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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Resume Engaging

Engaging Headings
• Use “Core competencies” if you have two to five years of experience or are switching careers. Give categories of your expertise here.
• Use “Professional Expertise” if you have longer work histories. And yes summarize them here.
• Use “Technical Competencies” if you are technically competent. This is a key area especially for people who are applying for technical jobs.

Engaging Experience
1. People end up paying more attention to job duties and descriptions than accomplishments. Don’t do that.
2. Include results, effects and contributions made at your former jobs, along with the company name, job title and years of employment.
3. Keep them short, sweet, concise and compact.
4. State the most important points first.
5. State the most valuable bits first.
6. Avoid stating more than 7.

Engaging Education Highlights
1. Institution, dates attended and the degree or certification you received are listed in the education section.
2. Professional development, continuing education, on-the-job training and other nontraditional education should be included here as well.
3. As a bonus – state something that you are currently doing. Shows you want to learn and grow to become better.

Engaging Finish
1. Over here, add elements that don’t quite fit in any of the other sections.
2. For a technical position, this could include experience with proprietary or customized software.
3. For an executive position, you could include leadership activities.
4. Major awards, recognitions and accomplishments that deserve a little more attention than a detail in another part of the résumé, they can go here.

Engaging All The Way
1. Encapsulate the entire Resume as a package.
2. Have a singularity of Focus & Brand
3. Give the employer something extra to look forward to
4. Ensure everything from the design to the presentation is different
5. Always remember – content is king!

Engaging 101
1. Don’t assume just because you are good at your job, you are also good at Branding, Resume Writing, Interview Skills and Job Searching. Leave this to the Professionals. Being Mentored will improve your chances of being Engaging!

Part Time Work

School/University

Numerous schools or colleges will run occasions, for example, job fairs which can be an astounding spot to get yourself out there and address employers in person and find what occupations may be a good fit for you.

Besides, a few schools or colleges may offer a Job Shop service that may list positions for nearby employers why should looking contract students. Certainly do some searching if you’re at school or college as there can be a plenty of choices accessible to you. A few colleges or universities may even be hoping to employ students themselves, to work in stores or bars on college grounds. Simply do some searching and see what alternatives you can uncover.

The Internet

If only there were some magical repertoire of knowledge that you can search to find whatever you need.

Hold up, there is! Moreover, you’re on it at this moment.

The web is an incredible spot to look for part-time work. There are whole sites committed to employment postings. Monster, Reed, and Indeed are a couple of these.

These locales permit you to hunt down occupation postings in your general vicinity. Be that as it may, work postings for low maintenance work at significant retail anchors are unrealistic to be recorded here. I have, in any case, had fortunes discovering work postings made by neighbourhood high-street retailers that were searching for part-time workers.

Bigger chains will probably list their openings on their own site. Look out for nearby large chains that you may be okay with working for and check their sites. These are frequently your most solid option for finding an occupation that’ll fit nicely around your studies in the case that you’re a student since expansive retail chains commonly enlist students and comprehend the requirement for adaptable hours.

This methodology has a tendency to depend upon sheer luck however; in the event that you send in enough applications, in the long run one of them will give you a job. You likely won’t wind up working at your first decision.

Newspaper

Despite the fact that it’s somewhat antiquated, nearby little organizations now and again get a kick out of the chance to list their openings in the daily paper. This methodology is unrealistic to turn up anything marvellous, however it’s justified of a gander at any rate.

Go outside

Again with another antiquated methodology, however this one will is a little more likely to work. Go to your local high-street and hand a CV into any store that you may be keen on working at. Loads of little organizations will be awed by your drive and commitment.

I would exhort that you don’t try endeavouring this methodology on bigger chains as they’re liable to simply direct you to their site. Notwithstanding, you may get fortunate and discover a chain store that is effectively hoping to contract low maintenance representatives internally, however these stores will regularly list their openings on a sheet of paper and stick it on the window.

