- Producer12/03/2017To Get Hired, be AuthenticHaving spent an embarrassing portion of my misspent youth trying to be someone I wasn't, I probably have middle-age to thank for being perfectly comfortable with being myself. Now that I've gotten to know me better, I kind of like the person I've...
Comments13/03/2017 #7 John White, MBASorry, Lynda. This has nothing to do with MyTweetPack or LinkedIn. Let me try to explain it a different way. If you go to the bottom of your beBee profile there is a place where people can links to their website and other social media profiles. Add the link to your Twitter profile as one of your links. Then, when people on beBee hit the Twitter share button on one of your articles on beBee it will automatically populate your Twitter handle in their tweet. Then, you will get a notification that someone has tweeted your beBee article and you retweet, thank them, etc. Does this make sense? If not, call me when you're free and we can walk through it over the phone: 970.692.3270. Heck, it'd be good just to catch up post NLV! ;)12/03/2017 #2 John White, MBAThanks for posting this, @Lynda Spiegel! Can you please add the link to your Twitter profile as one of your links on your beBee profile? Once you do I will tweet it out to bring in more readers. If you don't link the two, you will never know when people tweet your articles (unless you were to randomly find them in your feed)
- Producer11/03/2017My Curriculum VitaeBuzz Submitted by : Javier Cámara Rica Buzz: Tu currículum no sirve para encontrar trabajo Spanish Buzz that talks about how to use curriculum vitae in the...
- Producer06/03/2017You are an amazing person!I saw this post on LinkedIn from Liz Ryan. She says:You are a vibrant, amazing person -- much more than what's on your resume! How do you get your passion and power across to employers? Liz RyanReinvention RoadmapReinvention Roadmap will teach you...
Comments08/03/2017 #20 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSCheck out this other great buzz about Liz Ryan!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ivette-k-caballero/know-liz-ryan-the-queen-of-the-human-workplace-and-your-career-friend07/03/2017 #17 Yogesh SukalAbout showcasing the personal brand, Today I posted about the new show started yesterday on National Geographic hosted by Modern philosopher jason silva.
And tweeted the bebee post on twitter and man himself appreciated, Jason Silva.
Amazing show to watch.
ORIGINS: Journey of Mankind
https://twitter.com/yogeshsukal/status/83911645080369152307/03/2017 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSCOPY and TWEET:
#LizRyan: "You are an amazing person!"
#PersonalBranding on #beBee
@humanworkplace #careers & #jobs = the WHOLE YOU!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/you-are-an-amazing-person07/03/2017 #14 Phil FriedmanLiz Ryan is the only recruiting and HR expert whom I ever read. For she is the only one I have run across who speaks with honesty and authenticity -- a true "influencer" in her field. Head and shoulders above the pack. And I for one would welcome her sage voice on beBee.07/03/2017 #13 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell@Javier 🐝 beBee - thanks for sharing this article, I love Liz Ryan, she writes such great articles. I've missed a lot of her posts recently as I am no longer really on LinkedIn. It would be great if she joined beBee! I think it would be the perfect fit for her and this article said it all.07/03/2017 #12 Donald 🐝 GrandyGreat post from Liz Ryan. Love your comment Deb Helfrich "it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions" That is the secret sauce. Thanks for sharing.07/03/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 #7 You know, @Steve Brady - there is a great cross-pollination in the "pain points" approach that Liz recommends - which is rather than apply to jobs like sheep in a flock; it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions.
For way too many people, their careers are some of the most traumatic environs of their life - especially when it comes to justice and fairness.
And it just doesn't have to be that way. We humans created the rules of work so far. There is nothing inherent in selling widgets that requires people to check their souls at the door. Not even the much maligned assembly line or AI automation HAS to create trauma for individuals.
Humans can redesign work so that it is heart and soul safe. Collaboration and community focused, rather than competition and scarcity driven.
Your journey and work story are probably the exact sort of narrative that can help shift how we view our work organizations for the betterment of all involved.07/03/2017 #7 Steve Brady#1 I agree @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Hope you are well btw. We haven't crossed paths in a while. I had to pull back from my Social Media adventures for a while. My PTSD issues became a bit too nasty for a while. I'm going to recover though....and I have learnt so much about myself and it has given me a heart connection and understanding with the many people in our societies who suffer from invisible wounds.07/03/2017 #6 Steve Brady@Javier 🐝 beBee and @Liz Ryan I'm going to confess up front that I am a compulsive book buyer. Just ask my wife! To my credit though, I do read 90% of them.
In this case @Javier 🐝 beBee you had me hooked as soon as I saw the graphic. Thank you for sharing Liz Ryan's LI post here on beBee. I am between "career phases" at present. I'm off work at present to focus on recovering through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When I had to stop work, I was distraught and was overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings akin to "my working life is over" and also a deep grief at having to leave a job I loved. I realize now. however, that all is not wasted. I have time to focus on healing, and also a fantastic opportunity to align my career, and use the skill set I've developed over 45 years to focus my career on Justice reform that is healing and restorative, and that at it's deepest level begins in the hearts and minds of people and in a larger context the cultures in which they live. Anyway....I purchased an e-copy of Liz's book. If my wife gets upset, can I say that you made me do it @Javier 🐝 beBee? Or is that going too far?07/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg#1 I concur with @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and kindly suggest considering the appropriate beBee official directly reach out to Liz Ryan and invite her to join and/or write about beBee. Thanks for considering this.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA
- Producer26/02/2017The Smart Way to Hire (and it doesn't involve ATS)SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME...Let’s try to keep it short...SHOW ME DON’T TELL ME...I don’t care what you say...SHOW ME DON’T TELL MERush had it right (the hard rock band, not the conservative commentator). Employers are frustrated with resumes that make...
- Producer13/02/2017Resume 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...
Comments13/02/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is expert advice, @Lynda Spiegel. It is truly important to figure out if the person offering advice knows what they are talking about. Do they have any sort of actual experience or credentials or are they just offering the knee-jerk answer that some guy told them 20 years ago?
People like to be helpful, but a fair amount of what most people say comes from generalizations. An easy way to evaluate is to ask the crucial question WHY? Find out if they have any substantial reasons that your DQ experience is crucial to getting a job in a medical office. I can think of only one reason, and it is very unlikely - that you might be able to build rapport with your new manager because they also worked at DQ to suport themselves during college. However, that tiny rationale just won't cut it, in the short space available on a resume, unless you know for certain it is relevant. Say, perhaps, your DQ supervisor was the doctor's niece.
I have to add that everything you've said holds true for interview advice, as well. Family and friends mean well when they help you practice for interviews, but they are invested in you, not in objective feedback. It is quite likely they will knock you out of the confident, competence zone with tales of hard interviews they had to endure and worries of how important the money is.
Be willing to discard advice that doesn't come with solid rationales.
- 25/01/2017Blow Your Hornswww.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...
- Producer22/01/2017"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...
Comments01/02/2017 #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.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.31/01/2017 #1 Mark Anthony DysonLoving 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.
- 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...
Comments30/01/2017 #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.30/01/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSince 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 :-)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."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.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 Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSThanks 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 Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSExcellent 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 Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSMy 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 Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSMy 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 Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSUpdated 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, 🐝 adding 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...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, 🐝 adding 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!
- 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, 🐝 adding 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!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 Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSGreat 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.