How to spin your resume forward | Look beyond resumes to find the best hires | Tech groups reach out to transgender people
October 30, 2020
SmartBrief on Your Career
Getting Ahead
How to spin your resume forward
In your job search, your resume should reflect the job you want, not the job you have, by focusing on the soft skills you have mastered. "If you're ready to finally secure a senior management position, but your resume only talks about projects and supporting tasks and doesn't mention one word about your leadership skills and your ability to manage or develop a team, then you're not clearly showing why you're ready for the management position, writes career coach Adunola Adeshola.
Full Story: Forbes (10/29) 
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Resumes fail to reveal candidates who are adjusting successfully to a quickly shifting job market, writes Dina Bayasanova of PitchMe. Bayasanova's suggestions for evaluating job-seekers include using secondary sources such as their blogs, portfolios or peer reviews; and updating screening criteria.
Full Story: Fast Company online (10/29) 
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Hire Smart
Transgender people are finding that tech is a good career fit because it "is focused on innovation and the next big thing, there's a lot of room for people of all identities," said tech entrepreneur and academic Kortney Ziegler, who started the nonprofit Trans*H4CK in 2013 to provide training to those moving into the tech field. Similar organizations have popped up in Argentina and Brazil.
Full Story: Reuters (10/28) 
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What do you wear when working remotely?
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The Landscape
While some organizations cling to a "time machine" approach to navigating the pandemic that centers on trying to return everything to exactly the way it was before the crisis, others see the pandemic as reason to blow up their operations and build them back better. It's a leadership idea called "The Phoenix Encounter."
Full Story: INSEAD Knowledge (10/29) 
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The rise of remote working due to the pandemic has prompted between 14 million and 23 million Americans to plan relocations to new regions or cities, an Upwork survey has found. Just over 20% of those planning to relocate live in major cities, and 54.7% of them want to move two hours or more from where they live.
Full Story: Reuters (10/30),  CNBC (10/29) 
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The Water Cooler
Dinner was served on a Ferris wheel
(Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images)
One of Budapest's Michelin star restaurants, Cortes, is helping diners observe social distancing by serving meals on the Budapest Eye. The $155 four-course meals were served in private glass cabins on the Ferris wheel in the heart of the city.
Full Story: Lonely Planet (10/29) 
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