3 Companies you should never work for
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The High Turn-Over Outfit: Red flags: A company shouldn't be on the hunt for important roles in management or leadership every six months. If they are, they've fallen into a hire-and-fire cycle. This can indicate a few things. One, leadership may be very fickle, unable to land on the specific qualities they want in a candidate. Two, the company may have a bad internal culture which makes retention nearly impossible. Three, top level goals may be as fleeting as the talent.
The Culture Clash Corp: Red flags: Negative employee reviews, lack of focus on a true employee experience, recruiters evading your questions. A poor company culture should be a deal breaker. Even if a company's poor culture hasn't played out publicly, it can be bad for your career. It's well known that a positive company culture can drive financial performance and a productive workforce. Therefore, a negative culture can do the exact opposite.
The Curb Appealer: Red flags: Pristine and ideal image in marketing materials and publicity, however, the day-to-day operation is far from glamorous. Only the leaders have what can pass as offices, staff is dispersed among shoddy cubicles, lighting is awful, technology is outdated. Do your due diligence before you apply to a company to look inside its offices, get a sense of the digs and see if it's a place you want to spend 40+ hours a week.
Maximize your exposure and land more interviews
LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.
One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top job sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.
If you want all the benefits without all the work, you can let a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you. You fill out one simple form and they'll instantly post your resume on 86 top job sites like Job.com, CareerBuilder, America's Job Exchange, Dice & more. Then you'll be seen by over 1.5 million employers & recruiters daily. It takes ONLY 5 minutes and saves 60 hours of research and data entry. To maximize your exposure and land more interviews, get your resume posted on all the top job sites.
3 Simple ways to achieve more in your career
CHICAGO, IL -- 1) Do Exercise: When you exercise, your body releases endorphins, boosting your mood and making you feel more relaxed and invigorated. It improves your general self-perception which in turn makes you more resilient and disciplined! The head-space from all the other demands can actually bring a clarity that can help you with any issues you're trying to address. Even a ten minute walk could make a big difference to how you feel in the afternoon.
2) Get Enough Sleep: Sleep is the only time your body has to restore itself. It's when your brain recharges and if you don't get enough you'll find your memory and attention are negatively affected. A lack of sleep also raises stress hormone levels. No one can avoid the odd late night but it's worth asking yourself whether some discipline around your sleeping habits could pay back considerably for you.
3) Eat Well: It's import to maintain a balanced diet. Most dietitians agree refined carbs are bad news. So if your lunch is high in them, try swapping it for something a bit healthier. It'll reduce the energy swings that leave you tired a few hours later. And never underestimate the benefits of water. As we speak, we lose moisture and the more dehydrated we get, the more tired we become. So get into the habit of having a glass or bottle with you all the time and take regular sips.
Tips on writing the perfect cover letter
NEW YORK CITY, NY -- Make your cover letter one page. Why is this a rule? People have short attention spans. We're trained to be distracted, jumping from one task to another. Time's valuable and people don't seem to have much of it - especially a hiring manager. That's why your letter needs to be well written, easy to read and one page. Got it? OK, great!
Personalize it. Make sure to address your letter to the right person. You don't want Mrs. Smith in accounting to get your letter, when it's meant for Mr. Smith in operations. True personalization goes much further than that though. Find a way to compliment Mr. Smith, a way to express your admiration for the company. That type of stuff goes a long way.
Introduce yourself and brag a little. Don't just say, "I'm Mike" or "I'm Jennifer;" say more about yourself. Something unique about your work experience. Something uncommon about your skill set. Maybe even something about your passion for the company's contribution to the industry. If you do this well, the hiring manager is more likely to remember you. Say thank you. It's not a bad idea to say this at the beginning and end. You especially want to mention it early, in case the hiring manager doesn't read your entire letter. Yeah, that's possible, but don't take offense. The bottom line is you need to sound genuinely appreciative.
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LOS ANGELES, CA -- A perfectly-written cover letter can be more important to your job search than your resume! A cover letter is really a sales letter. It's your personal advertisement, your first impression, your grand introduction. A brilliantly worded cover letter is the easiest way to assure your resume is the one, amongst a stack of resumes, that actually gets read. The best part is, few people understand this fact. So having a great cover letter is almost like having an unfair advantage.
