I have been reading with interest a discussion on a LinkedIn group about the importance of an effective pitch for the resume and the suggested optimal length. The conversation has wandered down a number of different pathways but after listening to all sides of the discussion here is my take. Continue reading
Ever find yourself stuck for words when writing your job copy. Following on from the script on my comedy writing page, here are a few more phrases to help you entice your candidates, but beware, they all come with a hidden meaning. (Just a bit of fun really, take with a pinch of salt)
you have good team building skills – there will be lots of dragging people away from their desk at short notice so that you can give them some crap motivational talk in the boardroom whilst they cry a lot. You’ll also find yourself saying things like ‘there’s no ‘I’ in the word ‘team’ a lot. Continue reading
During the job search process there are a number of times when “following up” is an appropriate activity. These times include; after the application, after a networking meeting or after an interview. Let’s examine each of these: Continue reading
A tourist walks into a pet shop in Silicon Valley, and is browsing around the cages on display. While he’s there, another customer walks in and says to the shopkeeper, “I’ll have a C monkey, please”. Continue reading
Following our earlier post about equating job search to working with the Media or Press I thought it worthwhile to consider the section that is focused on having your quotes ready. Continue reading
Listening to the recent trials and mistakes being made by one of the world’s larger companies, BP it struck me that Job Search is very like dealing with the media or press. Thinking back to earlier parts of my career where it was deemed necessary that I undertook training in how to deal with the enemy (the media) it all came into focus. I dusted off my notes and using them as a guide here are my suggestions translated into Job Search terms. Continue reading
Skimming through another piece of Spam email the other day as I was clearing out my junk mail the word “Keyword” caught my eye and I wasted 2 minutes of my life that I will never get back. I won’t bore you with the content but it did set me thinking just how important keywords are in our job search process. Continue reading
So here is a quick update on the “Should Men Wear a Tie to an Interview” question that we posed the other week. For those who missed it, the question is still live on LinkedIn and the more responses we get the happier we are. Continue reading
Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Asking this question denies your own chicken nature.
Damn, I missed one! Continue reading
Unfortunately, marketing is one area in a downturn that generally gets hit hard and early with layoffs. To add insult to injury, marketing is generally the last group to start hiring once the economy turns around. Continue reading