Month: February 2021

Are You Annoying Recruiters Away!

A client approached me that he simply is not getting a job and after coaxing a bit more I learnt that it is actually him who is shooing away recruiters unintentionally. So what annoys or displeases recruiters and scares them away: ❎ Applying more than once for the same job. ❎ Applying to jobs where …

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Fundamental but quintessential rules to crafting an effective Résumé!

From the various résumé writing tips you have seen, this may seem too obvious, but it’s worth mentioning: ?️Use a professional email address and ditch the casual one you made in school ✔️ amit.singh@xxx.com  ❌ amitthebikingdude@xxxx.com ?️Ensure your contact details are minimal and on top of the resume. ✔️Ph: xxx-xxx-xxxx, email xxxx!xxx.com location: city, state, …

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Marketing Your Résumé, The Right Way!

It’s one thing to own a strong & attractive Résumé, but it’s quite another to understand what to do with it, how to market it, and where to distribute it. Here are some hacks that have succeeded in the past: ?Dice & skim job postings to identify relevant keywords & be sure to use them …

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Magnetise your presence on LinkedIn!

Having a striking & search-friendly LinkedIn profile with a professional picture & cover photo is just the tip of the iceberg, so what else should you do to influence & attract potential employers: ? Add recruiters and potential employer functional heads to your network. ? Make use of all available skills from the drop-down that …

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Don’t dart in the dark while networking for a Job.

Networking is a sure shot way to find a dream job, however, the art of networking is not everyone’s cup of tea and many do it incorrectly. I am sharing here a real-time experience of a functional head (Gayle Rigione) and am sharing it written from her angle: “Ginny emailed me a week ago. Her …

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Applying Design Thinking Principles to develop a tailored Résumé.

‘Design Thinking’ is the new buzz that’s making rounds in the market that leading universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, etc. have started teaching the approach, and brands such as Apple, Google, GE, Samsung, etc. have embraced quickly. It’s has a human-centered core and its framework is a 5-step process including EMPATHISING, IDEATION, PROTOTYPING & …

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How do you get your Résumé to catch the recruiter’s eye?

With the pandemic hitting, the job market equations are now skewed.  Recruiters on average receive 400 résumés for a single job posting. Even if you get past the automated ATS bot, you still have to catch the eye of the human reviewing your profile at the next level. So how does one get noticed by …

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SHARING LEARNINGS FROM MY ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY

After spending close to two decades with corporates as an HR practitioner, I decided to go independent and started Career Faktor last year on the 15 Aug, along with the Indian Independence Day. I was both excited and jittery just as any new entrepreneur would feel, and I would like to share some learnings and …

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How to get your Résumé shortlisted!

?Start your Résumé summary with a career title that matches the JD and then back it with your relevant experience filtered and narrowed down to the role applying for. ?Match the required years of experience with the JD, without fibbing, for example, if the JD says 6-8 years and you have 9 years and still …

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How to Leverage Job Portals for your Job Search!

⭐Be selective and focused in your job search, giving you the right kind of confidence while talking to the recruiters and saving a lot of time and effort for both. ⭐Align your online presence to speak the same language, tailor them with the industry-specific keywords that recruiters search for. ⭐Start a blog, write articles, join …

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