Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bad Boss...How to Manage your Relationship

Interesting Read - Worthy of your time.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stuck-toxic-manager-heres-survival-guide-abhigyan-chand/?trackingId=diYvtvdlNWFRBjm7oPgoGA%3D%3D

Monday, January 20, 2020

Read the Job Description

READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION - Before you tailor the resume, read the job description to ensure that your key terms, qualifications and successes are consistent with the requirements. One fatal mistake that job seekers make is to keep their resume at "15+ years" when the posting specifically says "10+ years". It is ethical and truthful to change your resume to read "10+ years" or "progressive, successful career growth". Do not eliminate yourself because of age!

#jobsearch #agediscrimination #resumewriting #followme  #allanbrown

Friday, January 17, 2020

Cart Before the Horse

Cart Before the Horse...

I had a conversation with a potential client yesterday. She wants to change careers but had no clue what she wants to do. I told her I would not take her project until she made her decision. She got agitated and told me another writer was willing to take her project...


Point of the story - With employers seeks employees with specialization, hiring managers are gearing the candidate search in a specified direction. In addition, scanning tools are geared to ID key terms that directly relate to to desired qualifications of the position. In short, if the resume does not SCREAM your specialization, you probably will be disqualified from that particular role.


Therefore, BEFORE you write your new resume, make a decision what you what to pursue, not the other way around....

#resumeservices #resume #resumewriting #careerchange

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Best Time of Year to Look for Work is NOW.

The best time of year to look for work is NOW.  Great opportunities await those who pursue their career objectives.  However, you have to be in the game to win.  So do not complain if you do not get opportunities thrown at you.  You must be assertive and proactive in your search.  No time better than the present.  
 GET STARTED NOW!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Contacting Recruiters on LinkedIn

Before you contact a recruiter on LinkedIn, do a little research.  Do not ask "What openings do you have?"  You will get  no reply.  These folks get so many requests from people who are not working within their specialty that they are not going to answer random, thoughtless questions.  And remember, they are under no obligation to answer - they work for someone else, not you.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Reference Check - Not on you, the Employer

Be sure to reference check the company because your potential employer will do the same with you.  You are going to spend more time with this employer and its people than with any other aspect of your life. You can never truly know what it is going to be like to work there until you start, but at least you will get a better sense of the environment if you do your research and analysis.  An organization’s online reputation is their reputation.  I might suggest using Barrons.com, Bloomberg.com, BusinessWeek.com, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, Google.com, Hoovers.com, Linkedin.com, Moodys.com, SEC.gov, StandardandPoors.com and WSJ.com.

Source: Career and Worklife Blog - Tom Denham

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Resume File Name - Best Practice

Best Practice for Naming Your Resume.

I have read a ton of resumes and many that are sent have strange file names.  I suggest that you keep the name plain and straight - forward.

ex. Allan Brown Resume - Q12020
ex.  Allan Brown - Resume for Director of Marketing Position - Q12020

Both examples make it easy for the reader to know who I am and the time frame the resume is applicable.  The second example should be used when you know the name of the position that you are applying.

Questions - send a note to resumes@allan-brown.com

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