Jennifer McClure, an executive recruiter and coach, recently spoke about career transitions and social media to a group of executives and offered up her 10 favorite sites for job seekers. LinkedIn leads her list, but there are a few others you might not have seen before: Ning and Jibber Jobber.
There's no universal standard for how long a resume should be, says Jennifer McClure at CincyRecruiter. What matters more is the content. "If you can rock a one-page resume, then go for it," she writes. "If it's two pages long, the consensus seems to be that most recruiters don't mind that length if all of the content is relevant. Three pages or more -- you're pushing it..."
Many job seekers labor under the false hope that signing on with a recruiter will land them a job, but recruiters still have to work in the same difficult labor market, Cincinnati recruiter and management coach Jennifer McClure says. The best thing a job seeker can do is act like a recruiter by networking, try to help other job seekers, develop a personal brand and research the market to be proactive about opportunities.
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