How to Make Employers Pay a Closer Look at Your Resume

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It is no secret that average hiring authorities spend less than 10 seconds reviewing a resume. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make a resume stand out: Step 1: Make sure it passes initial ATS scan. So, before employers can pay a closer look at your resume, they have to see it first. To make that happen, you have to do a couple of things: Keep your resume format simple. That is why relevance is incredibly important when it comes to resume writing.

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Interview Tips: What Not To Say During Your Next Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

Your interview can help you secure the position of your dreams, or it can also sabotage your efforts by saying the wrong things. In addition to having a solid resume and dressing professionally, you should be aware of what you should and shouldn't say during your interview in order to leave a potential employer with a good impression. Here are a few topics you should never discuss during an interview: Read more ».

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Warmth or Competence: What Job Interviews Are Looking For

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She smiles nervously, but warms to the interview quickly. The interviewer goes into ‘avoidance’ mode, trying to get away from the threat in front of them. We think of job interviews as all about demonstrating competence. See Also: 8 Interview Tips For Introverts. Let’s test this with an interview question: “Tell us about yourself”. The ‘perfect’ job interview isn’t one where you read off your resume. Anecdotes can be easily abused in interviews.

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6 Interview Hacks That Are Sure To Land You The Job

Dumb Little Man

Interviewing for jobs is a stressful but unavoidable part of most people’s lives. Whether you are looking for your first job or looking to move up the corporate ladder, it is important that you nail the interview so that you can land that coveted job. When you ask someone for tips on how to make an impression during an interview, everyone will give you a different answer. Know Your Resume Like The Back Of Your Hand. See Also: 16 Worst Resume Mistakes.

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Writing a Resume that Matters

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Writing a Resume that Matters On May 12, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By CareersDoneWrite.com 2 Writing your own résumé can be a real challenge. Get you the interview Getting the interview is the goal. Consider your goals, and get to know your audience.

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Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

I sent out a HARO request the other day asking for input on resume do's and dont's. I was flooded with so many good suggestions I couldn't use them all for my Gannett News Service and USAToday.com column, so I'm offering you a great deal today: Super resume advice at no cost to you! (I Anyway, I'll let these people tell you in their own words what you can do to help you in your job search: "One of my pet peeves is extremely vague objective (resume)statements.

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An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

4 Hands-On Learning Labs: Roll up your sleeves and engage yourself in 1 of 4 topics ranging from creating a career portfolio to goal setting and professional branding. She enjoys helping others discover key steps toward their career focus, job search, or self-employment exploration by creating or editing resumes, researching a particular type of job search, discovering business ideas and the action needed to succeed and loves sharing interviewing tips!

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How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

If you can avoid it, don’t settle for a job that isn’t aligned with your long-term goals and interests. But keep in mind that it’s okay if you aren’t sure what your goals are yet. Between searching for job listings, individualizing your cover letters, and rehearsing your interviews, you will spend many of your waking hours getting through it all. See Also: Resume Action Words That Will Get You That Job. Set goals. number of interviews requested).

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 12 July, 2010 Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie® Award winner Lynn Holgate, an Executive Assistant at High Performance Technologies, Inc. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

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You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. You may need to go to interviews that don’t really guarantee any good results. Listen: Randomly sending out resumes may get you a few interviews, but you will be wasting a lot of real and good opportunities. Create an attractive resume and engaging cover letter. Your resume and cover letter play an important role in getting the attention of potential employers. Career Goals Happiness

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4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

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On 3 separate occasions, the professionals I spoke with forwarded my resume over to their hiring managers. These interactions resulted in 3 separate in-person interviews. Although you shouldn’t expect your connection to forward your resume along, it’s a possibility if you impress them with engaging questions and show interest in the company. Now that you have your responses written out and ready to go, utilize the next technique to become a true interviewing rock star!

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How To Make A Successful And Hassle-Free Career Change

Dumb Little Man

Whether your goals, values or interests have changed or you need more money and flexible hours, starting a new career isn’t something you can take lightly. These are things that will look good on your resume regardless of what direction you want to head. Besides a list of references, you’ll definitely need a good resume, too. You don’t have to include everything in your resume but be sure to include all related working experiences.

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Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets INTERVIEW WELL Make it a conversation. You are interviewing them too so ask questions. Take notes during the interview so you don’t forget what you wanted to ask. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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Coaches; 6 Types & 10 Ways They Can Use Online Technology?

