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  1. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Resume Advice: Who NOT to Listen To
    Resume Advice: Who NOT to Listen ToMany people solicit feedback on their resumes from well-intentioned people who nevertheless are unqualified to weigh in. I recognize that it's more than a bit self-serving since I'm clearly suggesting that I am qualified, but stay with me; I am...
  2. Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Blow Your Horns
    www.bebee.com Blow your own horns because no one will do it for you. One of the most important items in your career management arsenal is a bank of...


    Wayne White
    25/01/2017 #1 Wayne White
    The article was good because if you don't blow your own horn, then who shall, thank you and enjoy.
  3. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    "Get Up Offa That Thing," and Upgrade Your Career
    "Get Up Offa That Thing," and Upgrade Your CareerJames Brown implored us to get up "offa [our] things" in order to dance `til we felt better. Dancing does seem to increase those endorphins, but won't we feel even better knowing that our careers have a future? So, what do I mean when I urge you to...


    Lynda Spiegel
    05/02/2017 #8 Lynda Spiegel
    #7 interesting! you're quite the student of JB! I just dance to him
    Mark Anthony Dyson
    05/02/2017 #7 Mark Anthony Dyson
    #5 Lynda, he even owned hotels and a railroad.
    Lynda Spiegel
    05/02/2017 #6 Lynda Spiegel
    #4 You nailed it, Deb. It's not just Google; the paradigm has shifted and most progressive companies understand that relying on a list of skills is a poor way to hire.
    Lynda Spiegel
    05/02/2017 #5 Lynda Spiegel
    #3 Totally agree, Mark, and my apologies for taking so long to respond to yours and Deb Helfrich's thoughtful comments. Interesting info re: james Brown (I LOVE rockin to JB!), and had no idea he was an entrepreneur! Thanks for reading and commenting.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 So great to meet you, @Mark Anthony Dyson. You've got a lot in common with @Lynda Spiegel and I. We are all businesses of 1, no matter the official payroll arrangements.

    And great companies like Google, setup their structures to look past someone's current job description to all the rest of the untapped knowledge within them that can be a source of unknown potential. No one is ever just their current set of tasks. That fallacy is why work is currently so unproductive and unfulfilling. Effective employees have to be allowed to keep growing and learning and reaching for new skills.
    Mark Anthony Dyson
    01/02/2017 #3 Mark Anthony Dyson
    #2 AMEN! Want to add grease to the squeaky wheel (your personal brand)? Look outside the box for the holes. Approach it more as a consultant rather than solely the technician. Follow trends but don't be afraid of the disruption potential of your ideas.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    31/01/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #1 That is a great value add, @Mark Anthony Dyson on who James Brown was in the hours he wasn't making music. We tend to think entertainers and sports figures have it made and if we only had their talent life would be easy street. But so many of the greats took what they achieved and invested further in themselves and their communities by opening multiple businesses.

    The more diversity we have, across all the meanings of that word, the more robust our lives will be. And if we have a robust life, we are poised to share the bounty with others.
    Mark Anthony Dyson
    31/01/2017 #1 Mark Anthony Dyson
    Loving any and all job search related posts involving James Brown including this one, I understand why he inspires any parallel directly or indirectly. Brown, outside of his recording and performing excellence, by 1972 owned 22 businesses. He envisioned not relying on his gift to solely brand himself or sole reliance on one source of income. All of us need to "Get Up Offa That Thing" and diverse our brands and expand our career trajectory outlook. Think global.
  4. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Resumes are Useless (Almost)
    Resumes are Useless (Almost)Strange words coming from a professional resume writer, but that's a slightly less profane rephrasing of a 2012 article in TechCrunch that promotes HireArt's method of recruiting. Recruiters are all familiar with HireArt, and I, for one, wonder why...


