Monday, November 1, 2010

Announcement - reCareered has a new home: http://reCareered.com

Effective 11/1/10, new reCareered articles will be located on http://reCareered.com . This site will continue to host only archives prior to 11/1/10.

Please check out our new home at http://reCareered.com .

Thanks,

Phil Rosenberg

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 10-29-10












Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 10-29-10.


For the past week manufacturing, government, health care, aerospace, retail and financial service employers announced the largest layoffs.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Job Search Trick or Treat












How often do candidates treat their job search like it’s Halloween?

Do you dress up your resume to appear like you are someone other than you?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

September 2010 Employment Trends - Flat as a pancake








At the end of September 2010, the major job sites released hiring data and analysis for the month, indicating results that unemployment was even with August, but edged up slightly compared to July. Today's article summarizes job reports from Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com and CareerBuilder.com.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Estimating On Your Resume








Candidates often have difficulties estimating on their resumes. Even analytical job seekers have difficulty.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 10-25-10








Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 10/25/10.


The business service, telecommunications, health care, retail, transportation, banking and hospitality are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 10-22-10








Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 10-22-10.


For the past week technology, government, entertainment, manufacturing and agricultural employers announced the largest layoffs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Book Review: The New Community Rules - Tamar Weinberg








Tamar Weinberg is a blogger for about a billion blogs (including Mashable), social media expert and author of “The New Community Rules”, a book about marketing using Web 2.0 tools. It’s written as a noobie guide for small business - so it’s perfect for job seekers looking to learn how to create their Job Search 2.0.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Your Resume Stinks!








I don’t even have to see your resume to know that it stinks.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Upcoming reCareered Webinar - Resume Revolution!

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* How to empower yourself in job search
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Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 10-18-10








Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 10/18/10.


The business service, telecommunications, banking, hospitality, health care and retail and are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 10-15-10








Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 10-15-10.


For the past week government, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and health care employers announced the largest layoffs.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How Can Soft Skills Help You Differentiate Yourself?












When writing resumes for clients, I’m often asked - What are soft skills? What soft skills should I put in my resume? Learn more about what soft skills your employers care about, and how to communicate them ...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Do You Own Your Own Name? Or does someone else?












Who owns your name? If you haven’t claimed it, it might not be you. Learn why you need to claim your own name if you’re a job seeker, and what can happen if you don’t ...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who Really Owns Your Linkedin/Facebook/Twitter Account?









You or your employer (or ex-employer)? You might be surprised that your social media accounts may not belong to you. Learn what you can do to protect your rollodex and contacts ...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 10-11-10








Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 10/11/10.


The business service, telecommunications, hospitality, retail, health care and banking are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 10-8-10












Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 10-8-10.


For the past week pharmaceutical, hospitality, technology, government and transportation employers announced the largest layoffs.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?












That uncomfortable feeling … A self assessment of when to consider a job change.


I spoke to a friend yesterday, who asked for some advice. It seems her sales job wasn’t going as well as she had hoped. Learn how to tell if this bad feeling is temporary, or something that we can overcome?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why Were You Terminated?









A reader asked this question this week, and its a tough one. Most candidates are uncomfortable answering this or sound defensive. Learn how to survive it ...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

When Spamming Your Resume Can Help









In the past, you’ve heard me preach that spamming your resume is never a good idea. Well I was wrong - it turns out that there’s one time that spamming your resume can help a great deal.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

.doc vs .pdf - What Resume format do HR departments & recruiters prefer?









Here’s a common question ... and common mistake I see all the time. In which format should candidates send their resume - .doc or .pdf? I set up a poll on Linkedin Answers to see what HR professionals and recruiters think.

Free Webinars by reCareered: http://linkingjobsearchstrategies.com




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Monday, October 4, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 10-4-10








Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 10/4/10.


The business service, hospitality, telecommunications, health care, retail and banking are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 10-1-10








Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 10-1-10.


For the past week government, aerospace, financial service, hospitality, and energy employers announced the largest layoffs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

15 Seconds












15 seconds.

