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By Xaib Aslam
It's estimated that over 70% of job openings are unadvertised. Although this is the case, there are a number of things that you can do to discover these "hidden" jobs. To help you out here are tips on how to find these jobs:
Get rid of "cave dweller" attitude
Many people live in caves. For example, many people get up and drive to work in a "cave" they call a car. They work inside a "cave" they call an office and then go back into their "cave" car. Finally they retire to a "cave" they call a house.
To be successful in your job search you need to avoid living in a cave and start meeting and interacting with people who might help you in finding a job. As rule of thumb you should interact with people in the area of your interest.
For example, if you are interested in commerce you should interact with people in commerce. The best way of interacting with people of your interest is attending conventions and workshops.
Other than interacting face-to-face, you should also interact online. Here you need to visit professional sites such as LinkedIn and interact with people there.
Don't say that you don't have a job
Although, you are looking for a job you shouldn't say that you are looking for a job. This is because you will most likely appear desperate. When you meet prospective employers in the field you are interested in you should explain to them that you are looking to put your recently acquired skills into practice. You should then go ahead and show your experience.
This is an old sales technique that you can use in getting a job today. You should identify a reputable company that you would like to work for and identify its culture. You should also identify the hiring manager.
After doing this you should craft a compelling cover letter and write a resume that targets the position that you are interested in. You should then send the documents electronically or via mail. To be successful when using this method you need to ensure that your cover letter and resume are perfectly done and clearly show your strong points.
These are tips on how to find unadvertised jobs. By being focused and working towards your target, you will most definitely be successful and get the job of your dreams.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Who Took Your Million Dollar Job?
It is obvious that many people go to colleges; universities get their degrees and thought that life is going to be good and the future is going to be great. It is after struggling to find a job for months do they realize that it is not as straight forward as it seems. You might be a graduate from MIT or even Harvard but if you don't have a good and professional resume, it will kill you.
You have invested in yourself by spending tens of thousands of dollars to get your degree. Your whole life had been studying and learning to the point that you are ready to reap the rewards. What do you do then? Go to Google and grab a resume template. It sounds really idiotic but just wait a minute and ask yourself this question. Isn't everybody doing that too! Oh yes, you've just joined the me-too group of job seekers.
In lots of marketing events you will always hear the marketing gurus say this. You need to differentiate yourself. You need to stand out from the rest. It is true. In every industry, only the top 5 players can be guaranteed of survival. Look around you and you will realize that the smaller players eventually fades off and new companies start to come to the scene and this cycle just repeats itself ever since the dawn of time.
That's the reason why you need to stand out from the rest. It doesn't matter where you graduated or how good your communication skills are. You need to be able to strike interest and gain the HR executive's attention. These folks normally spend less than 30-45 seconds reviewing each resume. You could expect at least 100-300 applicants applying for each job.
How Do You Get Your Resume Noticed?
First of all, forget about cover letters. Who reads it anyway? Through my experience serving the likes of large companies like IBM, Accenture, HP, Unilever and many more, there's one thing for sure. You do not need to send a cover letter. This information just helped you saved 100USD and I hope the resume providers don't hunt me down for sharing this piece of information.
I am going to share these trade secrets with you and please read it carefully.
1. Do A Spell Check
HR executives hate it when applicants send word documents that are not checked and you get all sorts of red and greens from the error from Microsoft Word. Like I say before, they only spend 30-40 seconds reading each email. Their job is to just send the resume to the hiring manager and they need the resume to be perfectly readable. You can make their job easier by spell checking.
2. Never Use More Than 1 Font.
A lot of times, I realized that most resumes that comes from India has got this problem. Apparently there are 4-5 different fonts with different sizes hijacking the resume. This makes my eyes pop up at times. Please avoid that. Don't use fancy fonts as well.
3. Drop the Cover Letters
Instead of paying hundreds and getting a 1-2 page cover letter that will confuse the HR executives, choose to write a small 1-2 paragraph of executive summary that is around 4-5 lines telling the HR executives what specific job you are applying and what are your strengths. Why no cover letters? Do you know how troublesome it is to file two documents instead of one? I can vouch that HR executives don't read cover letters. Period.
4. Use A Professional Looking Template
Please get a professional looking template. If you want to get average returns, you can do whatever the others are doing. Know the secrets of what those who work in large MNCs are doing. You need to have a resume that will excite the HR executives. One that is so good that they simply do not need do anything and can forward straightaway.
5. Knowing What A Job-Winning Resume Look Like
If you are applying for a job of an IT Consultant, you need to know what it looks like. Similarly for SAP, Oracle Consultants, Executive Director, Sales Manager, CPA, Account...etc. You need to know what a job-winning resume look like. There are lots of bogus resume providers out there. It's simple to setup a website and boast you are the best or the cheapest. But you seriously need to ask whether they know what they're doing about. It is better to work with vendors who walk the talk and preferably in the headhunting industry so that they know what they're doing. The job of the resume providers are there to fill the gaps and to consult/advise you on how they can best present you to the companies at large.
Coming back to the topic, 'Who Took Your Million Dollar Job'? I would like to ask you this question. Do you know of anybody who's in the same job as you who are making another $500 or $1000 extra? What if you can get the same deal or even better? Imagine you having $500 more every month. This adds up to around $6,000 a year excluding bonuses. If you were to multiply by 30 years it would add up to $180,000. However, if you were to compound the bonuses over the 30 years, you would be getting close to 1 Million Dollars. Now you ask, 'Who Took Your Million Dollars?'