    Mohammed Sultan
    30/01/2017 #20 Mohammed Sultan
    @Lynda Spiegel. Resumes are almost documents of the past.They present the candidate's past core skills ,past education and past experiences.Normally,resumes can't demonstrate the level of intelligence,enthusiasm and the passion of the candidates ,between brackets the candidates future core interests.Today,its
    a realistic idea that you can energize your career strategy by considering the concept of personal branding.The concept is founded on the idea of positioning your core interests and the output of your past core skills.Unlike presenting your past ,positioning means telling your story from the employer's point of view.Giving that every employer has different need your resume should also differ to reflect their need.Here,the candidate should think of two things;first,how the new role can be conceived for the future and in different boundaries;Second, think of how to enhance your worthiness as a creator of opportunities rather than solving problems.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/01/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Since I lean predominantly on referrals, resumes can become merely a legal obligation. A good example of that was when many decades ago I was be lined up for a marketing role - and I was told that I had to wait for the job ad to come out and I simply had to go through the motions of an interview. (Yes I know, terrible isn't it).

    The way HR is presented is often not a reflection of how things sometimes actually play out in the world of HR, (and to the married VP who had an affair with his HR partner I am not talking about you - I will keep that always hush, hush, trust me I have your back) and having experienced other equally incredulous things (often to my advantage - so I am not complaining), that is why now (when it comes to chatter like "personal brand")I have these major eye-rolling moments. A good resume writer is one of the shortcuts to the road less traveled which is ironic as the term "the hidden job market". My favourite eye-rolling HR thing at the moment is the ATS.

    Whether it is resumes or RFP's even beyond the automated human remains (sorry ...HR) systems, the number of times that resumes and RFP's got filed in the round filing system is something I choose not to declare because in resume and RFP terms I invoke the 5th (even though I am not an American). If I were to need a resume I certainly will outsource that - money in the bank as I say, money in the bank :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    30/01/2017 #18 Devesh Bhatt
    Credentials should not be a reason for rejection.

    They should just be a criteria to check consistency.

    Value proposition should be the priority for assessments.

    Thanks for this wonderful article.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/01/2017 #17 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Lynda Spiegel a great buzz ! "The most successful job candidates, are “inventors and solution-finders,” ... who understand that many employers today don’t care about your résumé, degree or how you got your knowledge, but only what you can do and what you can continuously reinvent yourself to do."
    Gerald Hecht
    15/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Lynda Spiegel I'd love to ...but, it's no longer Open Source...non-disclosure forms, etc.
    Lynda Spiegel
    15/01/2017 #15 Lynda Spiegel
    #13 can you explain in more detail what you mean, Gerald?
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    14/01/2017 #14 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #11 agreed, and so glad you did that. More hiring mgrs should. "interested and capable of learning" soft skills are huge!
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #13 Gerald Hecht
    I've found that ever since I started coding and independently vending (at cost) various ATS implementations ... my resume gets a thorough review much more frequently 💡
    Mike Rana
    14/01/2017 #12 Mike Rana
    When there's a will, there's a way.#11
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/01/2017 #11 Lynda Spiegel
    #5 if that's possible, Mike, sure. But I'm not convinced that AI will ever overtake human intuition. Some of the best hires I've ever made have been outliers who would have never made it through ATS because they didn't match the job requirements at all - they just struck me as being interested and capable of learning.
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/01/2017 #10 Lynda Spiegel
    #6 yes, Jared. That's the whole point
    Lynda Spiegel
    14/01/2017 #9 Lynda Spiegel
    #8 absolutely true. Simply uploading a resume gives the candidate only a 30% chance of the resume being read by human eyes. Network to get the resume read by the right people!
    Brian McKenzie
    14/01/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    As long as the resume is submitted via on line web / app portal and funneled into an ATS blackhole, they are indeed worthless.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    @Lynda Spiegel I think everything is and everyone is now at maximum potential by taking as a given that its all a "sharing economy" now --also; we should make sure not to use anachronisms (such as "pre-agricultural barter system" rather than "Internet of Things Based Sharing Economy Human Interface Protocol" (ITBSEHIP)
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    14/01/2017 #6 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #5 I'd like to do away with the inhuman ATS too. Perhaps that MS-LI system you thought up will do it?! Seriously, getting your "value statement" in front of the hiring manager is the end game, right?
    Mike Rana
    14/01/2017 #5 Mike Rana
    Until we reform ATS so that quality candidates aren't overlooked, resumes are essentially useless.
    Lynda Spiegel
    13/01/2017 #4 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 I think what you've always been told is bad advice! Every person has a value proposition; the question is for which employer? When a candidate is authentic, he or she may not have as many opportunities, but the ones that match the value proposition are the right ones to target.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/01/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Two statements jump out at me Lynda:

    1. "This means that you cannot and should not tailor your resume to fit a specific job opening, but instead that you be very clear about what your value proposition is" I've been told this so much it's frustrating. Plus there is this little caveat: The Internet. If you have your resume out there anywhere; BAM, you're busted! My diversity is usually my selling point. Some employers want someone who will think outside the industry box.

