Being Discovered Part Two

Today we cover how to make sure your resume and your skills are in place for being “discovered” by recruiters. A Chicago Tribune business article recently offered creative ways to get in front of managers who might be hiring. One of them is my personal favorite, which is to position yourself as an expert. Continue reading “Being Discovered Part Two”…

LinkedIn's Most Overused Resume Cliches

LinkedIn's most overused resume terms include "team player," "motivated" and "dynamic." Continue reading “LinkedIn's Most Overused Resume Cliches”…

Five Keys to Better Memory

Matthew Barrett, founder of Brain Trainers, is the speaker for our November 18 WorkSource Professional Network meeting. He says that there are five ways you can move information from your short-term “desktop” to your long-term “file cabinet.” Continue reading “Five Keys to Better Memory”…

Networking from Hundreds of Miles Away

If you’re planning to relocate to another city, your jobs search complexity increases by a factor of five: distance, time, cost, market intelligence and the challenge of building a network long distance. Continue reading “Networking from Hundreds of Miles Away”…

Social Media and Your Job Search Part Two: More from my Interview with Tamara Joiner

When people connect with you online, what do they see? If you’re just keeping up the basics, they see where you’ve worked and what pages you link to and keep up with. Joiner says that people will also want to see who you are connected with, and more importantly, what they have to say about you. Continue reading “Social Media and Your Job Search Part Two: More from my Interview with Tamara Joiner”…

Social Media and Your Job Search: An Interview with Tamara Joiner

The key to a successful job search is to make sure you use all available channels to connect with opportunities. “If you focus on just one, like the newspaper, you’re really missing out. Only about four percent of available jobs show up there.” Joiner says that older candidates (we mean you, baby boomers) are having trouble adjusting to social media as serious career tools; many still consider them time wasters and frivolous activities. Continue reading “Social Media and Your Job Search: An Interview with Tamara Joiner”…