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How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To

How to Look for a Job If It's Been a Long TimeIf you’re a very experienced professional it may have been a while since the last time you looked for a job.

If you were lucky you got swooped up out of college and have been with the same company ever since. Now you’re starting to notice that being employed by the same company for life is a thing of the past. You may have noticed that even executives are changing jobs.

You’ve realized that it’s time to move on to bigger and better things, but you feel overwhelmed by all the changes that have happened since you last had to look. Use this handy guide to help you get back in the game.Continue Reading…

How the New LinkedIn Profile Can Affect Your Job Search


New changes to your LinkedIn profile are coming soon. Invites to receive the new profile have been issued in a beta test (I received invitation early last week—so I am now waiting for the profile switch.)  I received some information from my contacts at LinkedIn that have started to shed some light on how these changes can affect job seekers in being found by recruiters who use LinkedIn to find talent. How your LinkedIn profile is written has never been more important:Continue Reading…

What Recruiters Look For On Your Resume in 15 Seconds

As a former search firm recruiter, I am often asked “How long do you take to screen a resume and what do you look for when reading resume?” There is the first incorrect assumption: Resumes are not read by most recruiters. They are scanned the way most of us scan websites looking for information. Think about the last time you looked at a website: We don’t read websites, we scan them looking for specific keywords and phrases and assessing the visual feel to decide if we should keep clicking through the website or move on to the next search result. If we don’t see words we like/need or we don’t like the visual feel of the website, we move on to the next result happily provided by your search engine. That process can take most of us as little as 15 seconds.Continue Reading…