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Overcoming Inexperience On A Resume

By: Martin Yate, CPC

If you want your resume to succeed in today’s world of database-driven recruitment, you have three major considerations:

1. Your resume needs to be data-dense to be found in database searches.

2. Your resume needs to be succinct and focused on a specific target job.

3. Your resume needs to be visually accessible and readable

Resumes: Focus and Data-Density

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Behavioral Interview Tips: How to Give Interviewers What They Really Want

By: Michelle Kruse

A behavioral interview can be one of the more cringe-inducing aspects of the job search process. It's never easy being judged, yet that's what a behavioral interview is all about.

An employer needs to know how a candidate will respond under pressure once they're on the job, thus the worst thing you can do is to enter your interview nervous and fidgety. Start by preparing yourself for the types of questions you may be asked -- and the best possible answers -- and then take a deep breath and walk in confidently.

Why the use of the behavioral interview?

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How to Build a Great Reputation at Your First Job

By: Martin Yate, CPC

Building a successful career is a marathon, not a sprint and you are just at the starting line. As a new hire, your role is to get acclimated over the first few days and observe the flow of work. Whatever apparent madness you think you see in the early days at your first company, there is usually some very sound method behind it. The paychecks don't bounce, so the company’s seasoned employees and officers must be doing something right.

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How Your Resume Builds A Foundation For Your Professional Brand

By: Martin Yate, CPC

A resume is the primary tool that all professionals use to define and disseminate their professional brand to an ever-expanding world of contacts.

 

Long-term success— rewarding work without layoffs, and professional growth that fits your goals—is much easier to achieve when you are credible and visible within your profession.

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Tricks of the Social Media Trade: Show Your Future Employer You’re Legit

By: David Chen

These days, it’s not just about what you post online, but where. In fact, according to a recent study, 37% of employers check your social media accounts when making hiring decisions.

 

You may think simply avoiding having an online presence is the key, but many hiring managers may not consider you if they can’t find you. Instead of hiding, here are some tips to help you enhance your résumé (or ditch it altogether) with a proper Web presence.

1. Not All Social Media Is Created Equal

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How to Fight Discouragement During a Job Search

By: Martin Yate, CPC

Discouragement can quickly derail a job hunt. The longer a seeker goes without finding employment, the more difficult it can become to push forward with the attitude necessary to land a job.

Hiring budgets are usually staggered throughout each quarter when a company is going through a growth phase, and replacement hires can happen at any time.

Even in the depths of the recession there wasn’t a month where we didn’t see at least 4 million jobs posted on the Internet. We live in a huge economy, so there are always jobs available.

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