    "we exhorted employers to look beyond credentials and instead focus on what a candidate had actually accomplished."
    Not only credentials but THINK about how one skill would be so easily transferable and add real value to the job, but also what isn't what they want. This is one reason I think Key Words are the worse thing to ever to hit the search process. Not only when they are missing but when they are misinterpreted. Example: I'm not a Qlikview developer, no where on my resume does it say I developed software or an application; just that I took a developer course so I could Project Manage an application development. I get dozens of "job opportunities" a week for recruiters looking for a Qlikview developer. They are few and far between and I ain't one of them :o)
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    13/01/2017 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Thanks for sharing, @David B. Grinberg and @John White, MBA. If you hadn't, I would've. This is spot-on advice from real-world experience.

    I love HireArt's method! I tell candidates to go into an interview and DO THE JOB.
    (It may be a bit easier when your title is Business Analyst so I'm inclined to start asking about requirements and giving solutions for, ahem, the job! ;)

    Do it as soon as you can - in a letter, résumé or interview. That's where networking, word of mouth and personal brand come in too.

    This can show your value, skill and interest/enthusiasm. If it's not a job you'd want you won't have much passion for it. Believe me, that comes across. I trained young guys out of college and you can tell they'd rather be anywhere else. Do that in an interview, and you're out!

    Randomly tailoring your résumé for each job waters down your value and will not pass the ATS, as it is looking for consistent keywords.
    Thanks for sharing that hard lesson, @Lynda Spiegel! Again, GREAT post.
    Josh Gater
    13/01/2017 #1 Josh Gater
    We've always been told to change resume ( or CV) to match the job. I never thought of it the way you have described above.
  5. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Fireside Chats: Perception
    Fireside Chats: PerceptionHow do others see you? How do you want to them to see you? What are you doing about it — now?I’m bringing this up because a friend and colleague, John White, recently wrote a response to a reader of his blogs who wanted to make more of an impact at...


    Cyndi wilkins
    14/01/2017 #42 Cyndi wilkins
    Fantastic article Susan Rooks...I think the most important thing to remember for anyone bold enough to step out on that social media limb and publish an article about their own personal and professional insights is to remain "willing" to have a conversation...That means a willingness to be disagreed with and still have a respectful exchange with an even temperament...Even with the ones we refer to as "trolls." Personally, I think handling a situation with an internet troll in a respectful manor should be a prerequisite for any job;-)
    Susan Rooks
    14/01/2017 #41 Susan Rooks
    #37 Thanks, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich!
    Susan Rooks
    14/01/2017 #39 Susan Rooks
    #2 Just one tiny bit, @Kevin Pashuk! 😄
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/01/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #35 Of course!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/01/2017 #37 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #33 Absolutely! This has definitely been the top article in my feeds across many platforms, so congrats, @Susan Rooks, as you've lighted a fire under many folks this week!
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    14/01/2017 #36 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #34 Of course! I'd be honored.
    Susan Rooks
    14/01/2017 #35 Susan Rooks
    #5 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, may I use your comment in a follow-up article?
    Susan Rooks
    14/01/2017 #34 Susan Rooks
    #18 @Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS), may I quote you on a follow-up piece I'm doing?
    Susan Rooks
    14/01/2017 #33 Susan Rooks
    #11 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, may I quote a part of your comment in a follow-up piece I'm doing on this?
    Susan Rooks
    13/01/2017 #32 Susan Rooks
    @John White, MBA, thank you so much for sharing my post with your followers! You know I always appreciate your support.
    Susan Rooks
    13/01/2017 #31 Susan Rooks
    #25 Thanks for that, @Loribeth Pierson! I think some of us don't realize that even 30 minutes a day can make a huge difference.
    Susan Rooks
    13/01/2017 #30 Susan Rooks
    #29 Thank you so much, @Ali Anani! What a lovely thing to say.
    Ali Anani
    13/01/2017 #29 Ali Anani
    I love buzzes that talk to the hearts and minds of readers in simple, but deep-meaning words. You did just this @Susan Rooks
    Susan Rooks
    13/01/2017 #28 Susan Rooks
    Well, @Jim Cody, I certainly wish I could thank you 72,000 times!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/01/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #23 LOL, I added a simplified process to my myTweetPack.com web app. Originally, It was meant for people who have many posts to add when they first join. It stores a tweet for future reuse and schedules out 4 a day for 7 days. Best of all, it's just paste and click.
    Loribeth Pierson
    13/01/2017 #25 Loribeth Pierson
    I am honored to be included, @Susan Rooks. You are one of the kindest people I have met here on beBee and LinkedIn. I love the part "Spend 30 minutes a day building YOUR reputation as someone worthwhile in the business community. Interaction is the key to your success.
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    13/01/2017 #24 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @Susan Rooks Wow great advice for everyone. I shared with my 72,000+followers.
    Susan Rooks
    13/01/2017 #23 Susan Rooks
    #22 Oh. Good. I think. Honestly, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, I have NO idea what you said.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    13/01/2017 #22 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Fun, I just used my new store and schedule in one shot thing on myTweetPack.com
  6. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Follow-Up Smart After Your Job Interview
    Follow-Up Smart After Your Job InterviewRodney wanted to know if "the" cover letter and "the" follow-up email are included in my fee. Well, you already know how I responded regarding the cover letter, but it never occurred to me that job seekers want a template for following up after an...


