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Mobile-Ready Resume: 4 Changes To Make Now

Can your resume be read on your mobile phone?  More and more recruiters and hiring managers are viewing resumes on tablets and cell phones.  Making your resume readable on a computer is old-school.  It now has to be readable on a phone’s small screen.   If you’ve been keeping your resume concise and job app ready,  you…

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Candidate Applications: 7 Items A Recruiter Sees On LinkedIn

As a recruiter, I’m on the receiving end of candidate applications on various social media.  The candidate does not know what a recruiter/hiring manager is seeing.  This can make a big difference in how you position yourself.  If you answer an ad on LinkedIn, here’s what the recruiter would see: 1.  Your name. 2.  Your headline. …

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Interviewing 2016: 5 Trends

Everything changes over time.  This is true regarding resumes and interviewing.  While the basics might stay the same, outside influences can mandate change.  Time constraints, a mobile workforce, new legislation and the cost of hiring are forcing changes to the traditional interview.  Here’s what to look for: 1.  Interviewing via Skype.  You don’t have to…

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Social Media & A Job Search: 7 Reasons To Be Careful

  How important are social media sites in your job search?  They are a must so that recruiters can find you and check out your skills and background.  However, they can also get you eliminated from a search.  A new study released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) highlights just how HR can weed out candidates…

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Your Resume Summary: 10 Helpful Hints

The resume summary has become the most important part of a resume today.  Objectives, qualifications and statements no longer rule.  The summary section ties everything in your resume together so that a hiring manager has a nice, concise overview of you.  For communications people, it can also show a hiring manager that you can’t be concise,…

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Change: 6 Job Search Changes For 2016

All things change, even job search strategies.  All employers are looking for adaptability as corporate strategies and positions can change quickly and adaptability in your job search is a must.  Social media, time pressures, employer applicant tracking systems have all had an impact on how we job hunt.  It’s harder than ever to get a…

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Ben Carson’s Resume Reinvention is SOP on Social Networks (Op-Ed)

By Steve Lundin, Cultural Analyst and Author, “The Manipulator: A Private Life in Public Relations (Volume I)” We’ve all had a friend who’s fudged a bit on their resume, nudged a one-course-shy of completion college transcript into a degree, or repositioned a stint delivering papers as ‘grassroots data collection for a media company.’ So is it…

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