There’s a ton of resume advice out there… most of it contradictory. As YouTern CEO Mark Babbitt says: “Advice on resumes is like snowflakes. It’s impossible to find two the same.”
Which is why we love this infographic from YellowLineLabs.com! Here, you’ll see great advice – all told from the perspective of what your audience, the employer, wants to see. The philosophy is simple: there are no rules… just the opportunity to stand out from the crowd!
You’ve climbed to the top of the heap. Out of the 100+ applications received, you are one of the two or three candidates being considered for a great job.
And now that you’ve gotten this far, you need to know: What exactly is that “magic ingredient” that tips the scales in your favor over the other candidates?
There are many things that can trip you up in the job search. They’ll cause you to get frustrated, lose heart, and maybe want to give up.
But most are avoidable if you put some forethought and planning into the process.
No doubt: networking is one of your best job search and career building tools.
But for job seekers who aren’t networking pros, the whole thing can feel pretty scary. After all, there are lots of ways to screw up relationships of any kind – especially the professional variety. Particularly vulnerable to failure: those new contacts we meet at meet-ups, events, conferences, and even on airplanes and at Starbucks…
Based on Steven Covey’s classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” our friend Daisy Wright created this impactful infographic, which shows the traits closely associated with job seekers who routinely enjoy career success. As Daisy says: “These principles…are not quick-fixes for one’s job search or career, nor are they all-inclusive. However, they can be used…to measure one’s commitment to personal and professional development.” Well said, Daisy. Well said. Spend a little time reading the infographic, and then ask yourself: “How many of these habits do I consistently demonstrate to my peers, network and potential employers?”
In a recent piece by Jessica Ann Media, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” the word “kitsch” was defined as “content that lacks context.” She continued by saying how without discipline and focus “content can become clutter” – an untidy mess.
In your career, creating a resume is akin to content creation. You must undergo a process of sorting through vast amounts of content from the Web of your career, and then present it in a meaningful, organized and impactful way…