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On November 16th, Al Malmberg interviewed Marie Zimenoff, founder of the Career Symposium and President of A Strategic Advantage. Al shares his experiences with job search and both Marie and Al share job search and self-promotion tips. Listen to part 1 and part 2 of the 20-minute interview.
Improve your job search results by avoiding these common resume pitfalls:
Trying to be all things—Choosing a focus can seem limiting! Review effective marketing campaigns (remember, your resume is a marketing tool), and you will consistently find cohesive, compelling messaging. Even at a career fair, your resume must present a focused picture of your value-add to the organization. Bring multiple versions if necessary.
Generic summary—A summary or professional profile is standard on today’s resumes, acting as a commercial for employers. Most summaries use canned language and focus around skills, not accomplishments. Get in your unique stories professionally by including highlights of value delivered to organizations with a focus on how your skills produce results (results or value added is important in any type of position!).
More than 250 job seekers and entrepreneurs visited the Northern Colorado Networking (NoCO Net) job fair on Monday to connect with 28 employers/recruiters (NoCOnet.org). To stand out from the crowd when applying for posted positions, connecting with recruiters, or networking to build a business, a critical component is often overlooked – follow up. What can you do to turn the business cards you have diligently collected into opportunities? Here are few tips:
On February 8, Colorado State University will host a job fair for students and alumni from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Lory Student Center main ballroom. The Fort Collins Ram Network, part of the CSU Alumni Association, held a preparation session for alumni Monday night. If you couldn’t join us, here are a few common mistakes to avoid as you prepare for and experience the job fair:
Lacking focus – companies are going to expect that you know how you plug in to the organization. “I’ll do anything” is not a great sales pitch to a hiring manager. As an alumni, this is one area where you can stand out from traditional-aged students. You know what you want, you know what skills you bring, and you can communicate your focus and dedication.
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