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  Power Your Resume Up With A Testimonial
by Linda Dobogai - Jun, 2010
Today’s job market remains highly competitive, and some online job openings can result in hundreds of resume submittals. A strong testimonial can grab the reader’s attention and immediately help establish your credibility. Essentially a resume testimonial is a quote from a letter of recommendation, a performance evaluation, or other respectable source offering an opinion on your abilities or appreciation for an achievement....
  How To Make Your Resume Sell The Story Of YOU
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jun, 2010
If you've added achievements to your resume, but still feel it doesn’t represent you, it might be time to ratchet things up a notch to get results. A concept called the S-T-A-R (Situation/Task-Action-Result) strategy is a popular and effective method of eliciting and sharpening the information for a resume. It’s aptly named for a reason – your resume must include a description of the situation or task itself! Note: there...
  Resume Writing Professional: Are You Going To Pay An Arm And A Leg For A Resume?
by Patricia Erickson - Jun, 2010
If you’re in the market for a new resume or CV, read on. I want to talk about a something very important – especially in this economy. Do your due diligence if you are going to have your resume written by a professional. Do you know that some people pay nearly a thousand dollars for an executive level resume or CV? Many times large resume writing firms charge upward of a thousand dollars for a resume and cover letter. The f...
  Resume Writing: How To Write An Interview Winning Job Description
by Patricia Erickson - Jun, 2010
If you have ever sat down and attempted to write your own resume, you know it can be extremely intimidating. Sure, you can talk about what you do and describe your job to your friends, but putting it on paper can get tricky. Here are some tips to help you to get started. First, what type of job is it that you are seeking? Your resume should be written with the job you want in mind. Think about your current and past experie...
  Resume Writing: Learn How To Write A Killer Summary
by Patricia Erickson - Jun, 2010
It is probably pretty obvious that in the current economic market employers don’t have lots of time to dedicate to reading resumes. Nowadays, they get high volume responses to even the lowest level jobs. It makes sense that employers will seek out only well written resumes. They will eliminate applicants based on substandard content and appearance. Obviously, now is the time to have a standout resume. You can do that easily...
  The 4 Types of Resumes
by Thomas J. Denham - Jun, 2010
A resume is a critical component in the job search, but choosing the most appropriate format to sell your background can be a real challenge. First, carefully analyze the job opening and then approach the process from the hiring manager’s perspective to determine what style is best. 1. Chronological – This is the most traditional, popular and preferred style of resume writing where the education and experience are listed i...
  Why 70% Of Resumes Have This Phrase - And Why You Should Avoid It
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jun, 2010
Somewhere in Resume Writing 101, someone came up with the great idea of listing years of experience as a qualifier. You’ve seen (or used) something like this: “over 15 years of experience in...” It seems to make sense, especially after you’ve spent some time in the industry and you want to show employers that you bring a seasoned background to the table. So what’s the problem? The issue is that it’s really not impressive...
  Objective and Summary Statements on Resumes: What to Include?
by Anne Jabusch - Jun, 2010
Using an objective statement on your resume is a highly controversial topic in the human resource industry. Many HR professionals argue that objective statements are never well written and tend to be very self-serving. For example, my first resume objective statement was "to obtain a position where I can utilize my experience and grow with a stable company." With this objective, a hiring manager would not know anything abou...
  Does Your Resume Make You Look Like a Job Hopper?
by Barbara Safani - Jun, 2010
When hiring managers read resumes, one of the first things they look at is dates of employment. If they see multiple short employment stints, they will often assume that you are a job hopper, question your ability to stay at one company for long, and move on to the next candidate. Often people’s choppy employment record may be caused by several factors beyond their control; but unless the story behind your job changes is ma...
  Interview Success: First Step, The Resume
by Patricia Erickson - Jun, 2010
When I work with clients looking to improve their interviewing skills, they are surprised when I mention that the interview process begins with the resume. Of course it does. Why is the resume so important? It’s a major element of the job search because without an effective resume, there’s no reason to worry about interviewing. But really, it is much more than that. Of course, the resume is a document that summarizes your e...
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