Résumé Tips For Career Change
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Jun, 2010
Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times… These are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: No one way is the right way for everyone. For the job seeker, it is best to read as much as you can about how to write a résumé and how to job search. If you are looking for wor...
Resume vs. Online Profile: What’s the Difference?
by Harry Urschel - Jun, 2010
I was recently asked about the difference between a resume and an online career profile. Is there a difference? Should there be a difference? Are they considered in different ways? What should be included or avoided? Good question...short answer...YES! They are different. There are a number of things to consider when creating a professional profile online vs. creating a resume to email or present to a company, or when ap...
#1 Problem With All Resumes, Job Searches, and Interviews
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jun, 2010
Imagine sitting in a lobby waiting for an interview. You look around and all those waiting are as professional and qualified as you... · Graduates from top schools. · Possess years of experience in your field. · Have achieved impressive triumphs in their careers. In other words, they are ALL highly QUALIFIED. Again, highly QUALIFIED!! What will you say during this interview that is special and more compelling in...
Like A Speeding Train, A Resume That POPS Cannot Be Stopped – Three Easy Steps!
by Mandy Marchitello - Jun, 2010
(P) ROVE your value to the hiring manager. Start by taking an inventory of all of your life’s accomplishments. This is the “let me show you what I can do” phase. Include all relevant topics: • Education (degrees earned or classes taken) • Work Experience • Volunteer Experience • Foreign Languages • Hobbies (if they relate to the job) • Computer Skills • Specialized Equipment • Overseas Experiences • Honors / Achieve...
A Resume is a Commercial Starring YOU!
by Mandy Marchitello - Jun, 2010
And just like we rate Super Bowl commercials, hiring managers rate resumes. Give them a dull, poorly organized resume riddled with typos, and sure enough they’re going to pick up that remote and click to the next applicant. Conversely, provide them with a sharp, well written and visually appealing resume and they’re going to pick up...not the remote, but the telephone, to call you and schedule an interview. In crafting y...
Do Resumes Make You Crazy?
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Jun, 2010
What to put on a resume can be daunting, frustrating, and upsetting. Will I cover all the bases? Will my accomplishments come across? How long should my resume be? And, what format? The stress and anxiety builds inside and doesn't subside. Resumes scare even the most seasoned worker. There are rules, both perceived and real, that leave people confused and afraid to get it wrong. Whether you need a job right now, o...
5 New LinkedIn Fashions for Personal Branding: What’s Hot, What’s Not!
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2010
• Are employers searching for you online? • What will they find out about you? • Do you know the latest fashions for LinkedIn profiles? Increasingly, Recruiters and Human Resource professionals research potential employees online via their LinkedIn profile. Thus, your reputation or personal brand is an essential career management issue. If this it hasn't yet impacted you, just wait until your next promotion or job searc...
Who You Should (And Shouldn't) Turn To For Resume Advice
by Laura Smith-Proulx - May, 2010
Showing your resume around to get feedback? Doing so can be a career-killer, especially if you're blindly taking others' advice. Here are 5 groups you might seek out for an honest, effective perspective on your resume--including some resources that I'd recommend skipping if you really want more interviews: 1 - Personal contacts (friends, family, etc.) Unless they are familar with your career accomplishments, this grou...
Customize Each Cover Letter You Send Or Don't Send One At All
by Liz Handlin - May, 2010
One of the services I offer is cover letter writing. Many clients contact me and ask me to write both a resume and cover letter. I always tell them the same thing: I am happy to write a resume but let's wait until you are applying for a specific job or to a specific company to write that cover letter. Part of the reason for that is that the way I write cover letters is very customized. I need to learn about the person I am wri...
Resume Advice: Avoid Gimmickry In A Job Search
by Ramon Greenwood - May, 2010
There is a strong temptation in today's highly competitive job market to go for gimmicks to make one's resume stand out from the crowded field. The temptation is particularly strong after a number of rejections. Avoid gimmickry like the plague. There are rare occasions when a really creative tactic works, but most of them will backfire and make a resume stand out for all the wrong reasons. Still some applicants--espec...
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