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Comments25/10/2016 #2 Jared WieseUpdated for great content and examples by @Lynda Spiegel!
Please review, comment and share!
CC: @John White, MBA, @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt Sweetwood
This is a great example of what is happening on beBee. I got this new content after connecting on beBee with Lynda!
- Producer25/10/2016It’s a Minefield!In maintaining our own sector knowledge over the past 11 years, the sheer volume of job-hunting - and specifically of course CV writing - advice, only serves to increase our job-seeker empathy! It is a minefield isn’t it?!It’s all so…...
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- Producer24/10/20163 Reasons to Beware of “Guarantees”If you’ve ever sought professional CV assistance you’ll doubtless have come across companies ‘guaranteeing’ interviews. Such statements instinctively raise our sceptical hackles and while that could just be our cynical natures, we’re wary of them...
- Producer23/10/2016Employee Referral: The Key to Your Next Job If you have a friend who works at your target employer, you just got a massive leg up at getting employed. Why? Employers recognize that candidates who are referred by their current employees are statistically more likely to be a good fit and are...
Comments24/10/2016 #4 Lynda Spiegel#2 Thank you, Donna-Luisa Eversley. Smart employers recognize the importance of employee engagement, and what better way to engage than to let them know how their involvement in recruiting is win-win for their bottom line.#3 Thank you, Erroll!#1 I appreciate that, Jared Wiese!23/10/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Lynda Spiegel quite a good article with very relevant observations. I like how you explained how employees can be an asset to HR and the organization... It helps to validates a culture when folks recommend their company as an employer.
Great post... Thanks for sharing 😊
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Comments22/10/2016 #2 John ValledorLots of useful facts in this post. Still, the story ends with a caution about maximizing hobbies as one of the appealing aspects of this platform--US employers simply may not care. Surprising to learn that the US membership in beBee is ~140K. I assumed it was much higher. Clearly, there's room to climb before reaching cruising altitude.
Good luck comes to mind.
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- Producer20/10/2016Rules are meant to be broken…… Except for the only rule there is when it comes to writing your CV: whatever you include must be true. While there’s no rule about what you have to include on your CV, or how you choose to present it, whatever you do choose to say has to be the...
- Producer19/10/2016Positive + Pithy!‘Positive and pithy’, words from our previous post that could well be the mantra for CV writing since ‘positively and pithily’ is, in a nutshell, the best way to approach one’s entire CV. While there are no regulatory rights or wrongs with CV...
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- Producer13/10/2016Burn Your Resume for beBee or LinkedIn? Not so Fast...Steve Blakeman wrote a great post, "Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsolete". He made a compelling case for companies dropping traditional resumes for online profiles instead. I wish it were that easy! My post explains the current...
Comments17/10/2016 #47 Jared Wiese#42 Hi @Charles David Upchurch. Thank you so much for clarifying. Sorry for misunderstanding your intentions. In #39 I was trying to show I had done my due diligence. I can see how the link might not be noticed.
The issue we posters have is that when you see the blurb of a post on a wall, you only see the first ~250 characters. Those are precious up-front words to capture the reader's attention and let them know what your article is about. If you start by giving a long link to any post, the summary message may be lost. As it stands, I have updated the post to list and link to Steve's post up front:
'Steve Blakeman wrote a great post, "Burn your résumé... LinkedIn has made it obsolete", and made a compelling case for companies dropping traditional resumes - burning them, in fact - for online profiles instead. I wish it were that easy!
The problem i...'
... and I added Steve's link again with the end photo credit.
I may have now lost my main problem statement, but maybe it is clearer this way. Hopefully I am doing better. :) It's a balance.
All the Buzz...16/10/2016 #46 Gerald Hecht#39 @Charles David Upchurch I t may help to read them in an environment/state of mind that is relatively distraction free, that way you can comment in a coherent manner that is germane to the content. This maintains the dynamic of a discussion much more effectively than continually apologizing for commenting in the wrong forum, etc.16/10/2016 #42 Charles David Upchurch#28 #39
1) I had no idea that there was a link under the main photo. I only tried it after your comment #39.