Tips From T. Marie

Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance. Career Coach: A Career Coach assists their clients in identifying personal goals, developing leadership skills and planning career moves. This includes helping them clarify the vision of their business and how it fits in with their personal goals.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

However, if you have a strong resume, a robust network, and good interview skills, you could land something sooner. As a career coach , one of my goals is to help my clients reduce the time it takes to land a new job as much as possible. Perhaps a slight tweak to your resume, or a minor adjustment in your search strategy, or a different approach to interviewing is all you need to get some positive results.

2018 160

Why I love my job?

Laughing all the Way to Work

My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets When I interview for a job I interview the person interviewing me and try to get a feel for whether we will work well together. Good boss, bad boss On one interview I went on, when I met the two men who would be interviewing me, I met the first one and thought, "OK, so he seems like a nice man and I could work with him."

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Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Whether you are or are not planning a job/company change tracking your projects, career education, extra duties, and tasks learned (or expanded) should be added to your resume/ career portfolio. Resume/portfolio updates should go hand in hand with your yearly evaluation process; supporting professional and personal advancement. Her blog topics include interviewing tips, career best practices, evaluation outlines, and the importance of self-care and goal-setting.

5 Simple Career Management Tips Everyone Should Follow Starting Now

Eat Your Career

Keep your resume up-to-date. Even if you aren’t actively job searching, your resume should always be ready to go so you don’t get stuck making last minute updates. Your resume is one of the most important documents you have to offer so you don’t want to rush it or ignore it for years on end. Your resume is no place to slack off. If you’ve been proactive about keeping your resume updated, you’ll be ready to pounce.

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The Compartmentalization of Life

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! My clients were about 99 percent female and my job was to help them meet their weight loss goals. Make sure your goals are aligned and that the steps you are taking in one area aren’t having a negative impact on another.

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Reviewing Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

a copy of your resume, examples of projects completed such as forms, spreadsheets, graphs, etc. Answering those questions can help you set goals, help you focus on what areas you could learn more about, hone in on certain time-saving skills you may not currently be using, but feel familiar with, incorporate tasks into your current position that highlight your skills and could make your current position more productive.

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7 Job Search Secrets You Must Know

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7 Job Search Secrets You Must Know When I interviewed Harvey Mackay recently about using selling techniques to help in a job search, I told him that he was giving away the top secrets of journalists, also. Among his suggestions: Don’t be the first interview. Interview the interviewer.

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Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant

Office Dynamics

Set stretch goals. Creating a mission statement or mantra and setting personal and professional goals can boost confidence and empower you. Goals that include opportunities to learn, challenge comfort zones, inspire creating, connecting with supportive others, and promote inner happiness build confidence, which empowers individuals to accept and celebrate their unique qualities.

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Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

The January 10 th Ask an Admin was from Barb about setting goals. Sometimes it is difficult to set specific time-bound goals for administrative professional roles. When setting goals, a typical guideline method is S.M.A.R.T.E.R One suggestion is making a spreadsheet with the SMARTER method keywords as tab headers to help set focused goals and prepare for your next evaluation. Pauline’s goals directly support the values and goals of the company.

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Scheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some. The meeting is typically a way to evaluate the past year’s project management, acknowledge achievements, receive valuable feedback for performance improvement and create new goals for continued productivity. Sometimes it is more difficult for administrative support staff to set measurable goals.

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Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

After all, Inc reports that every corporate job opening attracts an average of 250 resumes, but on average only four to six people will interview for the position. Take the time to create a LinkedIn account if you haven’t already and fill out the details of your education and career goals. A fully fleshed out, professional social media profile gives employers a point of reference beyond your resume.

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Staying Motivated as an Entrepreneur – Top Tips from Some of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs

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Although faced with different challenges during the start of his business such as time and money for capital, it didn’t stop him from reaching his goal. Because of her ability to help craft perfect resumes for her clients, she was known to be the “Resume Whisperer.” One of his discoveries during the journey towards his goal was how customers would start coming to him if he provided excellent customer service after which everything would fall into place.

2017 176

The Accomplishment Journal: A Yardstick Against Your Life

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Whether you are about to change careers, set stretching goals or just need a yardstick to measure where you are now, an accomplishment journal will let you address tough questions. If you’re preparing for a job interview, it’s mandatory that you consider your accomplishment journal first. If you keep your accomplishment journal updated, you no longer have to spend hours updating your resume.

