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What do recruiters want to see on your resume? By Brenda Bernstein I heard from one of my clients who was offered a new job. When she got the offer, the hiring manager told her that when they saw her resume, they just *had* to find out who the person was behind this unusually crafted document! Interestingly, she had gotten less positive feedback from some other people. Yet she stuck with her slightly unconventional resume and it led her to a great job. A Sea of Opinions Perhaps what drives job seekers crazy more than anything else is that if they ask seven people to review their resume, they will get seven different opinions about what is working and not working about the document. This state of affairs is challenging for me as a resume writer too: no matter how great I think a resume is, there will always be someone who disagrees with at least something about it. In an attempt to set the record straight, and to debunk the rumors and folklore that abound in conversation about resume writing, Career Directors International conducted a survey of recruiters,
human resource professionals and hiring authorities: Global Hiring Trends 2012
whether his resume could be automatically rejected by a company simply for breaking the 2-
“Perhaps what drives job seekers crazy more than anything else is that if they ask seven people to review their resume, they will get seven different opinions”
I encourage you to read the entire report if you can (see the link at the end of this article). It is a quick read, full of illustrative graphs and charts. To give you an idea of what's in there, I am highlighting some of the most salient results here. The Truth about Page Limits! A question that comes up extremely frequently with job seekers is whether their resume can be more than one page - or more than two pages. During one of my "Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing FUN" webinars, someone asked
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page barrier. I am happy to report that these fears are for the most part unfounded. Page Preferences for Executive Resumes In the survey, 37% of respondents stated that "length is not an issue as long as the resume provides the right data to make decisions"—and 8% actually preferred a 3-page resume, vs. 6% who preferred a 1-pager! (Only 34% preferred a 2-page resume.) Perhaps most important, 58% of respondents stated that they would NOT penalize an executive candidate for having a resume that did not meet their preferences (only 5% stated they would do so). Here's a surprise to me: Several respondents stated that 5 pages was the maximum length they would read! Did you hear that, ladies and gentlemen? A 5-page resume! I think this reality check is a good one for any executives attempting to squeeze their resume onto 2 pages. Clearly it is more important to include essential information such as achievements and experiences than to meet some mythical page requirement. A hard-hitting resume with a compelling message about what the executive will do for a
company will almost always be read, regardless of length. Page Preferences Executive Resumes
When it comes to non-executive resumes, there is a higher preference for 2-page resumes, at 37%, and a lower percentage of respondents who didn't have a preference (21%). One-page resumes were preferred by 21% of respondents for non-executive resumes, and only 6% preferred a 3-page resume. I'm putting my money on the 2-page resume for non-execs! Conclusion on the page length issue: It's not size that matters - it's content! A hefty 54% of respondents said the length would not really matter if the resume were wellwritten and highly focused. As one respondent stated, "As long as the person has a reason for several pages and I can find value in what is written, I don't care. However, if the résumé is filled with nothing but job duties on 80 separate lines, it is a waste of space and my time." (The same could be said of a 1page resume that doesn't deliver the goods.) Resume Format and Design Format and design questions rank high on jobseekers' question lists. The question that most interested me was about graphs and charts on resumes. Surprisingly, 33% of respondents still have not received a resume with a chart or a graph. 24% of those who had seen charts and graphs found them helpful or very helpful, while 22% found them distracting. These results are rather inconclusive but indicate to me that if you work in a conservative industry it might be best to stick to the tried and true bullet format; in
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Professional October 22–November 4, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURED ARTICLES Richard Freund appointed Deputy Commissioner of Maine DOL 4 Seventh Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” accounces #1 Companies 5 Reviving a stalled job search
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Work/life balance expert Jim Bird (www.worklifebalance.com) says we hear all the time how important it is to have jobs we love. Yet most people he knows don’t love their work. They either accept it or tolerate it. And that’s okay, Bird says. He points out that while it’s not necessary to be passionate about your job, you should be passionate about how well you do the job. Why? Because that’s what you do for yourself.
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Lacking passion for your job doesn’t necessarily mean you’re living your life less well than the individual who is passionate about work. Your passion may surface in regard to other areas of your life. Bird offers these suggestions for generating more ardor for living: • Write the essay or book that’s been in the back of your mind. • Take a class in a subject that engrosses you. • Teach a class in the subject that engrosses you. • Cook dinners that will make your friends swoon. • Go to your favorite sporting events. • Let the people you’re closest to know how much you adore them. The key is to set aside time for doing whatever it is you love to do. The first step is deciding you’re going to do it. The important second step, Bird says, is to go for it.
