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The Post Covid 19 Leader

Even the most recent articles on management compare this century to the one prior in demonstrating how the principles, processes, and practices of business leadership have evolved. However, Covid-19 has so pervaded the organizational zeitgeist that any student of management must look at the pandemic as a pervasive leadership game changer warranting separate yet equally impactful considerations. Continue reading The Post Covid 19 Leader

LinkedIn Helps You Account for Employment Gaps

According to LinkedIn, “79% of hiring managers today would hire a candidate with a career gap on their resume.” However, do not interpret that to mean a prospective employer is not going to want to know why.  To give you an edge, LinkedIn has added a new feature that allows its members to address career gaps right on their LinkedIn profile. Here is how: Continue reading LinkedIn Helps You Account for Employment Gaps

10 Strategies for Getting Your Resume through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

With rare exceptions, almost every Fortune 500 company and a rapidly growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter résumés through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before or if a hiring manager ever looks at them. Jobscan research found that 98% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS while a Kelly OCG survey estimated 66% of large companies and 35% of small organizations rely on recruitment software. Fact: 70% of résumés are never seen by employers. Big companies get thousands of résumés each week (50,000 per week for Microsoft and 75,000 per week for Google). There is no time for a human to go through each one. ATS cuts approximately 70% that do not match the required criteria. Continue reading 10 Strategies for Getting Your Resume through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Micro-Credentials Can Have Macro Impact on Getting a Job Faster

Unlike a traditional college course or workshop in which learning is linear and time-based, the micro-credential learning process is a unique online experience. Participants can self-pace their learning in an authentic, meaningful way. Micro-credentials are mini-qualifications that demonstrate skills, knowledge, and/or experience in a given subject area or capability. Also known as nanodegrees, micro-credentials tend to be narrower in range than traditional qualifications like diplomas or degrees. For job seekers, especially older workers, earning micro-credentials can make your résumé stand out from other candidates and demonstrate how you’ve augmented your skills over time. Continue reading Micro-Credentials Can Have Macro Impact on Getting a Job Faster

LinkedIn Profile Advice from 1944: Location, Location, Location

Harold Samuel coined the phrase “Location, location, location” in 1944 when he founded Land Securities, one of the United Kingdom’s largest property companies. In 2021, his quote is as valid today when it comes to being found and searchable on your LinkedIn Profile. Continue reading LinkedIn Profile Advice from 1944: Location, Location, Location

Put Off Retirement and Find Another Gig You Like

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects the trend of older people working to continue, estimating that 13 million Americans age 65 and older will be in the labor force by 2024. While earlier generations viewed retirement as a time for rest and relaxation, in the last 10 to 15 years, the retirement age has crept up to 68. As of February 2019, more than 20% of Americans aged 65 or older were working or looking for work, a 57-year high, according to federal data. Continue reading Put Off Retirement and Find Another Gig You Like