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Making your resume ATS (applicant tracking system) – friendly

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] BY MATT TARPEY (From the Courier-Post – Sunday, July 16, 2017) CAREERBUILDER When looking for candidates to potentially fill an open position, the majority of employers use something called an applicant tracking system (ATS) to find, collect, organize and screen all of the applications they receive. This means your resume will likely need to […]

Recovering from a bad interview

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] CareerBuilder.com’s Sarah Sipek writes in detail about interview follow-ups.  Look for the entire article online or visit the Courier-Post Sunday, July 9 edition, page 16 C. In addition, http://larrylitwin.com/handouts.html contains many “handouts” on resumes and interview techniques. Here are Sipek’s key points: Send a thank-you note Ask for a second chance Don’t grovel Reflect Conduct mock […]

Personal Finance — Some tips to help

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] (From USA Today on Sunday, June 25, 2017) From Robert Powell who suggests, “If you have to go it alone, use these tips to help you get started.” (See USA Today for full article.) Knowledge is power Build a budget Set goals Save as much as you can, as early as you can Maximize the benefits […]

6 Tips to help you get promoted

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From: Dale Carnegie Training Newsletter By Anita Zinsmeister, PresidentDale Carnegie® Training of Central & Southern New Jersey  Word count for this issue: 589 Approximate time to read: 2.4 minutes @ 250 words per minute  16 Mistakes Employees Make When Trying To Get A Promotion.           Executive Summary:  Transitioning into a management position is never a simple process; however, the […]

Why it is crucial to use key words (keywords) in your resume

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] (From CareerBuilder’s Deanna Hartley in the May 12, 2017 Courier-Post.) Research and identify keywords to highlight Master the art of sprinkling keywords throughout your resume Remember that context is key [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] [ pfizer mexico viagra | is pfizer viagra available in india | cialis generic levitra viagra | viagra for […]

Positive trend for small businesses

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] (From USA Today and 2017 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor survey of 700 USA small-business owners. Credit Jae Yang and Paul Trap, USA Today.) Forty-five (45) percent of small -business owners are worried about their ability to save for retirement , down from 53 percent last year. [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]   […]

Looking for a job? Stay positive and productive

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From Monster.com’s Lily Martis comes this: Whether you left a job because you hated it or you left because you were let go, it is tough to be in between jobs. These important productive steps should help you return to the workplace: Stick to a schedule Tap professional resources Set specific goals Develop […]

‘Soft Skills’ can set YOU apart

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] As Sarah Sipek of “CareerBuilder” writes in the Courier-Post, technical or hard skills are essential qualifications for a job, but “soft skills” focus on how you interact with others. For details visit careerbuilder.com. Here are the headings: Communication Ability to handle criticism Attention to detail Positive attitude Time management [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]   […]

Stunt Food — The Unicorn Frappuccino is cool … for now

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From USA Today comes this fascinating definition: (Check out the full story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/04/21/unicorn-frappuccino-cool-now/100694696/ By Zlati Meyer , USA TODAY Published 12:15 p.m. ET April 21, 2017 | Updated 2:10 p.m. ET April 21, 2017 It’s what people in the business call stunt food: an unusual dish or drink — based on taste, size or […]

Turn social situations into networking

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From CareerBuilder.com comes this advice thanks to Deanna Hartley (Courier-Post Feb. 12, 2017) Start with these tips to turn any social situation into a networking opportinuty: Proactively seek out opportunities Look for opportunities while traveling Mingle at conferences Find ways to add value to others When you meet a stranger, strive to engage in authentic […]