Maine Ranks Most Improved in Tax Rankings AUGUSTA – The Tax Foundation released recently its 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index comparing tax rates and policies across states. Maine saw the greatest improvement in its tax ranking this year, moving from 37th to 30th on the list. The positive momentum is attributable to the LePage Administration’s efforts to reduce the tax burden on Maine residents and businesses, according to the Tax Foundation. The Index specifically identifies the repeal of the individual alternative minimum tax for individuals and the expiration of a temporary ban on net operating loss carry forwards as two key factors in the tax climate improvement. “The reduction of the tax burden on residents and businesses will lead to more and better jobs in Maine,” said Governor LePage. “It is notable that Maine had the most sizable rank improvement this year, as a result of the repeal of our individual alternative minimum tax and a change in treatment of net operating losses. By removing burdensome government regulations the people of Maine will prosper again.” Within New England, Maine ranked higher than Connecticut (40th), Rhode Island (46th), and Vermont (47th). Maine’s corporate tax component improved 6 places from 2012 to 2013, the secondmost for any state, and the individual income tax component improved 3 places, tied with Idaho for the most in the nation. Additional changes to Maine’s tax structure, including lower brackets for individual income taxes that take effect January 1, 2013, were not considered in this year’s report and will likely result in even further improvements in Maine’s ranking. Estimates indicate approximately 440,000 Maine resident returns will have an average reduction in their individual income tax liability of $340 in tax year 2013, an average decrease of 11 percent. A family of four, according to Maine Revenue Service, with $50,000 of Maine Adjusted Gross Income will have a reduction of $300 or a 25 percent cut.
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Continued from page 2 more innovative industries I think charts and graphs can be a great fresh approach. Also for someone climbing the ladder within the same company, charts and graphs might be very effective. I was also intrigued by the response to rumors that some recruiters and hiring managers never click live links because of the possibility of viruses. The results of this survey tell a different story. Although 17% of respondents never click on links, 62% of reported that they sometimes or always click on hyperlinks when provided. Regarding format, the survey found that Word (.doc or .docx) is the preferred format for receiving
resumes by far, although 23% preferred .pdfs. Tooting Your Horn I have begun to include testimonials on almost every resume. Should you put them on yours? Although 41% of respondents said testimonials would not influence their decision positively, 29% stated they would. To me that's enough support to continue my practice of including testimonials when space allows. I'd rather have someone else sing my clients' praises than have the clients toot their own horns. You might want to find a quotable quote for your own resume as well. No Rules What this survey brought home for
me is that there are no hard and fast rules of resume writing. However, if you focus on communicating your skills and accomplishments honestly and professionally, in a way that matches who you are, I figure you can't go wrong. Sure, as my client found out, there are multiple opinions out there and there is no way you will please everyone. But in the end, you only need to impress one person: the one who hires you.
Brenda Bernstein, Certified Advanced Resume Writer and accomplished editor and LinkedIn trainer, holds an English degree from Yale University and a J.D. from the NYU School of Law. Over her 15 years as Senior Editor at The Essay Expert, Brenda has coached hundreds of professionals and companies to write resumes, essays and other materials that result in sought after job interviews, admission to top schools, and measurable business success.
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Richard Freund appointed Deputy Commissioner of Maine DOL AUGUSTA — Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced the appointment of Richard Freund of Portland as the deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor on Oct. 17.
to educate employers to improve their understanding of our workforce system and state compliance requirements while at the same time meeting the needs of workers,” she added.
Freund brings to the position 35 years of business experience involved in leadership and management of companies ranging from small businesses to subsidiaries of large corporations. During the past three years, he has served within the Department of Labor as the manager of the York County CareerCenter in Springvale and as the senior research analyst with the State Workforce Investment Board.
Freund will formally begin his new position on October 22, 2012.
Paquette welcomed Freund, saying, “Richard’s experiences from both the business community and within the department will be invaluable as we strive to improve our economy and put people back to work.” “He understands the dual customer focus of the department. We need
“I am excited and energized with the prospect of being able to further the fine work of the Maine Department of Labor as we strive to become an even stronger catalyst in linking employers and job seekers,” Freund said. A native of New York, Freund has lived in Maine for more than a decade. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He began his managerial career at Citicorp—now Citigroup, where he spent 16 years and had the opportunity to manage mortgage and dealer finance businesses and acquire and manage a leasing company that was national in
scope. He later served as vice president and general manager of a U.S. subsidiary of a Swedish-owned emergency service and manufacturing company in Massachusetts. Freund later launched his own emergency service company; that was bought by a German corporation two years later. After moving to Maine and working in small business management, he undertook the challenge of managing the York County CareerCenter, where he worked to decrease the county’s unemployment rate through active job placement and customer service for both businesses and job seekers. In Freund’s most recent work with the State Workforce Investment Board, he has sought to identify meaningful improvements to the workforce training system to increase the amount of dollars spent training workers for jobs in demand.
