Thursday, September 1, 2016

30 Days to your Dream Job Day 5: Make Sure Employers Can Find You

Day 5:  Make Sure Employers Can Find You

The Importance of Choosing the Right (Key) Words



How to choose keywords to make your professional history more easily searchable


Can keywords help you connect with employers seeking candidates with your qualifications


Why up date your resume to reflect your most recent accomplishments


Update Online Presence by updating your profile daily on LinkedIN, Monster and Careerbuilder.

Who sees your resume anyhow? First you would guess that recruiters are interested how well you fit the corporate culture.  The keywords that are interesting are on the company website.  The hiring manager is interested in your skills and achievements in direct relation to the job description. So the keywords are those used in the posting. 


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Job Search 101: 30 Days to Your Dream Job Day 2

How to Create a Brand Statement that really works on Day 2 of how to find your dream job in 30 days.  The link to guide you on Day 2 Create a Branding Statement 

It feels like Day 2 happens one time / month so I expect to revise my brand statement every month for 12 months out of the year.  This month I used the 10 steps outlined in the article by Scott Ginsberg, 10 Good Ways to ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ to rewrite my brand statement.

The keywords used to target your resume are important since they represent your skills and achievements in words that are familiar to the company or group you want to connect.  The keywords should be similar to those used by the employer to describe the company culture, products, services and the actual job description.  When your keywords match the company's keywords you are more likely to connect to dream job.

Envision you own your own company and choose keywords that describe you.  The keywords are used in your brand statement, biography and your professional profile.

10 Questions that guide you to writing that brand statement.

1. Three Keywords About My Business: Smart - Enthusiastic - Focused  
                     
2. This month's Quote:  "Believe you can and you're halfway there."

3. My Philosophy:  Important to Make Plans But be Flexible.

4. About Me: I am energetic, like to take charge.

5. Google Search:  My online presence is just very very real.

6. My passions - be active, find adventure and continue trying to reach your goals.

7. If you are always learning make sure you connect with An Expert.

8. Lead by Example - Discover what people want, Take action and Prove you are credible.

9. ! is Today's Compliment.

10. Brand Statement:   Smart enthusiastic, great career potential focused on connecting to the right people. Looking for brief online or phone interviews fixed on returning to work.


By making a list of the keywords you used you can begin to understand your brand.  I asked myself if my keywords where on target with professional image.

My Keywords:
      Smart                  Enthusiastic                     Focused
      Strategy              Flexible (agility)              Energetic
      Manage              Team Leader                     Presence
      Passion               Action Oriented                Adventure
      Goal Oriented     Lifelong Learning       
      Credible              Acheivement
      Potential             Focused


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

U.S. Government Moves to Close the Gender Wage Gap - IEEE - The Institute

Catch this statistic in the  IEEE Institute:

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Women in the United States are, on average, more educated, according to ave 2014 study by the White House Council of Economic Advisors: 40 percent of women earn at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with about 32 percent of men.



U.S. Government Moves to Close the Gender Wage Gap - IEEE - The Institute

Can Virtual Reality Help Eliminate Gender Bias? - IEEE - The Institute

Can Virtual Reality Help Eliminate Gender Bias? - IEEE - The Institute



Only 11% of the engineering workforce are women.

Gender Wage Gap: Women make only $0.79 to men $1.00.

Determining the Value of Your Time

Before you start wondering about the Melinda Gates Time Poverty campaign for 2016, Ponder this concept - TIME Poverty: The Wage Gap.

From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Our 2016 ANNUAL LETTER
IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE? February 22, 2016


Getting Ahead in a just getting by world, is all a study on America's class structure though an economic viewpoint. The facilitator assigned a research project on time management and change.  It lead me to pick up the Dummies Guide on Successful time management this April 2016.  I read all the tips, pointers and highlighted text in the entire book, then decided that learning time management starts with determining the value of your time.

Time Management is a project in itself so to speed up the process, close the poverty time gap by convincing yourself that your time is worth MONEY!  Begin by determining how many hours you work for free every week?    

Monday, April 11, 2016

What about Dividend Investing?



http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=725261

Melinda Gates on Time Poverty

An interesting read is Kirsten Salyer's article in Time Magazine Feb. 23, 2016

Melinda shares her thoughts on time poverty,

Compared to men, women globally spend about twice as much time on unpaid work—labor done for no pay, including cooking, cleaning and caring for children and the elderly. That’s an average about 4.5 hours a day, with the gap between genders ranging from 45 minutes in Scandinavia to five hours in India. In the U.S., where the gap is 90 minutes, if we could put a value on women’s annual unpaid work, it would total about $1.5 trillion.

“We all have 24 hours a day,” Gates says. “It’s kind of funny to me that we’re in 2016, and who decided that women should be the ones to do all this unpaid work? We don’t even call what’s happening at home ‘work.’ Unpaid work is work.”

How do we close the gap? Gates says it would require a three-step approach:

1. Recognize there’s a problem.
2. Reduce it with innovation.
3. Redistribute the work.

I am interested in hearing more about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's upcoming goals in its global mission to reduce poverty.   This year Gates’ focus is on time poverty.