Monday, November 28, 2022

Success (Quote)

 "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."

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Benjamin Franklin Quote

 "Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning." - Benjamin Franklin


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Saturday, November 26, 2022

LinkedIn Recommendations

If your goal is to optimize your LinkedIn profile, not to mention build strong relationships with colleagues, do not be shy - ask colleagues for a recommendation. In fact, be proactive and write one for them. You will make someone’s day and I bet they reciprocate.


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Friday, November 25, 2022

Hidden Job Market

 The PUBLIC JOB MARKET, by definition, is public. That means that anyone with an internet connection can access it. The HIDDEN JOB MARKET is comprised of jobs that are much harder to find, but often significantly higher quality and quantity.


That doesn’t mean they’re impossible to find; it simply means you need connections (NETWORK) and to start conversations to uncover these unique opportunities.

The Hidden Job Market is where most of the golden job opportunities are. 80% of jobs that are filled are NEVER listed publicly (source LinkedIn). Those are bad odds, and winners don’t waste their time with bad odds.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Job Postings -

 Job Postings -

One of the biggest mistakes job candidates make is disqualifying themselves because they do not meet EVERY requirement in the job description. While certain requirements truly do matter, many qualifications are more of a "wish list" than a mandatory qualification.


Key point - if you can demonstrate that you have the experience and wherewithal to do the job, then apply without hesitation.


Allan


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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

College Students and Their Parents Should Read This

 College Students:


I had a conversation with a soon-to-be college student about 15 minutes ago. Dedicated and motivated to succeed, he was very frustrated with his job search.


Appears that his college counselor told him to add an objective statement to the resume as well as his picture, among other line items. The counselor did not know the best practices for submitting resumes as related to applicant tracking systems (ATS). The student (not a client, as least not as of this moment) was not getting any traction since July.


Therefore, two things:


1. If you are a college student, start reading up on resume and job search best practices, esp. as related to ATS, resume pictures, summary statements and more


2. If you are a college counselor, you have an ethical obligation to stay abreast of trends that affect job searches. If you cannot fulfill what I consider to be this very reasonable obligation, go find another job. You are doing your students and college a monumental disservice.


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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Hidden Job Market

 Hidden Job Market - Past history indicates that at this time of year, many people opt to "table" their job searches until after the New Year.


This is a mistake. Companies already know their hiring requirements for 2023. However, because of budgets, requisitions cannot be posted until January. But sharp hiring managers are looking now, leveraging their networks to begin to fill roles. These unpublished jobs are the definition of the HIDDEN JOB MARKET.

If you are seeking to change jobs now, do not stop looking because of the holidays. Ramp up your networking and the jobs opportunities will prove to be more abundant now than you may have previously thought.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A Quote About Performance

 To All Managers - “A highly paid, highly motivated employee who is not allowed to work with his full potential is like a Ferrari which is not allowed out of the garage.”

― Charbel Tadros


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Self Evaluation

 Career Changers


Have you considered to perform your own "self job evaluation"? If not, you should. Take time to think about your job (duties and challenges), your company, your boss, personal goals, your skills and company direction.


This exercise will give you clarity concerning a potential change.


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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Photo on Your Resume

 Should you include a photo on your resume?


For job seekers in the USA and other selected countries (UK), you should NOT include a photo in your resume unless your physical features are a bonafide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for employment.


Employment law in the USA and UK prohibit companies to hire based on racial, gender or appearance biases. 


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