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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

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #8 – This is essential…Keep job search organized!

Where’s that resume? You get a call for a job interview for Company XYZ.  The recruiter wants to set up a phone interview.  You sent out 5-10 resumes this week, and about the same last week.  If you are changing your resume for every application, how do you know which one you to sent to Company XYZ?  What did you

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #6 – Beware of Resume Templates

It’s all in the details. As I discussed in my previous Quick Tip #5 regarding your resume and the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), it is important that you be careful using resume templates. Creating a resume today is a balancing act.  You need to first and foremost write your resume for a person to read, but also make sure your

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #5 – Automated Tracking System (ATS)

It’s all in the details. Did you know that a “Person” does not see your resume’ until it passes through a computer selection algorithm?  These algorithms are software applications called Applicant Tracking Systems or (ATS). They are used by online job posting sites to sort through the thousands of resumes’ submitted for one job posting. Most resumes’ submitted for a

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #4 – Social Media

It’s all in the details.   Did you know that your social media footprint could affect your job prospects? It’s important in today’s job hunt that candidates be able to prove that they are current and tech savvy.  Recruiters and HR managers not only want, but increasing expect, to see your LinkedIn web address on your resume. Your digital footprint,

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Over 50 Resume Quick Tip – #3 – Work Experience

It’s all in the details. For years the your resume has been a statement of your experience.  You worked hard for that experience and you want to tell everyone about it.  But did you know that all that experience reveals your age?  Based on desired criteria, resume search algorithms may stop your resume from reaching the desk of a prospective employer

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