Month: May 2020

The objective of any resume is to demonstrate your skills, experience, and value to potential employers. This can be a challenge for college students who don’t have much (or any) workforce experience. But don’t worry! Employers don’t expect recent grads to have a lot of work experience, and college resumes are meant to look different
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A common error many job seekers over 50 (and those who haven’t needed to job search in years, for that matter) make is thinking job searching hasn’t changed much. It has. Here’s what you need to know when job hunting after 50. 1. Self-Reflection Before embarking on a job search, evaluate what’s important to you.
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When it comes to cost savings, few software applications can compete with a modern, sophisticated applicant tracking system. Demonstrating those savings in the form of a sound business case is half the battle. Economic downturns pose unique challenges to Talent Acquisition. Recent research from the Fosway Group, Europe’s pre-eminent HR Analyst Group, makes clear that
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If you’re in the job market, chances are you’ve come across a multitude of articles on the importance of making a positive first impression while networking or in a job interview. And for good reason: You send a message about your competence and likeability long before you open your mouth. Therefore, you’re supposed to dress
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Thinking about what to write for your executive core qualifications (ECQ) sets your nerves on edge. You want to represent your best professional self in your narratives, and the key to doing this is outlining your most significant accomplishments in specific, yet concise detail. What are Executive Core Qualifications (ECQ)? ECQs consist of the following:
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YouTube is a go-to destination for all kinds of excellent how-to videos. Unfortunately, when it comes to resume help, you have to cut through a lot of junk to find the good stuff. (I know because I just spent all day doing it.) Here are six videos from coaches, recruiters, and resume writers that get
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According to a recent report from Aflac on corporate social responsibility (CSR) report from Aflac, consumers, workers, and investors are putting increasing pressure on American corporations to make meaningful contributions to the greater social good. The report finds that 77% of consumers say they would be more willing to purchase a company’s products or services
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The job hunt involves online searches, applications, and editing your resume and cover letter, but the search shouldn’t end there. Developing your skills and networking are also vital parts of a successful job search strategy. While attending an event might make you squirm with anxiety, it offers a prime opportunity to build your network and
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Using the same resume to spam open jobs is a great way to rack up rejections. A better approach is to craft a targeted resume based on the specific skills requested in the job description. Unfortunately, the targeted resume approach relies on a job description that provides actual guidance through a comprehensive list of skills
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LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together and recruiters know it. 87% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates, more than all other major social media networks combined. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. To get found by recruiters on LinkedIn, you must cut through
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Many websites offer advice on how to improve your resume via fancy fixes and attention-getting flourishes, but it’s the simplest details that make critical differences. Your resume’s path to the “yes” pile lies in your ability to master the fundamentals. Take a step back and ask yourself what is really necessary. Still getting your resume
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How to Use a Free Resume Builder to Create a Top-Notch Resume Resume builders are interactive online resume templates that allow you to plug in information and build a cohesive resume. To build a resume using a resume builder, follow these easy steps: Find a resume builder you like (see our take on the best free
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