Introducing: The Social Resume

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By Mark A. Leon

Here are some important facts and perceptions that are vital to the content that will be presented in this article

  • On average, a recruiter will review a resume for 10 seconds or less.
  • Organizations are more focused on a cultural fit than a skill fit to increase the probability of longer tenure and better synergies
  • 70% of recruiters do online background checks or internet stalker as some call it.
  • Your social presence is a direct extension of yourself.
  • Your interests, passions, activities and work connection determine the complete you.
  • Recruiters believe in full transparency.

Now that we have laid out those pieces of information, why are workforce centers, guidance counselors, career advisors and bloggers telling you that you need a full one or two-page resume to compete in this deeply competitive job market?

The answer is simple: We are not evolving with the times. Simplicity and full transparency are the keys to finding your perfect career marriage.

How often have you heard, “Someday, they will put a microchip in our hand or brain and scan all our vital information on the spot?”

Let us not take too big of a leap right away.  We believe we have created the solution for both candidates and recruiters, The Social Resume

Follow this simple format and you will give yourself a leg up on the competition.

Section 1: Name and Contact Information

Mark A. Leon
700 Daniel Ellis Drive, #6206
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
Mobile:  612-812-5226 (Text Friendly)
Email:  markalex222@gmail.com
Skype: MarkLeonIBM

Section 2:  Personal Statement – Tell us the complete you in 3 sentences or less

Marketing, Branding Strategist and Story Teller.  Accomplished/Published Writer, Photographer and Journalist.  20 plus years in Human Resources Consulting, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing.

Section 3:  Social Presence – Send us all your social profile links (We want to know the “complete” you)

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/markaleon/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Recruiterpoet
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/markalexrecruiter
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/recruiterpoet/
Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/user6015710
About.me – https://about.me/recruiterpoet
Blog (Poetry and Career Advice) – http://www.recruiterpoet.com/

Section 4:  Career Summary – Just company, title and dates… Nothing else

IBM (Sourcing Executive – RPO) – April 2014 – Present
Aon Consulting (Former Hewitt Associates) (Recruiter/Sourcer/Global Branding Consultant for TA) – June 2007 – April 2014
Courage Center (Human Resources Consulting) – January 2007 – June 2017
Thomson Reuters (Marketing, Finance and IT Recruiter – Full Life Cycle) – March 2005 – January 2007

Section 5:  Highest Degree Completed (Dates Not Required)

Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Labor Relations – Rutgers University

Section 6:  Free for all – Accomplishments, Volunteer Work, etc (Last 3 years)

Speaker – Hirepalooza (June 2015) – San Francisco, CA
Six Published Collections of Poetry
Volunteer – Turkey Day Run (2014 – 15)
Silent Auction Coordinator – Yelp Scotty Fund Raiser (2016)

There you have it.  A recruiter can now evaluate you in 10 seconds and determine a skill and cultural fit.

Let us see what the finished product looks like:

Mark A. Leon
700 Daniel Ellis Drive, #6206
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
Mobile:  612-812-5226 (Text Friendly)
Email:  markalex222@gmail.com
Skype: MarkLeonIBM

Personal Statement:

Marketing, Branding Strategist and Story Teller.  Accomplished/Published Writer, Photographer and Journalist.  20 plus years in Human Resources Consulting, Talent Acquisition and Sourcing.

Social Channels:

Career Experience:

  • IBM (Sourcing Executive) – April 2014 – Present
  • Aon Consulting (Former Hewitt Associates) (Recruiter/Sourcer/Global Branding Consultant for TA) – June 2007 – April 2014
  • Courage Center (Human Resources Consulting) – January 2007 – June 2017
  • Thomson Reuters (Recruiter – Full Life Cylce) – March 2005 – January 2007

More About Me:

Speaker – Hirepalooza (June 2015) – San Francisco, CA
Six Published Collections of Poetry
Volunteer – Turkey Day Run (2014 – 15)
Silent Auction Coordinator – Yelp Scotty Fund Raiser (2016)
Career Coach (2009 – Present)

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25 best-paying jobs for women – Research by Careerbuilder

Provided by: Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com

When you look at Forbes magazine’s most recent list of highest-paid CEO’s (chief executives of the 500 biggest companies in the United States), you won’t see a woman until No. 48: Irene B Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft Foods.