As a matter of fact, the vast majority of your competition simply "throws" together any old cover letter just so they have something to attach to their average resume. As a result, most cover letters do nothing to land the job interview. In fact, hiring managers often make a decision to interview from a well written cover letter alone -- before even reading a resume.
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4 Strategies to sync your LinkedIn Profile and resume
BROOKLYN, NY -- 1) Think Extension...not Carbon Copy: Don't just copy and paste your resume into your LinkedIn profile. If you do that, you're missing several opportunities to get noticed by the hiring manager. Your profile should be used as an extension of your resume, not an exact carbon copy.
2) No page limits: Your LinkedIn profile doesn't have the page limit that a traditional resume has. The purpose of your resume is to summarize why you're the best candidate for the position. On LinkedIn, you can expand on your key accomplishments and add impact information that will help you stand out. 3) Make sure voice, tone and point of view are consistent: LinkedIn is a professional network, and should be treated as such. Your profile should be written in the same voice, tone and point of view, as your resume is written in.
4) Optimize your headline: Your resume's headline should be expanded on your LinkedIn profile. This headline should use keywords, descriptors and deliverables for which you want to be found for by hiring managers and recruiters. Do not let it default to your current job title. 5) Tie accomplishments to the position and the summary: Instead of lumping your experiences by company, insert your key accomplishments in other areas of your LinkedIn profile such as the Executive Summary, Skills, and Projects sections. This will help your profile to be found when recruiters do a keyword search.
Get help with your LinkedIn Profile to get hired faster
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Two hundred million users can't be wrong. LinkedIn has exploded onto the employment search scene and is now used across 200 different countries. It has sparked a recruiting revolution of sorts, as many hiring managers search its massive database of prospective employees before even announcing a job opening. Is your profile being found?
If the content within your profile is a simple copy-and-paste from your resume, you could be damaging your chances of landing that dream job. The Career News recommends having your profile overhauled by "LinkedIn Builder", the professional writing service with a rapidly growing list of happy clients. The company will turn your LinkedIn content from passive to powerful in 72 short hours. Here's how: Precise, targeted headline; Conversational summary section with a perfectly social tone; Optimized job descriptions crafted to ensure maximum visibility; 100% profile completeness; Fast, email delivery with easy upload instructions; Downloadable DIY Guide loaded with best practices, LinkedIn insights and how-to tips.
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Foolproof job search tips for job seekers
DENVER, CO -- You aren't your job title. You're a person with a unique professional history, abilities and accomplishments. Rather than introducing yourself as the "director of such-and-such," talk about yourself as a subject matter or functional leader instead. Identities like "human resources thought leader," "Java developer," or even "online marketing maven" all convey your area of expertise and something of your value.
Distinguish between your responsibilities, actions and outcomes. In order to distinguish yourself from your competition, you need to convey what you actually have done, how you did it, with whom you interacted and what you actually accomplished. And put it all in context to demonstrate why your results are impressive and answer the always present but unspoken question: "So what?"
Always look for more information. Be well-versed in whatever is found on the company's website and LinkedIn company page. Check out the company on Google Finance, Yahoo Finance and in the news. And do searches on LinkedIn and initiate conversations with people who both work there now, and those who used to work there. Network, network and then network some more. Budget time each week to engage in informational interviewing, attend industry events, conventions, conferences, lectures and presentations of all kinds. Expand your connections on LinkedIn, and build at least rudimentary relationships with them. The more you go out of your way for others, the more they are likely to return the favor.
Search all online job listings from just one website
LOS ANGELES, CA -- If you've been recently searching online for a job, you realize there are literally thousands of different websites all listing potential job matches for you. Amazingly enough, even the biggest employment sites have less than 10% of available jobs listed online. Yet finding and then searching through thousands of different job boards and company websites is nearly impossible. Conversely, overlooking any one of these sites could cause you to miss out on the job of your dreams.
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Career Tools Highlighted in This Issue:
- Post Your Resume On All Top Job Sites
Get your resume posted on all the top job sites and niche job boards.
- The Amazing Cover Letter Creator
Easily crank out a perfectly written cover letter in 3.5 minutes flat.
- Update Your LinkedIn Profile and Get Hired
Improve your LinkedIn prospects with a complete profile that gets noticed.
- JobsWanted: Powerful Job Search Engine
Search all online job listings from just one website. No sign up required!