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LinkedIn and Your Resume: Strong Job Search Success Team

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the interesting things I've discovered in my discussions with recruiters and employers is that employers often compare the job seeker's resume and cover letter with that job seeker's LinkedIn Profile. If they don't support each other, your chance at a job is greatly diminished.

What Do (and Don't) Recruiters Look for in a Resume at First Glance?

Quora | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Quora

I primarily recruit for senior-level individuals. In my past life I was a campus recruiter and you read resumes of new grads a bit differently since experience is less of a factor. I'll address how I read a mid to senior level resume...

How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Job Search

Monica Zent | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

Is what you're posting on Facebook the reason you didn't get that job? As recruiters increasingly turn to social media during the hiring process, the answer could very well be "yes."

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

6 Surefire Ways to Ensure Your Job Search Fails

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

As a coach who helps people find jobs, I frequently see people engaging in behavior that makes me think,"...are you absolutely determined to guarantee that you never get hired? Because if so, thumbs up, Kid! If so, you're aces! If not... oy vey."

5 Resume Rules You MUST Ignore

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's environment means learning new ways to succeed while ignoring old, out-of-date ideas.

What Defines You?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

To these men and women (and many, many more), life is more than about doing a job and getting paid. It's about making a difference and following your passions. It's about connecting deeply to what you believe in, and expressing your values to others.

The 101 Skills I Gained From Blogging for Two Years

Danny Rubin | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Two years already!? Back in July 2012, I needed a way to learn more about the web, marketing, social media and everything in between. So I started Ne...

Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.

9 Worst Items to Put on Your Resume

Danny Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

How do make your own resume exactly what an employer needs? Understand the audience inside and out.

Customized Resumes: Required in 2014

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Every recruiter I have spoken with strongly disagrees with the one-version-of-your-resume-is-fine philosophy. They believe that resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for.

Secrets for Creating a Knock-out Cover Letter

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Cover letters have value. Some people want them, others could care less. But be ready to write one. A cover letter covers why you're right for a ...

Best and Worst Terms for Your Résumé

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

If you describe yourself as accomplished, obviously adjectives are not enough. Include some details about achievements that help the prospective employer believe that those are not just empty terms.

Customize Your Resume In 5 Quick Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer -- if/when they do actually see your resume -- will spend fewer than 10 seconds looking at it before deciding whether or not you are qualified for the opportunity.

Many Students Don't Have the Resume and Interview Skills to Actually Get Hired

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Have I really eliminated applicants because their resume was too stupid-looking to contemplate? Yes. That's what the delete button and the shredder next to my desk are for.

Are you LinkedIn?

Lindley Pless | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Lindley Pless

Here is my call to arms -- make a list of what you've done and bask in all that's been accomplished? Each tiny piece of the puzzle helps to make it a completed whole. That means all the little jobs along the way are what got us to our current state.

Knock Their Socks Off in 3 Steps With Your Job Application

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Can you follow directions? Can you communicate clearly?

Linked(In) to Your Resume: Job Search Success

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

While LinkedIn's primary purpose may be professional networking, helping everyone make more connections so they can succeed at their current jobs and establish a solid presence for their careers, recruiters and employers love LinkedIn.

New Job? Tax Deductions for Your Job Search Can Save You Money on Your Taxes

Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA | Posted 03.19.2014 | Money
Lisa Greene-Lewis, CPA

Many job search expenses are tax deductible, and knowing what job hunting deductions you qualify for and having your receipts in front of you when you file your taxes can save you some money when you file your taxes.

Are Headhunters Chowing Down on Boomers?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

A site will compare my resume side-by-side with a half-dozen other candidates who went to better schools, worked at greater companies and possibly had better careers than I did. It's so depressing; I'd rather watch my own colonoscopy -- polyps and all -- again.

3 Steps to Fix Your LinkedIn Profile to Help Your Career!

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

There's so many talented people on LinkedIn, who don't seem to recognize themselves. And because they don't recognize their abilities, they disdain their achievements as marginal, at best, and so they can neither value them, nor promote them.

Why You Need a #PersonalHashtagCampaign

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

In business today, it's all about telling your story faster and smarter than the next person.

Why You Shouldn't Have 'Education' at the Top of Your Resume

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

Crack open your resume right now and place Work Experience at the top. In today's job market, your skills are the greatest thing you got.

Your Résumé Is Your Résumé

Marlena McMahon-Purk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Marlena McMahon-Purk

My resume is just that -- my résumé. Before I even interview with you, you're instructing me to edit my own information out of my own résumé and put your name on it?

Arthur Delaney

Unemployment Rate Falls Thanks To Low-Wage Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent as 162,000 more Americans had jobs in July, the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday. Ri...