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24 September, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Coaching, Career Transition/Outplacement, Early Careerists, Innovation, Resume
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An Innovative Idea for Resumes

Posted September 24th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

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It was only a matter of time before the next big innovation in career management arrived.  In my morning news briefing, I found a story from BusinessInsider about an interactive resume bot that answers recruiter questions. And besides being an outside-the-box solution, it actually worked.

The creator, 29-year-old marketing professional David Vidal from Spain, said the bot was used 30,000 times; he got 14 online interviews and 11 job offers.

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The creator, 29-year-old marketing professional David Vidal from Spain, said the bot was used 30,000 times; he got 14 online interviews and 11 job offers.

He used a free trial program called Landbot, a non-AI automated conversation creator.  No coding was required.

Recruiters press a button marked “Let’s start the interview.”  Automated messages popped presenting Mr. Vidal before the next prompt was issued. The questions were typical of those found in initial screening interviews.

This is an early-stage example, but you can expect more innovation soon as the pace of change accelerates.

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23 September, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Management, Career Networking
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Please Don’t Stop Networking

Posted September 23rd, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

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You have a new job.  You dodged the pandemic career train wreck.  You are ready to turn the strategic networking on/off switch to the off position and take a break from your networking groups. Things are back to normal. 

Two epic issues are hanging out just around the corner that could wreak even more havoc in all of our lives.

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Wrong.  Two epic issues are hanging out just around the corner that could wreak even more havoc in all of our lives.

  1. There are new, more dangerous Covid variants that are emerging. If any one of them replaces the current dominant Delta mutation, we will face new, more daunting public health challenges. This is a possibility. This is a possibility, so let’s focus on what is inevitable.
  2. The pace of disruption in technology and innovation is accelerating.  These changes will impact many of our existing business models and jobs, from manufacturing to white-collar positions. 

Best advice:  Do not turn off the strategic networking switch.  Keep a LinkedIn presence and stay in touch with your networking groups.  Please.

By the way, congratulations on your new job. 

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22 September, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Transition/Outplacement, Retirement, Retirement Planning
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Career Wish (Regret) List

Posted September 22nd, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

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As retirement approaches, many executives begin to worry about how they will spend their spare time. They are concerned about adapting to a slower pace without the rewards of valuable, gratifying work. Or, believe it or not, a schedule that does not include back-to-back meetings. Thus begins a litany of regrets, the “I wish” that I had done this or that.

Retirement planners say it is not uncommon for executives to plan wisely for their retirement finances and totally ignore planning for how they will spend their time.

Most of the regrets center around the perception that the soon-to-be-retired waited too long to plan how they use their time. Retirement planners say it is not uncommon for executives to plan wisely for their retirement finances and totally ignore planning for how they will spend their time.

While some options like getting a seat on the public company board require years of networking or being appointed to the faculty of a college or university, many require additional academic credentials or certifications, many other pursuits are readily available. Jumping outside your comfort zone is probably a good idea.

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