“Why Traditional Resumes are Worthless” is because they leave off vital information. This is all about resumes and why many never get noticed. Why do some work and some don’t. What special information is required for Sales and IT people. Why the resume isn’t about you. How to focus on benefits and not features and why most resumes never get past the 20 second review. I answer emails about how to show 30 years of experience, should you use functional or chronological resumes and whether or not to use a professional resume writer. If you want answers on what to do to get your resume noticed all you have to now is listen.
On our radio show heard Monday’s from 11 – Noon PDT on LaTalkRadio we discuss why most resumes never get past the 20 second screen. They are missing vital information that the reader needs to make a decision. In fact, cases such as sales and IT require special handling.
You can just click the link below to hear the complete show and find out if your resume is missing this information. If you have been sending out resumes to jobs you are a perfect fit for and not getting calls, then you should consider if you a missing some of this information.
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As a retained recruiter for almost 30 years here are three ways to get recruiters to call you back:
1) Have your resume so compelling that it stands out from all the rest. This is your marketing brochure. It must be succinct, highlight your accomplishments, be well organized, no errors ( I know most of you just thought “DUH.” Well rethink it, over half the resumes/cover letters we receive have errors) and the reader must be able to get all this in about 20 seconds. If this doesn’t happen, your resume is just one of 500+ resumes that enter the system. A common misconception is recruiters are seeking qualified candidates. WRONG. We are seeking exceptionally qualified candidates, especially in today’s market. Only the top 10-15%. Companies don’t need recruiters to find qualified candidates, they can do that themselves. Remember, the recruiter is just as interested in filling the search as you are in getting it.
2) Have a referral from someone who has built a relationship with the recruiter. Not just an acquaintance with the recruiter. This could be a former client or candidate. I always return the calls when someone I trust and know refers a person to me. Use tools such as Linkedin or networking groups to find someone who has a relationship with the recruiter.
3) Instead of calling, send an email. Most recruiters are overwhelmed with calls and no matter how hard we try we can’t return them all. I currently have a list of over 40 calls to return. I try and get to a few each day, but regardless of how hard I try the list gets longer. Sending an email makes it easy for recruiters to respond. I can do it late at night, early morning or between calls. I can’t do that with a phone call, especially with folks back east that are three hours ahead of my time zone. It will be 9 or 10 PM for them. I also can’t return a call when I have a couple minutes before my next interview, but I can quickly shoot off an email.
Good recruiters will respond to these techniques. I have recommended these to many of my candidates and networking connections. Most are amazed at the increase in the response rate.
Try these or any one of them and I think you will see your response rate increase with recruiters.
Using social media sites such as Linkedin, Twitter or Facebook to find customers, new employees or a job is new to most people. Today’s show is all about how you can leverage these sites to get what you are looking for. My partner Barry Deutsch and I discuss all the reasons to begin using these sites but most importantly how to use these sites to accomplish your objectives.
Social media sites are all the rage but few know how to use them to drive business, sales or sourcing for people or a job. Most become overwhelmed and just give up. We will show you how to start, which sites are best suited for your needs, how to engage people and the real purpose of these sites. Social media may be right for some and a waste of time for others. Find out which category you fall into to most effectively leverage your job search.
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STOP NETWORKING TO FIND A JOB. Instead learn how to develop relationships so you have people marketing and selling you. Interview with Dave Elliott. Learn how to convert networking contacts that forget about you, into a relationships that become advocates for you. The key to successful networking is getting a 100 or 200 people that know you to become your sales team. Dave Elliot will show you how he does it and how you too can take networking contacts and turn them into relationships.
Every Monday from 11 – noon Pacific time, on www.latalkradio.com you can listen live as we discuss every aspect of your job search.
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Networking is one of the most important first steps in a job search. However, the manner in which most candidates approach job search networking is horrific. It’s useful, ineffective, and frustrating to watch. STOP conducting traditional job search networking — it is a complete waste of time.
In our LIVE Interent Radio Talk Show, we’ll show you how to build a powerful job search network that quickly begins to yield an abundance of job search leads, referrals, and opportunities. If you missed our LIVE Internet Radio Talk Show which we conduct every Monday 11-Noon PST on LATALKRADIO.com, you can still listen to the audio recording. We post all our Job Search and Career Management Radio Broadcasts within 24-48 hours after the LIVE show in our FREE Job Search Audio Library.