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Your Six Seconds: 3 Ways To Get Your Resume Read

Your six seconds, what does that mean?  Studies have shown that hiring managers/recruiters scan your resume and they scan it for 6 seconds.  It’s scary to think that a decision will be made in that short timeframe.  That’s not a lot of time but, as a recruiter, I can tell you that it’s enough to get an impression of the candidate.  Whether it’s less than six or more, it still means that you have to get your message across quickly and targeted to the reader.  So what can you do?  Here are   things that you can do to make your six seconds count.

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Where Are The Opportunities? LinkedIn Can Help

New opportunities, does it seem like they are elusive?  Ever wonder why you didn’t know the job you wanted was available?  Whether you are actively looking for a new position or just open to looking at new opportunities, LinkedIn now has a new tool to help you.   It will let recruiters know that you are interested in seeing what’s available without telling everyone else.  It might help you find your dream job or just let you see that the one you have isn’t that bad.  And who doesn’t want to know what’s out there?  ‘ It’s easy to do, just follow these steps.

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The Perfect Resume: 3 Tips For Customizing Yours

By Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub The perfect resume is everyone’s dream.  Tailoring your resume so you get the interview is what you want to do, but it’s not easy.  Every one is scanning resumes.  Applicant tracking systems scan for keywords, hiring managers are scanning for relevant skills.  You can’t please everyone with one resume.  Each hiring…

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Weaknesses? 10 Tips for Answering This Interview Question

Weaknesses?  Everyone has been asked that in an interview.  It’s a scary question for most of us but, remember, we all have them.  They make us who we are.  Stock answers come off as fake, off-the-shelf replies.  No one is perfect and we all have areas that need improvement.  So, before you can tell someone your weaknesses,…

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Career Self-Assessment: 5 Free Tests

Career self-assessment is a great tool.  It can help you get to know yourself.  If you are considering looking for a job or making a career change, there are tools available to help you gain insight.  These tests are best administered by a professional but self-assessment tests can give you a start.  While Myers-Briggs is probably…

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What’s In A Name? How To Name Your Resume And Cover Letter

Knowing how to name your resume and cover letter is extremely important.  It’s a digital world when it comes to job hunting.  It doesn’t matter if your are answering an ad online, emailing HR or a recruiter.  Sending your resume with a generic name can cause it to be overlooked or lost in the system. …

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Virtual Interviews: 5 Tips To Acing The Techology

Virtual interviews are the new reality.  Thanks to new technologies, companies are using virtual interview software to screen candidates, find any red flags and not spend time and money on travel.  A virtual interview allows the parties to meet and interact.  It can be a live two-way conversation on Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout, or it…

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Want To Fail The Interview? 5 Ways To Accomplish It.

Want to fail your interview?  Who would want to do that?  Well I see it all the time.  It’s amazing how unprepared candidates can be.  You must get the interviewer on your side so that you can move on to the next step of the process.  You want to be prepared and you don’t want…

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Writing the Perfect Cover Letter: 8 Tips to Follow

Writing a perfect cover letter is extremely hard and time-consuming and it’s extremely important. It should tell your story and grab someone’s attention so they want to meet you. Yet it must be concise and to-the-point. The average hiring manager/recruiter will only spend about 5-6 seconds scanning your cover note before they make a decision to contact you. Can you tell your story in 5 seconds? While it’s not easy, it can be done. You just need to follow some simple rules:

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New Job: 5 Things To Start Off Right

A new job is an exciting and stressful time. Everything you will be doing is new – new responsibilities, new staff, new boss and you might even be in a new city or doing a new commute. It’s tempting to just keep a low profile until you are comfortable in your new environment and with your new duties. But that’s not necessarily the best thing to do. You want and need to make a good first impression so here are 5 things you must do in your new job.

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Hello: 5 Networking Questions

“Hello, I’m Marie and you are?” Yes, networking can be awkward.  Most of us hate to do it and rely on the standard introductions and questions.  How many times have you been asked or asked someone, “What do you do?”  To be good at networking, you must understand your goal. Your networking goal is to make a…

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Typefaces: 10 Best Resume Fonts

The typeface you choose for your resume is very important.  Your resume needs to be clear and concise as possible.  It also must be read on many types of devices from desktops to mobile phones.  Sans-serif typefaces are best for small screens and the easiest to read on all screens.  Make sure your resume is…

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Resumes: 20 Powerful Words To Add

Adding powerful words to your resume is important.  Every word counts and you must make sure you are using the right ones.  Today with applicant tracking systems, Twitter resumes, word counts and hiring managers who are scanning resumes on electronic devices, your resume must be as concise as possible.   Your words must capture the readers attention immediately. Meaningless…

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Ready To Quit? A 10 Step Plan To Help The Process

Ready to quit your job but don’t have a new one lined up?  If things were perfect, you wouldn’t move until you had a position.  Unfortunately, you may be in a situation that you find intolerable.  It may be very stressful, a terrible commute or just a dead end job. What you have to remember is…

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Interviews: 4 Steps To Follow Up

The rules to follow up after an interview are simple. First, you must do it and second, you must do it correctly. If you don’t follow up, you risk presenting yourself as uninterested in the opportunity or rude. You want to show that you are courteous, attentive and a good communicator.

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Phone Interviews: 8 Steps To Be Prepared

It’s important to handle a telephone interview properly.  Recruiters and hiring managers are all managing heavy schedules.  A telephone interview is a great way to see if a candidate ‘fits’ before scheduling all the formal interviews.  It’s a cost-effective and efficient way to screen candidates.  It also gives the candidate the opportunity to see if…

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Summertime Job Search: 3 Tips To Sizzle In The Job Market

Is it productive to do a summertime job search? Many job seekers think that recruiters/hiring managers will be away for the summer. That’s not true. While people do take vacations in the summer and around holidays, very few people take long vacations any more and, if they do, they have someone to cover for them. In the business world, summer is ‘business as usual.’

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Cover Letters: 5 Tips to Maximize Readership

In the job search world today, getting noticed can be the hardest part. Recruiters and hiring managers are bombarded with resumes and only spend a few seconds scanning each one. What should you do to be noticed? Make sure your cover letter stands out and is easy to read.

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Job Seeker: 4 Mistakes You Can’t Make

As a job seeker, you want to maximize all the opportunities you have to get the word out, to get that interview and to follow up. However, there are some general rules you must be careful that you don’t break. You want to be seen as a credible professional looking for a new job, not as an annoying, aggravating pest.

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