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In This Issue

   • Temp jobs become permanent fixture in US
   • June Jobs Report – 195,000 jobs added


   • IPO market on track for best year since 2007
   • 7 Traits of True Leaders
   • Big Data tutorial

   This quarter the STRe Solutions team discusses
    the 'resume.'
   Candidate Tip #122 Hiring Manager Tip #122  full article

 

Articles

STReWay Summer 2013 Newsletter

 
2013 continues to show increased hiring especially for temporary workers.


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Career Review

 
Note: As the economy has picked up so has the job market. This may be the right time to review your career goals. As former operating executives, we are well versed in career coaching. Please contact us at careers@stresolutions.com to schedule a career review.
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Recent Articles/Blogs of Interest

 


Big Data: Tutorial from IDC (from June 2011, but still relevant)
http://sites.amd.com/us/Documents/IDC_AMD_Big_Data_Whitepaper.pdf.

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Candidates and Hiring Managers: Maximize Your Experience with Recruiters

 
Our highest priority at STRe Solutions is building long-term relationships with both jobseekers and hiring managers. The Recruiter Relations section of our newsletter offers ongoing tips to help you maximize your experience with a recruiter, regardless of whether you're seeking top talent to seamlessly join your team or searching for your next ideal position.

In this section we will discuss 'the resume.' Resumes are overrated. They are just a description of a person's experience; they don't tell you about their personality or whether they can do the job.

Candidate Tip #122

Does my resume do me justice?

A candidate's resume is basically like a piece of marketing collateral for a product or service, and in this case, the candidate is the product. By now you have heard that a resume should be no more than 2 pages, even if you have 30 years' experience. Why? A resume should catch someone's attention and cause them to reach out to you. Highlight your quantifiable contributions to the business, not just your responsibilities. Be concise and make sure your resume is pleasing to the eye and... since it may be scanned by a computer or Recruiting Assistant, be sure to include key words that will help get you selected.

It is OK to have multiple versions of your resume. You will need to manage the content and be sure to send the right version. And... don't put the descriptor in the file name. Your resume should be named mary.jones_at_home-email.com, NOT maryjonesresume_at_home-email.com. Be sure to use a personal email address, not your business email.

Lastly, be accurate and include all your experience on your resume and the content of your resume should closely match your LinkedIn profile. It is OK to include a section titled "Prior Experience" and just list the companies you worked at and your title.

Hiring Manager Tip #122

Resume looks interesting; What else do I need to know about the candidate?

The resume is just the beginning; it doesn't tell you everything. You are looking to hire a professional to join your team and the resume is just one piece of the puzzle. It is always a good idea to check the candidate's LinkedIn profile and see if there is any additional information, or backdoor references that can help you assess the candidate. If you decide to reach out to a contact in your network about the candidate be sure to respect any confidentiality that may be a concern.

Sometimes a resume may not include what you are looking for because the candidate has chosen to write a very general resume. Don't overlook what could be a great candidate because the resume did not have 3 key words that you were looking for. If you have job specific questions that aren't answered on the resume, schedule a phone screen to evaluate the candidate.

And... if the information on the resume looks like the candidate may have the right qualifications, you will want to move beyond the resume to meet the candidate for an in-person interview.
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STRe Fun – Disconnect from technology and reconnect with yourself. Recharge your mind, body and soul: http://thedigitaldetox.org/
 
The Digital Detox is a tech-free personal wellness retreat where attendees give up their smart-phones and gadgets in exchange for four days of serenity and bliss. Yoga, meditation, hiking, hot-tubs, art/writing workshops, and healthy eating in a natural and tranquil environment help one gain balance, perspective and a piece of mind. We create a space that gives individuals the freedom and permission they need to truly unplug and decompress.
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