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TOP OF THE FOLD
Respect Your Candidates
** A must read. If they’re treating you badly in the hiring process, it will NOT get better when you’re onboard.
How to Get Around the Gatekeeper
** This is what it’s all about. And I may need to find that book at the library.
How to Get Candidates to Drop Their Job Interview Facade
** Wow; I suspect I’d be a little flummoxed if I got these questions without any warning! A must-read!
The 7 Worst Things to Say to People Out of Work at the Holidays
** HA! So true. As a person looking for work myself, I don’t need your sympathy or empathy. I need your help. As do millions of others.
Does the Myers-Briggs personality test work?
** As a guide to understanding your strengths and weaknesses, this can be invaluable, as can other tests like DISC, etc. As a screening tool for hiring, I’d go with the tried-and-true reading of goat entrails.
True Confessions of the Hiring Manager Reading Your Resume
** EXCELLENT insights into the person reading your resume. The one flaw: it assumes you’re applying for a specific position rather than a general submission or networked-in contact. But in that case, this is a MUST READ.
FOR OLDER WORKERS
Are You a Perfect Fit for the Job? Then You Won’t Get It.
** Interesting. But in the comments something really disturbed me, to wit: That resume scanners look for a period with two spaces after, and then assume that you are an “older” person who learned to type on a typewriter – when such a practice was necessary. SERIOUSLY?
A Job Seeker’s Perspective on Executive Job Search
** She asks a question at the end. MY answer? Yes.
How to Nurture Your Network [4 Useful Tools]
** Don’t forget the old fashioned copied/clipped article and cover note saying “I saw this and thought you’d be interested.”
It’s NOT all about you: 10 ways to network properly
** And I commented.
Why You Should Never Dismiss Anyone
** You never know who knows the “right person”. A janitor may be on a first-name basis with the CEO (and a long-time janitor probably is!).
8 Great Ways to Step Up Your Networking Game
** Real-world advice. And from the same source:
6 Unique Networking Tips That Actually Work
** #7: Maintain it.
Job Networking for Introverts: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Network Alive
** Aim not only for the mind and their employment, but for the heart. When you get an emotional response to an update or sent article, they’ll remember you – and in a positive light.
10 Gifts Job Searchers Need But Won’t Ask For
** Amen and amen!
‘Activate’ Your Cover Letter
** Remember, a cover letter has one purpose: grab them enough to get them to read your resume.
3 Reasons to Always Include a Cover Letter When You Apply for Jobs
** Anything that works to get them to read your resume.
Top Cover Letter Tips for 2015
** Really good.
Infographic: Cover Letter Must-Haves
** A good guide.
Top 10 Resume Tips for 2015
** Some great ideas here… but they assume you’re getting your resume to a person.
6 Punctuation Tips For A Sexier Resume
** Interesting thoughts, but… did they really need to “sex up” the title?
Top 10 Signs Your Resume Needs Updating
** Never think it’s perfect!
Job Interview Question: How Do People Describe You?
** Someone just asked me a variation of this in an interview, actually.
7 Common Job Interview Questions That Can Trick You
** Very common questions.
Flip the Interview – 3 Powerful Questions to Evaluate Employers
** Two are boilerplate, but one… really good.
The Executive Interview: What Should I Expect?
** Not just executive interviews… ALL interviews.
The Only 5 Interview Questions You Need to Prepare for
** But… there are so many, many ways to ask these questions.
How to Answer ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ in a Job Interview #WisdomWednesday
** Is there ever an interview where you are NOT asked this?
Top tips for interview presentations
** Don’t solve their problem. Hint at solutions, but beware the Faux Interview:
Cartoon of the Day: The Faux Interview (Plus Commentary)
How to Answer ‘Why Do You Want This Job?’ in an Interview
** Customize for each company. And very much related:
How to Answer the Question “Why Should We Hire You?”
** An interesting – and different – take.
How to Understand Interviewer Questions and Techniques
** Ultimately, have stories. People can accept dry facts, but you can fake enthusiasm. Stories, however, resonate and have impact.
Job Interview Question: How Do People Describe You?
** I’d had “How would your former boss describe you?”.
BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA
A Job Seekers Guide: What’s Safe to Post on Social Media (and Not)
** Personally, I think these are Puritan-era prudish. My own thoughts:
Social Media Vetting: Proposed Standards (Long)
** A guy at a party tweets out “At thus-and-such party” while holding a beer. Ooooh. A woman on vacation in Jamaica posts a couple of pictures of herself in a bikini. Wow. What is this, high school? Companies want “young, dynamic, SM-savvy, edgy” people – and along with that type of personality comes, BY DEFINITION, people who post things like this. Now, contrast a picture of a guy holding a beer vs. a guy downing a fifth Animal House style, or a woman in a bikini vs. a woman doing a nude selfie, I concede the point. Still, haven’t we progressed past the Victorian era, or do we need to start shipping smelling salts to HR departments just in case they see a SM post that violates their delicate sensibilities?
How to Write a Captivating LinkedIn Profile Headline
** I need to revisit my profile’s headline after reading this.
A Great New Way to Monitor Your Online Image While Job Searching
What a Job Seeker should not do – Negative Body Language and You
** Again, body language is important but don’t obsess over it.
The Truth Behind Hiring Decisions
** Some useful insights.
A quick guide to break into where it all starts.
** Thoughts on getting into start-ups.
The Dark Side of the ‘Freelance Revolution’
** Some excellent points. Which brings up:
Responding to Job Rejections and Assessing Job Offers
** When you have an offer in hand, that’s your strongest position. Use it – but remember that in this economy, you can’t push too hard.
How to Ask Why You Didn’t Get The Job
** It’s always worth asking.
UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
How To Tell If Someone’s Lying On Their CV
** Reading the other side’s playbook. Related:
5 Tells Your Candidate Might Be Lying
** Guilty until proven innocent. And I think there needs to be a serious discussion about why it is candidates believe / feel they need to lie. And also related:
How To Find What Job Applicants Try To Cover Up
14 Out-of-the-box Sourcing Tips for Finding Top Talent
** If you want to get caught, think like a fisherman.
What to Look for As You Screen Cover Letters
** What’s in their mind as they read your cover letter?
What I Learned from Interviewing 5,000 Candidates
** Interesting. And point 6 highlights the need to network, network, network.
Why Hiring Fast is Killing Employee Morale
** I agree that a person should not be hired because they have a pulse. As Sabrina points out, this is a balancing act. What’s my point? That NOBODY gets it RIGHT 100% of the time.
How to Win Your Salary Negotiation
** With regard to #10: be able to walk away if you threaten it.
Are you a Salary Negotiating Pro?
** You can only negotiate when you have leverage.
3 Tips For Addressing Salary Requirements Effectively
** I’m not a fan of giving your salary range first.