    Lynda Spiegel
    08/01/2017 #4 Lynda Spiegel
    #2 I'm so glad to hear that, Carolyn! Please check back in and let me know how it goes.
    Carolyn Leigh
    07/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Thanks for the advice! I've tried out your thank-you note guidelines for some phone interviews I had this week.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    05/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "As we discussed, I was able to meet a similar challenge" This is the exact concise point of the follow-up - to write down and trigger in the hiring managers mind why you are the best candidate. The closer you can do this to the timeframe they might have mentioned for making their decision, the better. You want your top qualities fresh on their mind as they sit down to make a very complex decision.
  7. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Whose Career Does Your Resume Really Describe?
    Whose Career Does Your Resume Really Describe?Gary emailed me his resume, and we sat down over Skype to discuss it."Who's looking for the next step in his career?" I inquired. "You?""Of course," Gary stammered, doubtless wondering how I make a living when I ask such silly, obvious...


    Gerald Hecht
    26/12/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Lynda Spiegel Thank you so much
    Lynda Spiegel
    26/12/2016 #6 Lynda Spiegel
    #4 Let me know if I can be of help, Gerald
    Mohammed Sultan
    26/12/2016 #5 Mohammed Sultan
    Two things are required from Gary ;First,he has to show the synergy that might exist between his personal and career objectives and the new employer's objectives.Second,he should show the hiring manager why he considers the new role the next logical step in his career advancement?and how he is going to add value to their business.Today,the hiring managers are more interested in the candidates future "core interests" rather than past "core skills".They are interested in people and tasks and in how the candidate will be able to handle them in different situations.The ability of the candidate to differentiate people and tasks and show a balance in meeting both will to a great extent determines his work style and prove his value.
    Gerald Hecht
    25/12/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    Thank you Lynda --I am going to make it my New Year's resolution to make more of myself "shine through". It not something that comes naturally to me; but I understand why it is so important to do from reading this...again, thank you!
    Mohammed Sultan
    25/12/2016 #3 Mohammed Sultan
    I think that beBee has a peer group of outstanding talent in resume writing.This talent when driven and integrated or supported by operational experience can help building exceptional careers and keep job seekers sharp,focused and motivated by their core interests and passion to achieve more. We need to combine the best of resumes writing with the best of tech expertise to deliver quick results.
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Glad you were able to help Gary. The "before" statements cry out "Where's the beef?"

    I always suggest using the problem - action - result elements for all descriptions of work history - -- and use them for interview responses!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    The interesting paradox is that this willingness to describe the company, and how the person fit within the overall business, demonstrates how great a team player Gary is, but learning about the company is simply extraneous to a well-crafted resume that has to get the most important points about the person across in a very succinct fashion.

    But when someone edits this type of detail out of their resume, they should paste it into their interview preparation document, as contextualizing what they did, how mission critical their work was, is an important point to discuss during an interview.

