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    Classroom to Boardroom - Job Hunting Survival Tips for Collegians
by Christy Palfy and Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
Trying to land a job out of college has changed in the last decade. In some ways it's easier to find the best career path, but other factors have increased the challenge. Christy Palfy, recruiting manager for Progressive Insurance, gives listeners inside knowledge of the best ways to find a great job to start their career. Christy shares her personal knowledge and experience, having hired college graduates and countless talent...
 
    Job Search Guide - Creating a Wow Factor in Your Job Search
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - May, 2016
Finding a way to standout from the crowd has always been a key to landing a new job. With so much information and competitive options available, job seekers need to find ways to make employers say, "Wow!" Mike Perry, president of Szarka Financial, uses his decades of experience in hiring to give job seekers the inside scoop on what hits home with potential employers. He tells Tim Muma the specific areas hiring personnel look f...
 
    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...
 
  Optimizing Your Resume For ATS
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
If you are submitting your resume online, then you need to know about ATS. It is an abbreviation for Applicant Tracking Software, and it is a catch-all term for programs that allow employers to upload your resume that you have created in Word or plain text, and then deliver it to a database that searches it for keywords. Large corporations often use ATS to weed out suitable resumes and identify the candidates that they want to...
 
  When Resumes Go Wrong
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2016
Even perfect resumes—perfect in format and content—can fail to gain you the interviews you hoped for. Here are the four biggest reasons why resumes go wrong: 1.You are targeting the wrong job. As I’ve mentioned often, one-size-fits-all resumes (or generic resumes) have no value in the marketplace. Employers want to know that you understand and meet their specific requirements. Your resume may be perfect, but it has to match...
 
  How Long Is Too Long For My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
You know the myth—a good resume should be no longer than one page. Why in the world should that be etched in stone? Maybe one page is not the right length. You might have a lot of accomplishments to share. You might have a very long career history. And it might not be even remotely reasonable to expect you to sum yourself up in one page. Now, that said, how long is too long? Best Length for a Resume Here is my best...
 
  How Should I Represent My Education on My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
It is important to include your education on your resume, even if you have none. Now, how did that statement even make sense? Well, having no formal education doesn’t mean that you have never learned anything during your lifetime. There has to be something in your background that is relevant to the position you want. You just have to make it fit your resume. Where Do I Put My Education? Okay, the good thing about e...
 
  Job Seekers: Help Yourself and HR in Your Job Search! Call the Hiring Manager Directly
by Randy Block - Jun, 2016
Are you sending out resumes, and answering advertisements on company websites? Did someone tell you that you could upset and turn-off Human Resources if you bypass them? You have been “good” by following the “rules”. You say to yourself, “I’m perfect for the job.” You wait. It’s now weeks later and you’ve received no reply: “How can they miss my great background? If I could just get to the manager…” Here’s an important f...
 
  Why & How to Quantify Information and Use Numbers in Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
Why is it important to use numbers on your resume? It’s simple. Numbers tell your potential employer where, how, and why you have succeeded. You can always make general statements. For instance, I could say “I have helped a lot of people create resumes that got them interviews and jobs.” Is that quantifiable? No, it is not. But if I say: “Of 1,000 clients who came to me for assistance, 85% had multiple interviews in under t...
 
  5 Dangerous Myths about Job References
by Thea Kelley - Jun, 2016
As spring is followed by summer, hopefully your job interviews will be followed by reference checks! Don't be knocked out of the running by relying on any of these deadly myths. Myth #1: Employers will only contact the persons you include in your references list. Not true. Many will contact others; it's neither illegal nor particularly difficult. They can even discover and contact past employers you haven't listed on y...
 
  Creating A Brand-Driven Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
Creating A Brand-Driven Resume Is your resume brand-driven? In other words, does it market you as a brand, in the same way that companies market a product or service? A brand-driven resume will make it easy for an employer to see the differences between you and another candidate. Types of Personal Branding Communicating your personal brand can be accomplished three ways; visually, verbally, or through strategic, targe...
 
  Write A Resume That Positions You as the Perfect Fit
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
In today’s job market employers want specialists—industry experts—instead of “generalists”. The burden is on the candidate’s shoulders to convince the employer they’re the best choice. How can you do that, though, when what one company resume writing 2016is seeking varies from another or when the positions you want are not the same? Employers want to see that you’re the best fit—and you can show them you are by making connec...
 
  Resumes for Career Changers
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2016
When you are ready to change careers, to a new field, a new position in your existing field, or a new industry, make sure your resume is ready for the change. By thinking ahead, you will be prepared to create a resume that is attractive to hiring managers and recruiters in your new career. First, find out if you will be a more attractive candidate with certifications or classes in your new career. Someone moving from hands-...
 
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