Does your resume have a social media “punch?”
Few people will argue that social media has an impact in our lives—Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest have given us new ways to connect. LinkedIn offers an easy professional network that can be both independent and authentic.
The one thing to say about social media: the business world has certainly embraced it with a passion. With the ability to create “buzz,” social media has become the go-to stage for things like low-cost advertising, lead generation and connecting with consumers.
Perhaps the place where social media has had the biggest influence is talent management. Job searches, recruitment and candidate administration are all essentially social structures—a two way street custom-made for social media. Hiring has never been a one-sided proposition.
Your resume is no longer just on paper, it’s also online. Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.
In today’s job market, the questions persist: Do resumes have the social media “punch” to make it in the most competitive market in years.
Increasing interconnectivity means both candidates and employers can rely more on cross-functioning groups to make a hiring decision. This means casting a wider social “net” to increase your visibility to the right people.
Three tips to how to make your resume with a social media punch:
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It’s easy to use the wrong words on a resume, but the real challenge is creating a perfectly worded resume.
Five rules that will help you create a strong, accurate and powerful resume—something that can really get you the job!
When writing resumes, it’s easy to talk about the words you want to avoid—empty, meaningless terms that have nothing to do with you getting you the job.
A bigger problem for job seekers is creating the perfectly worded resume.
It is true the wrong words can destroy your chances of getting the job, but the right words will surely improve your chances.
Creating a perfectly worded resume is not easy. There is no handy “list” of just the right words. A perfectly worded resume will vary depending on the job you are looking for.
However, there are five rules to get you started on the perfectly worded resume:
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A resume that looks and sounds like a million others will never become a winner.
Make your resume stand out by ditching ten meaningless and empty words and phrases.
Today, you have only one guarantee one when applying for a job—your resume will never be alone. Expect it to sit in a stack of dozens, hundreds or even thousands.
It is no secret that to get ahead, you have to stand out.
Your resume represents valuable real estate, like ad space for you and your unique brand. Each word must have maximum impact to reach your goal—getting the job.
With that said, there are certain words and phrases overused by job seekers. In fact, they use them so much they have become dull, trivial and utterly inadequate.
A strong resume should avoid these 10 meaningless words and phrases. This way the hiring manager’s eyes won’t glaze over when seeing the same garbage over and over and over…
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The Internet has made many traditional recruitment techniques obsolete, but (thankfully) the cover letter is not one of them.
For more effective recruitment, there are five basics every cover letter should have.
There is no doubt that the Internet has changed the business landscape, especially when it comes to recruitment and hiring.
From submitting resumes online, video interviews and keyword searches to affordable applicant tracking systems available to businesses of any size, the Internet has certainly made recruitment more streamlined.
Speed and simplicity cause many job seekers to believe the cover letter has become obsolete. They reason that the resume is what hiring managers want, so what exactly is the purpose of an additional page.
Even though they are rarely read, cover letters have a place.
Not surprisingly, many recruiters actually admit they do not even read candidate cover letters.
The fact remains that a resume alone will not get you the job, no matter how incredible your qualifications. The sheer number of job applicants for each position means you must differentiate yourself beyond the competition. The cover letter helps you do just that.
No matter what, it is essential to customize your resume for the specific job you are seeking. This is the same for cover letters. Resume parsing software often look for the word matches both on the resume as well as on cover letters.
Cover letters, even if not read, will give you an opportunity to tell your story and highlight your strengths. This allows you to add value to your resume, by explaining exactly how your recruitment will benefit the company.
Try these five basics when writing your next cover letter:
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Drowning in a flood of resumes? It might be time to rethink your hiring process!
Innovation in hiring uses technology to provide resume relief!
It was not that long ago when only large corporations had enough innovation in hiring to manage a flood of applications and resumes for the choice job openings.
Applicant tracking software (ATS) made life easier for the big players by gathering candidates into a searchable database, allowing hiring managers to choose from the best.
Now, technology offers a wide range of affordable options for companies of any size. Innovation in hiring now lets them obtain, recruit and onboard exceptional talent.
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