In a country where women make up 47 percent of the workforce, women make up just 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEO’s. In addition, women who worked full time earned an average of just 80 percent of what men earned in the same positions in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But is salary disparity between genders the issue or is it something deeper?

In the Harvard Business Review blog, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox wrote: “Women represent one of the world’s biggest and most under-reported opportunities. The business world has been so focused on stories like the rise of China that it has not been invited to see that, much closer to home, business could be reaping the benefits of the rise of women. Companies — and their business school feeders — have been slow in adapting and profiting from this shift, and part of the reason is that media too often focus on small, sensational and misleading parts of the story, including aspects like the wage gap.”

Catalyst’s February 2010 Pipeline’s Broken Promise report examining high potential graduates from top business schools around the world found that, even after taking into account experience, industry and region, women start at lower levels than men, make on average $4,600 less in their initial jobs, and continue to be outpaced by men in rank and salary growth.

Only when women begin their post-MBA career at mid-management or above do they achieve parity in position with men — a situation that accounted for only 10 percent of the women and 19 percent of the men surveyed.

Whatever the cause, the BLS reports there are only a handful of occupations where women’s earnings are equal to or exceed men’s including construction and extraction occupations; special education teachers; installation, maintenance and repair occupations; life, physical and social science technicians; and counselors.
We wanted to know, what jobs pay women the most money? Here are 25 jobs where women earn $1000 a week or more, according to the BLS. One thing to note is that they all earn a fraction of their male counterparts.

Pharmacists
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,647
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,914
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 86.1%

Chief executives
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,603
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,999
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 80.2%

Lawyers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,509
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,875
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 80.5%

Computer software engineers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,351
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,555
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 86.9%

Computer and information systems managers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,260
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,641
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 76.8%

Physicians and surgeons
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,230
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,911
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 64.4%

Management analysts
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,139
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,391
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 81.9%

Human resources managers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,137
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,433
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 79.3%

Speech-language pathologists
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,124
Men – Median weekly earnings: *
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: **

Computer and mathematical occupations
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,088
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,320
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 82.4%

Computer scientists and systems analysts
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,082
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,240Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 87.3%

Physician assistants
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,077
Men – Median weekly earnings: **
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: **

Medical and health services managers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,066
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,504
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 70.9%

Physical scientists, all other
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,061
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,535
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 69.1%

Postsecondary teachers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,056
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,245
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 84.8%

Marketing and sales managers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,024
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,601
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 64%

Physical therapists
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,019
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,329
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 76.7%

Occupational therapists
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,016
Men – Median weekly earnings: **
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: **

Registered nurses
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,011
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,168
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 86.6%

Managers, all other
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,010
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,359
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 74.3%

Psychologists
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,004
Men – Median weekly earnings: **
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: **

Computer programmers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,003
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,261
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 79.5%

Architecture and engineering occupations
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,001
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,286
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 77.8%

Advertising and promotions managers
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,000
Men – Median weekly earnings: **
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: **

Education administrators
Women – Median weekly earnings: $1,000
Men – Median weekly earnings: $1,398
Women’s earnings as percent of men’s in same occupation: 71.5%

*No data or data that do not meet publication criteria.
** Data not shown where the male employment base is less than 50,000.

Here is your chance – Top Recession Proof Jobs (Apply Here!)

Provided by Tim King

1. Headhunter One company’s layoff is another’s splash in the potential employee pool. Because of downsizing there are qualified people out there without jobs, and now is a great time to find them, pick them up and place them somewhere. Both sides win.

2. Bartender While the restaurant business may be floundering, bars won’t exactly boom, but they will be the first place people stop after getting the boot. Hey, people drink more when times are tough.

3. Software/Networking Development As new companies grow, here and overseas, they will need people to develop software for them to use and networks for them to communicate with. Companies need quality communication systems and programs to help them run as or more efficiently than competing companies.

4. Personal/Professional Finance Advisor After unprecedented amounts of financial scandals and poor fiscal management blunders surface, people and professionals alike will crack down on bookkeeping.