The department administers Maine’s unemployment insurance system, is responsible for ensuring the safety of public employees and provides workforce development leadership and vocational rehabilitation services throughout the state. Under the LePage Administration, the department has focused on connecting Mainers to jobs and helping businesses create jobs through strengthening our workforce development system, improving outreach to businesses and clarifying employment regulations. The mission of the Maine Department of Labor is to promote the safety and economic well being of all individuals and businesses in Maine by promoting independence and lifelong learning, by fostering economic stability and by ensuring the safe and fair treatment of all people on the job.
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Seventh Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” announces #1 Companies 15. Holden Agency Insurance, Portland 16. Garrand Portland 17. Bernstein Shur, Portland 18. Putney, Inc, Portland LEWISTON, Maine — Westbrookbased Cintas Corporation is ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine” in the large company category. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, located in Saco, took the same honor in the small/medium category at The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held Oct. 11 at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston. The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company’s employees to a survey. In August, the Best Companies Group released a list of the 42 companies who made the cut as the overall Best Places to Work. The program marks the most recent step in a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies. The rankings for all 42 companies that made the "2012 Best Places to Work in Maine" list were announced to a packed house of more than 450 people: Large Company Category
5. Unum, Portland 6. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc, Norway 7. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Lewiston 8. Tyler Technologies Inc, Yarmouth 9. athenahealth, Inc. Belfast
21. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor 22. CashStar Inc., Portland 23. Gorham Savings Bank, Gorham
11. Hollywood Casino Bangor, Bangor
24. MPX, Portland
Small/Medium Company Category (15 to 249 U.S. employees)
1. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco 2. Turner Barker Insurance, Portland 3. Biddeford Savings Bank, Biddeford 4. Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden 5. Hall Internet Marketing, Portland
25. Allen Insurance and Financial, Camden 26. Maine Credit Union League/Synergent, Portland 27. Infinity Federal Credit Union, Westbrook 28. MOUNTAIN, LTD, New Gloucester 29. MedTech Media, Scarborough 30. GreenPages Technology Solutions, Kittery
The 2012 Best Places to Work in Maine program, sponsored by Bernstein Shur, recognizes companies who have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. Partners endorsing the program include Best Companies Group; the Maine State Chamber of Commerce; My Job Wave; and Mainebiz. The program also helps companies that want to improve their score. The Best Companies Group’s “Employee Feedback Report” is presented to each participating company, even if it did not make the list. The report summarizes employee engagement and satisfaction data, the "Maine Benchmark Report," and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many organizations to make significant improvements in their workplace culture.
6. Town & Country Federal Credit Union, South Portland 7. Machias Savings Bank, Machias 8. Hurley Travel Experts, Inc., Portland
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Infection Preventionist Nursing Administration has a 30-hour per week position for a self-motivated RN or MT licensed individual. The applicant must have the ability to work in a team based environment and excellent communication skills are essential. Primary responsibility is implementing best practice standards in prevention of hospital infections. Responsibilities also include initiating, sustaining and evaluating an effective infection control program. Experience preferred and Certification in Infection Control is recommended within 2 years. Willing to train an individual who is familiar with healthcare acquired infections, able to coordinate activities, possesses knowledge of computer fundamentals, projects self-confidence, and values education of others.
RN - I.V. Team A 32-hour-per-week position is available, two 12-hour night shifts (7pm–7am) and one 8-hour evening shift (3pm–11 pm), includes every other weekend and holiday coverage as needed. • One year experience as an R.N. and experience with IV therapy desired.
Unit Coordinator Medical/Surgical Unit, has one 32-hour per week position available. Hours will be 24-hours day (6 AM – 2:30 PM) and 8-hours night (10:45 PM – 7:15 AM). • High School plus 2 - 3 years post-secondary education or 2 - 3 years’ experience in a secretarial/medical background required • Medical terminology preferred • Applicant must be highly organized, able to work independently and perform effectively under pressure Assertiveness and good interpersonal communication skills are essential.