    This was such a clear story, @Lynda Spiegel, that should help a lot of people see the change of perspective necessary to navigate the two different sections of the job search process with more efficiency and success.

    Thank you so much for the mentions! It means a great deal to me.
  8. ProducerRob McNaughton

    Rob McNaughton

    What exactly makes a good CV?
    What exactly makes a good CV?The heading is deliberately a misnomer .. for what exactly makes a CV excellent? Firstly - one must look to the writer, has he/she/they the background to furnish a legible document? One free of errors, one that meets the...
  9. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Your Employee Brand - and Why It Matters
    Your Employee Brand - and Why It MattersJeff Bezos famously noted that your personal brand is "what people say about you when you leave the room," but does that concept need to carry over into the professional sphere? Do each of us need our own employee brand? Clearly, I'm going to say,...


    Lynda Spiegel
    15/12/2016 #5 Lynda Spiegel
    #4 thank you for the share, Leo Loison #3 Thank you, Jared Wiese!
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    13/12/2016 #3 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Excellent advice:

    "Your professional brand consists of four elements: who you are, what you do, what you’re known for, and where your influence lies.
    ...there are a gazillion other people out there who share the identical title and/or responsibilities with you.
    Your employee brand is what differentiates YOU"

    "many... are reluctant to represent themselves being 'only' ... whatever title might apply. That’s where a talented resume writer has value - knowing how to convey your multiple talents into a branding statement that will make headhunters and recruiters take notice."
    Lynda Spiegel
    12/12/2016 #2 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 Thank you, Lisa - I appreciate the share!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/12/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Employee branding can make the difference between getting that job you want.. or not. Good read by @Lynda Spiegel!
  10. ProducerLoribeth Pierson
    LinkedIn Tips Day 2, Customizing Your Public Profile URL
    LinkedIn Tips Day 2, Customizing Your Public Profile URLTHE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE URLYou can enhance your personal brand by creating a custom URL for your LinkedIn public profile. You can control how you appear when people search for you on Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. You can use this URL on...


    Loribeth Pierson
    06/12/2016 #4 Loribeth Pierson
    #3 Thank you again for the share, I hope it helps people claim there URL.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    06/12/2016 #3 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Shared to Résumé hive.
    Loribeth Pierson
    06/12/2016 #2 Loribeth Pierson
    #1 It is Jared, thank you for your comment.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    06/12/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Great info! I rarely see people doing this, but is so helpful in getting people to your profile, like on a resume or salutation.
    Thanks, Loribeth.
  11. ProducerLynne Williams, BS, MA, ABD ★
    How to Avoid the Online Application Black Hole
    How to Avoid the Online Application Black HolePublished by ATD - The Association of Talent Development at: click hereDo you feel your online resume submission is being routed into a black hole? There is a good possibility that it is. In fact, research suggests that nearly 75 percent of all...


    Brian McKenzie
    26/11/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    And a 3rd resume - to throw away just for fun.
  12. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Should You Tailor Your Resume?
    Should You Tailor Your Resume?I say, "no." But many disagree with me. Even experts. So why am I so adamant that job seekers have just one version of their resume?When you tailor a shirt, the goal is to make it fit you, and only you. You are taking an an article of clothing and...


    Lynda Spiegel
    16/11/2016 #2 Lynda Spiegel
    #1 THank you, Jared. I'm so glad to hear it.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    14/11/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    My favorite parts, Lynda:

    "Focus on what fits. Don't tailor yourself to fit jobs.
    ...be certain that your resume represents who you are and what you do.
    ...When reviewing potential positions to apply for, find openings for which your value proposition will resonate with the employer.
    In other words, let your resume showcase your authentic self."

    Oh so true. I say this from experience. I tailored and was "just looking for a job". No success. Surprise!? Nope.
    Follow this great advice instead.
  13. ProducerAndrew 🐝 Goldman
    A look at the HR market. CV creation. Potential cooperation
    A look at the HR market. CV creation. Potential cooperationGood day friends! Lately, I've been studying the HR market. Learning what's happening around. And comparing it to what it used to be. I can say that the world is changing. Some people greet those changes. Some desperately hold to the old days which...