5. Repo Man Sadly, as more and more people fall on hard times, they will have to start giving up their possessions in order to make ends meet. The repossession industry will reap the benefits.

6. Collection Agents Companies are going belly-up left and right. The ones that don’t want to will try as hard as they can to keep their books clean, both legally and financially. Collection agencies will have no shortage of clients as more and more companies try to clean up.

7. Military /Government Jobs More and more service members overseas are extending their tours so they don’t have to face the bleak job market back home. The government will always need people to keep it functioning. Plus, government jobs are harder to get fired from and the benefits can be sweet, especially for those with families.

8. Nursing and Pharmaceuticals I’m sure you’ve heard it before: the baby boomers are getting old. In the coming years there will be a seemingly endless realm of potential patients to treat, and the nursing career and pharmaceutical industry will ride the wave high.

9. Truck Driver It’s not for everyone, but it’s a time-tested and classic profession. People are always going to need stuff, and that stuff will need to get places. Most of the time you will get a certain amount of time off for a certain amount of miles completed, which can mean lots of down time for rest and personal projects, and the medical and retirement benefits are a plus as well.

10. Fundraiser Asking for money is an idea that makes many people shudder, especially when everyone seems so tight. But with green jobs on a possible brink of booming and city planning expanding, companies and contractors are going to need people to raise funds. Besides, if you’re a good fundraiser you will have a good enough relationships with your donors that asking for money shouldn’t be a big issue.

The Basics of Job Hunting Through Social Networks

Provided By Dan Finnigan

Mr. Finnigan is a former executive at Yahoo HotJobs and now runs Jobvite, a provider of software-as-a-service applications that help companies recruit talent.

Online social networking helps job seekers in two key new ways—first, to find unique, hard-to-find open job opportunities, and second, to increase the likelihood of being found by companies with openings. The most coveted, interesting positions are first exposed through key employees and recruiters, because companies have known for decades that the best candidates come through referrals and people they know. Referrals are more likely to get the job because studies show they perform better and last longer than employees found through more traditional sources, like job boards.

Social networks are now making it much easier for companies to hire referrals. Companies are having employees share openings via the key social networks, and hiring managers and recruiters are searching online for social profiles that fit their job requirements. Your goal with all your online profiles should be to provide a vivid professional picture of yourself—of your experiences, work products, connections, group affiliations—and insight into what you would bring to any company; and to build as many relevant, useful connections as you can.

What networks matter for job seekers?

For job seekers, LinkedIn has the most executive members and is more professionally focused. If you haven’t already created a LinkedIn profile, set up a strong basic profile now and keep enhancing it as you go. Resumes can become stagnant. Don’t let that happen with your LinkedIn profile. Anyone can find it anytime. Your profile should evolve and always be current. More importantly, start making connections. A great place to start is searching by your college or university to find friends, faculty and alumni in fields of interest. Don’t just send invitations without explanations; develop a message to send to people you don’t know explaining who you are and why you want to connect. Hint: make sure your profile is public with its own URL, and put the URL in your resume.

Most people join Facebook for social purposes, but companies and recruiters are actively searching the network for talent. Many people, especially recent college grads, have profiles already, but you need to make sure that the “Education and Work” section is updated. This will dramatically increase the likelihood that great, new opportunities find you. But make sure to use the privacy settings to control who sees what. Make your description, education and work available to everyone, but restrict who sees your posts and pictures. Keep a close eye because the photos that other people take (and tag with your name) can be a menace. Hint: To be safe, never put a photo on Facebook that you would not want your grandmother to see.

While Twitter isn’t traditionally associated with job hunting like LinkedIn, it is fast becoming a virtual job board of “real time” job opportunities. Companies are increasingly posting jobs to their Twitter pages live. Also, it’s a fantastic way to build your professional presence by commenting on news and topics relevant to your field. If you’re already blogging, you can expand your audience by tweeting links to your posts. To find out about jobs that never make it to job boards or Craigslist, follow companies and people working in your fields of interest. Hint: Keep your personal tweets (what you had for breakfast, Friday night plans) and professional tweets separate by creating two accounts; create one, more complete profile and indicate your professional interests.