7 Common Sense Job Search Tips That Get OverlookedFor years I have taught innovative job search tactics. I figure as long as you do not lie or misrepresent, anything goes in job search. As a former sales guy I learned to be very crafty and successful with my get-past-the-gatekeeper/get-to-the-buyer techniques.There really are no rules when it comes to job search. I promote my one-page, short-form resume in order to "game" resume filtering software. Other than that I propose being as creative as possible in order to break through to the other side. Seeking a graphic artist position? Blow 'em away with your graphic resume -- assuming you can get it in their hands. Thinking about placing your resume in place of a label on a bottle of wine? It’s been done. Delivered successfully by courier. If you have the moxie, go for it! There are no rules to job search as long as you know and understand your target company’s culture. There are, however, basic protocols to job search that can’t be denied regardless of the type of enterprise. And unfortunately, many people worry so much about the minute details of getting a job they forget what should be common sense.http://salary.com/common-sense-job-search-tipsWhy We Should Ban ResumesThe idea of matching someone’s skills and experience on a resume to a job description consisting of an arbitrary list of skills and experiences seems rather archaic to me. Some people actually defend doing this faster as a major advance in modern HR practices.http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130221192310-15...Ten Traits Of Amazing EmployeesStriving to be the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’ve been working at it for awhile, being a stand-out employee is something you should never lose sight of.While we all have specific characteristics that have the potential to help make us good employees, continued improvement is beneficial to a long and successful career. Your employer likely has high expectations for you; therefore, you should also have them for yourself.Strive to hit the next level. Here are 10 traits of amazing employees:http://comerecommended.com/blog/2013/02/21/10-traits-of-amaz...9 Jobs That Let You Work From HomeMarissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, caused quite a stir when she told her employees they would no longer be allowed to work at home. And in doing so, both sides of the always contentious debate have sprung into action either supporting Mayer's decision or lambasting it.Regardless of which side of the debate you find yourself on, we've got some great jobs that lend themselves well to working from home -- assuming that kind of thing is allowed.http://salary.com/9-jobs-work-from-home/6 Ways To Save Money During A Job SearchCurrently, there are around 23 million people either out of work or underemployed, and the number of people out of work for more than six months has doubled in the past three years. Understandably, the pressure to get a job can make it easy to develop a find-work-at-all-costs mentality.However, this approach isn't necessary and can even be hazardous to your job search. To launch an effective job search and avoid going into unnecessary debt, consider these money-saving tips.http://salary.com/6-ways-save-money-job-search7 Common Sense Job Search Tips That Get OverlookeFor years I have taught innovative job search tactics. I figure as long as you do not lie or misrepresent, anything goes in job search. As a former sales guy I learned to be very crafty and successful with my get-past-the-gatekeeper/get-to-the-buyer techniques.There really are no rules when it comes to job search. I promote my one-page, short-form resume in order to "game" resume filtering software. Other than that I propose being as creative as possible in order to break through to the other side. Seeking a graphic artist position? Blow 'em away with your graphic resume -- assuming you can get it in their hands. Thinking about placing your resume in place of a label on a bottle of wine? It’s been done. Delivered successfully by courier. If you have the moxie, go for it! There are no rules to job search as long as you know and understand your target company’s culture. There are, however, basic protocols to job search that can’t be denied regardless of the type of enterprise. And unfortunately, many people worry so much about the minute details of getting a job they forget what should be common sense.http://salary.com/common%2Dsense%2Djob%2Dsearch%2Dtips/Your Personal Brand is Critical for SuccessDonald Trump. Martha Stewart. Mark Zuckerberg. Sarah Palin.Chances are you can think of a few things to say about each of them based on the impressions you’ve gathered about their personal brands -- however unconsciously -- complete with triumphs, missteps, and various forms of public humiliation and scandal. And depending on what those critically managed (not always successfully) impressions are, and by how many they are held, the lives and affairs of the Trumps, Stewarts and Palins are influenced. After all, Trump wants you to tune in to The Apprentice, Stewart wants you to shop her collections at Macy’s, and Palin wants to sell lots of books. By now, we know you don’t have to be a regular feature on the evening news or a sidebar on Huffington Post in order to elicit a response ranging from indifference to jeers and cheers. You have your own public and it’s their impressions of your brand and the messages you send that can determine career trajectory and business success.http://www.salary.com/10-ways-you-are-ruining-your-personal-...Why Do Workers Jump Ship?“I’m so sick of this job. I swear, this year I’m outta here!”It’s a safe bet we’ve all been there at one point or another, as the decision to actively search for a better job at the start of a new year is a fairly common one – especially considering salaries only rose a total of 4% from 2008-2012. But have you ever wondered what kind of workers decide to leave, why they want to jump ship, and how often they’re out there beating the bushes for job leads?We surveyed more than 1,300 people to find out more about the current mindset and attitude of American workers, and the results are eye-opening. Read on to find out more about America’s job-hunters and the rise of the 24/7 job search.http://salary.com/job-hunting-more-than-ever/?scm=s-n-020713...5 Interview Questions for ConsultantsA key to landing a consulting job is to answer interview questions with specific examples of previous challenges you’ve addressed and a sound demonstration of your ability to tackle projects, solve problems and think quick on your feet. Of course, the right answers alone won’t get you the gig, but they could make you a memorable candidate.Here are some of the questions you should be ready for in your interview.http://news.dice.com/2013/01/29/5-interview-questions-for-co...Sometimes It's Not Them - It's YouWe all have friends (or maybe YOU are the friend and just don’t realize it) who have been job-hunting for what seems like an eternity. They look through the help wanted ads, scour job boards and go on their fair share of interviews, each time thinking they "nailed it." But their optimism is soon broken by the hammer blow of rejection, and they’re still unemployed.Which begs the question, why?There are a thousand different potential reasons. Some are valid, others arbitrary. But even though employers will likely never reveal the true reasons behind their hiring decisions, we're giving you our list (in no particular order) of the most likely reasons you didn’t make the cut.http://www.salary.com/11-reasons-you-didnt-get-the-jobThe Sequester, Job Search, and You A recent Gallup poll states 51% of Americans don’t know enough about the sequester to judge if it’s a good or bad thing for the economy or for themselves personally. I tend to take a more negative view. As a layperson, and a veteran resume writer, I hear from many people who feel the effects of the sequester and believe it’s a bad thing, even if those changes have not already taken place. It’s like waiting for the other proverbial shoe to drop: You know something bad is about to happen, you just don’t know when.This article spells out in layperson’s terms what the sequester actually is and how it affects you as a job seeker.http://www.salary.com/sequester-job-searchSalary Negotiation is About Facts, Not MythsA rough translation of a myth could be "a legendary story, usually concerning a hero or event, especially one that is concerned with deities or some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature."Many people play up salary negotiation as some kind of mythical exploit, as if a Cyclops from human resources was guarding a 10 percent salary increase. Perhaps only few select heroes can effectively navigate this rite of passage and pierce the heavily guarded castle.In reality, as author Selena Rezvani puts it, a negotiation can simply be "a conversation that ends in agreement." So before you retreat back over the drawbridge, let's take a look at the other definition of a myth -- a falsehood -- and see if we can come out victorious.http://www.salary.com/10-salary-negotiation-mythsFuskieWho hopes Spring is nurturing gainful employment in your garden...
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