How the "New" Internet Is Changing the Rules for Job Hunters...
Six Things To Do Right Now If You're Looking for a Better Job
Sometime in 2005—while you were busy and minding your own business—the “rules of the road” started changing for job hunters.
Now it’s late 2008, the economy feels shaky and resumes are flooding the Internet. Unfortunately, many well-qualified people don't know about the new rules so their resumes are landing in the spam pile.
Don’t let that happen to you!
Advice from Top Recruiters: "Do Three Things Now—Even if You're Not Looking for a Job"
If you've been paying attention to the news lately, maybe you're been hearing a small voice in the back of your head saying "Be Prepared."
According to many recruiting and outplacement experts, a "Be Prepared" mindset shows your survival instincts are alive and well.
Here are three actions you can take right now—right where you are—to help allay any personal jitters about the economy . . .
How the The Resume Coach Opens Doors for Job Seekers and Career Changers
Why hire the "Resume Coach"? You'll get more job interviews!
How the PAR process prepares you for the interview
How to use "social-networking" sites to
bypass HR and reach hiring managers directly
First, the good news. If you are well qualified and your resume has packaged you correctly, you'll be called in for an interview
Some Resume Fads You Need Not Worry About—for Now
Every few years somebody says the traditional resume is about to be replaced by some high-tech upgrade like the video resume, the social networking resume, or even the podcast resume.
As we say in Brooklyn, fugghedaboutit.
A traditional resume is still the power tool for your job search. Unless you are a Web designer, multimedia artist or "digital snob," these high-tech formats won’t apply to you in the foreseeable future.
BTW video resumes are tedious to watch and inefficient. An employer can scan a printed resume in 10-15 seconds--it takes that long just to load a video on YouTube!
The Web 2.0 Resume, Marci Alboher, NY Times, March 10, 2008
How to Spiff Up Your Resume, Marci Alboher, NY Times, Nov 1, 2007
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