why we love the Behavioral-Based Interview (and you should, too!)

http://www.atmanco.com/en/love-behavioral-based-interview/

** Reading why HR, etc., like these.

How To Choose Between Two Equally-Qualified Candidates

http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/blog/employer-advice/choose-two-equally-qualified-candidates/

** Some good clues to glean from this.

How to Find Candidates’ Social Networks Simply By Using Their Profile Picture

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/candidate-picture-social/

** Imagine, for a moment, that a google search uncovers that “I can’t believe I did that and it’s on the internet” picture. And then a recruiter/HR person searches for that picture… and finds others. IMHO, ONE picture is not unforgivable (generally), but if you have a whole bunch?  Especially from different events?

How to Think Like a Hiring Manager (and Land the Job)

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-think-like-a-hiring-manager-and-land-the-job

** Could this be an opportunity to sympathize with their Herculean task?

Resumes & Cover Letters. How some employers & recruiters view them.

http://nigelcorneal.blogspot.com/2010/04/resumes-cover-letters-how-some.html

** Your mileage may vary.

 

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SALARY

 

What To Say When You’re Asked For ‘Salary Requirements’

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/06/18/4-things-to-consider-when-addressing-salary-requirements-online/

** I must confess, I don’t like these things that MANDATE you put in A number. And especially not those that require you disclose prior salaries.

How to Negotiate Your Salary in 10 Simple Steps [VIDEO]

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/negotiate-salary-10-simple-steps-video/

** It’s an art, no doubt.

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