One guy is out of work for less than a month, and he gets a job offer with a raise. It takes 6 months to get a job for the guy who sat next to him. This poor guy was doing exactly the same job, got better performance ratings, and would get rehired first if the job was re-opened. […]
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? (Franklin)
Walking on the flat, open plains, an Apache claims he can disappear from sight. There is no place to hide, so the Army officer backs off to a safe distance and turns his back for a minute. Sure enough […]
Your resume has spots that no professional resume reader ever looks at: the objective, the summary, and big block paragraphs. It is just a fact, no one reads them.
You may have hidden critical stuff in your resume the way my son once hid himself. In a game my son hid from our family right […]
If they can’t see you, you aren’t there. If they can’t take their eyes off you, there’s no competition.
What is the difference between these three scenarios?
You send out 100 resumes in an hour and get no response. You spend two days deciding who to send resumes to, send out 3 resumes, and […]
Drayton Bird has sold more products and services than small countries buy in a year. Here is how he helped the daughter of a client re-write her resume and cover letter, in his words.
Here is the glamorous star of this helpful idea, and even if you don’t find it useful I bet someone […]
You see 6 ads for one job you really want. It is so good you would quit you’re your current job just to apply. What do you do?
High Priority Jobs
Getting your resume into the hiring manager’s hands is your quest.
First gather information.
Is there anything that makes you think the writer […]
Did you climb the corporate ladder and find it was leaning against the wrong wall? Tired of 80 hour weeks or being in airports constantly? Did you get a degree that makes it harder to get a job? Do you want to go hunting more? I know a lot of people who managed to get […]
First of all, apply for every job you are qualified for. It is impossible to tell if the job is real. You may as well take 5 minutes and apply.
Did you notice I did NOT say take 15 seconds and apply? Internet job boards let you send off a resume without thinking. You can […]
Some words are so overused that they create a mental train wreck for resume readers. Yes, I want you to have all of these characteristics, but show me, don’t expect me to believe your claim just because you use the word.
Here is the original article on words that drive me to distraction.
If you are very focused. If you are determined. If the hiring manager is really missing out by not talking to you.
SEND A PERSONAL VIDEO.
It can be really personal, calling him by name.
Why not record a YouTube video. Use your webcam, cellphone, or digital camera. Upload it to YouTube. Make it private. […]