How To Use Google As Your Resume!!

If you’re job hunting, you may be thinking the first thing you need to do is put together your resumé. That used to be true before the Internet. But these days, the new resumé is called Google.

What an employer finds out about you simply by Googling your name helps determine whether you get hired. And you’ve got to clean up what the employer finds before the company or nonprofit finds it.

There are four things you can do about this to boost your chances of getting hired: you can edit, fill in, expand and add to your Google resumé. I’ll provide details shortly.

Why Employers Reject Job Hunters
Almost all (91%) of U.S. employers have visited a job-hunter’s profile on social networks and more than 69 percent of employers have rejected some applicants on the basis of what they found. Things that can get you rejected: bad grammar or gross misspelling on your Facebook or LinkedIn profile; anything indicating you lied on your resumé; any badmouthing of previous employers; any signs of racism, prejudice or screwy opinions about stuff; anything indicating alcohol or drug abuse and any — to put it delicately — inappropriate content.

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What is sometimes forgotten is that this works both ways.

Sometimes (68% of the time), an employer will offer someone a job because it liked what Google turned up about the person. Things like the creativity or professionalism you demonstrate online; your expressing yourself extremely well online; the employer’s overall impression of your personality online; the wide range of interests you exhibit online and evidence online that you get along well and communicate well with other people.

4 Ways to Improve Your Google Resume
So, now, here are my four tips for improving your Google resumé to help get hired:

1. Edit Your Google Resume
Make a list of adjectives you’d like employers to think of when they consider hiring you. Then Google yourself and see what the search engine pulls up. Also, go over any pages you’ve put up on social sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube and remove anything you posted there — or allowed others to post — that contradicts the impression you would like to make.

If you don’t know how to remove an item from a particular site, type or speak the following into a search engine like Google: “How to remove an item from [Facebook]” or whatever.

2. Fill In Your Google Resume
On sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, fill out your profile completely. Leave no part blank unless you have a very good reason. Most importantly, be sure to keep the profile up-to-date. There is nothing that makes you look less professional than having an obviously outdated profile.

Make your LinkedIn profile page really stand out when employers go browsing. Here are some hints on how to do it:

A photo is mandatory. Surveys have shown that not having your photo listed in your LinkedIn profile is a turnoff for most employers. The likelihood that your LinkedIn profile will get viewed increases 11 times if you include a photo. Make it a shot just of your head and shoulders, make it sharply focused and well lit, dress up for it and smile.

In the section called Job Title, if you aren’t searching for a career change and like what you’ve been doing but the title you have doesn’t contain the words a hiring manager would use to search for someone who does what you do, put in a slash mark and then add the title he or she would use. If you’re looking for a change, after listing your current job title, enter a slash and add the industry you want to find a job in so an employer’s search engine will pick you up.

In describing your past jobs or experience, don’t just make a list of tasks or achievements. LinkedIn gives you enough space to tell a story, so tell a story. Summarize some major achievement in that job and then tell a story of how you did it and what the measurable results were. List your skills: you increase the likelihood that your LinkedIn profile will be looked at by 13 times if you do.

In the Summary section, be sure to state whatever you think gives you a competitive advantage in your field.

Under Specialities, list every keyword you can think of that would lead a search engine to find you for the job you want.

Add links to any website you feel would help you stand out — for instance, your blog, if you have one and it’s solely devoted to your area of expertise and your Twitter account, if you’ve only been posting tweets that manifest your expertise in your field.

Join one or more LinkedIn groups related to your expertise. Post sparingly but regularly when the people in it are discussing something you’re an expert on. You want to get a name and reputation in your field.

3. Expand Your Google Resume
There are several ways to expand your presence on the Internet:

Forums: Professional sites like LinkedIn have forums, or groups, organized by subject matter. Look through the directory of those groups or forums, choose one or two related to your industry or interests and, after signing up, speak up regularly when you have something to say that will quietly demonstrate you are an expert in your chosen subject area.

Blogs: Start a blog if you don’t already have one, and update it regularly. If you don’t know how to blog, there are helpful sites like Blogger.com that give you detailed instructions. If you have a blog but it roams in terms of subject matter, start a new one that is more narrowly preoccupied with your particular area of expertis

Twitter: The advantage of Twitter is that it has hashtags and Google is indexing all those tags and tweets. Figure out which hashtags employers are likely to look for when they want to find someone with your expertise and experience.

4. Add to Your Google Resume
It will take any employer or HR department some time to sift through all the stuff about you that may appear when it does a Google search. You would help them by summarizing and organizing the pertinent information about yourself. You can do this by composing an old-type resumé and post it on the Internet (where Google will find it).

