Posts tagged "Keywords"
Should I have an Infographic Resume or Not?

Should I have an Infographic Resume or Not?

Hannah Morgan, someone I respect very much in the career coaching/resume development world, has written a great article about making your resume an Infographic Resume. She makes the case for infographic resumes, while issuing a caution at the end of the article that Applicant Tracking Systems can’t decipher most infographic resumes. That caution is the... ...Continue Reading
Access the "Hidden Job Market" Through Networking

Access the “Hidden Job Market” Through Networking

You’ve probably seen them:  postings for jobs that have a really short application window.  Can they really expect enough qualified applicants?  Or perhaps you’ve run across a posting that actually says “an internal candidate has been identified for this job.”  Can they really expect outsiders to apply? These are signs of what’s called the “hidden... ...Continue Reading
How to Make Endorsements on LinkedIn More Meaningful

How to Make Endorsements on LinkedIn More Meaningful

Often people ask me the following questions about Skill Endorsements on LinkedIn: Should I endorse people on LinkedIn? Should I accept endorsements? Are endorsements of any value? How do Endorsements differ from Recommendations? And then last week, I got the following message on LinkedIn: Thanks for connecting with me. I have validated and endorsed your... ...Continue Reading
How to Find the Right Keywords for Your Resume

How to Find the Right Keywords for Your Resume

Most job seekers know that it’s important to have the right keywords in your resume and LinkedIn profile, so you will make it past the computerized and human screeners, and be found by recruiters. When you apply for a specific job, you can easily identify the relevant keywords in the job posting.  The keywords will... ...Continue Reading
11 Steps to Transition from One Career to Another

11 Steps to Transition from One Career to Another

We move from one career to another by choice and because we have to.  Perhaps we’ve become bored with what we’re doing or we realize we never liked doing it in the first place – “I just fell into it” or “my parent did it, so I followed that example.”  Or maybe the work we’ve... ...Continue Reading
My Job Search is Taking SO Long! Why and What to Do

My Job Search is Taking SO Long! Why and What to Do

Sam Javanrouh via Compfight Someone reached out to me on LinkedIn, asking for my advice about his six-month long job search. He wondered why it was taking so long now, while in the past he’d gotten offers almost immediately.  He wondered if it had to do with being let go from his last job. Here’s... ...Continue Reading
Should I Keep My Job Search Confidential?

Should I Keep My Job Search Confidential?

A client wondered if she should remove her resume from one of the big job posting aggregators (Indeed.com), in case her boss gets wind that she is looking for work. My response was “it depends.” If you are interested in being found, then it’s a good idea to keep your resume up there.  One thing... ...Continue Reading
How Adding Hyperlinks on Your Resume Builds Credibility

How Adding Hyperlinks on Your Resume Builds Credibility

I put hyperlinks in all the resumes I create. Hyperlinks, for those who may not know, are live links to a website, embedded within a Word or PDF document.  When someone clicks on the hyperlink, they will be taken to that website via their browser. If their browser isn’t open, clicking the hyperlink will open... ...Continue Reading
How to Decode a Job Description & Position Yourself Well

How to Decode a Job Description & Position Yourself Well

The following is the sum total of the job description available to C before she goes for an interview at XYZ Company. Director of Digital Strategy (posted on 5/29/12) XYZ Company is seeking an experienced Director of Digital Strategy to define innovative and highly effective digital marketing strategies for our Fortune 500 clients. Excellent client... ...Continue Reading
Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Job Search Basic: State The Obvious

Ellen wondered why I would use the word “successfully” in her resume. Skip questioned saying “I see that you need someone who can do x, y and z. I excel in those areas. In my most recent position, I did something similar, specifically…” When I asked why they didn’t think they should say those things,... ...Continue Reading

How to Make a Resume that Works for HR

Many people write resumes as if they are talking to the experts in their particular field. They use jargon, buzz words, technical terms, shorthand, and formats that are usually easily understood by their colleagues, yet almost incomprehensible to the average person. For example, an architect created a resume that looked elegant and toed the line... ...Continue Reading

Find More Jobs by Using More Key Words in Your Search

I found this great article by Melanie Szlucha about using key words strategically to help you find jobs. It’s short and to the point. After you read it, see what I say about this in terms of “right fit” work. This week’s I did what felt like a million consultations with people who saw me... ...Continue Reading
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