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Where’s the résumé beef?

Back in 1984, 81-year old retired Chicago manicurist-turned-disgruntled old lady Clara Peller asserted that a Wendy’s Hamburger served up a comparatively bigger value by asking the fast food competition, “Where’s the beef?” Today, Clara’s iconic words could become the voice of Applicant Tracking Software which, when it rejects an estimated 70 percent of the resumes submitted because of low keyword matches against the desired qualifications or it can’t figure out the formatting, analyzes a spectrogram to generate a voice that asks itself, “Where’s the résumé beef?”

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FUEL YOUR RÉSUMÉ WITH ACTION KEYWORDS

Think of a job posting as a gift. The prospective employer has literally shared with you the experience, skills, and education being sought in qualified candidates. The greater the match between your résumé and the job description, the higher the probability of being selected for an interview. And, keywords narrow the qualifying gap.

The one-résumé-does-all with the generic cover letter, like Elvis, have left the building. You have to:

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PB&J: PERSONAL BRANDING AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

When people hear the word “brand” they instantly think of “products” or “things on a store shelf” or “cool stuff we can order through Amazon.” The last association people make with “brand” is to themselves. Branding is not just about products. YOU are a brand. And, if you’re seeking a new career or looking for your next job your personal brand is your foundation for success. Continue reading PB&J: PERSONAL BRANDING AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

4 tips for recent grads who want to land their dream job and salary in 2019

Although the current economy favors job seekers, grads will still need to do everything they can to set themselves up for success.
CNBC careers reporter Courtney Connley suggests four things first-job seekers should do as they try to land their dream job in 2019. Read the full article here

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What Job Hunters Should Expect in 2019

If you’re starting to think about looking for a new job, there are new protocols and “rules” to learn before dropping your resume on every online job board. Although the job market is in your favor, employers still dictate the process. Here’s what you need to know to land a new job in the new year. Read the article by Hannah Morgan, U.S. News On Careers contributor 

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