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Should I Use White Font To Get More Keywords On My Resume? Question of the week

Apr 30 2010 in reCareered Blog, Resumes by Phil Rosenberg

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This week, a Resume Revolution webinar participant asked if he should use white font to get more keywords, or even the entire job description on his resume. W.D. shared a question about his own job search, and asked: “In customizing a resume to a job description (ie: for a posted/public opening) and adding searchable keywords […]

Linkedin Company Follow Helps Job Seekers Find The “Hidden Job Market”

Apr 29 2010 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg

Linkedin unveiled an interesting new capability today – Company Follow. This new feature can provide some valuable new help for job seekers. Let’s look at what’s included in the Company Follow feature and how job seekers can use it to explore the “hidden job market” … Read more … Ben Parr from Mashable described Linkedin […]

Creating A YouTube Video Resume To Help Your Social Brand

Apr 28 2010 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg

It’s ridiculously easy and inexpensive to create a video resume today and there are some definite advantages. Few candidates today utilize video resumes – in my experience, it’s only a few percent of candidates (perhaps higher in fields like advertising and video production). Video resumes can help a job seeker in so many ways, I […]

Why Employers Look For Purple Squirrels

Apr 27 2010 in Job Search Strategy, reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

A purple squirrel is rarely found in nature – that’s why recruiters use the term for candidates that have combinations of skill sets that are also rarely found. A purple squirrel is a C#, SQL, and ASP.net developer, who has financial markets experience, and speaks German. His brother (also a purple squirrel) is a Financial […]

Who’s Hiring – Top employers week of 4-26-10

Apr 26 2010 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg

Who’s Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 4/26/10. The retail, business services, telecommunications, health care and hospitality verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nations’ leading job boards. Read more … Not only is this […]

Who’s Firing? Layoffs week ended 4-23-10

Apr 25 2010 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg

Who’s Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 4-23-10. For the past week government, defense, manufacturing, automotive, business services and aerospace employers announced the largest layoffs. Read more …This information is intended for business analysts, corporate strategists, marketers, salespeople, investment analysts, financial advisers, and others who are interested […]

Subject Matter Experts Rule! Best of reCareered

Apr 24 2010 in reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

Today’s employers hire Subject Matter Experts to solve problems. Managers and executives might not like this, but the day of the Generalist is over. Now that it’s easy to completely customize and individualize a resume to demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise, why would a hiring manager give a second glance at a general resume that didn’t […]

Why Am I Always 2nd Or 3rd? Question Of The Week

Apr 23 2010 in reCareered Blog, social branding by Phil Rosenberg

This was a question asked at the end of one of my Resume Revolution Webinars. A webinar participant asked why she’s getting many interviews, yet always coming in 2nd or 3rd? There can be many answers to this broad of a question, perhaps having to do with the interview, follow up, resume, other materials, but […]

Experience vs Accomplishments

Apr 22 2010 in reCareered Blog by Phil Rosenberg

Many candidates think that employers just look for experience. Most times candidates overlook that most employers may give even more weight to accomplishments. Understanding how an employer views each will shed some light on the importance of both experience and accomplishments in your resume. Hiring managers view experience as possessing the minimum skill level to […]

Who Are You?

Apr 21 2010 in Uncategorized by Phil Rosenberg

Who are you? Your hiring manager also wants to know who you are, not just what you do. Few candidates communicate this effectively. Read more … Most people use a resume and other marketing materials to tell a hiring manager what they are – an accountant, a software developer, a customer service manager, an administrative […]

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