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How to Pass a Recruiter’s 6 Second Resume Scan

June 10, 2014 in Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

How to Pass a 6 Second Scan I love my clients but I have to say 90% of the resumes I receive can’t pass a recruiter’s 6 second scan. I wrote an article last year about the 6 second scan and how it’s a real thing! Read it here. Recently a few of my friends and colleagues who are hiring
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5 Game Changers in the Job Market

May 22, 2014 in Job Tips by newresource

During conversations with my clients, I often find myself telling them that the game has changed. Many of them are  looking for work after years of being with one organization and now either that company is going under or the boss has finally upset them enough for them to look for a new job. Whatever the case – whatever has
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Unemployment is down but competition is UP!

May 12, 2014 in Interview Tips, Job Tips, Recruitment, Resumes by newresource

Unemployment is down but Competition is UP! I never thought we would see an unemployment rate below 7% again. I understand that the current unemployment rate of 6.3% does not represent those who have given up on finding gainful employment, but it’s still encouraging. In March the U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs and in April another 288,000 jobs were added
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The Executive Resume Treatment

May 2, 2014 in Resumes, Sales Pitch by newresource

The Executive Resume Treatment One thing I know for certain is that every wants the executive treatment in life. We want the best cars, clothes, jewelry, food, money and service when we go places. Another thing, everyone feels they deserve those things but life is not about deserves. You get back what you put into it. I worked with some
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Mashable, Monster & Oprah (all in a day’s work)

April 24, 2014 in Resumes by newresource

Whew! Things are heating up over here on the Resume Crusade. There are more readers and customers, which is great for me but I am still working hard for you. I get asked all the time, what makes me an Expert Resume Writer and my answer is…the results. You are only labeled an expert once you do something very well
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4 Things That Stop You from Getting an Interview

April 14, 2014 in Career Coaching, Job Tips, Resumes, Social Recruiting by newresource

Number four is your resume heading. Believe it or not a hiring manager or recruiter will judge you based on the heading of your resume. (You only get 6 seconds) If your heading it basic, boring and bland – that says a lot about the amount of work you put into your resume and your career. That does not mean
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You Don’t Need Social Media to Get a Job

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized by newresource

It wouldn’t hurt but nope, you don’t need it. There are many other ways to get a job. Social media is a tool for connecting and communicating. It’s also an inexpensive way to promote events,  market products and services (e-commerce). But now business has caught up to it’s power and influence and  It’s being used to screen candidates. More and
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After 5 Years or More, You Find Yourself in the Job Market

March 23, 2014 in Career Coaching, Job Tips, Resumes, Social Recruiting by newresource

Trust me, it’s different now. Laid-off? Sure, it happens. Downsized? You bet! Fired? Unfortunately, it happens every day. We tend to take our foot off the gas pedal when life is good. We stop updating the resume. We get out of touch with what’s happening in the world. We allow our skills to atrophy. We think that our job needs
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How to Explain Employment Gaps & Reasons for Seeking a New Job

March 13, 2014 in Career Coaching, Interview Tips, Job Tips by newresource

I get asked all the time about handling difficult interview questions and situations. We all think our situation is unique and one of a kind but really it’s not. Everyone is human and has had set backs and complications the trick is to explain your particular setback in a way that takes ownership, shows resolution and demonstrates that you are
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Can’t Find a Job? Maybe It’s You

March 5, 2014 in Career Coaching, Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

This is going to sting a bit but I have to keep it real. The U.S. job market is getting better. The unemployment rate has dipped below 7% for the first time since 2008. Forecasters are predicting 25% of major corporations will be hiring this year. I think there is some truth to that because I’m seeing many of my
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