Cognitive Careers

Historically there has always been a need for intelligent people, but the correlation between cognitive ability and compensation was never as strong as it is today. One could have been an astute lawyer, financial planner, or mathematician at the turn of the 20th century, but the economy just didn’t reward those people at the levels that can be done today. We’ve created a much more complex economy requiring well-informed, inventive, and knowledgeable people who can navigate and derive value from what is for many of us a puzzling network of esoteric information in so many areas. The employment appeal for smart people is high and growing.

For years we have heard about high unemployment rates and at the same time we’ve heard there is not enough talent to hire for hard to fill positions. The jobs that are vacant seek individuals with know-how in management, engineering, data analysis, and many other areas where information processing, creativity, and workforce resourcefulness is called for. Professionalism is deepening across fields that include medicine / healthcare, the law, higher education, the sciences, the military, advanced manufacturing, and finance. Routine and relatively low-skilled operations will not bring competitive advantages to these career categories. Only accelerated thinking will.

As a result we are seeing the growth of an educated class. According to the U.S. Census Bureau only 4.6% of the U.S. population had attained bachelor degrees or higher in 1940. Today it is 32%. As this educated class continues to earn at relatively robust rates it appears to create an impression of inequality and disenfranchisement, such as we see being exploited in our current presidential election. However meeting the cognitive demands of a more intricate and perplexing economy requires educated people. Blaming the successful is not enough to improve the lot of us all. Directing one’s individual energies to where the expertise is most needed will.

The number of us prepared to meet the demands of the globalized cognitive economy is not enough if we are to continue being among the world’s leaders in innovation, business, and social transformation. Without relatively easy access to higher education for those with the potential to take the most advantage of this opportunity we all lose. Let’s agree that lifelong learning is essential for each and every one of us and entry into a college experience that challenges and pushes us to maximize our cerebral capacity benefits us personally and collectively.

However the expense of college is too high and makes going prohibitive for too many Americans. The cost of college has risen too much and too fast. To put this cost hike into perspective the New York Times Economix blog shows that since 1985 the cost of general consumer items has jumped 200+%, gasoline prices have risen approximately 300%, and medical care 350%. But college tuition and fees-575%! Are you kidding me? How is this in our best interests? This destructive level of inflation needs to be controlled. Our long term economic development relies on it.

Experience to Get Part Time Job

Get a few hobbies

Interests are the simplest approach to puff out your resume and give you something to discuss during your interview. Above all, the experience you’ll pick up in interactive with people from more social pastimes is significant. On the off-chance that you can discover a group that you’re interested in, then you’re in good fortune. Generally, all part-time employment will search for evidence that you’re sociable and capable, and a social group is astounding verification.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a clear demonstration of your drive and responsibility. In the event that you can locate a volunteer position in a charity shop, then you’ve viably demonstrated to a potential manager that you’re as of now fit for doing a job (if only retail work). Volunteer positions can be an incredible way to meet individuals who might be looking to hire people, and it’s common to hire people you know over people you don’t, so getting to know members of the public is helpful. Heaps of volunteer positions will utilize more aged individuals who are searching for something to do their seniority. These individuals may have friends who own stores or different organizations that you could work at. It merits recalling the golden rule of finding work: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

No experience required positions

A few working environments are glad to contract individuals with zero experience, regularly in light of the fact that it implies that they’re sufficiently gullible to think it won’t be soul-rending. Be that as it may, all you need to do is just stick it out for some time, it can be all that could possibly be needed experience to get your foot in the entryway with other bigger employers. It may appear somewhat discouraging to feel that you’ll need to work your way up the part-time ladder (particularly since that sentence sounds silly), yet it’s a better choice than spending a potentially long time scanning for a vocation without any result when you could instead invest that energy working a terrible job for a little experience.

The spots that will probably employ individuals with zero experience are bigger chains. A decent starting point for finding these spots is asking your companions where they work. The level of experience required for part-time work totally relies on upon where you live. McDonald’s is a reliably good bet however, as are large retail chains.

