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    Job Search Guide - Turning the Entry-Level Resume Into One With Experience
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
Resumes are a popular topic on LJNRadio for good reason, and for this episode Tim Muma takes a slightly altered approach. He speaks with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, who brings her experienced insights with her. The strategy she brings to this show is finding a way to take one's early resume - often short and light on experience - and finding ways to create a stronger, more professional...
 
    Job Search Guide - From Fluff to Facts on the Resume
by Don Goodman and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The resume remains a tool for landing an interview for a potential position, but it's important to utilize it properly and choose your words wisely. Tim Muma speaks with Don Goodman, About Jobs president and certified resume writer, who offers his experienced perspective to help job seekers find ways to get away from "fluffy" language and create truly marketable verbiage. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process fr...
 
    Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
 
    Job Search Guide - Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
by Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
 
  How to Create a Resume That Gives a Great First Impression
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
A resume is your introduction to hiring managers and recruiters so they will consider inviting you to an interview. First impressions are important during any introduction. Make sure your resume makes a great first impression: 1. Your resume stands up strongly for you. Your resume should look hiring managers and recruiters in the eye and explain exactly what you do, have done, and will do for their company. Eliminate words...
 
  Great References Must Be Cultivated
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2016
There is an important aspect of the senior year job search that most college students fail to appreciate, undervalue and sometimes ignore. Many students don’t seem to understand that the best employers place a great deal of weight on good references. These employers won’t hire someone who can’t provide them with a list of people who are willing to serve as positive and enthusiastic references. The best references are respec...
 
  3 Skills Your Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career
by Kathy Caprino - Apr, 2016
As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s desires are different and special, of course). One of the steps that corporate professionals are most resistant to, and intimid...
 
  7 Tips for Executive Cover Letters
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2016
Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your peers. Your cover letter should exude enthusiasm, motivation, and drive. The reader should be able to see at a glance how well you communicate, and what emotional intelligence...
 
  What CEO's Look For In Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
The New York Times has run a regular Sunday feature column in which the CEOs of various companies talk about their hiring procedures. Their comments raise interesting points about resumes. For example, David Politis, CEO of BetterCloud, has advised new college graduates, “The first thing I tell people is, try to go where you can be a big fish in a small pond…where you can actually have a real impact on the business. That gi...
 
  New Job Preparedness Study Emphasizes the Importance of Integrity and Adaptability
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2016
The Career Advisory Board that I established by DeVry University recently released the fifth annual Job Preparedness Indicator survey. This year’s findings indicate hiring managers are receptive to candidates changing careers, especially if their previous experience can be applied to the new position; but above all else, integrity is the No. 1 trait that candidates should possess. Our annual research surveys 500 hiring mana...
 
  3 Steps to Landing Your First Job: Advice For 2016 Grads
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2016
As we head into graduation season, most grads-to-be are feeling a mixture of anticipation and anxiety as they prepare to launch into the real world. But there’s a percentage who likely have another emotion blended in: panic. If you are graduating this spring and still job hunting, it can seem as though everyone else has their future lined up, and it’s hard not to panic and be jealous of those who have already snagged a posi...
 
  Why Simplicity in Job Search Can Be Flawed
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2016
Unfortunately, many career experts and bloggers wield a powerful sword that pokes holes in job search strategy and touts sweeping simplicity. While the ultimate goal of a job search plan is one that you can use to smoothly navigate transition, plotting that map requires meaningful effort and thought work. Imbibe the latest article on job search, and you’ll read phrases dripping in adjectives like “simple” and “quick” and...
 
  Beware of These 4 Common Job Reference Mistakes
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2016
Congratulations! You’ve made it past the first few hurdles of getting your resume in front of a recruiter or hiring manager. They may have vetted you through LinkedIn and Google, and possibly you’ve passed the pre-screen interview. Now they are requesting references before moving you through the hiring process. 1. Prepare the people on your reference list. First and foremost, get their permission. It is very important that...
 
  Recovering From Failure: How Your Resume Helps
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
If you took a chance on starting your own company or moving to a different industry or handling a project outside your normal skill set—and failed or were fired—you have to focus on recovery, both in life and in your resume. In the course of my own career, I have found myself working at incompatible companies and I have made major changes in career goals. I know failure is hard. How do you handle failure on your resume?...
 
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