What do you do during job search to be remembered? In order to land that next job, you have to do SOMETHING that sets you apart?
Summary Sunday is a collection of my most favorite and highly shared articles from the week. All these posts will help you create a memorable and first impression and enable you to stand out from other job seekers. WARNING: it takes…
Do THIS To Stand Out
My favorite post this week comes from Jason Fried, Founder and CEO of Basecamp. He wrote about how he selects (or weeds out) candidates.
The One Trait That Guarantees a Good Hire by JASON FRIED on INC.
Create An Emotional Connection
Maybe we are numb to ordinary and need an emotional connection to information to hold on to it. Is it because we are bombarded with news feeds and sensationalistic journalism? Or is it that we are simply living in a state of overwhelm? In order to be remembered, you’re first going to have to connect on an emotional level.
How To Tell People What You Do- And Be Remembered by THE DAILY MUSE on FORBES
Employers Really Do Value These Soft Skills
Careerbuilder’s new survey reports that 77% of employers say soft skills are equally important as hard skills.
10 Skills Everyone Needs To Make It In Today’s Job Market on BUSINESS INSIDER
Use Key Words
You’ll need to speak the language of the company hiring. But one thing most job seekers are befuddled by is what the “right” key words are to use. This post lists 20 different categories of the types of key words you’ll need to research and use. Sorry, there’s no easy template or list to upload and copy…but this post is helpful getting you started and explaining what the term ‘key words’ means!
Be Found to Be Hired: The 20 Best Key Words for Your Job Search by SUSAN P. JOYCE on HUFFINGTON POST
If you missed the posts I shared this week, you can view them here
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.