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Career coaching clients ask us all the time about the software companies use to filter through resumes online and how to get past it to get the interview in their job search. They don’t want to get booted out of the process in this first stage if they feel qualified for the job, just because they may not know the keywords the company will use to filter. It’s an understandable concern and something critical to consider not just on your resume but on your Linkedin profile as well (In the summary, expertise and experience section as well as the header. Be careful though – don’t clump them all together, it will appear too obvious and won’t read well.) Employers and headhunters will search for people with your brand of talent using specific keywords as well. So, it’s critical to consider this article for both – as well as your cover letter.

Take a look at this straightforward resume article for more information, especially the “How do I find the right keywords” section. Add to your list of ways to find them – 1) Job boards like indeed.com but also industry specific job boards. The latter can really give you specific ideas about keywords to use in your search for your dream job because you’ll only see job openings specific to the industry you are interested in. 2) Also add to your list sites like glassdoor.com where you can search for specific job titles (also salary). This is so you know what to use in your job descriptions on your resume because job titles can vary across companies. Read the article here: http://www.iseek.org/jobs/resume-keywords.html

Thank you to Jasmine Marchong, one of our resume writers, for her help with this article. We hope this is helpful to you! The career coaches at HallieCrawford.com.

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Dream JobCommencement speeches are going viral as usual. This is a very good one we wanted to share with you. It’s from one of the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Two things we wanted to point out:

1) Take a risk in the right direction: He talks about taking risks to pursue a dream, which we all know is required. We’ve heard it before. But he adds to this by talking about taking risk in the right direction. He was offered a job in Boston that he felt unqualified for (a risk). His other choice was to move to NY to pursue acting (another risk, but one that would move him further along towards his dream of being an actor in some ways.) Ask yourself-which risk is the right one? Which one will move me further towards my dream but not hang me out to dry and be too big of a risk? At the time he could figure out a way to live in NYC for a bit, he was young and single.

2) A simple thing to remember – don’t do what makes you happy, do what makes you great: I think along the way to pursuing a dream, including our dream job, there are things we’ll have to do to make it happen that don’t make us happy. But we have to do them in order to move forward. It’s the blood, sweat and tears part of achieving your goal that is almost always required – but worth it in the end.

Hallie Crawford
Job Search Coach

P.S. Be sure to check out our LinkedIn Consulting Program where you can learn how to effectively leverage your LinkedIn account for your job search and ongoing professional development.

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Check out my latest YouTube video where I give career advice about a tough situation. What to do when you thought you’d landed your dream job and it turns out not to be the dream you thought it was? Here is how to manage the situation effectively and get back into an unexpected career transition.

Read more in this WSJ article

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest YouTube video as I share part 2 of my career coaching series, how you know if you’re in your dream job. In this video I show 3 ways you can know if you are in the right job fit.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

P.S. Be sure to check out our LinkedIn Consulting Program where you can learn how to effectively leverage your LinkedIn account for your job search and ongoing professional development.

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Check out my latest video as I share three final ways you will know if you are in your dream job. This is part of my series on how to know if you’re in the right fit.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest video as I share why starting with fulfillment in your search for your dream job is a critical first step.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest YouTube video as I explain why Pivot Planet can be helpful in your effort to learn more about possible career paths when you are working towards defining your dream job. Informational interviews can be conducted for free using your network as well, but many people do not have the contacts necessary for the industries they are looking into. Pivot Planet can provide those contacts…

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

www.halliecrawford.com – Hallie Crawford, Certified Career Coach, shares how to use the career website, MyPlan.com to your advantage. Whether you are a recent high school grad or a mid-career professional, regardless of your age or experience, this website can help you brainstorm career ideas and learn more about possible industries for you. It could help you find your dream job…

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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