Monday, July 24, 2017

Resume on File - hmmmm....

They’re keeping my resume on file for another possible opportunity. You may hear that when you’ve been rejected for a job, but don’t take it literally. Even if a very similar position comes available almost immediately, don’t assume they’ll pull out your resume and add it to the pile. You do actually need to apply again.

Source - An Elite Resume

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ageism Issue

By listing all of your past experience on your resume, you emphasize your age to potential employers. The latest wisdom recommends showing only the last 10 to 12 years of work, or 12 to 15 years if the work is highly relevant. Work prior to that can be summarized or deleted from the resume.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Follow Up

Do not take the path of least resistance and wait for a prospective employer to follow-up with you. Always email or call the following week after you submitted the resume. It is OK to do so unless they specifically state " NO CALLS PLEASE".

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Do not send your resume today (SUNDAY)

If you are planning to send resumes today - STOP!!  You can do your research and set-up buy wait until Monday after 10am local time.

Sending your resume today will put you in the electronic pile with hundreds of others from the weekend.  Setup on a timer or in your drafts and send Monday.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Managing your Job Search

Managing your Job Search - Take 10 minutes this weekend to evaluate whether your resume and LinkedIn profile are consistent in content.  Especially take notice of the dates.  Huge red flags if the dates do not jive...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ageism

Are you in the job market? Do you understand age discrimination? If the answer to question #2 is no, then take 15 minutes and use the Internet to educate yourself on the ramifications of age discrimination and how it affect people from 18 - 65 and not just "older workers". I will be writing a FAQ on age discrimination this summer. If you want to received a copy, send an email to abresumes@allan-brown.com and include FAQ in the subject line.