Although high-tech digital job application tools are gaining in usage by companies — especially larger ones, the resume remains a key document in most employment searches. So, it is essential that we do everything we can to have our resume stand out from our job applicant competitors.
As Mark Wallace writes for Akken Cloud:
“Finding the right candidates has always been and will continue to be a top challenge for recruiters and their clients. And, with the job market as strong as it is now, often times, active and passive candidates for employment are relying on the available new media channels and not spending as much time as they should on dusting off an old resume or perhaps creating a new one.”
“Let’s face it, the traditional resume or CV, will likely go away in the not too distant future. However today, how a candidate formats his or her resume is often the primary reason why a technology platform, a recruiter, or talent acquisition team will select and follow up with a potential candidate. The below Resume Do’s and Don’ts infographic includes some great tips to help your employees, customers, and your team to be successful.”
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Are you a procrastinator? Do you plan out your activities to stay on target? Want to do better at personal scheduling?
Check out this video from Gretchen Rubin, the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project. Her books have sold more than two million copies and been published in more than thirty languages.
Are you doing your best on job interviews? No matter how good we are, there are also tips from which we can learn to do better.
Consider several tips from Interview Success Formula, an interviewing consultancy. They are presented in a non-threatening animated format.
Note: Within this video, ISF also mentions its proprietary $97 online interviewing system. As an independent source, Evans on Marketing does NOT receive payment from this company!
At this time of college graduations, take a look at one of the gold standards of commencement speeches — Steve Jobs’ 2005 speech at Stanford. It is truly inspiring and has been viewed more than 22 million times at YouTube.
There are great lessons for us all.
With the advent of social media, big data, mobile computing, and many other emerging topics, the role of the marketing leaders is rapidly changing.
As Salesforce Marketing Cloud puts it:
“Today’s marketing leader must be more agile, data-focused, and customer-obsessed than ever before. For The State of Marketing Leadership, a joint research report from LinkedIn and Salesforce Marketing Cloud, we surveyed more than 900 senior-level marketers on LinkedIn to learn what’s top-of-mind in their roles — whether director, VP, or CMO.”
The following slideshow highlights the findings of this research report.
As part of our self branding, we need to be confident and communicative about ourselves and our career skills in order to get promoted or to pursue a new job track.
Check out this Wall Street Journal video for more background information.