Oregon State and Oregon make for some of the toughest Pac-12 competition USC has faced this season. The Trojans lost to No. 22 Arizona State, No. 12 Arizona and No. 8 Stanford in the past two weeks, dropping their conference record to 4-8. “We just practice our sets, make sure we get out on shooters, make sure we are defending off the line,” Jackson said. “I guess it’s trusting each other — that’s big for [our] defense.” Oregon has put up a staggering 85.9 points per game this season — the most in Division I. “We [need] to work on urgency to the shooter,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “Containing the ball, we [need] to contain the post and we [need to] guard all their sets.” The Trojans have only six games left before the Pac-12 tournament begins. Oregon State and Oregon are two of the toughest teams in the country and could provide a gauge of how USC can expect to fare come tournament time. Aside from the offensive threat posed by Jones, senior guard Mikayla Pivec presents a serious challenge in the paint with an average of 9.7 rebounds per game. Pivec will be matched up with a USC lineup led by senior forward Kayla Overbeck and freshman forward Alissa Pili. However, last weekend’s Bay Area tour also proved that freshman forward Angel Jackson has plenty of potential. Oregon’s offensive production is currently operating at an impressive .503 efficiency rate with the help of Herbard and arguably the best player in women’s college basketball, likely No. 1 WNBA Draft pick senior guard Sabrina Ionescu. “The chemistry is good, the kids are really good, our culture is good,” Trakh said. “They’re excited [and] they want to play so think our program right now is in a really good position moving forward.” The Ducks are currently 7-1 on the road and have repeatedly held opponents off with over 30-point wins — don’t expect them to be intimidated by a hostile environment at Galen. Jackson went 9-11 from the field with 19 points and nine rebounds in USC’s 75-67 win over Cal. In Sunday’s game against Stanford, Jackson added to her stat sheet with seven rebounds and 9 points. The trio of her, Pili and Overbeck can put up the defensive effort necessary to frustrate OSU. The USC women’s basketball team returns to Galen Center to face off against No. 11 Oregon State Friday and No. 3 Oregon Sunday. Friday’s game is USC’s first home game of the month after going 2-2 during its last four road games. During this week’s practices, Trakh’s team ran through all of Oregon’s offensive sets to set the pacing for the defense. According to Jackson, awareness of each teammate’s responsibility on the opponent’s side of the court is key to stopping shots. Freshman center Angel Jackson put up a career-high 19 points on an extremely efficient 82% shooting against Cal last Friday. (James Wolfe / Daily Trojan) USC tips off against Oregon State Friday at 7 p.m. and against Oregon Sunday at 1 p.m. During last weekend’s 79-59 loss against Stanford, USC fell to a 28-point deficit by halftime after going only 21% from the field. Given the sharp shooters coming to Galen Center this weekend, the Trojans are going to need to improve if they hope to keep up. OSU’s freshman forward Taylor Jones and Oregon’s senior forward Ruthy Hebard rank No. 13 and No. 3 in the country in field goal percentage.
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How you’re perceived, how difficult of an interview process you have, and yes, how big the initial offer is hugely dependent on what information you provide to an employer, and how accurately you address their pain points.The bad news: most have no idea how to pull the right levers on the resume to make this happen. But you will. Here are the big warning signs hiring managers pick up on, and what to do instead: 1. Does Not Speak to Job RequirementsThe job posting is the question. Your resume needs to be the answer. Here are some quick tips: Skip the general “Objective” section in favor of a few bullet points that directly play to the challenges listed on the job posting. For example, if a company is looking for a Marketing Manager with a strong background in live and digital brand experiences, and you’ve spent the past few years working in this domain, CALL IT OUT right at the start. Don’t make employers hunt for fit with the job- make it obvious from the very first lines. Break down the job posting into 5-6 “core skills” that are essential to success, and create accomplishments within your work history that highlight them. For example, let’s say you wish to highlight Consumer Engagement. Here’s an example of an accomplishment:Consumer Engagement: Achieved a 15% increase in engagement through the development of new subscription-based products with integrated feedback channels, and guiding the development and execution of 5 customized consumer events throughout the Northeast and Southeast USA.What Hiring Managers Expect on Resumes Now2. Too Many “Red Flag” QualifiersBe very careful about trying to make up for a lack of experience by using qualifiers such as “with knowledge of” or “gained exposure to”. Hiring managers are trained to pick up on these terms, and treat them as potential vulnerabilities. If you have some knowledge of an area or skill (but don’t have substantial work experience with it) you can add them to your “Education” section under an “Advanced Training” sub-heading. 3. Inconsistency with DatesYou need to be absolutely ruthless about making sure your timeline is correct, and completely accounted for. Zero excuses here! Stick to the same date format. If you’re using Month/Year keep it as-is throughout your entire work history. Don’t try to hide gaps by listing dates are YEAR only- hiring managers are trained to spot this. Address any gaps by inserting a “Career Note” such as:Career Note: Completed advanced AutoCAD training at XYZ University and took on freelance graphic design projects for upstate NY tech startups (3/15-8/15). Explain any overlapping dates. 10 Things You Need to Check Before Submitting Your Resume4. Seniority RegressionWhy would someone who’s reached the Director/VP level suddenly take on a Manager position? This can give hiring managers pause. If you switched industries (a common reason for seniority-level regression) make this change clear. Some companies have strange job title naming conventions that don’t jibe with industry standards. In these types of situations ask yourself: can I credibly substitute a more accurate job title? A good rule of thumb: if your former boss would balk at your being called the revised title, don’t do it. 5. Online Presence Doesn’t Support the ResumeA big part of establishing trust these days boils down to having a clear and consistent presence across all platforms, be it the resume, your LinkedIn profile, or anything else an employer would be exposed to. Double-check to make sure who you are comes through effectively online (especially LinkedIn), and pay special attention to possible conflicts with the resume or “off-brand” information. 6. Wrong Tone The “tone” of a resume refers to the level you need to come in at. A Chief Financial Officer is going to frame the ideas and accomplishments in his resume from a different POV than a Finance Manager. A great CFO has to function well from a vision and strategy side, often having to find answers in opaque situations. But the parameters of success for a Finance Manager are different, more “in the trenches” operations and execution-driven. A CFO who comes in at a Finance Manager level will raise flags, as will a Finance Manager who solely highlights the vision and strategy side of things. Wrong tone. Here’s a good test of tone: ask a colleague, trusted friend, or hiring expert who understands the role you’re after, show them your resume, and ask if they’d consider this to be a strong candidate. What’s off? This will give you some good clues as to whether you’re striking the right tone. 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