Does Your Resume Reflect Your Reality Today?
The IT talent market has recovered from its pre-pandemic slump and is accelerating, reaching all-time highs. There are more jobs open than there are qualified people to fill them, and the opportunities for qualified people to switch jobs abound. Employers are navigating the challenges of hiring, and re-evaluating how they attract and retain high-value IT […]Read More
Your Resume Tells Your Story. Make it a blockbuster!
The competition is stiff. Hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes for a handful of positions. A human scanning through a stack of resumes looks for college degrees, certifications, job titles, typos – trying to winnow out good applicants in a minimal amount of time. Seven seconds. Or, your resume may go through […]Read More
Why Should I Re-Write My Resume, Ms. Recruiter?
Language is a funny thing. Ever noticed how many different ways there are to read a sentence? Take that title, for example. It’s a simple interrogative sentence. But what does it mean? Let’s take a look. Why should I re-write my resume, Ms. Recruiter? On the face of it, this is a good question. Ms. […]Read More
Red Flag or Red Carpet?
Is your LinkedIn® profile sending out Huge Red Flags? Hiring managers for any level – from C-Suite on down – use social media platforms to scope out their applicants and pipeline for future openings. LinkedIn is the site most used by hiring managers, recruiters, and human resources to source for the new candidates. What are […]Read More
Does “GIGO” Describe Your LinkedIn® Profile?
When you hit the “Apply with LinkedIn®” button, what will the hiring manager or recruiter see? The “Apply with LinkedIn®” button is used on career sites to make it a bit easier for job seekers to respond to job ads. When you use this button to apply for a position, LinkedIn® generates a snapshot of […]Read More
Make Your IT Resume Pop!
You’ve heard the stories: Recruiters spend only 6 seconds scanning your resume Your resume will be sucked up by the black hole known as an ATS (applicant tracking system), never to be seen again How do you elude the 6-second scan or the gaping black hole? Expertise Summary There’s good news. The objective statement is […]Read More
Corral Your Work History Using LinkedIn
Your resume should be specifically geared to the position you’re applying for. At the same time, you don’t want gaps in your employment history. So can you provide only the experience that’s applicable to the current job opening, without selling yourself short? While you don’t need a full work history going back to your paper […]Read More
Just the facts, ma’am
Fudging information on a resume is never a good idea, as Yahoo’s CEO Scott Thompson is discovering. Thompson is not alone. Although he carried off this masquerade for several years, his undoing came as the result of an attempt by investor Daniel Loeb to gain seats on Yahoo’s board. Why did Thompson perpetuate this “white […]Read More
How fit is your profile?
Have you looked at your profile lately? Not the one in the mirror; although if that one isn’t looking up to par, you might be interested in one of these 13 digital fitness tools for getting into physical shape. What about your professional profile? Have you looked at that lately? LinkedIn, the leading professional social networking site, […]Read More
A Commonsense Guide to What to Bring to an Interview
You’ve landed the interview. Now what? Let’s take a look at the items you should bring with you to the interview. Identification – Bring your drivers license or other form of government issued ID with your photo. Resume – Bring several copies of your professional resume, printed on resume paper. You should have a copy […]Read More