How to Impress a Hiring Manager: Job Search Advice from Target

How to Impress a Hiring Manager: Job Search Advice from Target

Posted by: on May 17, 2013 | No Comments

Fortune magazine ranks Target No. 22 on its 2013 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Renee Bilotti, the executive team leader from Target, RI had a one-on-one session with me and shared some of her advice for college graduates seeking jobs.

1. How long do you usually spend reading a resume? Do you use resume-scanning software?

We don’t use any resume-scanning software. Those systems usually spend 30-40 seconds on each resume. At Target, we have several rounds of the preliminary screening process before we decide to conduct a phone interview or one-to-one interview. For me, personally, I only spend 10-15 seconds on a resume. To judge whether a resume is qualified, there are two things that I will look at the first sight:

Today’s 5 Best Job Search Tips From Degrees2Dreams

Today’s 5 Best Job Search Tips From Degrees2Dreams

Posted by: on May 9, 2013 | No Comments

  1. With recruiters taking to Twitter for potential employees, brevity is the new black. Here’s Your Guide To Applying For a Job In 150 Characters or Less.
  2. What happens on the internet certainly doesn’t stay on the internet so here are 4 Tips To Protect Your Online Privacy and Digital Footprint, courtesy of one of our very own bloggers! 
Today’s 5 Best Job Search Tips From Degrees2Dreams

Today’s 5 Best Job Search Tips From Degrees2Dreams

Posted by: on Apr 25, 2013 | No Comments

  1. Search Engine Optimization may sound like a daunting task but check out 8 Ways To Improve Your SEO In 20 Minutes or Less. You’ll be up in the ranks in no time.
  2. Addressing the correct person in your cover letter and emails when applying for a job is of vital importance. If a name isn’t readily available, here are 7 Ways To Get a Hiring Manager’s Name
Today’s 5 Best Job Search Tips From Degrees2Dreams

Today’s 5 Best Job Search Tips From Degrees2Dreams

Posted by: on Apr 23, 2013 | No Comments

  1. One sure-fire way of getting people to read your blog is to have well designed posts. Here’s an article on Individual Blog Post Design to get you started.
  2. Interviews are hard enough without bringing food into the mix. Here are 6 Tips For Handling Lunch or Dinner Interviews when your venue is decided for you.
SocialFix: Revamp Your Resume

SocialFix: Revamp Your Resume

Posted by: on Apr 18, 2013 | No Comments

At the risk of sounding corny, resumes are like snowflakes: no two are alike. And maybe that sentence shows a serious lapse in originality, but you have to admit that it’s true. Everyone’s professional journey is unique, though there may be shared pitfalls, successes, horrible bosses and clients from hell.