If you’ve ever gotten career advice from a professional resume writer, career counselor, or through your own research about optimizing your resume, chances are you have heard about applicant tracking systems (ATS) and how they can derail your job search efforts. You’ve heard that companies screen candidates through these systems,
It isn’t just the introverts among us who cringe at the thought of networking into a new job. Although I don't consider myself an introvert, even I’ve been at the mercy of networking jitters—battling dry mouth as I picked up the phone, worried that I’ll be a nuisance to the
Are you one of the millions of people putting off your job search until the New Year? Why wait so long? You might be thinking, “Nobody’s hiring until January anyway.” Well, that’s a myth, because we all know that business doesn’t just come to a screeching halt over the holidays.
While it can be very tempting to take a break during the holidays with your job search efforts, it’s a fact that December and January remain strong hiring months. The savvier move therefore is to recharge and keep moving forward in your search. Consider the following reasons why you should continue to network
Those of us who identify as introverts cringe – no, we actually sprint for the door – at the mere mention of networking. For us, it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard, and there’s an automatic shutdown of our brains when that dreaded word surfaces in conversation. There’s strong evidence that
Networking is rightfully touted as the magic bullet in a job search. Overwhelmingly, when my clients land positions they covet, they first learned of a role through someone they know – often a weak tie rather than someone from a long-term relationship – instead of an online job listing. Those
You have a group of folks that you know on a first-name basis, know through friends, or know of. These are your three circles of influence. Think of it as a bulls-eye. Your hot circle of influence is in the center; the warm and cold circles are the outer circles.
How is your email signature and voicemail greeting communicating your value proposition? Executive job seekers often miss an easy (but powerful) opportunity to connect with targeted decision-makers through their email signature and voice mail greeting. Email Signature The folks at WriteThat.name, a contact management solution, looked at 700 million emails
Does the word networking make your palms sweat and your right eye twitch? Believe me, you’re not alone. But study after study shows that it progresses business and careers, so what do you do? Luckily, here are some great apps to help make networking less overwhelming: Switch This is a
We all know that networking is one of the most effective ways to find a job, and that it’s a key strategy for getting your résumé in the hands of those who can help you. The problem is we don’t always know what to say or how to ask for