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Reviving a stalled job search (ARA) - With record numbers of people seeking employment, competition is fierce for any job in any industry. If you're looking for work, it might seem difficult to know how to stand out from the crowd. For anyone feeling stalled in their job search, a few simple steps could put the wind back in their sails. "When I talk with students who are discouraged, the first question I ask is, 'What are you doing?' Nine times out of 10 they're on the computer," says Chasity Trzop, director of Career Services at Brown Mackie College - Louisville. “The computer is a passive job search. You are one of a thousand online, with about a 10 percent chance of getting an interview if you have done nothing face-to-face with the company. You must get out and interact with people," Trzop says. Treat a job search like a job. Trzop reminds graduates that searching for a job is a job, and should be treated as such. A good rule of thumb is to do 10 things each day in support of your job search. "Five of those things can be done online, like finding and applying for jobs, and writing e-mails to strengthen your career network. The other five things should be personal contact with people who may be able to help. Get up and meet with people face to face," says Trzop. Join professional associations. Students at Brown Mackie College - Louisville learn early during their academic program the importance of building a professional network. They are encouraged to join student clubs and professional associations in support of their major. The affiliations are helpful in securing an externship, and indispensable when searching for employment. Attending association functions puts you in front of people who may be hiring. "No one knows how wonderful you are if you're hiding behind your computer," Trzop says. "Go to events, and carry your resume with you." Volunteer to apprentice without pay.
Volunteering to work without pay can go a long way toward finding a job. "Offer your service to someone in the field you want to enter. Ask if you can shadow him or her for a few days," Trzop recommends. "Who wouldn't want free labor? It's no skin off your nose if they say no." Trzop has seen many students gain on-the-job experience this way. Several proved to be so useful that the company created jobs for them. Volunteer for community service. Make productive use of your time. "Volunteer for any type of community service that interests you," Trzop says. It provides numerous benefits. It gets you out of the house and introduces you to new people. "You never know when you'll meet someone who may be hiring. The experience also looks great on a resume, and can fill gaps in employment," she says. Use the phone to your best advantage. Trzop tells graduates to keep in touch. After meeting people in the industry, call them to solidify the relationship. Ask for information on which companies may be hiring. "Make excuses for calling," she says. "If your profession requires certification, call your contacts when it comes through." Social websites aren't just for small talk. "More and more people are turning to social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn in their search for employment," says Trzop. "The websites make it easy to connect with others who share your interests." Brown Mackie College - Louisville has even begun to use LinkedIn to find intern candidates and promote internship fairs. Now you are armed with specific knowledge on how to conduct your job search from a career service professional. "Keep a positive attitude and do the legwork that will put you out in front of people," Trzop says. "I tell our school's graduates, 'School is boot camp. Now go out and be a soldier.'"
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Qualifications: Degree in nursing, social work or related field; licensed social service or health professional; and one year of professional community service. Strong computer skills and reliable transportation are essential. Submit letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail Human Resources, SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Rd., Lewiston, ME 04240
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Please apply in person or send resume to: Human Resources. WahlcoMetroflex, Inc., 29 Lexington St., Lewiston, ME 04240
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Eastern Maine HomeCare d/b/a Bangor Area Visiting Nurses is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Registered Nurse QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Must have a current Maine RN license; a minimum of one year clinical experience; must have the ability to observe, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individuals and families using the nursing process; must have good communication skills; must have knowledge of the team concept in providing health care; must be detail-oriented and able to work independently. The community health nurse provides and promotes comprehensive health services to individuals and families in the home for the purpose of promoting, maintaining, or restoring health or minimizing the effect of illness and disability.
• Full-time coverage, weekends in the Bangor Area This is a benefited weekend position Friday 4:30 p.m. through Monday 8:00 a.m. from our Bangor office.
• Full-time coverage, Mon-Fri, 8a-4:30p w/On-Call Rotation in the Bangor Area
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We are also accepting applications for per diem Registered Nurses for the Bangor area as well as the Waterville/Fairfield area.
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www.easternmainehomecare.org Qualified applicants interested in these positions should submit a cover letter and provide a relevant resume with three references with names and addresses to: Bonnie Turck, HR, Director, Eastern Maine HomeCare, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736 Tel (207) 498-2578 • Fax (207) 498-4129 • E-mail: email@example.com
Other employment opportunities listed at: www.easternmainehomcare.org
October 22–November 4, 2012
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Published on Oct 22, 2012