10 LinkedIn Profile Summaries That We Love (And How to Boost Your Own)

…Your summary is the text box at the top of your LinkedIn profile, just below your photo. It’s open-ended space (2,000 characters max) where you give an overview of your professional life. …Your summary is the one place you define yourself in your own words, free of start dates and titles... Whether you use it to put career choices in context, highlight your biggest achievements, or show off your personality, the summary is your chance to put your best self out there. It strengthens your first impression in a way no other profile section can...

You can read this article athttps://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/linkedin-best-practices/2016/7-linkedin-profile-summaries-that-we-love-and-how-to-boost-your-own

Going To A Networking Event? Here's How To Keep Track Of Business Cards And Connections

Attending networking events is an exciting way to expand your professional circle and gain business insights. As you accumulate connections (and business cards), however, it can be hard to keep track of them. You want to make sure you can stay on top of each connection and remember who’s who, so you can follow up where appropriate after the event…  You can read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/10/07/going-to-a-networking-event-heres-how-to-keep-track-of-business-cards-and-connections/#4b0f8a751b73

Design your resume with a basic font and cover letter to land a job

Hiring managers spend merely six seconds on each resume.

According to resume experts, HR professionals don’t read resume without a cover letter…  

You can read more at https://www.businessinsider.in/careers/article/design-your-resume-with-a-basic-font-and-cover-letter-to-land-a-job/articleshow/71473574.cms

Using a SWOT Analysis in Your Life Science Career Planning and Marketing

While this article was written by Katharine Hansen, for Life science professionals it could  be applied to other disciplines   The SWOT Analysis is a key tool in the strategic planning process that life science professionals can apply not only to career planning, but to career marketing. A SWOT analysis examines strengths and weaknesses in the internal environment and opportunities and threats in the external environment.  You can read more at https://www.biospace.com/article/-using-a-swot-analysis-in-your-life-science-career-planning-and-marketing/

Cut these words from your resume immediately

Choosing the right tone in your resume can be a challenge. But by carefully selecting the right words, you can connect with employers and make them feel confident you understand their business and are the ideal person for the job.

​​​​​​Words to avoid using in your resume… You can read this article at https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/cut-these-words-from-your-resume-immediately

The art of the cover letter

Everyone knows a resume is important — it’s supposed to be the perfect snapshot of your work history, positioning you as an ideal candidate for that next gig.

But what about a cover letter?

It can be tempting to just write up a generic cover letter for all the jobs you’re applying for, especially if they’re for similar positions. Change a few details here, change a few company names there, and voila — perfect, right?

Not so fast!

There’s an art to writing a cover letter.

You can read this article at https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2014/12/30/art-cover-letter/

The robot-recruiter is coming — VCV’s AI will read your face in a job interview

VCV claims it can help eliminate human bias from the hiring process with preliminarily screening of candidates, automated screening calls, and by conducting these robo-video interviews with voice recognition and video recording.

VCV says this doesn’t replace the job of a recruiter but enhances their toolset so they can find and screen a greater number of candidates more efficiently. The startup says this AI-led approach helps companies save over 20 hours of work with recruiting bots working 24/7 to find, chat, and interview potential candidates

You can read more athttps://techcrunch.com/2019/04/23/the-robot-recruiter-is-coming-vcvs-ai-will-read-your-face-in-a-job-interview/

10 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Interviewers know that you've probably practiced all of the traditional skill,, so they try to stump you with trickier ones to get a better idea of your background, your communication skills, and how you'll perform should they offer you the job. Do keep in mind that there may not be aright or wrong answerfor some of these questions. The interviewer will be more interested in how you respond than what your answer is.  You can read more at https://www.thebalancecareers.com/tricky-interview-questions-2059657

Top Freelancers Are Doing Just Fine: A New Upwork Study

…Freelancing is a real and meaningful career alternative for ambitious professionals...

You can read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyounger/2019/06/18/top-freelancers-are-doing-just-fine-a-new-upwork-study/#14b3c42b1135

 

Make a Career Change

…Switching jobs is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. It could majorly change your lifestyle and routine - but may also be the most rewarding thing you do…While this is an article from the UK much of the general advice could be helpful to people thinking of a carer change.  You can read this article from the UK at https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/getting-a-job/make-a-career-change?utm_medium=email_marcomms&utm_content=19790&utm_campaign=190619&utm_source=newsletter

5 Soft Skills That Could Land You a Cybersecurity Career

Despite what some may believe, soft skills are just as critical as technical aptitude when preparing for a career in this booming field…

You can read more on this article from the USA athttps://www.nextgov.com/ideas/2019/05/5-soft-skills-could-land-you-cybersecurity-career/157092/

Examples of Each Part of a Resume template

These examples of each part of a resume offer tips for what to include, advice on how to format them, and samples of resumes you can use to get started writing your own.  

You can read this article from the USA at https://www.thebalancecareers.com/examples-of-each-part-of-a-resume-4060508

5 Soft Skills That Could Land You a Cybersecurity Career

Despite what some may believe, soft skills are just as critical as technical aptitude when preparing for a career in this booming field…

You can read this article from the USA at https://www.nextgov.com/ideas/2019/05/5-soft-skills-could-land-you-cybersecurity-career/157092/

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