2) You stated "Steve Blakeman wrote a great post"... of course you did. I did NOT suggest that you were trying to take "credit or anything from Steve Blakeman."
That wasn't my point at all. I was just hoping that you would add a link to the article that you had already properly mentioned.
3) I did not see the link "(See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@steve-blakeman/burn-your-resume-linkedin-has-made-it-obsolete for Steve's original post.)" when I first read the article. If it was there, I apologize for missing it.
I'm not trying to make anyone look bad. I just made the mistake of making a suggestion publicly which I should have either not made at all, or I should have made it privately. Instead of being helpful, I appear to have angered you, and for that I am also sorry.16/10/2016 #39 Jared Wiese#28 @Charles David Upchurch
1) I linked the main photo to https://www.bebee.com/producer/@steve-blakeman/burn-your-resume-linkedin-has-made-it-obsolete (if you try clicking on it).
2) I stated "Steve Blakeman wrote a great post"... In my first 6 words...
3) Followed by" (See https://www.bebee.com/producer/@steve-blakeman/burn-your-resume-linkedin-has-made-it-obsolete for Steve's original post.)"
4) Further, see https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/burn-your-resume-bebee-linkedin-so-fast-jared-j-wiese?trk=pulse_spock-articles#pulse-comments-comment-urn:li:comment:(article:7205065201813015847,6192687279354535936) for how Steve shared the post on LinkedIn.
Please let us know how I could have done better.
I am not taking a link or credit or anything from Steve Blakeman.
You have made this exact remark several times, but about other posts I have written. Please verify before posting. Thank you!
- Producer10/10/2016Work is Work, Even if You Weren't Paid"Why did you list volunteer experience under my jobs," Haley inquired. "Isn't that stretching the truth?""Stretching it how?" I replied. "Did you or didn't you work there?""Well, yes," Haley said. "But I don't want anyone to think I got paid!"My...
- Producer07/10/2016Why the First Person Resume is Disrupting RecruitingPublished in The Wall Street Journal Experts Blog October, 2, 2016 Say goodbye to the traditional, third-person résumé. The first-person résumé is the wave of the future.It needed to happen.. The typical résumé is boring and often meaningless,...
Comments08/10/2016 #8 Lynda Spiegel#7 OMG, Jared! First of all, thank you for your comments. Proof that ATS are the black hole into which resumes fall, never to be viewed by human eyes, is in the proliferation of companies that have developed software to game the ATS. Where will it end?
HR - let's go retro. Let's actually, as Deb Helfrich points out, write meaningful job descriptions. This article I wrote for Cornerstone OnDemand goes into detail about how companies can write meaningful job descriptions. https://goo.gl/IjdEQT
Then, let's do what First Round, the company profiled in the article above does; employ a high level HR person to actually READ resumes and get to know the candidates, so they can hire for traits, not keywords.08/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese#5 Of course, Lynda! I have no clue on timing. Moreover, your work in soliciting feedback from recruiters is real proof.
And I sincerely thank you for taking your time to share your experience with your First-person résumés.
I think you did a fabulous job of explaining it, with examples.
I highly recommend and hope more people notice!08/10/2016 #5 Lynda Spiegel#2 Thank you, Jared Wiese, both for sharing and for taking the time to post a comment. Humans are programmed to enjoy hearing stories, so bringing that understanding to the job search is an important insight.
