- Time off to travel – Travel is a great educational experience, which is what you need to communicate in your resume. Do not say, “After graduation I needed to take a vacation”, or “Due to the stress of my job … Continue reading the story "A GAP IN YOUR RESUME?"
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When you have a gap in your resume, you must find a way to turn it into a positive. Let me give you three examples:
Older workers tend to undersell the value of their experiences, both on the resume and during interviews. Not all employers are looking for younger less experienced workers, especially now that we are continuing to come out of a major economic slowdown. Inexperience is not going to help hiring organizations improve productivity, generate new revenue, or reduce cost. Younger, less experienced workers will cost employers time, effort … Continue reading the story "OLDER CANDIDATE ADVANTAGES"
There are many different ways to design a job search strategy. You’ll need to find the best alternatives for the most favorable outcome. The approach I’ve found to be the most advantageous is the 60-40 rule: 60% effort in your interactive network and 40% of all others. THE 60% RULE – This involves an assertive, interactive, well-designed networking strategy. The people who know you best are … Continue reading the story "WHAT’S THE 60-40 RULE?"
Many executives have told me that the journey through their career was much more fun than the arrival at their ultimate career destination. Why is that? Here are a few reasons given to me:
- When you’re moving through your career, much of your achievements are based on your own individual efforts. When you’re at the top, results are through the efforts of others. Doing is … Continue reading the story "THE JOURNEY IS MORE FUN!"
Want to know what a hiring manager is thinking while scanning resumes? Or maybe how the hiring manager views potential candidates during an interview? You would have a distinct advantage if you could read the mind of the hiring manager. So let’s take a look at the hiring manager’s decision-making process, what’s important, and how to prepare. It’s really simple. A hiring manager wants to know … Continue reading the story "A MANAGER’S HIRING DECISION"