Digital Dirt, Online Canidate Review and Other Mysteries!
by Sharon Cohen - Mar, 2014
What are recruiters reading about you online? Do you have digital dirt? Is this affecting your job search? My most popular workshops are on personal branding , social media audits and managing your digital dirt. Increasingly, job seekers are also requesting this content during individual, one on one coaching sessions. Are you prepared? There aren’t any consistent statistics on how many companies are checking out candi...
How Recruiters Use Social Media In Making Recruiting & Hiring Decisions
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2014
“It’s a small world”. A simple phrase the reflects the reality of life in the age of the Internet and social media. In fact, the proliferation of social networking sites (SNS) has essentially rendered geography meaningless when it comes to information gathering and distribution, communication, even seeking employment. For many people, distance in no longer a function of location as much as it is a state of mind. Of...
How the Latitude Assessment Changed My Life – in Reverse
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2014
College career counselors often ask me to recommend assessments, which is kind of funny I never took any kind of test to inform the decision about a major or a career. I’d taken AP psychology in high school and did well in it, and so I picked that. I didn’t take a test when I graduated from Northwestern University either. I just knew that pursuing psychology would take at least four more years of school, and I wasn’t having...
How to Definitively Demonstrate Leadership Skills in an Executive Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
When looking for an executive level position, you have to specifically show the employer with concrete examples that you can lead others—you can’t just say you have led teams and assume the executive recruiter will understand how. Unfortunately, this seems to be an area where many executive job seekers tend to fumble. Do you feel this describes you? As an accomplished, powerful executive, you have to outline to the potential...
10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn Company Pages
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Mar, 2014
Company pages on LinkedIn are a great resource of business intelligence for savvy users in search of new career opportunities. Whether you’re in active or passive search or seeking to optimize your career growth long-term, check out these 10 ways to take full advantage of the 3M company pages available on LinkedIn. About Us This quick overview section may contain valuable cultural information about the company such...
Why Resume Templates Are Job Search Killers
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2014
There’s this wonderful illustration about nature I want to share in relation to the effectiveness of resume templates. Zebras have these great stripes that cause them to blend into their herds. It’s actually a lifesaving feature when being attacked by a predator. I equate resume templates to a Zebra’s stripes—really great for camouflage and blending into a “herd” of other job seekers. Not so great for standing out from the...
Millennials Aren’t Aimless Kids Anymore
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2014
Picturing millennials, we may think of late bloomers carrying huge debt and living in their parents’ basements. For many millennials, however, those days are far in the past. According to the results from a survey I conducted last year with Deloitte, 50 percent of currently employed millennials already meet our definition of a leader. Forty-four percent of them have only three to five years of experience, yet 41 percent hav...
Positive Job Forecast for Executives in 2014
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2014
Have you ever wished you had a crystal ball to help you see into the future? There are two reports regarding the global executive outlook for 2014 (Executive Search Industry Global Outlook Report and BlueSteps Global Executive Outlook) that are the next best thing. These reports cover the executive search industry outlook, business performance, senior talent shortage, and more. Some of the findings include: Retained s...
Part I — Q&A For Creating An Outstanding Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Mar, 2014
Recruiter Requirements Q: What do recruiters want to see in a resume? A: Recruiters screen hundreds of resumes daily. On average they spend 2 to 3 seconds per resume. They source candidates from proprietary networks such as Ivy Exec and LinkedIn. –Recruiters want to quickly see a clear declaration of what you do, for whom, in what sectors and with what results/contributions. –You must be present on LinkedIn....
Yes, You Should Send a Thank You Letter
by Barbara Safani - Mar, 2014
Thank you letters are an excellent self-marketing tool and a critical component of your job search strategy. The time spent crafting a targeted thank you letter after an interview will be well spent and can contribute to a more credible and efficient search. Here’s why. A thank you letter creates an opportunity to reconnect with employers. Chances are you are one of many candidates being interviewed for an open position....
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