Is This Simple Resume Mistake Costing You Interviews?
by Louise Fletcher - Apr, 2010
You’ve worked long and hard on your resume – you feel certain it represents you effectively. You send it out and eagerly await the responses...and hear nothing. The problem might not be your resume content – it might be your file format. Of the resumes we receive to review each day, 10-20% are not saved as Microsoft Word documents. This is job search suicide! 99% of the people who will look at your resume online w...
The Death of the Verb, Rise of the Noun
by Joshua Waldman - Apr, 2010
You and I have both heard the typical line from career counselors, “Use power verbs in your resume.” Right? They’ve even given us lists of verbs to begin sentences like: - Managed team of 10 engineers in highly competitive RFP process. - Resolved difficult customer service issue for high stakes sale. - Safeguarded company position through advanced marketing strategy. The problem with all of these verbs is online, v...
Does Your Resume Direct Employers To Your LinkedIn Profile?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2010
If you’re presently conducting a job search, why not make the most of your profile? Give employers the information they need—and direct them back to your profile. Recent statistics state that 90% of hiring managers are using social media to research potential candidates. Leverage this information, and utilize it to your advantage. Simply stated, add your LinkedIn profile address to your resume. WHERE DO I ADD MY LINKEDI...
Using Literary Techniques To Make Your Resume More Interesting
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2010
What word is this? Resume Without the appropriate context, we don't know. If I put it in a sentence, "If you want the job you better brush up your resume" you immediately know what I am talking about. If I say, "Hey, you better resume your job search before all the good jobs are gone," again you know. I can even say "Hey, if you want to resume your job search, you better brush up your resume." Now I used two words that...
How Twitter Impacts Resumes
by Julie Walraven - Mar, 2010
Career Thought Leader Conference TakeAways After spending my week at the Career Thought Leaders Conference in Baltimore, I have so many take-aways and experiences that I could write posts for months. Several of my Twitter friends are anxious to find out what I learned. I am a very experienced resume writer with way more than 15 years of resume writing experience who has read, learned, and mastered the craft of resume wri...
Unemployment Got You Down? Build Up Your Skills!
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2010
Being unemployed is your big break. Why? Because you can finally focus all your time on yourself — your future. Most people squander that time. Please don’t let that be you. Stress makes people stupid. Think about it. In the face of the unexpected, fear, or hard criticism, we become confused, befuddled, even frantic. When we reach our stress threshold, our decision-making ability implodes. Not having a job, for whatev...
Should You Work With a Recruiter?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Mar, 2010
Considering contacting a recruiter for your job search? You’ll need to first understand how this relationship works, then locate and nurture the best sources of recruiters for your field. First of all, your best option is to contact more than one recruiter during a job search. For jobseekers who don’t grasp the overall strategy of recruiting, this may seem confusing. Can’t the recruiter you called just find you a job? We...
Five Keys to Creating a Resume They’ll Remember
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2010
Stop agonizing over how to write the best resume and take a moment to read over the following five key steps to creating a resume that hiring managers will remember. This isn’t a definitive list but will give you a great place to start on your way to resume superstardom (and that new career you’ve been dreaming about)! Give Them Something Pretty To Look At Crucial information that hiring managers need to make an informed...
Seven Ways Your Resume is Just as Boring as Everyone Else’s
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2010
The economy seems to be picking up a little, and more and more job seekers are coming to us and letting us know about internal opportunities within their organization that they would like to apply to. But even as more opportunities open up, the competition is as strong—or stronger than ever before. Here are seven ways your resume isn’t quite cutting it. So take it out, brush it off, and let’s kick it up a notch. It’s sti...
Strong Cover Letter Opens The Door For Your Resume
by Ramon Greenwood - Mar, 2010
A persuasive sales letter will separate your job application from the avalanche of resumes that land on the desk of employers. In most instances, your cover letter will be your first and only opportunity to make a good first impression on the potential employer. It's purpose is simple: capture the potential employer's attention and cause him to go on to read your resume which you hope will lead to an interview and an off...
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