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Job Search Secrets with Career Expert, Tom Cairns

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How You Can Make Sure Your Resume Gets Seen By A Human Being?

You've probably experienced the drill: Cut-and-paste your resume into a company's job application form, (an applicant tracking system, or ATS), and wait. You are a perfect fit for that job, right? Perhaps several minutes later you receive an automated reply... "thank you for your interest in blah, blah, blah..." but that's it.  You never hear from that company about that 'great opportunity' again.

Today, we're going to share with you some practical ways to beat the system and get noticed! If you've been laid-off, and have not beeen in a job search for a few years - you will learn quickly that it's a whole new ballgame.

In a special Career Strategy Channel podcast, producer/host Peter Clayton speaks with Tom Cairns, an expert in Talent Management, Career Coaching, Executive Development, Organization Design and Staffing, Employee and Labor Relations, and M&A. Tom is principal and chief career coach at the Cairns Blaner Group.

"There is so much to do that sometimes you rush certain aspects of job search only to find out that if you had taken the time to get advice on how to write a resume, cover letter, network, conduct research on target companies, use social media, prepare for an interview, and follow up you might have landed one of the jobs that came your way when you first began searching." Tom Cairns

As a former HR Executive, Tom Cairns has hired and promoted hundreds of executives and professionals. He knows what employers want and how to help you be the person an employer wants to hire. He is a career development and coaching specialist. He knows how to develop a job search strategy, create a supreme resume, build a productive network and interview like a start. Whether starting your job search or negotiating a salary he can help guide you to a successful landing of the job you always dreamed of having. Learn more at his website.

Tom returned to the Cairns Blaner Group in June, 2009, after serving a Presidential Appointment as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the U.S. Department Homeland Security under President George W. Bush and President Barrack Obama. As Chief Human Capital Officer for Homeland Security, Tom was responsible for human resource management and training for over 200,000 employees.

Prior to founding the Cairns Blaner Group in 2007, Tom was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for NBC and NBC Universal, a division of General Electric Company. Tom spent 30 years at General Electric Company managing local, regional, and national human resource organizations.

Tom has demonstrated success leading human resource organizations in the private and public sector supporting executives in a high-performance culture. He is acknowledged for creating and staffing complex organizations that consistently deliver business results.

Tom has authored, co-authored and presented numerous articles on human resource management and leadership and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Employment Relations Today. He has taught graduate courses in Human Resource Management and Leadership. Tom has been a local and national member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development. He has also served as a board member of local non-profit community-based organizations and as a trustee and accreditation commissioner for educational institutions. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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