The only fear is to sit around and do nothing. Here's the paradigm shift. If you always think the others are good and that's why they get good paying jobs then please go on complaining and bitching about how life sucks. I can assure you that a lot of them don't deserve the jobs they have but are there because they invested in themselves. They are there because they might have done something right. You might be next.
Edmund Ng is the CEO of a consortium of Headhunting Firms. He also manages multiple job portals and the largest IT-Jobs Yahoo Groups in Singapore. He also runs www.PurchaseResume.com, a professional resume service provider that has helped more than 700 people get their dream jobs.
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Frustrated by the Job Search?
By Ang Roberts
In this day and age, it is easy to imagine that you are invisible as you shoot off your resume into the unknown. However, your resume is part of your brand and you need to be careful of how you are branding yourself before you potentially hurt your career. I have compiled a list of top ways to appropriately sell your brand.
To begin, the first introduction that future employers have of you is your resume. Be consistent - if your resume falls into the same hands more than once, your resume will stand out as the hiring manager has viewed your resume before. Hiring managers go through hundreds of resumes a day so you need to stand out to make an impression. Other things to remember when creating your resume include the following:
· The most important thing to remember is clarity. Hiring managers need to tell at a glance if you have the skills that they are looking for. Have a short section at the top that hits your highlights and skills. You will want to bullet each sentence, wordy paragraphs are skimmed and do not register your skills with the hiring manager.
· Keep the same font throughout your resume. The easiest that I have found to read is Arial 11, with my name and contact information centered at the top of the first page at Arial 14 bold.
· Be very clear in your employment experience of company name, title, and dates of employment. Employers are looking for longevity and not short tenures so you want the hiring manager to clearly see this section. If you are a contractor, listing your clients is a must as this will show you were actually an employed contractor. If left to the imagination, hiring managers will fear the worst, in every case.
Secondly, remember that you are a brand. You need to decide what you are selling and stand behind that. This is for who you are on social media, on your resume, on job boards, blogs, etc. If you change your product from platform to platform, then you are not building a strong brand. Hiring managers review these different platforms as part of the interview process. If you are a chameleon, you will forget what you are selling, which will hurt your brand and your chances at that employment.
Another element that you need to consider is to make sure you are competitive in the salary that you are advertising. This is important whether too high or too low; too low and you are underselling your value, too high and you are overlooked. You need to know the price of your product. Glassdoor.com is a great place to investigate what your salary should be - you will just plug-in your title and location to get the average salaries for your respective field.
Lastly, if you do not have a LinkedIn profile, you must do this right away. This site is advertising your professional merits at no charge. Take care to build an error free, (especially grammar errors!), fully complete profile. Take care to ensure you are using the correct title for the industry you are looking to advance your career in. For example, if you are a CRA, (Clinical Research Associate), make sure this title is clear in your profile. If a hiring manager is confused by what you are offering, they may not use one of the free emails that LinkedIn offers. You shouldn't make your personal email address visible here but if you wanted to create a separate email account for hiring managers to reach you, then now is a great time so you can make that email address visible on LinkedIn, so it is easy to contact you. LinkedIn is a great place to connect with future employers.
Focus your career on where you are trying to go and take it step by step and before you know it, you will be on the top. Your brand, your business - stay consistent and be fruitful! With these tips, you are on your way to success!
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Three Tips To Find Job Opportunities
By Alfred Ardis
Hunting for job opportunities can be an exhausting, grinding, and frustrating experience. Many employers seem to have sky-high qualifications for potential candidates, which can be discouraging. But don't give up your search. Here are three suggestions to help make your search for employment a little bit easier, and hopefully successful.
Ignore Required Qualifications
Everyone looking through the employment classifieds has found a great listing. Then you find out that the employer has a list of qualifications a mile long, and you only meet a few of them. Don't worry about the qualifications. Recruiters call the applicant that matches all of these qualifications a "purple squirrel." Why a "purple squirrel"? Because that perfect applicant does not exist in real life. You might have the education but not the work experience. Or you have the experience but your degree is from a community college and not a four-year university like they want. If you think you can do the job, apply for it, regardless of the required qualifications. The worst that can happen is they tell you thanks, but no thanks. If that happens, you are no worse off than before you applied.
Use Social Media Shamelessly
No one wants all of their friends and family to know that they are looking for job opportunities. It is a private matter that many do not like to share. Unfortunately, by not sharing their search for employment, they are limiting their field of prospects. If you post the type of position you are looking for on social media, you have exponentially increased your chances of finding employment. It might be that your cousin's boyfriend has an uncle who needs a new associate attorney. Maybe your mom plays bridge with the manager of the local nursing home. By asking your friends and family for help, you are ensuring that you have cast your net as widely as possible.
Apply For Each Position Individually
When an employer is looking to fill an opening, they will receive a lot of applications. Making your application stand out is the quickest way to get hired. In order to make your application stand out, you have to tailor each one for the specific position. Finding work can be a numbers game where you send out as many resumes as possible. Unfortunately, recruiters and hiring managers can spot a generic resume a mile away. Sit down and spend an hour editing your resume and cover letter to fit the position you want. It will show the person doing the hiring that you are interested in that specific position, and not just any opening available.
In conclusion, finding good job opportunities can be tough. It can be frustrating and stressful, but if you follow the tips above, it will be a lot easier.