First the good news: many companies are hiring again. Now the bad news: if your company is among them, you’re probably looking at too many requisitions and too few hands on deck to fill them
A preliminary report on the ICANN board meeting earlier this month shows that the decision to expand the use of .jobs Internet addresses had at least one opponent. Of the 15 voting members of the board of the Internet addressing authority (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), 14 participated in the Aug. 5 closed, teleconference. When it came time to vote, one board member opposed the expansion, two abstained, leaving 11 in favor
A client asked me “should I put the PDF of my resume on my personal website and keep the Word document to myself? I don’t want someone downloading it and stealing the content.” A fellow resume writer told me “I never put my best samples online because someone might steal my designs.” And a web designer once suggested to me that we only show partial sample resumes on our site “to stop people copying your work.” Think about that for a moment … the client would be prepared to lose out on job opportunities because her resume wasn’t accessible online. The resume writer is willing to have people make buying decisions based on work that isn’t the best she can do.
My younger brother Barak got married August 12, 2010. When we were growing up, the thing I knew for sure was that I hated him.
I just read a great post by Jonathan Fields over on Awake@theWheel about the 7 types of proof clients/customers need before they will buy a product or service. And as I was reading, it struck me that his advice also applies to resume writing. All too often you read things like ‘looking for a job is a marketing campaign’ and ‘your resume is a marketing document,’ but perhaps it’s hard to know how to translate that vague principle into a new resume or job search plan.
If job descriptions aren’t illegal, they should be. Let’s hold a mock trial. You’re one of the jurors. We don’t need unanimity here, a mere super majority will do.
Data, data everywhere, But what of it to think?
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