Monthly Archives:

6 seconds to impress — What not to put on a resume

Your resume has six seconds to impress busy hiring managers positively enough to say yes to the next step. A 2016 Career Builder survey found that 42 percent of hiring managers receive at least 50 resumes for each open position they are working to fill. Will yours make the cut? And do you know what … Read More

Writing a professional bio: Tell the story of who you are

Landing a new job requires a well-crafted resume. We also advise candidates that writing a professional bio is just as important. Good resumes highlight skills and experience that align with a specific job description. By contrast, a bio uses a narrative style to portray job seekers more generally as professional persons. The more senior the … Read More

Spotlight on soft skills in the workplace

How important are soft skills in the workplace? Don’t they take second place to technical talent and experience? That’s not what 92 percent of talent pros, who took part in LinkedIn’s latest annual Global Talent Trends research, said. Instead, they considered soft skills in a job candidate equal in importance to hard skills, or even … Read More

Hiring in a full employment market: What marketers can teach hiring managers

We are experiencing a full employment economy. Unemployment is at a 50-year low, which is good news, obviously. However, talent shortages create a real challenge for companies seeking to add to their teams. An organization’s ability to meet growth opportunities in their industries is limited when openings go unfilled. Businesses that rise to the challenge … Read More