Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #9 – Job Search Glossary of Key Terms.

Branding, Birkman Method, Behavior Interview, Corporate Culture, Elevator Speech, Job Boards…  Do you know what all of these terms are?  Do you understand their meaning?


It has all changed.

If you, like me, are currently looking for a job after being laid off, starting to look for a new job now can be bewildering.  The resume has changed.  The language has changed.  The way corporations look for job candidates has changed.  Especially if you are searching for the higher paying corporate jobs with mid-size to large companies.

Remember when you could walk into an office and drop off your resume?

In the old days, say 10-20 years, if you wanted a new job you could type up your resume, walk into an office and drop it off. That was the old days.

Today, if you want that job, you are faced with what seems on a good day to be an almost an insurmountable wall. Today you face the corporate recruiter.  Gone are the days of having an HR recruiter in every office.  Corporations now use a more sophisticated method: The Recruiter Team.

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Recruiter Teams filter the incoming candidates.

Highly networked corporations, can now use one small team of recruiters to handle finding candidates located all over the country. These recruiters often work from home, and control all access into a company.  In other words, if you want a job with company XYZ, then you have to get through that small funnel that sifts out the resumes from all over the country.

If you want to be to competitive in the job search, then it is imperative to understand the process.  Part of that process is understanding the new lingo used in the job search.

Nothing ever stays the same.

To get that new job after a layoff, you are going to have to invest time in yourself and your knowledge. It has all changed, and understanding this fact that will give you the leg up in the competition for a new job.

Livecareer.com is a job search site, but I have found their articles in Quintessential to be well written and informative.  They offer a broad range of advice for both the new and experience job searcher.

LiveCareer Quintessential published a glossary page that is essential to help you understand the parts of the job search that you may not understand.   The page called, “Job-Seeker’s Glossary of Key Job-Hunting, Career, Job-Search, and Employment Terms”  has most of the terms you needed to understand the new terms you will come across in your research.

While there, wonder around the other job hunting tools available to you.  They will help you achieve your ultimate goal and understand how to best get there.

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