What Color Is Your Parachute: 2018 has detailed advice on the best way to craft a resumé. If you need additional guidance, search Google for the topic “keywords on an electronic resumé” or “examples of resumés” or “how to write a resumé.” This will turn up free resources and advice as well as professional resumé writers.

A final tip: Where you post your resumé makes all the difference in the world. If employers post their vacancy on a job board like Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com, they typically have to look through 219 resumeés from job hunters who respond before they find someone to interview and hire. If they post the vacancy on the employer’s website, they typically have to look through just 33.

However, if the job hunter takes the initiative to find a specific job rather than waiting to find a vacancy by, say, typing the name of that job into a search engine and then sending resumés to any companies whose name turns up, employers only have to look through 32 applications before finding someone to hire. If the job hunter takes even more initiative, chooses a company where he or she would like to work and gets a referral from an employee within that company, employers have to look through only 10 such candidates before finding someone to interview and hire.

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Guide for writing a perfect resume

guide for writing a perfect resume

Updating your CV can be baffle task, especially if you are launching a job search after a long span. This simple tips can help you make process of writing your CV painlessly and effective as possible

Layout

Your CV must have a decent, spacious layout and it should be well structured, your content should be readable. Adding colors which are suitable for Retina ready will help recruiter to attract your CV. It should be More than one page according to your industries standard. You are expected to enter previous works, project or publications if necessary.

Contact Details

Remember to mention your address and phone number in your resume or you will disappoint anyone willing to recruit you on suitable position.

Personal summary

Writing your personal summary helps recruiters to understand about you in short. Write about you work that will show confidence in you. Content for summary should be written in manner that recruiters should be interested to scan your resume further more.

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How to Search Job Effectively in ME

How to Search Job Effectively in Middle-East

 Effective Job Search in Middle-East

Whenever an executive think for career change or a fresher headhunt for a job in Midde-East, they tend to choose the wrong way

this article will explain you how to search job effectively in Middle-East

. Effecive Job search is not a cake-walk, you need to be proactive in LinkedIn and optimize it carefully so the Recruitment Consultants in Middle East can locate you for the specific job role. Also, professional and good approach towards recruiters and head hunters can help in maximizing the effectiveness of your job search. To attract recruiters it is essential to optimize your LinkedIn profile which we had already covered. This article is more specific towards the Effective Job Search in Middle-East

Operation of Head-Hunter

First method to approach the headhunter is to understand the operation of the recruiter prudently and have an efficient interaction with them. Instead of convincing the recruiter to explore the job as per your capabilities, interact with the recruiter with pretty clear intention of the job role you need to opt for. Also, there are executive headhunters who search for candidates in a specific job industry which makes them expertise in their role. Hence initiate your job search by researching and contacting the recruiters that have expertise in your industry.Help the recruitment consultant with the insights of the issues and trends regarding your expertise building valuable professional relationship with the recruiter.

Proactive & Patience

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Resume (CV) Tips Middle East Jobs

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Resume (CV) Tips Middle East Jobs

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is the first impression that will make an employer to determine if they will interview you or will be accounted as one more in the pile of other CV’s. Resume is the medium to enter the interview room so make sure your first impression (that is your CV in this case) is worthy enough for an employer to make the next move. No pre-template has been set for the CV that will decide the perfect Middle East Resume. Every recruiter has its own pre-defined way to rate CV. Although there is no set formula for a perfect 10 but there are few attributes that should be taken care of – Your CV should:

  • Be Compact
  • Have all information that recruiter is looking for.
  • Be Properly Constructed (That means well presented)
  • Be worded appropriately (Avoid grammar mistakes and inaccuracies)

Moreover if someone has discussed that CV should be refined within one page then they are wrong..!!! However with experience of more than 5 years your CV is bound to exceed one page. It is been recommended to have one page CV for work experience within 3 years and two page CV for an experience over 3 years.

What Information should CV consist of?

Cover Letter

Good covering letter should always accompany your CV. It is used as your introduction to the potential employers. Now here that one page restriction (that you think should be there for CV) can be beneficial. In addition to this, also the essential aspect of cover letter is relevancy. More relevant the cover letter is more compelling reason it becomes for the reader to explore your CV.

Attach Photo in the CV

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11 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

11 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

Irrelevant work experiences

Yes, you might’ve been the “king of making milkshakes” at the restaurant you worked for in high school.
But, unless you’re planning on redeeming that title, it’s time to get rid of all that clutter.

Personal stuff

Don’t include your marital status, religious preference, or social security number. This might have been the standard in the past, but all of this information is now illegal for your employer to ask you, so there’s no need to include it.