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Is Your Education Useless? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Many freelancers don’t have to send their resumes to people anymore, so those degrees don’t see a lot of action, but they’re there, collecting dust on our walls. If your goal from university is to be rich, then skip it and work on a start up. Volunteer Global, Interview with Sarah Van Auken Reply Heather Villa ( @IAC_Heather ) December 14, 2009 at 5:39 am While I may not use my degree everyday, it definitely helps in what I do.

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Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 2

Office Dynamics

Being courageous by setting goals that challenge your comfort zone and utilizing the resources that you currently have empowers you. I dedicated time to self-care as often as possible, and focus on professional and personal development goals. In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, it is used in a variety of situations and conversations.

2019 122

Why Volunteering Is Important In Getting Your First Job

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It is quite easy to get lost in a boring and academic resume, providing brief information on your college achievements. If you are planning to do volunteering work, there are a few tips which may greatly help you to achieve all of your goals and obtain your first job: Stay tuned. The whole point of volunteering is creating networks and engaging everyone to achieve bigger goals.

2017 164

5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, August 10, 2009 5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation Are you your own worst enemy? If you dont think so, read this column I wrote for Gannett, and you may just change your mind: Maybe you put countless hours into carefully crafting a resume and cover letter.

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Common Job Search Mistakes

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Common Job Search Mistakes On May 15, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By CareersDoneWrite.com 0 Many job search candidates spend innumerable hours pursuing employment opportunities; yet many do not achieve the desired results. Identifying a few niche job boards where you can post your resume.

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Critical Steps in Your Career Transition

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Critical Steps in Your Career Transition On June 29, 2010, In Resume Writing by Debra Wheatman , By CareersDoneWrite.com 0 One of the toughest challenges job seekers face is figuring out how to make a career transition.

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Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

Asana – Defined as the work management platform teams use to stay focused on the goals, projects, and daily tasks that grow business. It’s convenient to use the same format or program at work to collaborate with your team on a big project and then create a personal project list, budget, goal tracker, etc.

2019 122

How College Students Can Prep for Green Careers

Eco-Office Gals

This also means that there are more college students who have a similar goal as you do, which means that green jobs are more competitive than ever. Whether you are getting a masters in music education online or you’re going to college to become an urban planner, it looks good to prospective employers if you have some volunteer credentials listed on your resume.

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For Beginners: Keyboarding

Administrative Arts

Typing Tutorial – this site has a good general tutorial as well as games and tests to help you reach your goal. Boost Your Resume, Become Bilingual. Interviewing Skills: Turning an Interview into a Job. I will be writing some posts especially for beginners in the clerical field. Helpful tips and what to learn to progress in an administrative career. These will be posted to the category For Beginners and will include For Beginners in the title.

Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! You may discover that your future goals don’t align with your present-day actions. Each goal should be broken down into tasks that, once completed, will achieve the goal. Course Correct : Career goals will change and grow just as you do.

2010 153

Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Other days are spent marking off tasks from a long to-do list and developing more efficient ways to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Whether you plan to retire from your chosen position or working toward another goal you can choose the attitude you bring daily. Avoid Burnout. In Utopia, burnout would be a term no one ever used or heard of. Everyone would be matched perfectly with the career they not only enjoyed but knew exactly how to succeed at.

2018 135

The Most Important Tool for Accelerating Your Career Growth

Eat Your Career

Doing this one thing will exponentially increase your chances of career success and meeting your professional goals. It’s definitely something you should be vocal about in interviews. Highlight It On Your Resume. Your resume should always include an education section. Add It To Your Performance Goals or Professional Development Plan (PDP). Every goal you reach should lead to a new one. So, you want to get ahead at work. Who doesn’t?

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How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

In addition, be the colleague who recognizes office birthdays and special occasions, such as when the sales team exceeds its quarterly goals or the business development group lands a big client. Forty-seven percent of respondents to the Office of the Future survey said they want to be involved when hiring incoming administrative professionals by posting job ads, screening resumes and interviewing candidates. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. It looks like I have a chance to interview for an EA position to the president & chief executive officer. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge!

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. It looks like I have a chance to interview for an EA position to the president & chief executive officer. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge!

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What James Franco Can Teach Us About Productivity

Eat Your Career

However, the most impressive thing about James Franco isn’t his acting resume; it’s his extra curricular activities. In a recent interview , Danny McBride, Franco’s costar in an upcoming movie, said the following: “There was a teacher that he had at school in New York, and James (Franco) had missed a class or two because of filming, and (the teacher) basically said if he didn’t come to this class, he would be dropped from the class. Admittedly, this post is a little late.

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