- Producer22/01/2017"Get Up Offa That Thing," and Upgrade Your CareerJames Brown implored us to get off our behinds in order to dance `til we felt better. It's even more important advice when considering the future of your career. Getting up off our behinds, that is, not dancing.What do I mean when I urge you to "get...
- Producer13/01/2017Resumes 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...
Comments14/01/2017 #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.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)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.13/01/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsTwo 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)13/01/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 WieseThanks 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.
- Producer12/01/2017Fireside 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...
Comments14/01/2017 #42 Cyndi wilkinsFantastic 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;-)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.13/01/2017 #25 Loribeth PiersonI 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.
- Producer05/01/2017Follow-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...
Comments05/01/2017 #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.
- Producer22/12/2016Whose 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...
Comments26/12/2016 #5 Mohammed SultanTwo 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.25/12/2016 #3 Mohammed SultanI 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.22/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThe 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.
- Producer10/06/2016What 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...
- Producer11/12/2016Your 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,...
Comments13/12/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 WieseExcellent 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."
- Producer06/12/2016LinkedIn 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...
- Producer26/11/2016How 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...
- Producer14/11/2016Should 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...
Comments14/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 WieseMy 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.
- Producer09/11/2016A 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...
Comments09/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichOf 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.
- Producer31/10/2016Why 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...
- Producer23/09/2016Why 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...
Comments29/11/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 WieseMy Other Career Articles:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/why-and-how-to-be-a-stand-out-on-linkedin View moreMy Other Career Articles:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/career-tips-and-links-an-updating-reference (an ongoing blog, so to speak) Close25/10/2016 #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!
- Producer24/10/2016How 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...
- 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 😊
- 13/10/2016Hola @Javier 🐝 beBee,
Perhaps you could use the picture from this link for this hive's picture?Why That Perfect Job Lasts Only 6 Secondswww.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...
- Producer13/10/2016Burn 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"...
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,...
Comments03/11/2016 #9 Brian McKenzieI 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.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.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.
- 27/09/2016Looking for career, job or resume help?
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/career-tips-and-links-an-updating-referenceCareer Tips and Links - An Updating Referencewww.bebee.com This post is a fluid reference site of career resource information, that contains topics such as: SELLING YOURSELF, JOB HUNTING, COVER...
Comments11/10/2016 #2 Jared 🐝 WieseThis post is a fluid reference site of career resource information, that contains topics such as:
SELLING YOURSELF, JOB HUNTING, COVER LETTERS, RESUMES, NO EXPERIENCE, INTERVIEWS and OFFERS.
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.
- Producer27/08/2016To 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...
Comments08/11/2016 #6 Brian McKenzieI 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.28/08/2016 #3 Ivan CamposHistory
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.
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.28/08/2016 #2 Ivan Camposhistoria
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.28/08/2016 #1 Ivan CamposHistória
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.
- Producer22/08/2016Where It's At: Your Job Search in a NutshellEarlier this summer, LI Influencer Lou Adler published "This Single Job Hunting Statistic Will Blow Your Mind," and while it contained many statistics, you need to pay attention to two of them if the following applies to you:I am actively looking...
Comments24/08/2016 #1 Mark Anthony DysonHey @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.
- Producer17/08/2016Want to Get Hired? Get RealNow, there's nothing wrong with having a dream. As the poet Robert Browning wrote, "... man's reach should exceed his grasp/ Or what's a heaven for?" For a determined and fortunate number of us, a dream is attainable. For most of us, it's - well, a...
- Producer11/08/2016Which Hat Were You Wearing When.... Rob's resume contained a fairly common scenario. He had moved internally within two of the four companies he had worked for. So when he sent me his most recent resume, it clearly delineated his title and the years he worked under that title, as well...
Comments13/08/2016 #6 Lynda Spiegel#4 Thanks for the shout-out, Deb Helfrich. The article you're referring to wasn't on LinkedIn, but in the WSJ
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/10/02/how-women-should-explain-gaps-in-their-resumes/ View more#4 Thanks for the shout-out, Deb Helfrich. The article you're referring to wasn't on LinkedIn, but in the WSJ
And I'm thrilled that you have reprised The Interview Maven because who's better at that than you? Close13/08/2016 #5 Lynda Spiegel#3 Hi, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. Employment gaps are huge (often unfairly so) issues for employers. There's no hiding it - I refer to it as Family Leave, because it IS, but then I encourage candidates to create some work (even if nobody paid for it; no one will ask) that they can use to populate their resume. Perhaps she'll gain further insight from this article I wrote last year in the Wall Street Journal; http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/10/02/how-women-should-explain-gaps-in-their-resumes/12/08/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, definitely recommend @Lynda Spiegel to your friend with a caretaker gap. She has some fabulous articles over on you know where, and she can really help get her bring the vast life and organizational skills one acquires during caretaking to the resume front. If she needs some help with interview motivation, send her my way, I'd be glad to share my ebook and have a chat.12/08/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI read this and it sparked my interest even though I haven't written a resumé since 1998. If I did, I sure as hell wouldn't mention that I mopped floors at McDonalds when I was 16!
I have a question for you from someone I know who is looking... How do you deal with a big hole? This lady spent 5 years taking care of her ailing mother who has passed on. Potential employers seem stressed over it.12/08/2016 #2 Lynda SpiegelThank you, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I'm astounded by people who want their resumes or way prior to that, their letters of recommendation to be like other candidates. Isn't the whole point to differentiate oneself?
Clearly, anyone who got help from you on their personal statements was fortunate, indeed!12/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Lynda Spiegel: Spot-On! And it works 'backwards' too: The Medical Field is wrought with tiers of extreme, intense national competition for 1 -2 spots in the best programs! I've helped pre-med students write their Personal Letters to get into medical school, internship, residency, Fellowship, and then get their first actual 'job,' after 15 years of education. I wrote my Letters of Recommendation specifically to be Un-Like the rest, succeeding in my candidate's obtaining the position, ranking as the best (Of course, I was selective and did not write a letter unless I thought the candidate was superb)! In the medical field there are suicides for failures to get an Interview, so one treads very seriously from Day #1 even as a pre-med student. Sad, but true. Thank you for showing that many times, "Less is More." 🐝We can see that on beBee, where Profiles of many superior and experienced professionals were configured in less than 3 min.🐝
- Producer08/08/2016Resume not getting a response? Frank talk.As a resume writer, I get this question more than any. Why is my resume not receiving a response? Let’s face it, if you’re qualified for the job, you would expect some sort of response. But let’s take a reality check on several factors. Being...
Comments21/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 So true, @Mohammed A. Jawad! And @Brian Brandt, this Article is amazingly befitting to match with your own resumé, indeed! Being new to beBee, it's common for others to just not 'see' your Articles, so encouraging you to share to beBee in English to gather your broadest audience. ;-). I'll do so now, and wish you good cheer! (~if it helps, I have lots of hints and articles for new bees: Dr Margaret Aranda: For My NewBeeZ - white flower pic)