Maximize Job Opportunities

Use Social Media

Many people might feel a little odd about broadcasting their desire for employment to all of their friends and family. Don’t be. You should use social media to your advantage, and do so shamelessly. Your aunt may know that her attorney is looking for a new associate, but didn’t realize you were thinking of leaving your firm. The company your old college roommate works for might be accepting resumes, but he didn’t know you were interested. In short, make sure your friends and family know that you are looking for job opportunities. In fact, a recent survey showed that over 36 million workers attribute their current employment to social media.

Apply For The Position You Want, No Matter What

If there is a specific type of employment that you are interested in, apply for it. Even if there are no openings, apply. Mail, e-mail, fax, or hand deliver a copy of your resume and cover letter to the company. Explain that while you know there are currently no available openings, you are very much interested in working for the company if any become available. Who knows, they might have been planning to start advertising for a new position in the near future. At the very least, you have placed yourself in the mind of the person doing the hiring, which is always a good place to be.

Talk To Your School

Junior colleges, universities, or even graduate schools, are a wonderful resource in the employment hunt. Even if you graduated some time ago, most institutions will still gladly offer any help they can. The biggest aid is career counseling, which can take the form of resume and cover letter editing, and even suggestions on what fields your particular skills might prove valuable in. These counselors can also help put you in contact with fellow alumni who are in the same professional field as you.

Negotiate for Higher Pay

The reason for this is because it is very hard for companies to find good people to hire. Just think about how many resumes the hiring manager receives (hundreds for a sales position), and think about how many of those are no good (for one or many reasons). Again, 80 – 90% of the resumes a company receives are not qualified for the position.

Next, think about all the interviews a hiring manager has to deal with. First, anywhere between 20 to 30% of interviews don’t even show up! No calls of explanation – just a no-show. Next, of the people that do show up, many of them are disqualified in person for one reason or another.

And then think about how excited the hiring manager is to finally meet you. First, your cover letter and resume put you at the top of the list. Assuming that you have taken some time to write out sample cover letters, and have invested the time to customize your resume to the job(s) you want, you have no doubt landed interviews with the kinds of companies that can further your career. If you have interviewed well – in other words, if you carefully listened to each question the hiring manager asked, and then responded succinctly and on point (without over talking), and you were upbeat and confident – then you probably have several offers from competing companies.

The hiring manager is praying that you are even half as good as your resume, and if you are, then you are going to get an offer. And after you do, the hiring manager will be praying again that you accept it. This will save her/him all the time of searching through and screening unqualified applicants again.

So once the hiring manager has met with you, and you aced the interview, this is your best chance to begin negotiating for either a higher salary, a better comp plan, or both – or more! There are several areas you can negotiate and they are listed below. Be confident, recognize that you hold all the cards here and that all they can say is no. In fact, in many cases, they will make you a counter offer which means you still win!

#1: As for a sign-on bonus. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, more than two-thirds of companies have trouble recruiting full time talent. And because companies have trouble finding qualified candidates, once they find one, they will often go out of their way to land them. In fact, according to WorldatWork, 76% of all companies now offer sign-on bonuses. And they are not just for CEO’s or other executives either.

The way to ask for a sign-on bonus is pretty straight forward. After the hiring manager has laid out the compensation package, if no sign-on bonus is offered, you simply ask (in an assumptive way):

“And what type of sign-on bonus do you offer?” And then sit quietly and let them talk.

As you noticed, I said to ask for it in an assumptive way, not ask: “Do you offer a sign-on bonus?” This is important. Asking in an assumptive way tells them this is something you expect or perhaps might have been offered from other companies.

If they say there isn’t a sign-on bonus, then you can calmly come back with,

“I see. Well there are other opportunities I’m meeting with (or have met with), and if all things are equal, one of the deciding factors for me will be a sign on bonus. So let me get back with you after I’ve completed my interviews.”

If they still aren’t willing to at least see if there is a bonus, then just leave cheerfully and tell them you will be in touch with them. Believe me, if you made as good of an impression as your resume and cover letter did, then that hiring manger is going to go to the powers that be and talk about what they can offer you as a sign-on bonus.

If you decide – even if they don’t offer you a bonus – to take a job with that company, then you will have set them up for the next discussion which is to receive more pay.