    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    10/11/2016 #6 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    #4 I guess it depends on where we are @Brian McKenzie) But there are opportunities everywhere.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    10/11/2016 #5 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Thank you, @David B. Grinberg It's always a lottery. And not everybody win) And it's a learning process. Somethink doesn't work, you change and try again. #3
    Brian McKenzie
    10/11/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    Если я хотел бьі работать, я позвоню в Руссии - and if I ever feel the need to be ignored, I dail America.
    David B. Grinberg
    10/11/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Andrew. I like your illustrations. I'd say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, however, a job candidate may not know how employers view various resume styles. Thanks!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    09/11/2016 #2 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Yes, Thank you, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I believe will all study coding as well. I already started my way through Swift. And I'm sure that real marketing will alway be needed. After all - it's the way to understand basic needs and to fulfill them. #1
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    09/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Of course, the top one highlights your marketing skills, @Andrew 🐝 Goldman and is really going to stand out for any human that comes across it. I worked in HR systems for a long time, and I always wondered when things would get so much more creative, even though it presents a challenge for the search function.... I am looking forward to seeing just a lot of job matches made via beBee. Lead away, Andrew! Let's network you into a great role.
  14. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Why Quit? Internal Mobility May be Your Next Smart Move
    Why Quit? Internal Mobility May be Your Next Smart Move"I'm so burned out and sick of what I'm doing," complained Sarah. "I've read your articles on making a career pivot, and I'm ready." But actually, she wasn't.Career pivots seem to be what many of my clients are looking to do, but it's usually not as...


    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    08/11/2016 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Great, practical advice on Internal Mobility for people looking for options, when they find their current job unfulfilling.
    Phil Friedman
    07/11/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Interesting clock face. Certainly an eye-catching hook for the post. Good advice, too.
  15. ProducerJared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Why That Perfect Job Lasts Only 6 Seconds
    Why That Perfect Job Lasts Only 6 SecondsIt's your résumé, of course!Research proved you've got six seconds to impress a hiring manager. This post covers the research, the purpose of a résumé and six things that should go on it. Research SummaryThe Ladders did an incredible study...


    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    25/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Updated 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!
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    23/09/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Thanks for the share, @John White, MBA!
  16. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    How the beBee social network aims to get you hired
    How the beBee social network aims to get you hiredOriginally published on The Philadelphia Inquirer October 22, 2016 For more than 30 years, University of Pennsylvania career services director Patricia Rose has helped anxious students find internships and jobs after graduation. In the age of social...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Oops my comment below was supposed to read Oct 28th!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/10/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Don't miss @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood deliver the Keynote Presentation at the RecruitmentQueen's 3rd annual HR Summit in Bucks Co. and Philadelphia Pa on Oct 20th. Be sure to click on the link in this article, 'read more'
    Michele Williams
    25/10/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Hiring is relevant for Millennials and HR professionals (as per buzz by @Milos Djukic on professional content) "Sweetwood will deliver the keynote presentation at RecruitmentQueen's third annual HR Summit of Bucks County and Philadelphia at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 28.
    John Cunningham
    25/10/2016 #3 John Cunningham
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    25/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #1 Indeed, very good buzz!

    Thanks for the mention.
    David B. Grinberg
    25/10/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Again, many congrats @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood and @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz. I've shared this on three hives: "Human Resource Professionals" and "HR Manager" and "Social Marketing Solutions." Good share @Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)! The buzz is growing louder!
  17. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Employee Referral: The Key to Your Next Job
    Employee 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...


    Lynda Spiegel
    24/10/2016 #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!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    23/10/2016 #3 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Great article. Great of recruiting.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    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 😊
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    23/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Bragging rights well earned, @Lynda Spiegel!
    Tons of practical advice in here - for employers and employees alike.

    Sharing to Career Development hive
  18. Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Hola @Javier 🐝 beBee,
    Perhaps you could use the picture from this link for this hive's picture?
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Why That Perfect Job Lasts Only 6 Seconds
    www.bebee.com SUMMARY Research proves you've got six seconds to impress a hiring manager! This post covers the research goals, findings and takeaways, the...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Please feel free to do it ! :)
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    13/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Take a look at the https://www.bebee.com/group/resume hive now, @Javier 🐝 beBee...
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    13/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    I have cropped ones that might show better (of the one on the right).
  19. ProducerJared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Burn Your Résumé for beBee or LinkedIn? Not so Fast...
    Burn Your Résumé for beBee or LinkedIn? Not so Fast...Some say you should swap résumés for online profiles. I disagree. I wish it were that easy!We have no control over what companies need from applicants. Most still have Applicant Tracking Systems, which need content that only a "Black Hole"...