Yes, I've heard of Liz Ryan's human voice resume - and it doesn't matter who got there first because if two HR professionals advocate the same strategy, job candidates ought to consider it.08/10/2016 #4 Lynda Spiegel#1 Thanks, as always, Deb Helfrich, for adding value with your comment. Yes, job descriptions have been a contributing factor to the problem of matching the right candidate with a job, but JDs are written by HR, and I think that we - in many ways - are the source of why recruiting is broken. Searching for ways to make recruiting easier by outsourcing the initial decision to ATS software is the biggest mistake. Yes, recruiting takes time, but honor the process and don't rely on software to do the job.07/10/2016 #2 Jared WieseGreat post, @Lynda Spiegel.
Telling your story, at least right under the top Summary section is the way to go! “Show, don’t tell,” "the job seeker’s unique value proposition".
As I think @Deb Helfrich View moreGreat post, @Lynda Spiegel.
Telling your story, at least right under the top Summary section is the way to go! “Show, don’t tell,” "the job seeker’s unique value proposition".
As I think @Deb Helfrich was saying, most listings and resumes have to fit 3rd person to get into the Black Hole.
Ever hear of Liz Ryan and her Human Voice Resume? Close07/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichVery relevant article, @Lynda Spiegel. You've done a great job showing how a number of factors are contributing to this shift to a first person resume format. It really had become comical that so many resumes written in the old style would say the exact same thing. I'd hope that as resumes evolve, so will job descriptions, as they are really the source of the problem. People started describing themselves, not as people, but as cogs that fit into the slots poorly defined by the stilted language employed in job descriptions. The whole process became, in some ways, a theoretical exercise.
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- Producer21/09/2016Job Hunting At 49I feel more and more out of today's society I am coming up for my 50th birthday next year and I am unemployed have very little money and am struggling to cope with everything. I have experience and many Qualification's yet I have applied to over 60...
Comments22/10/2016 #28 Anonymous@ Darryl John .. Hi Darryl ! I have so many friends who have been out of work. It is discouraging. I think things will improve, but that doesn't help right now. 0ne f the guys I know went and did volunteer work at the. Eat Hospital and did get offered a job. He got real lucky. He works in Accounting. He was out of work for 2 years. If I can think of some other ways like Job Corps, if you have that in your state they are pretty good . Don't give up .09/10/2016 #25 Janet LentzI was 56 when I left I job I'd had for many years to advance my career. A year later a headhunter lured me to an even better job. Neither company cared about my age, only what I can do for them. I'm sorry not to be sympathetic, but age discrimination is too often used as an excuse not to do the work and preparation necessary to get a job. You have to understand how the internet falls into the equation. You have to understand how to network effectively, online and off line. You need to be able to explain what makes you unique. Re-read your original post from an employer's point of view and think about how you would change it. If you are truly struggling, I suggest hiring a professional career coach to help you make the changes you need. Here is the one I used:
Yes, finding the right job is a lot of work but you need not go it alone and you can be successful. Best of luck.24/09/2016 #22 Mark Anthony DysonHey Darryl, it doesn't pay to completely rely on a CV to be bait these days. There is so much creativity required outside of submitting. You can use your talents and creativity to get in front of people first who can get you in, gain familiarity, then introduce your resume. It's easier to have faith in humans than a machine (ATS).22/09/2016 #20 Brian McKenzieI am no help with an ATS, every job I have ever worked - HR was an after stop and not my entry point. The only time I want to talk to HR is to make sure they have my information for taxes and pay correct. Other than that, I want nothing to do with them. This has worked for me for 30 years. ALL of my employer fails and angst have been when I went threw the HR / ATS front door. It is an endeavour that I always try and avoid.22/09/2016 #18 Darryl JohnThank you #16#17 I never give up I am too tenacious to do that, stubborn like my Mum I realise the internet does not have all the answers and that I still need reliable income that a job gives, but I am so determined to find that one thing that will allow me to achieve my personal goals and dreams as a method of transit the internet can be a learjet where a traditional career is like a taxi journey stopping to pick up others until you reach your destination. I value the security of this but today no job is secure and at