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QR Codes, Use Them To Enhance Your Executive Resume

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As technology evolves, new opportunities continue to emerge that enhance executive resumes and overall job searches. One relatively new concept that job seekers are taking advantage of is the QR code.

The QR code, also known as the quick-response code, is a 2-dimensional bar code that contacts a set of data (text, numbers, or a hyperlink). If the code is placed on an executive resume, it can instantly link a hiring decision maker to important details about you as an applicant.

Why QR Codes Are Beneficial

QR codes add to the new generation of advancements shaping the world of job seeking. These unique codes are becoming popular as marketing tools and are often found on business cards, in magazines, and even on billboards.

When applicants add a QR code to their resumes, hiring managers with QR readers can scan the code to be directly routed to information embedded in the code. Codes may contain a link to a LinkedIn page or Google profile, display a telephone number or message, or simply share anything interesting that can increase knowledge about the applicant.

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What Every Employer Assesses for When They Hire Someone

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What does a company want to find out about you when they interview you? What are they trying to find out when they evaluate and assess you?

In most cases, hiring staff or temporary workers starts out with a job description. Someone sat down and consciously thought of what skills and experience they needed on their staff. As such, most firms hopefully start off by assessing for competence (I say "hopefully" because so many people report that they work with incompetent colleagues). Hopefully an employer has developed a series of questions that help them evaluate and assess skills competency for the skills that are needed.

But skills competency is only one element of what a company is assessing for. These all fall into the category of soft skills-hard to assess for qualities that differentiate one person from another.

The second "c" that companies look for is chemistry. How do you fit in to the firm and its corporate culture? This soft skill is derived from the interviewer's interpretation of how you will fit in to the organization and how well you will work with your colleagues.

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Exaggerated Resumes Can Quickly Ruin Your Job Search

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As you can imagine, lying on your resume is always a no-no. If you feel you must avoid the truth, then you are probably applying for the wrong job. But what if you want to just exaggerate a bit—such as switching your title to one that sounds more impressive? Or stating that you won an award that you were only nominated for?

The truth is, no matter how you slice it, there's nothing to gain from exaggerating on your resume. But if exaggerating is out of the question, how can you make yourself sound more impressive? Take a look at a few ways you can make improvements to your overall job search without stretching the truth.

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Organizing Your Executive Job Seeking Network

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It’s no secret that networking is one of the most critical aspects of executive job seeking. While the standard approach to securing a job—sending in an application, cover letter, and resume—does work, a large percentage of executives find their positions through networking connections.

The best way to ensure you get the most out of your networking experience is to keep close tabs on your current networking buddies, along with new people you meet through professional organizations, social networking sites, and industry conferences. And by taking the additional step of organizing those connections, you can benefit from always knowing just how to manage your interactions with them.

Here are some great ways to organize your network:

Set Up a Spreadsheet and Categorize Contacts Into Groups

The first step in organizing your executive job seeking network is to set up a spreadsheet that allows you to list all of your contacts. Once you’ve listed them, you can then separate them into groups to help you determine which connection resources are most helpful in your search.

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9 Ways Your Public Library Can Enhance Your Job Search

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As the Internet age continues to flourish, the public library increasingly seems to be one of the most overlooked and underutilized vehicles for job seeking. Ironically, it remains as one of the best resources for finding job opportunities. Don’t believe it? Here are nine great ways in which your public library can enhance your job search.

1. Free Job Hunting Books

The public library is an amazing resource for the most current and up-to-date job hunting books that offer advice on every aspect of the search. You may also find books on the best companies to work for.

2. Computer Classes

If you need help learning programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe, the public library typically offers free classes to cardholders who sign up.

3. Resume Writing and Interviewing Services

Many libraries offer free resume writing and interviewing services. Even if you don’t feel weak in these areas, it’s good to take advantage of the services to strengthen your skills in these areas.

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