Your job interview is the culmination of a lot of effort on your part to get to the “starting gate”. There are some simple rules that can make the difference on how that interview goes. Sam Becker of the Cheat Sheet has some observations that may be of help. Continue reading →
One of the main areas where job candidates seek support is on the interview. So, here are five lessons learned over the years that make a great interview. Bruno Pell, the head of Citibank’s veteran recruiting program identifies five areas for making a great first impression and making that interview successful. Continue reading →
Our body language often speaks more than our verbal skills. Being aware of your body language and training yourself to use proper body language can make the difference in how you get along with people and possibly in your job search. Continue reading →
Only 4% of recruiters do not use social media to find and hire candidates. 87% utilize LinkedIn. Learning what recruiters do and what they are looking for can make a huge difference in your search for a new career. Barbra Adams has some insights that may be of value. Continue reading →
Hiring managers receive, on average, 75 resumes for each position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com They don’t have the time or resources to review each resume closely, and they spend about six seconds of their initial “fit or no fit” decision. .
An Objective. If you applied, it’s already obvious you want the job.
Irrelevant Work Experiences. Stay focused on the job at hand.
Personal stuff. No social security numbers etc.
Your hobbies. Not relevant.
Blatant lies. You will get caught.
Your age. You may be subject to discrimination.
Too much text. Keep it simple.
Time off. Not appropriate in your resume.
If needed, your interviewer will ask.
Inconsistent formatting. Self explanatory.
Personal pronouns like I, we, she, etc.
Present tense of a past job. Stay current.
Any unnecessary words. Keep it simple and clean.
A less than professional email address. Keep it professional.
Headers, tables, footers and charts. Keep it simple.
Your current business contact info. Dangerous!
The name of your boss. Dangerous!
Company specific terms. Your company’s jargon may not be appropriate.
Social media URL’s that are not related to your application.
More than fifteen years’ experience. It’s not a life story.
Salary information. Not necessary.
Outdated fonts. Stay current.
Fancy fonts. Keep it simple.
Reasons you left your former position. Keep it simple.
Go to www.TADPGS.com, click on the “Looking for People” tab, then view “Veterans Solutions”. To see more for information for Veterans, please join our LinkedIn group, Veterans Hiring Solutions for Veterans at http://linkd.in/Sg346w. If you have specific questions, contact me at Ben.Marich@Adeccona.com.
A resume is one of the essential tools in your job search. This tool is used to market or sell an applicant to an employer. It should only be a short summary, not the whole story. The following are general guidelines for writing different types of resumes. Continue reading →
An old-fashioned tough-guy actor who was best known for his portrayal of Wyatt Earp on the TV series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Hugh O’Brian was also a tough guy in real life. Continue reading →
A cover letter can be a welcome addition to the resume. There are some “extras” that may make the difference in your cover letter making the hiring manager want to take a closer look at your resume. Continue reading →
A Human Resource Manager normally spends 10-15 seconds looking at a resume. This makes it imperative that you make sure you avoid simple writing mistakes that may impact their view of your work. Michelle Dumas of the Forbes Coaches Council suggests that there are six common mistakes that you should be aware of. Continue reading →
When you transition out of the military, you have three options. You can get further training or education, start a business or find employment. If you are like many transitioning veterans, you need to put food on the table and pay the rent for you and your family. That means you need to find employment.
Choosing a job or a career after you transition can be the most important decision you make. Many people have an idea of what they would “like” to do, but you do not really know whether that idea is practical or is it a dream?