Archive | December, 2009

DirectAccess and the VPN Dragon

Windows 7’s DirectAccess is a win for users: convenient network access, no virtual private network needed. But it’s a stickier prospect vis-a-vis security and administration. For this IT Expert Voice article, I got input from LOPSA, an early Windows 7 user and Sophos’ Chester Wisniewski. Check out the full article here.

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Getting Your Cover Letter Noticed

Understanding your cover letter’s electronic journey will give you an edge when matching wits with automated applicant tracking systems. This article gets into the ATS technology of how your cover letter gets parsed. To read the full article, click here, and for the accompanying article on TheLadders, which will keep you from making those lame […]

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How to Craft an Attention-Getting Resume Title

The language you use to describe yourself on the top of your resume can define your job search. Choose your job title carefully.

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Always Have a Plain-Text Resume On Hand

Word .docs look terrible as plain-text files if you just change the extension. Check out this article I wrote for The Ladders to find out how to create a plain-text resume, how to ensure your formatting meets best practices no matter what version you’re using, and when exactly to use such a beast.

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When Companies Merge, Do Resumes Fall Through the Cracks?

In an era of consolidation, hiring software collates every applicant’s resume. Read this story, which I wrote for The Ladders, to make sure you stay at the top of the pile.

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Prepare to be Quizzed: The Job Assessment

Traditionally used to screen out entry-level applicants for retailers, pre-hire job assessment tests help shrinking HR departments weed through senior-level applicants. Click here to find out more in the story I wrote for The Ladders.

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How to Choose Your Job References

How do you pick the directors, coworkers and direct reports who will be your job references? And once you’ve picked them, how and when do you put them in front of a recruiting professional? For a condensed version of the story I wrote for The Ladders, click here. For the complete story, read on: According […]

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How to Protect Your Resume from Identity Theft

Another casualty of the recession is data security, as a growing number of departing employees walk off with their former employers’ data. Unfortunately, that data can easily be yours: Witness the growing number of employers such as Aetna that are getting sued for allegedly failing to protect personal data of job applicants. You can, however, […]

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