How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human’s Hand?

j0443136When people tell me that they’ve been looking for a new job for many months, but have gotten nowhere, I explore with them what exactly they have been doing.

Often, what it turns out that their job hunt has consisted mainly of scrolling through job postings online,(usually around 10 or 11 o’clock at night),and every now and then clicking “submit.” When I tell them that this is usually the least effective way to find a job, especially, the ideal job for them, they are often surprised.

This cool info-graphic illustrates a major reason why:

How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human's Hand?.

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review

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This is really interesting! How do you show up? How do the people in your organization show up?

In the Company of Givers and Takers – Harvard Business Review.

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them | Google HR Chief

For those of you who are looking for a new position, or,business paperspng expect to be soon, here is a a useful post from the top HR person at Google:

The Biggest Mistakes I See on Resumes, and How to Correct Them | LinkedIn.

The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews | LinkedIn

Businesswoman Smiling During MeetingDon’t be blindsided by a “surprise” question. Read, think about and save these as a resource when preparing for future interviews.

The Strange, Difficult Questions CEOs Ask in Job Interviews | LinkedIn.

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better – Sigal Barsade , and Olivia Mandy O’Neill – Harvard Business Review

Here’s a very />interesting article from from Harvard Business Review on the effect of love in corporate culture. I’ve certainly experienced this, and hope you have too.

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Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better – Sigal Barsade , and Olivia Mandy O'Neill – Harvard Business Review.

Six ways to spot emerging leaders | Leadership Cafe

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Six ways to spot emerging leaders | Leadership Cafe.

The author really nails some excellent points, some intuitive and obvious, but some not so much. Good things for all leaders to keep in mind and integrate into their daily activities of talent management and succession planning.

If this is not on your priority list as a leader, it should be. As the economy continues to improve, all organizations become more vulnerable to losing top talent. Don’t let yours be wooed away because you have not made clear to them their value to your organization, and, to you, personally, as a leader in the organization and that there is a path for growth for them where they are now.

I welcome your examples, and, other ideas and thoughts about this topic.

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Heres How To Tell

Here’s a really nice synopsis by Daniel Goleman (the best known expert on emotional intelligence.) Take the quiz and figure out where you could put a little attention to ramp up your “EQ.”

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How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Heres How To Tell.

The Top 75 Websites For Your Career – Forbes

This is a very useful list.  Hang on to it!  Even if you don’t need it now, chances are, there will be a time that you do… If not for you, for someone you know.

The Top 75 Websites For Your Career – Forbes.

What  would you add to the list?

Magazine – Why Women Still Can’t Have It All – The Atlantic

This controversial article came out inThe Atlantic last month, as well as very interesting NPR interview with the author on the same subject.

Have you seen it?  What are your thoughts?

(Anne-Marie Slaughter is also the of the author of a newly published book by the same name.)

Magazine – Why Women Still Can’t Have It All – The Atlantic.

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary – Amy Gallo – Best Practices – Harvard Business Review

Did you know most women don’t negotiate their salaries? And, that most employers consider their orignal offer to be a starting place…..   Can you imagine what a difference that makes over a 30 year career, when even a few thousand dollars becomes a huge gap as raises are percentaged on that base?

Here are some excellent resources and a Harvard Business Review article to help you be more effective in negotiating your next salary.  Many of these tips can also be applicable to those negotiating  a raise, or other kinds of compensation, for example more time off instead of health-care if your spouse covers you, or,  more flex time.

How to Negotiate Your Next Salary – Amy Gallo – Best Practices – Harvard Business Review.

 

 

 

You may also want to check out my August 1st  radio interview with social scientist, Jonathan Jordan on Recent Breakthroughs in the Neuroscience of Negotiation.