Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Here is an example. Suppose you have the skill: "Excellent oral and written communication skills."
How can we answer the question, "So What?" in the mind of the employer?
Here's how: Offer an example of how you've used these skills in your job to the benefit of your employer by writing an employer benefit bullet like this:
"Wrote and presented successful training program for 155 company new-hires, resulting in measurable gains in company's inventory efficiency over 12 month period."
The first example statement is a cliche. The second statement leaves no room for doubt: This candidate can communicate orally (in front of a group, no less) and in writing.
His article is a great eye opener for those who would want to tweak their resume for far better results in the work place.
As a recruiter, Joe Turner has spent the past 15 years finding and placing top candidates in some of the best jobs of their careers. Author of "Job Search Secrets Unlocked," Joe has interviewed on radio talk shows and offers free insider job search secrets at jobchangesecrets.com.
Here is the article in its entirety
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Here is part of her interview on Amazon where you can find her awesome book.
Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
Q: What makes your career advice different?
A: I explain why old advice - like pay your dues, climb the ladder, and don’t have gaps in your resume - is outdated and irrelevant in today’s workplace. I have a reputation for giving advice that is counterintuitive but effective, like take long lunches, ignore people who steal your ideas, and stop vying for a promotion. Both the New York Times and Business Week cited my writing as especially in tune with today’s new workplace.
Also, I am known for test-driving my advice before spewing it. In my personal life, I routinely (often awkwardly) demonstrate buzzwords before they buzz, like the quarterlife crisis, portfolio career, and shared-care parenting. My own career choices have been featured by Time magazine and the London Guardian as examples of the new issues people face at work today.
So read her blog for some fresh new ideas for your job search. a good read !
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Resume-Help.org says "Keep in mind, your resume is a marketing tool to get you in the company and in front of the decision maker. Once in, you will need to do the sales pitch, and close the deal. With that said, you don't need to go into detail about every accomplishment in your resume. Strive to be clear and concise, as the purpose is to generate enough interest in you to have an potential employer contact you for an interview."
3 TIPS for Writing or Re-writing your RESUME !
- Open up a Word doc and start putting down JOBS and DATES ! It is important to be accurate.
- Take the time before you start your resume to form a clear and obtainable objective.
- For the first time Resume writer like a college graduate, Kate Lorenz of CareerBuilder.com has outlined "Seven Things to Know Before Writing Your First Résumé"
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Make the web work for you by WORKING THE WEB ! Here are 3 points to ponder and work on !
- Start a blog that "glorifies your skills" Toot your own horn, no one is going to do it for you cause you know yourself the best !
- Use CraigsList for finding a job in your city, town. Look in the classifieds or make your own ad and show that your skills are available.
- Use www.Ladders.com for professionals that are looking for executive positions. Make sure you look at the resume keyword list, which is like an SEO tagging of your resume. This will help your resume pass through the first level of approval, which is usually scanned by a computer.