Monthly Archives: September 2011
Download Why is Your Resume Not Getting You Noticed
One of the most common complaints from job seekers is that they feel as if they are sending their resume into a “black hole”. While you can’t ensure that every resume you send will get a response, you can improve your odds. Join Brad Attig as he shows you actual resumes and where they fail in catching a recruiters eye.
Brad Attig has 12 years of talent acquisition experience including 4 years working with high level executives crafting personal job search strategies and 8 years of recruiting for a top boutique retail recruitment Continue reading
This is part 3 of a series covering basic things employers look for in applicants. While every job, hiring manager, employer and situation is unique, there are usually common traits that employers look for, in almost every position.
A third thing that nearly every employer looks for is … Do you fit the culture?
Your next employer will evaluate if you fit the company’s culture, fit the department’s/team’s culture, and if the hiring manager just plain ‘ol likes you.
While most of this is determined during the interview, your resume can also help communicate Continue reading
The BlueSteps Blog has a wealth of articles for executives seeking to plan and develop their careers. We are pleased to present another installment of “BlueSteps Spotlight”, a sampling of the great articles from the BlueSteps collection.
From Which Business Values are Overrated…
Everyone has their own ideas on which values and ideals are important in achieving your business goals. In this article I will share the thoughts of various leaders on which of these values are overrated, as recently feature by the Harvard Business Review.
Jonathon Gosling – Professor, University of Exeter Business Continue reading
The prospect of a job interview can be daunting even for high-caliber candidates. In addition, the recent tough employment climate has led many professionals to have concerns about their career history. This seminar will help you build confidence in your interviewing skills so you will feel excited rather than anxious about upcoming meetings.
- What area of research do many candidates overlook?
- How can I set up a realistic mock or filmed interview?
- What should I do differently for recruiter interviews and phone interviews?
- What are some of the less-obvious factors that contribute to a great first impression on an interview?
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This is part 1 of a series covering basic things employers look for in applicants. While every job, hiring manager, employer and situation is unique, there are usually common traits that employers look for, in almost every position.
Typically, candidates can’t easily see things through a hiring manager’s eyes (even if they have been a hiring manager themselves) … because the process of “telling your story” often gets in the way.
One commonly overlooked area that nearly every hiring manager looks for is … Can you help me solve my high priority problems?
Almost Continue reading
Are you on LinkedIn but suspect you still aren’t fully utilizing the site? This workshop will help you use your LinkedIn account to its fullest to advance your job search. Get definitive, specific answers for each of these questions:
- What changes should every LinkedIn member make to their profile and privacy settings right away? Should I post a picture, and if so what kind?
- What is the best way to build a network quickly and efficiently?
- What are the most underutilized sections of LinkedIn and how do I use them?
- How exactly, step by step, can I use my LinkedIn Continue reading