Just back from a luncheon meeting where an employer gave a great job search tip. His company recently advertised a job opportunity and received 500 email/electronic applications. (You read that right -- 500.) They also received 7 (seven) hard copy resumes. "Those were the ones I looked at--the resumes printed on good quality resume paper", the employer said. "The rest of the applications are in an electronic inbox somewhere."
Those seven candidates made the extra effort to stand out -- positively -- from "the crowd". And, it served them well. ~ jan
Monday, August 10, 2009
Not having joined the twittering movement, "30 Ways to Lose a Job on Twitter" was an eye opener to me. Sounds as if people use Twitter almost like a journal and post amazing info. Info they wouldn't want their mom to see, let alone their boss---or someone they hope might be their boss someday. "Four out of five recruiters regularly run web searches to screen job applicants." What does that mean to twitterers? Do NOT post anything on Twitter (or Facebook, or MySpace, etc., etc., etc.) that could come back to bite you. . .in other words, that you wouldn't be pleased for your mom to see. Don't do it! ~ jan
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