Topics: Marc's Newsletter
At TheLadders, we know how difficult this is and dug up some of the most useful tools on the Internet that will not only provide inspiration, but also help you construct or update your resume effortlessly.
Sell your hard skills effectively with these resume writing tips. [TWEET]
By Andy Preisler
How much time does a recruiter spend reviewing a potential hire? 60 seconds? 30 seconds? 10 seconds?
Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of job seekers are granted even less. On average, employers only spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before making the initial decision on a candidate. So what’s the key to securing an interview? Having a well-written, compelling resume.
The art of the sell has no age limit. Prove your worth with these helpful hints. [TWEET]
By Robyn Melhuish
Inching closer towards retirement, but still looking for a new gig? You’re not alone.
In a survey conducted by AARP of working professionals aged 45 to 74, seven in 10 respondents plan to continue working throughout retirement. Of those surveyed, 64 percent claimed to have experienced ageism at their current place of business or when looking for a new position.
By Melissa Llarena
Nail your next job interview presentation with these tips. [TWEET]
Mark made an excellent first impression at his initial interview with a Hong Kong based direct sales consumer goods company. He was then notified that he would have to present a pitch deck at his next interview. The instructions were specific– he was to pitch a sale over $1M that he'd led over the past two years.
Mark panicked, as he did not have a great example, nor had he ever reached that revenue number in the past. He asked himself, “how can I position my presentation in a way that's relevant and answers the question head on?”
It's time for my twice-a-year update of the best questions for you to ask in an interview.
I've put this list together because so often we can forget what an interview's all about. It sure feels like it's about you, but it's really not.
An interview is actually about how you can help your future boss and future employer succeed. It's about finding out what their requirements and hopes are and matching up your background and experience with what they need.
Overlooking these basic facts about the interview is easy. There's so much else going on in your work, your life, and in your job search, that you can forget to look at the interview from the interviewer's point of view. And that's a shame, because you need the interviewer to walk away from the interview thoroughly impressed.
A considerable number of professionals are relocating, and for good reason. Find out where they go and why this may be the next step for you too. [TWEET]
Use these free resources to create outstanding resumes and develop your personal brand. [TWEET]
Perhaps you haven’t updated your resume or cover letter in a while. You may be unsure of which experiences and skills should be highlighted and which should be omitted. You might also be unaware of some of the resume rules and media trends that will put you in the best position for success.
A stellar resume, cover letter, and list of references are crucial to finding a job, but not enough to really set you apart in a highly competitive market. This is why a solid personal branding strategy is so integral to getting your foot in the door, and hopefully into the interview rooms, of your target companies.
Self-sabotage is so “Ew!” Interview like a pro with these 5 tips. [TWEET]
If you think Jimmy Fallon is a national treasure (as I do), you’ve probably seen his “Ew!” sketch on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” According to Jimmy’s character Sara (with no “h” because “h’s” are “Ew!”), there are many things that can make her say “Ew!”: brain freezes, egg nog, Crocs, and most of all, her step-dad Gary.
Thinking of jumping ship and joining a startup? Use these tips to help you decide. [TWEET]
By Shindy Chen
These days, it seems like everyone’s jumping on the startup bandwagon. Somewhere along the way, working a corporate job lost its panache to the startup “badge of honor.” Especially if you live in a city with a burgeoning tech scene.
However, not all startups are created equal. Success in the startup world is largely dependent on the founding team’s smarts, skills and drive. And while they’re not for everyone, startups do offer a diverse workplace experience some professionals might prefer over the corporate routine.
Topics: Changing Careers