Your hobbies

Nobody cares. If it’s not relevant to the job you’re applying for, then it’s a waste of space and a waste of the company’s time.

References

If your employers want to speak to your references, they’ll ask you. Also, it’s better if you have a chance to tell your references ahead of time that a future employer might be calling. If you write, “references upon request” at the bottom of your resume, you’re merely wasting a valuable line.

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Six Things You Should Always Include In Your Resume

6 Things You Should Always Include in Resume Morpheus Consulting

To ensure your resume stands out (for the right reasons), there are a few things you’ll want to avoid, and some you’ll definitely want to include. Whether to include things like an objective statement, list of skills, and education will depend on your level of experience and industry.

Here are six simple things you should always include on your resume, no matter what:

Contact Information

This may seem obvious – but candidates sometimes forget to include basic information, like their email address, or they bury it at the very bottom. Include your name, phone number, email, and URL to your LinkedIn profile right at the top of the page and you don’t need to include your home address. Some people will include their home and cell numbers but multiple contact choices seems to be confusing. Make it easy for your reader to understand how to contact you.

Keywords from the job posting

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7 Cover Letter Tips That Can Catch A Recruiter’s Eye

Cover Letter Tips

Although your resume is definitely important, the cover letter can also be a make-or-break factor. Before you even get an interview, your application will have to impress the recruiter or hiring manager, so perfecting your cover letter is key to earning a face-to-face meet. Here are some tips for a perfect cover letter that will catch any recruiter’s eye:

Tweak your tone for every company

Don’t send generic cover letters that can be used for any job application. You want to make sure that the tone of your letter fits the type of firm you’re applying to. Is the company looking for someone with sass or someone more serious? Figure that out on your own, and tailor your letter to what suits the company.

Make a case

You won’t be able to get to this on your resume, so be sure to make the case for why you’re the right person for the job and why you want to work for the company on your cover letter. A good way to sell yourself is to connect your experiences with the job description. List your skills and experiences that match the type of candidate they are looking to hire.

Be Different

Don’t repeat everything on your resume in your cover letter. The letter is your chance to shine and show a bit of your personality. Repeating what’s already been said just takes up valuable space.

Don’t bring up your weaknesses

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6 Tips Of Writing An Effective Resume

resume tips

Format Your Resume Wisely

No matter how well written, your resume won’t get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages.

  • Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings
  • Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader’s eye
  • Use bullets to call attention to important points (i.e. accomplishments)

Identify Accomplishments not Just Job Descriptions

Hiring managers, especially in technical fields like engineering, seek candidates that can help them solve a problem or satisfy a need within their company. Consequently, you can’t be a solution to their problems without stating how you solved similar problems in other companies and situations.

  • Focus on what you did in the job, NOT what your job was there’s a difference
  • Include a one or two top line job description first, then list your accomplishments
  • For each point ask yourself, What was the benefit of having done what I did?
  • Accomplishments should be unique to you, not just a list of what someone else did
  • Avoid using the generic descriptions of the jobs you originally applied for or held

Quantify Your Accomplishments

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10 Tips Of Writing Perfect Resume

Resume Tips

There is a ton of advice out there related to resume writing; some more practical than others. However, I have noticed a noticeable lack of advice related to how job seekers should systematically review and improve their resume on a line by line basis, as part of a broader strategy to assist them in their interviews. Your first interview is actually your resume being submitted to an employer. Nothing else matters if an employer does not like you or understand you on paper. Now that we have addressed the general way in which one may approach writing one’s resume, I present ten specific rules to live by for resume writing.

1) Telling Ain’t Selling

Don’t tell the readers of your resume what you did; show them what you achieved. Your resume, as much as possible, should in essence be an outline of what you would ideally get the opportunity to say about yourself in the course of an interview. In the course of highlighting your achievements, you implicitly also show your experiences, but do so in a much sexier way. To that end, make sure to avoid vague words like assisted, planned, developed, and other similar words you might use to describe your achievements. For every action word you use make sure to ask yourself “how precisely did I?”; as in “how precisely did I assist?”, “how precisely did I plan?”, or “how precisely did I develop?”.

2) Resumes Are Intended to Answer Basic Questions About You. They Do Not Create More of Them

A resume is a snapshot into your career history, your qualifications and achievements. The reader should come away with absolutely no doubt as to who you worked for, when you worked there, what the company did and where (geographically) you worked. The why and the how of your jobs can be explained in a cover letter if you are uncomfortable stating the circumstances of your job changes on your resume. Put yourself in the mindset of someone that might not possibly have any knowledge of your current or previous employers, your industries, or your company’s/industry’s unique jargon and/or acronyms.

3) You Can Eliminate the Objective Section on Your Resume 

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