my age I don't want a career but a job until I find the key to unlock the internet's potential to make me money as I sleep so that I can use my money to help others by providing them with the tools to help themselves. The biggest form of charity it to teach someone something as it costs your time which you will never get back.22/09/2016 #17 Michael DowlingI can appreciate the struggle - I'm in it myself. Establishing and maintaining mindset is the challenging part. Hard to focus on the future when you are living in the present. But building a simple plan to get you through each day...steps to take to build little piles of kindling that you throw matches on to spark a few fires is a good way to build momentum. You can't scattershot right now...build off of what you LOVE and target roles that feed into those activities (Martial Arts, writing, fitness anything...) You have interests. Use them. Forget about whether or not they pay well...some is better than none. First figure out if they have holes that you can fill...and then be relentless at finding them. I can tell you it gets darkest right before it bursts. You will do this. What other choice do you have? Do not quit my friend...you have support. Keep at it!22/09/2016 #16 Harvey LloydGreat article and i think the 50 somethings can mirror your opinion whether they are employed or not. The 50 somethings are all looking for a job or scared of the one they have wont last long enough. I am not comfortable with the internet either. But i believe my comfort is not based on the fact i don't fully understand its potential. My thoughts carry me to value. Yes people are making fortunes off the internet, but it appears that for each one that does there are 1,000's that don't. I see it as a value trap. I am 56 and although the internet offers opportunities they seem to be short lived paths for one looking for a career. Good luck with your search.22/09/2016 #15 Darryl JohnThank you for your words of encouragement I have posted on LinkedIn but find the platform no use when job searching I have been on there for years and only ever been offered one job, I used to have premium membership but it's not worth it. Please feel free to check out my posts my LinkedIn address is on my profile here.22/09/2016 #14 Neil SmithThanks for this article @Darryl John. It mirrors exactly my feelings following a job search last autumn. There seem to be a lot of companies using recruitment agencies which don't have the time, expertise or interest to find out about the applicant and depend entirely on recent paper qualifications. I believe that lazy hiring is a big part of the reason for unsatisfactory staff performance and another part is that many companies are offering really poor remuneration and limited benefits. One post I was offered paid not much over the minimum wage and several fell short of that with an ill-defined bonus being the magic ingredient to tempt me. I wish you the best of luck in your search.22/09/2016 #13 Aurorasa SimaI am terribly sorry you are having this experience. I´d probably have the same issue and I am glad that I do not have to go through that process, especially in the US, where - following feedback I am hearing - people are not necessarily treated well during the application process.
Sadly, I would not know how to help besides you could post on LinkedIn and I would be happy to like=share it. @Brian McKenzie might be able to help how to best feed ATS. I hope you find a great job very soon. Until then, please stay strong. I know it must be hard.22/09/2016 #12 Perla Rodriguez Dieguez#2 Hi! Your example is very interesting, this issue is in any age, except that as you mentioned, many of 30 "living with their parents", We are those parents!! who can not get work, my son 25 live with us, but if I do not get a job with my experience and my knowledge? is a whole family on the street ! and worse, than our generation 45 or more, jobless not contribute to our future retirement or pension! We will have a very tough old age, Nobody says give up, on the contrary, Here in Bebee I had three interview for employee. I remain enthusiastic :)21/09/2016 #11 Randy KehoI found myself in a similar predicament at age 56, when I resigned from the company I'd been with for 13 years. I relocated and spent nearly two years taking care of my father. I never imagined a job search could be so frustrating and stressful. Things have changed. Fortunately, the company called me back when they had an opening in the city I had moved to. Otherwise, I don't know how things would have turned out, especially when the local economy was at its lowest.21/09/2016 #9 Darryl JohnWe cling on to what we know even if in hindsight it is not the best option. Sometimes the unknown scares us as it takes us from our comfort zones I am open to working wherever that will give me some chance of making a better life for myself I really want to be retired by 55 and am prepared to do whatever I have to do to make that a reality.
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