LinkedIn presents job seekers with a dilemma: The site requires an “up-to-date current position (with a description)” for a 100% complete profile; and according to LinkedIn, 100% complete profiles are 40 times more likely to be viewed. But if you are a job seeker, you might not have a current position other than “job seeker.” Should you create a “filler” job description to be 100% complete? Or should you hope that 95%-or-so complete is enough?
When you are job seeking, or running a business, or possibly both, you might put a lot of pressure on yourself to keep working; take the next action step; schedule your life better; stop procrastinating; or some combination of all these things. But no matter how much we might like to think we can keep going and keep doing, sometimes we just need a break.
What risks are you willing to take in your job search…? A few months ago, one of my clients (I’ll call him Adam) got a graphic design job he was very excited about. This job was at a company that works with government and military contracts (aptly for Memorial Day). It was officially an internship,…
In today’s market, you don’t even have to be an active job seeker to be a job seeker. How will you manage your online reputation?
“I can’t even see it.” In a Facebook chat with a friend of mine, we were discussing his college-aged daughter’s posts to her Facebook profile. I won’t share the details, but let’s say what she was writing could easily prevent her from being hired if a prospective employer were to see it. I commented to my…
In February 2012, the Career Thought Leaders Consortium published their Findings of the 2011 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. Read more to find out the Top 12 findings in the resume category from the best of the best in the career industry.
” Resume Oblivion” has been a hot topic in the news. Unfortunately the advice provided by these news sources, including The Wall Street Journal and NPR, is 1) rudimentary, 2) a no-brainer and 3) limited in its value.
Are you a talented professional with amazing accomplishments, but who is getting nowhere applying for jobs through job boards? If so, you are not alone, and you are fighting an uphill battle. The fact is, job seekers get only a 1-3% response rate from the major job boards. That means you might have to send…
Everyone is saying to post your resume to Google… so how do you do it?
I received this question from one of my subscribers, and will answer it soon. But first, are you an online job seeker? If so, I have some important recommendations for you. Seriously… keep reading!
On July 24, 2011, LinkedIn announced their “Apply with LinkedIn” system. According to LinkedIn’s Blog, Apply with LinkedIn will allow you to “submit your profile for any job application on the web with one simple click.”