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Overqualified? What Should You Add And Subtract From Your Resume?

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With the job market saturated with highly qualified candidates who have been laid off from jobs they’ve held for years, it’s no secret that many are now interested in applying for jobs that may fall below their level of expertise.  If you are a candidate who may be overqualified for a job you’re considering, think about making adjustments to your resume to help you get the job.

Subtract “Too-Impressive” Job History and Education

Believe it or not, it’s perfectly acceptable to leave information off of your resume that might be considered too impressive.  For instance, if you have worked as a marketing executive but now want to apply for a job as a human resources manager, you can leave the executive information off, especially since the new and old positions aren’t in the same field.

Same goes for education.  If you have a doctorate, you don’t have to add it to your resume.  You can postpone any discussion about this qualification for your interview where you can take the time to explain why you’re looking for a job that doesn’t require as much of a challenge.

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Resume Tip: Do Not Misspell Your Name

Please for the love of whoever or whatever you believe in or if you just do not want to look like an idiot... do not misspell your own name on a resume.

I mean... really???

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4 Strategies For Strengthening Your Budding Online Reputation

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If you’re new to the world of personal branding, you may think that simply having an online identity boosts your brand.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, having the wrong information posted online could hurt your brand considerably.

Building an online reputation—one you can be proud of—is not always as easy, especially if someone out there has your name and is competing (knowingly or unknowingly) for the number one spot in search engines.  That’s why you need strategies to help strengthen your budding online reputation.

1. Increase your professional volume: One way to strengthen your online reputation is by ensuring that there is more content online about you.  But not just any content; you want professional content.  This can be accomplished by enhancing your relevance.

2. Enhance your relevance: To enhance your relevance means that you not only create online profiles, blogs, and write guest posts that improve your professional presence but also eliminate any unflattering words, photos, or videos of you.  In other words, you want all information posted about you online to be positive and professional.

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Minnesota IT User Group Meetings – Week Of August 15, 2011

The following Minnesota technology events for this week were found on the TECHdotMN (@TECHdotMN) calendar.

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August 16th

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Tips For Asking Someone For A Resume Testimonial

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As the job seeking process becomes more competitive and creative, candidates have to find more ways to stand out from the rest of the pack.  Some job seekers have discovered that adding testimonials to their resumes works wonders in marketing their skills through the words of others.

If you’ve been thinking about incorporating these 1- to 2-sentence testaments to your work ethic into your own resume but have never reached out and asked anyone for one, consider these tips to help you get started:

Contact People Who Will Offer Rave Reviews

When asking for a testimonial, it’s a great idea to request one from a coworker/superior who is not only influential in your current/previous company or industry as a whole but someone who thinks very highly of you as well.

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Why Networking Offline Is Still Crucial For Executives

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We live in a society that values online interactions above face-to-face communication.  This makes it easy for job seekers to handle their job searches and networking right over the Internet.  But as an executive, in-person networking is not a lost art form.  In fact, in many ways it’s still more important than networking online.  Here are a few reasons that this is true…

Communication Flows More Smoothly Face-to-Face

When you’re in the midst of a face-to-face networking lunch with a professional buddy, mentor, or board member, it’s usually easier to fully express yourself this way than when trying to have the same type of meeting online.

Back-and-forth exchanges have always been more authentic when held in person.  But the fact that you don’t have to wait minutes, hours, or even days to hear back from the person you’re communicating with allows you to promptly and succinctly deliver your message every time.

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