    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    02/02/2017 #50 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    If you liked this post, please check out a great related post by @John White, MBA:
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2016 #49 Harvey Lloyd
    Some good thoughts on managing your resume. I would think this approach would also survive a B2B examination Good read @Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Gerald Hecht
    19/10/2016 #48 Gerald Hecht
    #47 @Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS) yeah that should do it
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    17/10/2016 #47 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #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...
    Gerald Hecht
    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.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #45 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS) You are most welcome; I think this the ideas discussed here are worthy of such.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #44 Gerald Hecht
    #41 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you for saying that; I don't often feel that my opinions are deemed worthy of attention.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht
    #42 @Charles David Upchurch I see; BTW --try not to "protest too much" (it's a literary allusion/parable thingie); it may prove to help you in articulating facts/comments in the future,
    Charles David Upchurch
    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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/10/2016 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #34 I ditto @Milos Djukic's response. Very interested in what you have to say and think. @Gerald Hecht
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    16/10/2016 #40 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Thanks for the share, @Gerald Hecht!
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    16/10/2016 #39 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #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!
    Charles David Upchurch
    16/10/2016 #38 Charles David Upchurch
    I care what you think, @Gerald Hecht. I'm just not always sure that I understand what you are saying!
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #36 @Milos Djukic Given your description of our job (Which I agree with 100%)...We are the one.
    Milos Djukic
    16/10/2016 #36 Anonymous
    #35 Dear Prof. @Gerald Hecht, Our job is to point out what should be right. Only when we are awake, but also a little imaginative, we are able to share with others the most valuable parts of ourselves. And yes, You are the one.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #35 Gerald Hecht
    #34 @Milos Djukic well I believe you --so at least one.
    Milos Djukic
    16/10/2016 #34 Anonymous
    #33 I am interested @Gerald Hecht and for sure I am not the only one.
    Gerald Hecht
    16/10/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #31 @Milos Djukic I think so; but apparently nobody is interested in what I think.
    Milos Djukic
    16/10/2016 #31 Anonymous
    @Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS) :) This is a great article. Thank you.
  20. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Work is Work, Even if You Weren't Paid
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  21. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Why the First Person Resume is Disrupting Recruiting
    Why 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,...


    Brian McKenzie
    03/11/2016 #9 Brian McKenzie
    I can dress it up, dumb it down, shove it down the Twit Stream in 144 characters, smother it in Pineapple and skewer it wit a pen - it all matters not - the resume (at least mine) is a worthless waste of time. I would get more traction by twerkin in a banana hammock on Instagram ~ it is afterall what they want....that and a herd of Spirit Animals.
    Lynda Spiegel
    08/10/2016 #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.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    08/10/2016 #7 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #4 Glad to hear your view on ATSs - Applicant Tracking Systems, if I'm not mistaken - AKA Black Hole ;)
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    08/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    #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!
    Lynda Spiegel
    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.
    Lynda Spiegel
    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.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    07/10/2016 #3 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Sharing in Career Development.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    07/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Great 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 more
    Great 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? Close
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Very 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.
  22. Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Looking for career, job or resume help?
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Career Tips and Links - An Updating Reference
    www.bebee.com This post is a fluid reference site of career resource information, that contains topics such as: SELLING YOURSELF, JOB HUNTING, COVER...


    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    11/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    This post is a fluid reference site of career resource information, that contains topics such as:

    I add great links and content when I find them. Please check back when needed and give suggestions in the comments!

    My hope with this blog-style post is to pay it forward. We all can use a refresher on career references every so often.

    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    27/09/2016 #1 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Looking for help with career, job hunting or resumes+?
  23. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    To Get a Job, Tell Your Story
    To Get a Job, Tell Your StoryEinstein claimed that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." If that's true, then an awful lot of job seekers are wacko.Scott came to the other day with 4 - count `em - 4 resumes...


