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18 resume tips to stand out from the rest

Creating a resume is difficult and can be painstaking but the benefits of a new job can far outweigh the work and stress of creating a resume. Below are 18 resume tips to get you ahead of your competition.
Please note that #3 is not true if you are in higher education, where a longer resume is typically necessary for more info check out this article Resume Length: How Long is Too Long?
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5 Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search

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Everyone should apply for at least one job a year. There are many reasons and benefits as to why. Searching now can help you find your dream job, keeps you sharp, and keeps your materials up-to-date. Check out my 5 Reasons Everyone Needs to Job Search This Year for more reasons.

Most people are not really looking for a job all the time, but when a job posting comes across your computer, you read through the details, and you start to think, “I would be great for this job.” You start to daydream about what it would be like to work at that institution, maybe to move to that city, and/or to have that additional income.

I will be speaking twice at that Careers in Student Affairs Institute for the second year in a row. I am excited to present to Student Affairs professionals again and help them further their career.

My second presentation  is titled Apply for a job much? You need this list of 10 job search strategies.

Description: Whether you are applying for jobs this year or in a couple of years, now is the best time to prepare for the application and interview process.  Come learn from an expert how to write a cover letter, how to develop your resume, and how to lay the groundwork for your interviews. Learn how to stand out from the crowd and increase your odds of getting your next job.

Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Event: Careers in Student Affairs Institute
Topic: Apply for a Job Much? You Need this List of 10 Job Search Strategies
Sponsor: College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC)
Venue: University of Denver
Location: Ruffalo Hall; 1999 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Denver, CO
Public: Public

I will be speaking twice at that Careers in Student Affairs Institute for the second year in a row. I am excited to present to Student Affairs professionals again and help them further their career.

My first presentation  is titled Take the Lead: 5 Principles to a Great Job Search

Description: Finding a job can be hard but getting a job can be downright difficult and frustrating. Learn how to be G.I.D.D.Y.  This presentation will provide the 5 principles to a great job search and a timeline overview of the job search process with lots of tips, tricks, and resources. Attending this session will set you up for a successful job search whether you are searching this year or anytime in the future.

Date: October 22, 2016
Time: 10:40-11:25 a.m.
Event: Careers in Student Affairs Institute
Topic: Take the Lead: 5 Principles to a Great Job Search
Sponsor: College Personnel Association of Colorado (CPAC)
Venue: University of Denver
Location: Ruffalo Hall; 1999 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Denver, CO
Public: Public

7 Habits of Highly Productive People

Incorporate these habits into your day

Maybe you feel frustrated because you work hard but you don’t seem to reach the level of success you desire. Or perhaps you’ve hit a plateau and aren’t sure how to push through to the next phase of your project. Maybe productivity has become an issue and you’re just not sure what’s the best way to focus your time and energy.

In times like these, it can be helpful to seek advice from those who have made it to the top of their industry. What are they doing that you’re not?

Take a look at some of these habits of successful people and see which ones you need to adopt:

Resume Length: How Long is Too Long?

Use these tips to find out the right length for you

Whether you are a new college graduate or an experienced executive looking to get a job at a new company, the age old question of resume length will still be plaguing you.

How long is too long? What is the exact number of pages acceptable for resumes? These questions must be running through your mind right now.

Whether you just have so much to write about or the exact opposite, you will be able to decide the length of your resume after you read this guide.

If you might think this article will provide you with an exact number of pages or words, then you’re in for a disappointment. What this post is really all about is to help you find the right balance of content and length.

It would really depend on your situation, your employment level and on the company you are applying for.

There are several rules out there about resume writing, some of them you definitely must not break, like lying on your resume, having typos or misspellings and providing negative information.

What’s Does Your E-Reputation Say About You?

Whether your looking for a new job or not your online reputation is vitally important. If you are looking for a new job, potential employers will be looking at who you are before they ever meet you. It is one of your 1st impressions (I wrote a blog post about your other 1st impression…your resume). If you are not looking for a new job,new relationships, connections, clients, and coworkers are are checking out who your are online. So make sure what is online about you represents what you want and not what someone else has put online.

The below infograph has some great information on what is an e-reputation, why online reputations matter, what employers are looking for, and what you can do about it. infography_personal_ereputation

Question: Do you care what your e-reputation says about you? If so, what do you do about it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

New Job? 4 Steps To A Great Start

The National Center for Education projects over 1.6 million students will graduate with bachelor’s degree in 2014. And according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2014 survey, employers plan to hire 8.6 percent more college graduates in 2014 then they did in 2013.

So whether you are a college grad or someone who is starting a job with a new company, let me start off by saying CONGRATS! You got the job. You were the one the company pick over all the other applicants.

Even though you were the one chosen for the job, the company is still wondering if they made the right decision. So now your first day, your first week is getting closer and closer. What can you do to show your new employer, supervisor, and coworkers that your ARE the right person for the job and they didn’t make a mistake when they hired you?

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Photo Credit: SalFalko via Compfight cc

I will be a panelist for The Placement Exchange‘s Virtual Roundtable Series. The session is Staying Connected after the job interview. Here are the details:

Thursday, April 10th, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

It can be difficult to stay connected but strategy is key to a job search and “staying connected” to individuals who you meet at TPE or through TPE is vital. How to connect without “stalking”? How to leveraged social media to facilitate networking opportunities and how to balance? Attend this virtual webinar to learn how to “Stay connected.”

Come and be a part of this webinar to learn secrets!  REGISTER HERE

Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 01:30-02:30 p.m.
Event: Staying Connected After The Job Interview
Topic: Staying Connected

Dream Big: What’s Your Everest?

Take a minute and close your eyes. Think about one thing you have always wanted to do. What would you achieve if you had no fear, monetary constraints or obstacles in your way? Envision accomplishing your biggest dream or most outlandish goal. What is that big dream for you?

With your dream in mind, there are hundreds of people who set out last week to turn their dream into reality. Some have been thinking about this dream for years and others for decades. Their dream…to standing on top of the world!

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This first week of April marks the beginning of Everest season. A time of excitement and anticipation. For some, years and months of training and fundraising have ended. And now the hard work begins. Those climbers have arrived in Kathmandu to attempt to complete the dream of a lifetime. So as a tribute to the dream of reaching the summit of Everest (which is something I hope to do one day) here is a 3 step process to get your dreams in order and start accomplishing them.