Functional Resumes are Out!

Functional resumes have been used for several years now to draw attention away from gaps in work history, short term employment and age. When a recruiter sees a functional resume, the first question that arises is, “what are they trying to hide”. Applicant Tracking Systems being used by most software for online applications cannot decipher functional resumes. Keeping these two points in mind, do you think your resume is going to get very far? You’re right! It’s not! But don’t just take our word for it, review the attached articles to reinforce this fact and see what else recruiters are saying.

The Demise of the Functional Resume

http://www.quintcareers.com/functional_resume.html

Don’t Waste Recruiters’ Time–or Yours–with a Functional Résumé

http://mengonline.com/blog/2014/01/14/dont-waste-recruiters-time-functional-resume/

What Employers Really Think About Functional Resumes

http://www.theladders.com/career-advice/what-employers-really-think-about-functional-resumes

Employment Specialists are trained in the latest techniques on how to get an online application through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software used by many online job postings.

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Are you an Encourager?

Are you asking yourself what this means to my employment search? A person who practices encouraging actually exudes positive energy which draws others to them. An encourager smiles more easily and comes up with positive ideas for problem solving. If you find that you’ve been more of a “terminator” than an “encourager” the linked article is a good place to start for you to understand the importance of changing directions. Whichever position you are practicing, it can reflect in an interview, your daily work relations and even more within your family life. Sometimes we can fall into the role of “terminator” when we’re being hard on ourselves for our perceived failures. Think about it, you probably want others to give you a break, won’t you start today by giving yourself a break? Let your co-workers or the employer who interviews you see the hopeful, positive energy you have kept covered until now. Watch the sunshine of encouragement take the dreary clouds of the terminator away. Read on, have a breakthrough of change and gain success in all you do!

http://baird-group.com/articles/taking-stock-are-you-the-terminator-the-encourager

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Not Hired Again? Reasons Why

It can be difficult to keep a stiff upper lip in the day-to-day challenge of finding a job. If you’re getting the interviews, then it is probably safe to say you have the resume, cover letter and application portion of your job search buttoned down. Give yourself credit for nailing this portion of your job search. We’ll assume if you’re reading this article, you are on the receiving end of “you didn’t get the position”. Now it’s time to evaluate how you are presenting yourself to the employer. It could be any one, or more than one, of the list provided by recruiters in the linked article. Review the list, evaluate and perhaps even ask a friend if they think you have any of the items on the list going on. Be open and courageous to make changes. These changes generally are not just external but must be accompanied by your outlook as well. Drum up your positive, confident self and go forward with renewed energy.

http://www.careerealism.com/10-things-recruiters-wont-tell-you-but-i-will/#!bDWTDX

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Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.

Be an Active Interviewee

Are you aware a good interview should come across more as a conversation rather than a grilling? Now you should be asking yourself, “Exactly how do I do that in the best possible way?” Today’s article will help you to understand the ways in which you can present yourself, your skills and your past work experience in a positive, informative light while marketing yourself as the best candidate. Isn’t it best to start out by demonstrating to the employer that you are their “go to” person for the open position? Resumes have now advanced where we no longer use the “Objective” Statement which told the employer what you, the job seeker, is looking for in your employment, to the “Personal Brand” which tells an employer what you have to offer, what is unique about you that makes you stand above the rest, and what you are bringing to the table. Therefore, it only makes common sense that our interview should advance to a place where we become a presenter to the employer of the value of our marketable talent, skill and experience we bring while being able to converse on a one-on-one level. Read the article and see if you get some clarification and an “aha” moment to change up your interview skills.

http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/slideshows/how-to-be-an-active-interviewee?int=9d4c08

Dillon Job Service staff is here to assist you with your job search. Our job is to empower you to be successful in this process. Come see us to find out the other resources available.

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.

Passing the LinkedIn Resume Comparison Challenge

Did you know employers will view your resume on LinkedIn to see if what you have provided them matches up with the endorsements, group conversations and other information you’ve provided on LinkedIn?

In the age of digital technology and social media, you need to learn to be savvy about all of your online activity. Providing your realistic information on LinkedIn and then embellishing for a job offer could get you in hot water. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, an employer may find you outdated or lacking in skill. You’re stuck between a rock and hard spot. We recommend you learn as much as you can about LinkedIn from our previous postings and read the inserted article to learn all the particulars employers will be looking for in your LinkedIn account.

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/18/can-your-resume-pass-the-all-important-linkedin-comparison-test/

Dillon Job Service wants to assist you to present a great resume to your employer. Come in and see us, we can review your resume, assist with a cover letter, go through a mock interview with you and provide other resources.

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.

Identifying the “How to” of Company Research

One of the ways in which you can stand out above your competition when applying for jobs is to have done your research on the company prior to your interview. Are you scratching your head wondering exactly how you go about doing this in a smart, reasonable manner? The multitude of information available on some companies is overwhelming and intimidating. Unless you’re a Wall Street Savvy professional, you probably don’t have a clue how to look at a company’s Financial Statement to make heads or tails of it. But wait, that’s not the only source of information you want to look at. We are providing you with two different articles. One will tell you exactly what you want to identify in the company financial statement while also assisting you with social media identifiers. The other article will give you 10 difference sources to seek out information on the company. Be aware and be hired!

Here’s exactly How You Build a Job Interview Research Plan | The Savvy Intern by YouTern

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/03/23/heres-exactly-how-you-build-a-job-interview-research-plan/

 

Ten Smart Ways to Research a Company before Your Interview

http://alumni.holycross.edu/s/1380/images/editor_documents/career/presentations/ten_smart_ways_to_research_a_company_online_before_your_interview_handout.pdf

Dillon Job Service staff is here to assist you with your job search. Our job is to empower you to be successful in this process. Come see us to find out the other resources available.

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.

Do You Believe Common Job Myths?

We want your job search to be positive and energizing. The process can be an eye opening, valued, personal growing experience. After submitting your resume over a period of time without a job offer, you might find it challenging to prevent yourself from making the lack of response mean something more than it does. Certainly an honest evaluation of your presentation both personal and on paper would be in order and our Employment Specialists at any Job Service within the State of Montana are happy to assist you through Mock Interviews and reviewing your documents for errors and content. Another area that can help you stay positive is preventing yourself from having false expectations of the process. It is in our human nature to want to find a formula in the things we do and then rely on the formula to achieve our goals. Today’s article will debunk some of those formula notions of “if I do x, y and z, it should all be happening for me”. This article should help you delve a little deeper than just applying the process of “I submitted my resume and cover letter and responded immediately to the online job posting, now I’ll get the interview” type of thinking. Read the article to find out what is missing in this thought process.

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2014/09/17/dont-believe-these-8-job-search-myths

Dillon Job Service wants to assist you to present a great resume to your employer. Come in and see us, we can review your resume, assist with a cover letter, go through a mock interview with you and provide other resources.

Disclaimer: Dillon Job Service will provide links to resources with helpful tips and information for your job search. Dillon Job Service does not directly or indirectly endorse any third party products or service. All services at Dillon Job Service are free of charge.