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 →
As anticipated, the national unemployment rate fell from 4.8 % to 4.7 % over last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Approximately 235,000 new jobs were created in February, adding to the national economy. This development follows a long-term trend, with the U.S. economy having grown for 94 straight months. This is the third-longest recorded growth for the U.S. economy and it is good news for all job seekers.
The Department of Defense announced a renewed effort to alert veterans that they may have their service records reviewed for a change of status. Those veterans who feel they were victims of an injustice regarding their discharges etc. may now request a review of their status Continue reading →
Race and gender play a significant role in the job market. Unfortunately, minorities and women are underrepresented in most STEM careers. Only 25% in this workforce is made up of women. Women are also less likely to graduate in these disciplines. In order to close this gap, President Donald Trump has signed two bills supporting women in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Both H.R. 321 and H.R. 255 are designed to support women’s participation in STEM education and encourage them to pursue careers in these disciplines.
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 →
“I have trouble with direction, because I have trouble with authority. I was not a good Marine.”
Gene Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, but family problems spurred him into moving frequently. Although they finally settled in Danville Illinois, his father left when Hackman was 13 years old and his mother was an alcoholic. At the age of 16, Hackman decided to drop out of high school and join the Marines. Despite being underage, he lied well enough to enlist. Continue reading →
The world’s biggest happening in the cybersecurity field – the RSA Conference – is held annually in San Francisco, CA. The week-long event, February 13-17, 2017, offered an opportunity to learn more about information security and cryptography. A record-breaking 43,000 people had a chance to see 15 keynote presentations and hear from more than 700 speakers in 500 different sessions. Attendees could visit booths of 550 companies on the expo floors, or attend tutorials, seminars or peer-to-peer sessions.
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.