Category: Job Search
This slide show about fresh grads getting hired, or not, is really great! The beginning is a little pessimistic and cynical and almost turned me off but keep going and you will be rewarded.
I love this article. It is realistic but in a very upbeat positive way. I wish our society fostered an attitude amongst students that was less “how can I get a job” and more “what cool things will I find to do”. Less angst and more adventure. I think the latter attitude would help with … Read More »
3 Big Reasons NOT to Ditch Resumes – Recently, I read an article that made the case that resumes are useless because even if they are factual they are not predictive of success and, that previous stability and achievements are meaningless in this regard. He states that high, low and medium achievers will be indistinguishable by their resumes. I would argue, high performers have better resumes and, if someone’s performance is grossly fabricated and exaggerated in their resume that becomes clear within 5 minutes of a phone or face to face interview. Countless times my staff and I have been disappointed when you speak to a candidate with a terrific resume only to find that the fiction to fact ratio is askew. But that is what the interview process is for, as imperfect as it is.
One of the toughest parts of putting together a great resume is knowing where to start. You’ve got to find a way to present your experience, your skills, your goals and your qualities seemingly all at once. How can you make sense of a mountain of information?
Pretty easily, it turns out. There are two main … Read More »
Using Pinterest as your resume – TNW
The Facebook Job Board Is Here: Recruiting Will Never Look The Same – J.J. Colao, Fobres
Make LinkedIn Help You Find A Job – Susan Adams, Forbes
Job Seekers: Beware These Social Media Traps -Dani Fankhauser
10 Smart Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search -Alexis Grant, USNews
How Job Seekers Use Social … Read More »