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Employment Resume Tips from Peter Weddle

Posted on Sat, Jan 05, 2013 @ 12:46 PM

A Resume That’s Catnip to Employers

According to a recent survey, almost all of us are always looking for a better job. So, here’s some unconventional advice.

Never look complete. Unlike in times past, when the goal was to look as finished as possible, today you want to position yourself as a “work in progress.”

As I describe in my novel called A Multitude of Hope, the key to success is now perpetual growth. Whether you have a PhD or an Associate’s degree, whether you have 30 years of experience or 30 minutes, whether you’re the intergalactic commander-in-chief of your organization or a member of the staff, you have to be adding new skills and knowledge all of the time.

How does that influence the way you look for a new job?

The strongest resume today isn’t one that describes you as fully educated and experienced. It’s one that makes you look on your way to something better.

To convey that impression, simply take two steps:

  1. Make progress. Enroll in a training program or academic course that will upgrade your expertise in your primary field of work or add ancillary skills that will expand your range of work potential.

  2. Strut your stuff. Add that development experience to your resume. For example, you might add to the Education section, Introduction to Business Spanish, Bronx Community College, On-going.

That kind of entry is catnip to employers. It sends two powerful subliminal messages that they can’t resist: First, it says that you understand that continuous development is a prerequisite for competent work in today’s ever-changing economy. And second, it signals that you take personal responsibility for pursuing that development.

Add those aspects to your personal brand and you won’t always have to be looking for a better job. Better jobs will come looking for you.

Work Strong,
Peter

Note to readers: We will post this to the Weddle Article Section as well so that you can find it at several locations for your convenience.

 

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Tags: Apartment careers, Employment, Resume

ApartmentCareers Latest Product Enhancement - TALENT BLAST!

Posted on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 10:53 AM

                          What can Talent Blast do for you?

We are pleased to announce the launch of TALENT BLAST, a new job posting enhancement designed to turn your online posting into a targeted recruitment ad campaign-delivering the most qualified applicants possible with one single job posting.

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, apartment job posting tips, job posting tips, employer tips, Talent, Employment, Developing Talents, Talent Blast

Turnover Rates are Inching Up - Good News for Job Seekers

Posted on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

One of the signs that the economy is getting better, or at least a measurement of employee confidence is an increase in turnover rates.  Even though the national unemployment rate has continued to hover around eight percent, turnover rates are beginning to inch up. The average total turnover rate reported for employers from 2011 was 15.2 percent, according to Compdata Surveys BenchmarkPro 2012 survey results. That's up about 5.5% from the rate reported a year ago, and voluntary turnover rates increased at close to 8% from 9.1% in 2010 to 9.8 percent in 2011.

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Tags: apartment jobs, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, college grads, property management jobs, internet job postings, Career Opportunities, Employment

Meet One of Our Job Seekers!

Posted on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

              Meet One of Our Job Seekers

My name is Shaunna Hampton.... I have been registered with ApartmentCareers.com for years now and I always turn to that site when I am looking for a job. I have been in the apartment industry for approximately 9-10 years.I am looking for either a assistant manager or manager position in the Dallas area... I would prefer one of the following cities/areas... Northeast Dallas, East Dallas, Downtown, South Dallas, Southwest Dallas, Duncanville, Desoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Red Oak, Grand Prairie (off of 20) and Arlington (off of 20).

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, job seeker tips, apartment job seekers, apartment manager jobs, property management jobs, property manager, Employment, Job Seeker

Job Seeker Tips - Find Employment By Following A Few Important Tips!

Posted on Thu, Mar 08, 2012 @ 12:47 PM

                       Are you looking for a job?

There are easy to follow tips which WILL help you find a job sooner than you might expect!

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Tags: apartment jobs, job seeker tips, apartment job seekers, how to tips, college grads, Search Apartment Jobs, Career Opportunities, Employment

Helping Military Personnel and Military Spouses Find Employment

Posted on Mon, Jan 02, 2012 @ 11:24 AM

Want a Direct Path to Finding Skilled Talent?

   Hiring Military Personnel and hiring Military Spouses gives your business a great advantage. You gain employees who have a high work ethic right out of the gate. Employment for military personnel within your company provides excellent examples for motivation for other employees. Some of the other key factors to consider are that you get someone who is

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Tags: apartment jobs, Apartment careers, apartment job seekers, apartment leasing jobs, apartment manager jobs, apartment maintenance jobs, apartment hiring managers, apartment job posting tips, Military Personnel, Military Spouses, NAAEI, National Apartment Association, Employment

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