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September Job Search Kickstart Checklist

 

job search kickstart checklistWe are kicking into September, which means hiring season is upon us!

Are you ready?

Yes? ….Awesome!! Go you!

No?….well, are you ready to get ready?

No worries….You got this….

Where do you start?

Here are some actions you can take to get started and get your job landing mojo going (this list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a phenomenal start and massive action — bringing my inner Tony Robbins here with us today!):Continue Reading…

3 Trade Secrets to Make Yourself Look Fabulous on Your Resume

 

look fabulous on your resumeIt’s up to you to tell colleagues, managers and decision-makers the great job you have been doing.

It’s not their responsibility to notice or inquire.

Even if they should be noticing and inquiring.

Don’t depend on them to notice or ask.

Do you want to be right on principle or do you want to advance in your career?

Do you want to leave your career in your hands or someone else’s hands?

Writing an achievement-based resume focuses a hiring manager, boss or colleague on what you accomplished.

This type of resume gives concrete examples of what you can do for your next potential employer or next promotion.

Writing achievement-based bullets are a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of being called in for an interview. Use our tips below to make the most of your achievement-based executive resume bullets.Continue Reading…

6 Tactics to Maximize Your College Grad’s First Salary

 

maximize college grads first salaryIt’s no secret that college grads today are entering a job market that looks nothing like it did when you were just out of school. The economic landscape has drastically changed for this generation and many parents are worried and frustrated that their kids’ future may not be as bright as their own.

The good news is that if they are able to maximize their first salary then they will be just fine. The amount of money your child makes in their first salary can drastically affect how much money they make throughout their entire career.

Let’s say they are able to get an extra $5,000 in their first salary. If they work for the next 30 years then that’s an additional $150,000 they would have missed out on otherwise. Of course, this is excluding raises or salaries at different jobs which are heavily based on how much money a person has made in the past.

In other words, the higher the salary your college grad can start off with, the more money they will make over time. Not just because they are making more money off the bat, but because that figure will allow them to make even more money later on when they negotiate raises or find other jobs.

Unfortunately, our colleges aren’t doing a very good job of teaching graduates how to find a job or make money. In fact, many of them are still shelling out the same advice they did in the 90s.

As such it’s imperative that your college grad gets advice from someone who has experience in building a career – you.Continue Reading…

Does your executive resume say you’ll sink or swim?

 

executive resume sink or swimAccording to an article on LinkedIn by Lou Adler, the well-known performance-based recruitment evangelist, an old recruiting method is making a comeback. The method, referred to by Adler as “throw people in over their heads and see if they sink or swim,” is a theory that believes the best people will rise to the top, quickly learn new skills and gain the confidence to take on more responsibility.

This concept isn’t new at all. According to Adler’s article, the biggest names in business were very well known for this back in the day including Pepsi, Mattel and Disney. However, there was a change for many years where recruiters and hiring managers would hire individuals who fit into a certain box of qualifications.

If the individual was good at a particular skill and had a certain kind of experience, the hiring manager would select a candidate based on that.

Unfortunately this led to some stagnation within companies as employees would have a difficult time acting outside of that particular role or skill set.

As a result, companies are reverting back to the “sink or swim” method. This begs the question, is your resume ready for this and does it say you will sink or swim?Continue Reading…

3 Trade Secrets on How to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume Bullet

 

achievement based executive resumeAchievement-based resumes are those that focus on what you accomplished while at your previous jobs. Ideally, this type of resume gives concrete examples of what you can do for your potential employer.

Writing achievement-based bullets are a sure-fire way to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of being called in for an interview. Use our tips below to make the most of your achievement-based executive resume bullets.Continue Reading…