That's how long the average reviewer spends on your resume, before making an interview/no interview decision. That's IF your resume gets beyond a database search.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

4 Ways To Combat Age Bias On The Job Market









I was quoted this week in SmartMoney.com, giving some tips to help older candidates combat ageism. Ageism exists, it’s common, but there are ways to beat it - by focusing on the right companies, giving the perception of up-to-date skills, and getting the hiring manager to focus on your skills rather than your grey hair.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Which Are More Effective In A Resume? Paragraphs vs Bullets



Most people write their resumes in paragraphs - because most candidates write their resume as an autobiography, rather than from the reader’s point of view. It’s a big reason otherwise qualified candidates get passed over for positions they are qualified for. This article explains why paragraphs don’t work, why candidates still use them, and how to create bullets that make your background stand out and scream “hire me”.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

7 Ways To Find Job Opportunities Using Your Target List









Most candidates today make a target list as part of their planning. This article describes a number of ways to find more opportunities and leverage opportunities within your target list of companies.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 9-27-10








Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 9/27/10.


The business service, hospitality, telecommunications, health care, retail and banking are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 9-24-10








Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 9-24-10.


For the past week, technology, pharma, government, aerospace and banking employers announced the largest layoffs.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Would You Rather Do Your Taxes Than Write Your Resume?









I find that most people hate searching for a job, and especially hate writing their own resume. Even writers, marketers, and journalists who write for a living…hate writing a resume.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Should I Send Pre-Interview Letters & Resume To Each Interviewer?











A reader asked if he should send a pre-interview letter to each person he was scheduled to speak with. On the surface, this may seem like a great idea.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Why Would You Send A One Page Resume?








Two readers commented last week about efforts to cut their resumes down to one page. “Why would you want to do that?” I replied? For most candidates, a single page resume doesn’t work as well as you may think ...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

August 2010 Employment Trends Show Slight Uptick







At the end of August 2010, the major job sites released hiring data and analysis for the month, indicating results that unemployment edged up slightly compared to July. Today's article summarizes job reports from Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com and CareerBuilder.com.

MeetTheBoss.TV September Highlights




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Monday, September 20, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 9-20-10











Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 9/20/10.


The business service, hospitality, telecommunications, banking, health care and retail are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 9-17-10








Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 9-17-10.


For the past week, transportation, biotech, technology, hospitality, and retail employers announced the largest layoffs.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Who Needs Generalists Anymore?

Image by Seth Godin







Seth Godin, one of the marketing geniuses of our time, had a brilliant post, “We Specialize in Everything”. Seth recognizes that when we can easily find the best, we want the best.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

7 Ways to Discover - Who Do I Want to Be?











Who do I want to be?

Sometimes this is the most difficult question to answer in your career search.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Help For The Long-Term Unemployed












I was quoted today in SmartMoney.com, giving some tips for candidates that have been unemployed for a while. The long-term unemployed have some additional concerns from others who have been out of work for just a few months.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Should I Include My Address On My Resume?








A client asked me last week if she should include her address on her resume. With today’s concerns about identity theft, this is becoming a more common question for job seekers. My response surprised her and it might surprise you ...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 9-13-10








Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 9/13/10.


The business service, hospitality, telecommunications, banking and health care verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 9-10-10











Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 9-10-10.


For the past week food service, defense, health care, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing employers announced the largest layoffs.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Resume Search Optimization











Are you getting a 25% response rate to your resume? If you are, stop reading, this article isn’t for you. Otherwise, read more to learn how use resume search optimization to increase your resume response rate. ...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

How To Ace The Interview Without Saying A Word











It’s said that something like 90-95% of our communication is non verbal. In addition, two separate studies demonstrated that hiring managers make hiring decisions based on first impressions within the first 2-30 seconds. See how to use non-verbal communications to ace the interview ...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Two Times In Your Life When You’re Perfect









An old recruiter saying is ... The two times in your life when you’re perfect are on the day you’re born, and on your resume.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Who’s Hiring - Top employers week of 9-7-10











Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 9/7/10.


The business service, hospitality, telecommunications, banking, health care and retail are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from the nation’s leading job boards.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Who’s Firing - Layoffs week ended 9-3-10








Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 9-3-10.


For the past week banking, agriculture, health care, manufacturing and defense employers announced the largest layoffs.