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Kada CEO shares with The Ladders - The job hunter’s guide to an elevator speech that will wow them

Most professionals are familiar with the concept of the “elevator speech,” that moment they are trapped in the proverbial elevator with the CEO and have one minute to impress him or her so much that their career is immediately hyper launched. Or, it could be the entrepreneur with the amazing business idea who gets the chance to give a mini pitch to the VC who holds the purse strings.

Many people practice this brief summary of their accomplishments and goals so they are ready to shine when that moment comes around. But job hunters should prepare one, also, so they have a short, focused spiel ready to share when someone asks them what sort of job they are looking for. Here are some tips to help you prep yours so the next person you talk to knows exactly what you’re looking for … and how they can help.

Lisa Barrow at Kada Recruiting shares how to “Keep it Casual”…

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The days of the one page resume are over

Recently Lisa Barrow was interviewed for a Tribune article about resume length.

Article from Careers Now Column:

DEAR READERS: This week, I’m revisiting the topic of resumes, since it’s a topic pretty much anyone beginning or in the midst of a job search is interested in. And since things seem to change frequently on the resume front, I’m wondering: Is one-page still the optimal length? And if someone can’t get everything they want to include in one page, what is the absolute longest a resume should be?…

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