    Phillip Hubbell
    08/11/2016 #7 Phillip Hubbell
    I once assisted in the moving of mules to a mountaintop to perform a gravity survey in search of gold and silver. I usually don't put that on the resume, but I'm open.
    Brian McKenzie
    08/11/2016 #6 Brian McKenzie
    I am so sick of it. I have dressed it up, dumbed it down, made it an info-graphic, cat meme, 144 character tweet, I have mailed it attached to a brick, have paid to have it re-written twice annually since graduation and I have even added a Pokemon Go character to it. I have done serious, whimsicle, content story-based drivel and even a twerk karaoke fest. I finally outsourced myself overseas, where conversations matter more than a Blackhole ATS, 6 seconds of Resume Rodeo and Spirit Animal gameship trivia.
    Cepee Tabibian
    08/11/2016 #5 Cepee Tabibian
    Great article @Lynda Spiegel. It seems the best way to sell anything, including yourself is through a story.
    Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    08/11/2016 #4 Jared Wiese (+VALUE & RESULTS)
    Lynda, this is spot on.

    It's unfortunate that most people don't do this even if they know they should.
    Ivan Campos
    28/08/2016 #3 Ivan Campos
    The light of good human principles, reflect a harmonious state of balance with everything we see and what we do not see .just feel.
    Through the chaos of human existence in the open to his fate, he was created without a father, without mother .Favelas, bridges, streets, basements, casinos, brothels, cable hoe, saw the trash to luxury and how to life in is a school, for good or for evil .Thanks will my stubbornness, persevered and worked hard, studied and graduated, I won my roof, I married, have two children formed, following their lives with all dignity.
    Bragging Rights
    Surpassed the barriers of my life, getting the victory, winning the grand prize, you know what? I will tell them to human dignity, to min and beautiful family that is O divine creator .Thank you that sees everything and can do everything.
    Ivan Campos
    28/08/2016 #2 Ivan Campos
    La luz de buenos principios humanos, reflejan un estado armónico de equilibrio con todo lo que vemos y lo que no vemos Apenas sienta.
    A través del caos de la existencia humana en el abierto a su destino, que fue creado sin padre, sin madre .Favelas, puentes, calles, sótanos, casinos, burdeles, azada por cable, vio la basura al lujo y la forma de vida en es una escuela, para bien o para mal .Gracias será mi terquedad, perseveró y trabajó duro, estudió y se graduó, gané mi techo, me casé, se han formado dos niños, a raíz de sus vidas con toda dignidad.
    los derechos de alardear
    Superado las barreras de mi vida, conseguir la victoria, al ganar el premio mayor, ¿sabes qué? Les voy a decir a la dignidad humana, a min y hermosa familia que es O creador divino .Gracias que todo lo ve y todo lo que puede hacer.
    Ivan Campos
    28/08/2016 #1 Ivan Campos
    A luz de bons preceitos humanos, refletirá um estado de equilíbrio harmônico com tudo que vemos e com o que não vemos .Apenas sentimos.
    Mediante o caos da existência humana ,ao relento entregue á própria sorte ,criou-se sem pai, sem mãe .Favelas ,pontes ,ruas ,porões ,casinos ,prostíbulos ,no cabo da enxada ,vi do lixo ao luxo e quão á vida nos é uma escola ,para o bem ou para o mal .Graças á minha obstinação ,perseverei e trabalhei muito ,estudei e me formei ,conquistei meu teto ,casei-me, tenho dois filhos formados ,seguindo suas vidas com toda dignidade.
    Motivos de orgulho
    Ultrapassei as barreiras de minha vida ,chegando á vitoria ,conquistando o grande premio ,sabe qual ? Vou dizer-lhes á dignidade humana ,para min e para linda família que constitui .Obrigado ó divino criador de que tudo vê e tudo pode.
  24. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Where It's At: Your Job Search in a Nutshell
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    Mark Anthony Dyson
    24/08/2016 #1 Mark Anthony Dyson
    Hey @Lynda Spiegel, being searchable while keeping your head down is best when "search equity" is the name of the game. I had someone say to me they are unlikely to work anymore because of her disability. I told her to keep their profile active as you can support others in their employment efforts, causes, and projects. Three years later she thanked me because she was able to lend support and find ideas to create opportunities shaped around her life.
  25. ProducerLynda Spiegel

    Lynda Spiegel

    Want to Get Hired? Get Real
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