Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your application? We're sharing the seven secrets to a more powerful resume. [TWEET]
By Elizabeth Becker
Like it or not, your application to your dream job isn’t going straight to the person hiring for the role. Instead, it has to pass through a gatekeeper—typically someone in HR—who is responsible for vetting resumes before passing them along to the very busy hiring manager. This is the speed-dating round: You have only a few seconds to make a good impression or risk getting tossed into the reject pile.
If you do make a good impression, a hiring manager will look at your resume like they might an online dating profile. They know exactly what they’re looking for in a candidate, and a few misused words on your profile (or resume) could cost you your chance at the position. Even though you liked the company enough to send the first message, you’ll receive the dreaded “thanks, but no thanks” email in return that will have you wondering where you went wrong.
So how does your resume attract enough attention to get invited on a first date, i.e. interview? Here are seven little changes that will make a big difference on your resume.
Let's face it, graduate school isn't for everyone. But it's not the only way to make big bucks! TheLadders' salary analysis of 1.9 million U.S. professionals shows the top 10 highest-paying career paths for associate or bachelor’s degree graduates.
Earning a college degree has become a critical gateway to obtaining a secure, high-paying career. In fact, the value of a college degree has never been higher. So, if college is a must, what is the highest yield you can get from the minimum college investment?
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Turn your next alumni event into a networking goldmine with these tips. [TWEET]
There’s no denying the power of a valuable network. Studies show that you’re 10 times more likely to land a job when your application is accompanied by an employee referral. And a survey by Alumnifire, a digital platform for alumni networks, found that 90 percent of hiring managers would prefer to hire a fellow alumnus, if given the option. [TWEET]
Whether you’re searching for a job, building a business, seeking a mentor, or simply want to advance your career, alumni networking events can be goldmines for uncovering important connections and resources.
Here are six quick tips to help you make the most of these alumni events.
Make your mark during your next business meeting by employing these key tips. [TWEET]
Meetings have a bad rap in today’s workplace. Do a quick poll around the office and you’re sure to find that most of your colleagues would gladly wipe a few meetings off their calendar, if given the choice. However, when meetings are run properly, they can become meaningful, engaging and relevant activities in the workplace.
Instead of dreading your next business meeting, consider how you could use it as an opportunity to advance your career. Whether you recently entered the workforce, just started a new position or would like to take the next step in your career, your performance in meetings can help you make your mark at a company and boost your success.
With more and more qualified candidates entering the job market, self-assurance may be the key to impressing your next employer. [TWEET]
By Jeff Michaels
Did you know that what you say before and after an interview can be just as important as the interview itself? It’s true. These days, the talent pool is filled with virtually endless qualified candidates. Often, a hiring decision will come down to the gray areas that don't fit onto a resume, such as how personable a candidate is, how they dress, or if they seem like they would fit into the existing corporate culture.
While judging a candidate solely on whether they accept a glass of water or cup of coffee prior to the interview may seem extreme, realize that hiring managers likely have already seen ten other equally-qualified individuals, and are waiting for a clear sign that YOU are the right person for the job. Give them that sign.
Quit distracting recruiters with these unnecessary items today. [TWEET]
An eye-tracking study by TheLadders found that the average recruiter spends only six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if it’s worth a closer inspection. When you only have six seconds to make the right impression, you have to make every word on your resume count.
Below I’ve compiled a list of 16 items you can remove from your resume right away that will help your job application avoid the hiring manager’s trash pile.
A meeting with a big-time company executive can be daunting. Use these tips to keep your cool. [TWEET]
By Ken Sundheim
Everyone seeks more influence at work. They want to become leaders – to do something great with the career they are given, and be well-liked by those around them.
However, prior to securing an executive-level position, it’s imperative that you learn how to interview with senior management – it’s a different game than when you were in the lower ranks. Below, you’ll find four strategies for interviewing with C-level personnel in an effective, calm manner that instills confidence and increases likability.