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How to Get Your Resume Noticed by Employers in 5 Seconds Guaranteed

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you how to get your resume noticed in 5 seconds guaranteed! -------------------- MORE FREE RESUME COACHING! -------------------- FREE RESUME WEBINAR: 3 Secrets to Get Your Resume Noticed: Keys to Put Your Resume on Top of the Pile: http://bit.ly/getresumenoticedwebinar FREE RESUME TEMPLATE DOWNLOADS WITH INSTRUCTIONS PROFESSIONAL FORMAT: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate COLLEGIATE FORMAT: http://bit.ly/ultimatecollegiateresumetemplate NEED MORE FREE RESUME HELP? You can binge watch my resume playlist here: http://bit.ly/resumetipsplaylist -------------------- MY RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR RESUME TO BEAT THE ATS -------------------- After you prepare your resume, head to JOBSCAN with this link: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- How long? 6 Seconds!? Don’t believe me? I’m sharing my personal experience (more on this in a minute), but a number of job sites such as The Ladders (check out their eye-tracking story on how recruiters review resumes) indicate their survey says employers review your resume in six seconds. Ouch. How do you review the resume? Click. Open. Big Thunderbolt Mac Screen! Eye-Glance 1: Name please! My eyes go right for the top center. I want to see your name. Just your name and geography. Eye-Glance 2: Then I look at the entire top half of the first of page of your resume—all at once. Eye-Glance 3: Then I scramble down the left column of the first page. I’m looking for the companies you worked for. I’m much more interested in which companies you worked for than the positions you held. Eye-Glance 4: Then I look at the entire second page all at once. This entire eye-glancing escapade takes me no longer than six seconds. How do you decide to keep reviewing the resume? Now, I need to decide whether to delete the resume or whether to review it. I stress the word review because anyone who has time to read your entire resume has too much time on his or her hands. Want to know what I’m looking for? What’s the 5-second magic pill?! Why did you open this post? It was one of two reasons. You either know and love me and thought omigawd, Andy has another amazing post and I just have to watch (listen or read). Otherwise, you had no clue who I was, but saw the headline telling you some dude promises you resume glory in five seconds. I’m guessing the latter. Regardless of your reason, you need to interrupt the recruiter’s mind-numbing review process by giving her something she’ll love—right away. It’ll be your analogous “headline.” She wants to know you’ll bring value to her organization. The easiest way to do this is by encapsulating who you are professionally—in aggregate—and also highlighting your (likely three most) valuable contributions. I suggest doing this in a Career Profile section at the very top followed immediately by a Career Highlights section immediately underneath. I’ve already given you the exact formula and language in How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume (http://milewalk.com/mwblog/build-ultimate-professional-resume-andrew-lacivita/). I’ve also given you the templates whether you need a professional or collegiate resume. Get your ultimate professional resume template with instruction here: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate Get your ultimate collegiate resume template with instruction here: http://bit.ly/ultimatecollegiateresumetemplate #milewalkacademy #resume #careercoach #careercoaching #interviewintervention #jobscan

The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You The Job Interview

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you exactly how to write the 4 sentence cover letter that gets you the job interview! Grab the FREE template here: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter For much more FREE content, see the https://www.milewalkacademy.com/ -------------------- GET INTERVIEW INTERVENTION HARDCOVER FREE! -------------------- Get the Interview Intervention Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook while supplies last! The $29 book is FREE. I bought it for you. I'm also adding in the $27 digital experience. I only ask that you pay $7 so my friends at the warehouse can pick it, pack it, and ship it. I'll send it anywhere in the world for $7! Get it here: http://bit.ly/YTFreeInterviewIntervention -------------------- FREE DOWNLOADS -------------------- DOWNLOAD: THE 4 SENTENCE COVER LETTER HERE: http://bit.ly/4sentencecoverletter DOWNLOAD: THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL RESUME TEMPLATE HERE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate -------------------- WANT MORE AWESOME COVER LETTERS? -------------------- HOW TO APPLY WHEN THERE IS NO JOB OPENING: 7 SENTENCE COVER LETTER: https://youtu.be/O4LcD3VjlfU BOSS HUNTING COVER LETTERS: https://youtu.be/tIzfFliaPYA -------------------- NOT GETTING YOUR RESUME NOTICED VIA THE ATS? -------------------- I recommend my resume format followed by using JOBSCAN. Get it FREE here: https://www.jobscan.co/andrew-lacivita -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: https://www.milewalkacademy.com/p/andrew-lacivita-job-search-boot-camp -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: http://milewalk.com/mwblog Get Andrew's books and training: https://www.milewalkacademy.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/andylacivita Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewlacivita Twitter: https://twitter.com/arlacivita LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewlacivita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewlacivita iTunes free podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tips-for-work-life-andrew/id1120387046 -------------------- SUMMARY: -------------------- Modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer. There are essentially three ways this occurs: 1. Cover Letter 2. Email (with attached resume) 3. Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Your “cover letter” has three goals: 1. Explain why you’ve contacted the employer. 2. Provide insight on who you are and what you offer. 3. Show enthusiasm and interest in hearing (back) from the employer. You can accomplish these three goals in four sentences, which I discuss in the video. You can also grab the free download to see the exact format! If you have haven’t seen How To Build the Ultimate Professional Resume, check it out because some of the cover letter content references your resume. Get that RESUME TEMPLATE HERE: http://bit.ly/ultimateresumetemplate -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with award-winning author, executive recruiter, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 100 Careers and HR Blog. He includes these 7-20 minute multicast shows filmed with no teleprompter in one take as part of his blog and podcast. #milewalkacademy #coverletter #resume #jobinterview #jobsearch #careercoach #careercoaching #interviewintervention

Why your Job Applications are getting ignored. | Jean-Michel Gauthier | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai

Too familiar with sending resumes and getting no response? Check this video out to see why your job applications are getting ignored and what you can do about it. Revolutionising job opportunities across the UAE, our next speaker is Jean-Michel Gauthier, the CEO of InternsME.com. He founded his first startup in 2007 and is definitely the only pharmacist ever to successfully launch the world’s fastest PC in the UAE. Jean also manages Eternal Venture’s fund which has made 3 portfolio investments within its first year of operation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

How to introduce yourself in a job interview

Have you ever wondered that why despite of having listed all the details about yourself in the resume, the interviewer still likes to start the session by asking you “Tell me something about yourself” The reason for this is that people like listening to information been presented to them in the form of verbal expression in contrast to referring to a printed document. Yes this simply means that they directly like to hear from the horses’s mouth that how would the candidates like to narrate the story of their life, in their own words. “Tell us something about yourself” doesn’t means that you go right back to your childhood memories and share tales of your first love or your favorite ROCK band or your obsession with Harry Potter; rather think about the awards, accolades or experiences you’ve had in your life. Consider the themes, personality traits and skills that come across through these experiences and introspect that which of these are the most important to get across through recruiters. Through personal introduction, the interviewer is giving you a chance to highlight all the key features of your personal and professional life, the top experiences you’ve had so far and the most influential skills you possess. Follow the points mentioned in the video, the next time you face a job interview and enhance the chances of you getting selected!!

3 Things Your Recruiter Will Never Tell You

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Recruiters spend, on average, about six seconds looking at a resume. An unimpressive resume and cover letter often mean the difference between landing an interview or getting left behind. Just how to write these documents is a subject not taught at school, but thankfully, you’ve got us.

Recruiters share can't-miss advice on how to land your dream job with the FindSpark community in this intimate workshop.

This event took place on July 17, 2014.

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