10 Items That Should be Removed From Your Resume Pronto!
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2013
Sometimes people list pieces of information on their resume that no longer have a place there because they are outdated or irrelevant. Here are a few of my favorites. Are you guilty of any of these or are there any others you would add to the list? 1) Your SAT or GMAT scores 2) Your dated GPA from 10+ years ago or the fact that you graduated cum laude 3) The fact that you are an Eagle Scout 4) A hobbies list that rea...
Part IV – Q&A For Creating An Outstanding Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Apr, 2013
Format-related Questions Q: Why is there so much contradictory advice about how a good resume should look, or what information should be in it? A: Everyone just disagrees!!! There is no single approach. Stay away from claims and assertions, e.g., Visionary team builder. Provide quantifiable, validated hard evidence. Everything needs to be substantiated. You need to provide proof that you CAN; otherwise you cast d...
Part III – Q&A For Creating An Outstanding Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Apr, 2013
Q: How do I mention achievements without bragging? A: Shift your resume from a responsibility focus to a contribution focus. Highlight the problems you solved. Highlight what you delivered. Provide specific stories that illustrate how you communicate, how you manage, how you network. Problem-Action-Results. Q: I would like to develop and advertise my “Personal Brand”. What steps should I take? A: First you...
Your Resumé Is You
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2013
Most employers learn about college students from their resumés. Whatever is on the resumé is all they know about the student. Therefore, if the resumé has few examples of accomplishments and successes, the employer will have little reason to interview the candidate. Since employers use the resumé as a screening device, your resumé is you. In the end, employers are interested in only one thing. They want to learn abo...
15 Ways to Describe Yourself in an Interview
by Ken Sundheim - Mar, 2013
In just about every interview, the interviewer asks the question, “How would you describe yourself?” While this is something that should be anticipated and practiced, many job seekers overlook the importance of this question and fail to take the time to formulate the right answers. Moreover, when describing ourselves, we should approach our answers in an honest, candid manner. Even though some answers are laid out below,...
Part II – Q&A For Creating An Outstanding Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Mar, 2013
On Line Requirements Q: What special requirements does the on-line environment impose on job seekers? A: 90%+ of companies use LinkedIn in hiring. What does this mean? –You don’t need 500+ connections, but you need more than 20. That being said, if you are in sales, business development, consulting, and other relationship roles, probably more connections is better than fewer. –Companies value well written, th...
Basic Tips On Creating a Powerful Resume
by Marshall Brown - Mar, 2013
Basic Tips On Creating a Powerful Resume Job hunting can be extremely difficult these days. On average, for every available position, there are about 5 job-seekers. That means if your resume is not focused, eye-catching, and up-to-date, it’s likely cast aside quickly. Here are some basic tips to help you develop a powerful resume and demonstrate your unique value. When creating a resume, you should assess your experienc...
The confusing language of resume-speak
by Julie Walraven - Feb, 2013
I just received an inquiry from someone reading a professionally written resume that she assumed was incorrectly written. One of the rules of what we call, resume-speak is that the gIh is always implied. Simple Example Instead of writing gI managed the team charged with renegotiating the contract,h in resume-speak you skip the gI.h The sentence would read: gManaged the team charged with renegotiating the contrac...
Résumé Help: The Case of the Prickly Profile
by Debra Wheatman - Feb, 2013
Today we explore the case of the prickly profile. What is a prickly profile? It is a profile that detracts readers. Just as the thorns of a prickly cactus prevent animals from taking a bite, a prickly profile can prevent prospective employers from reading the remainder of a résumé. In other words – no interview! Here are ways David can remove the thorns from his profile and entice a hiring employer to take a bite....
Examples of Great Resume Objective Statements (Errr … I Mean Personal Branding Statements)
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Feb, 2013
If you are sitting at your computer trying to come up with a really great objective statement to start off your resume with you might find yourself sitting there for a while tapping your fingers. The problem with objective statements is that they focus on what you want instead of how you can meet the needs of the employer. I encourage you to reconsider using an objective statement on your resume and instead use a personal bran...
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