Posts Tagged ‘resume’
December 9th, 2016 |
THE 5 BIGGEST RESUME MISTAKES THAT WILL DOOM YOUR CANDIDACY
Even though some are predicting the end of the resume with the advent of sites like LinkedIn, the truth of the matter is that resumes are still very much alive. And because they are alive, it is critical that you know what you should and should not include on this very important document. After all, what’s the point of sending out your resume if it gets no results?
November 4th, 2016 |
5 WAYS TO REINFORCE YOUR BRAND ON THE RESUME
What is your brand? This is a very common question these days since branding has become such a hot topic, not just for companies, but for individuals. As part of this process, you need to determine what you want to be known for. After you have identified your unique qualities (there may be several), think about which ones you really want to market to a potential employer. There is no point in emphasizing skills that you no longer want to use or skills that employers are not interested in.
August 26th, 2016 |
Discover Why Recruiters Are Ignoring Your Resume!
Have you ever felt like the resumes that you send out go into a black hole? Are you frustrated because you never hear back from all of the position that you apply for? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, it is very common that job seekers expend a lot of energy searching for jobs and sending out resumes, but they don’t always get a response from companies.
If you feel like recruiters are ignoring you, here are some reasons why:
March 4th, 2016 |
POSITIONING YOUR RESUME FOR A LEADERSHIP ROLE
Do you feel ready to move into an executive position? Maybe you have been at a senior professional level for a few years, and you want to make the move into leadership. How do you make that leap? You have proved yourself in terms of mastering your role as an individual contributor, but leadership requires a different skill set.
Here are some tips for truthfully representing your skills while demonstrating to potential employers that you are ready to transition into management.
September 18th, 2015 |
5 Executive Resume Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make
Before you start your job search, of course you need a crisp resume. You may decide to do it yourself, but if you do, there are some pitfalls to look out for. You want your resume to look as executive as you are.
Here are some common mistakes that executives make when writing their own resumes:
August 7th, 2015 |
4 SMART WAYS TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE ATS
By now you should know that resumes are not usually seen initially by a real person. They are scanned into a database, and then a recruiter searches the database (ATS) by keyword to find the perfect candidate.
That means that no matter how dazzling your resume looks, the ATS will not be impressed. When the recruiter does the search, the only thing that matters is whether or not the ATS decides that you make the cut.
May 1st, 2015 |
DON’T THINK YOU NEED A RESUME? THINK AGAIN!
As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I hear it all the time. Some super loyal worker is now scrambling to put a resume together after not needing one for 10, 15, or 20 years. This person was very stable and dedicated to the employer, but alas, the employer was not dedicated to the worker. And so there comes a parting of the ways, and now this loyal, unemployed worker is struggling with searching for a job in an entirely new job search landscape. The resume that used to work in days gone by is now totally passé, and the person who never needed a resume before now doesn’t know how to write one for today’s economy.
If you are feeling pretty secure in your job and with your employer and feel that you don’t need a resume, think again!
April 10th, 2015 |
3 REASONS WHY YOU DIDN’T EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW
You don’t know what happened. You saw a position that you really wanted, and you labored carefully over your application package. You made sure that your resume and cover letter were error-free. And yet, you received a thanks but no thanks letter. The form letter simply thanked you for applying but then stated that they chose someone else.
Here are some reasons that even a great application may be rejected:
February 10th, 2015 |
5 REASONS YOUR RESUME ISN’T WORKING
You may have sent out many resumes, but you are frustrated because you have gotten little to no response. And perhaps the responses that you have received from posting your resume to large job boards are completely unrelated to your field.
Here are some reasons that your resume is not working for you:
August 15th, 2014 |
LIE ON YOUR RESUME? NOT SMART
Robin Anthony Toogood had a stellar career in education in the Washington, DC area. He was a beloved principal until officials discovered that the claims on his resume were not true. Instead of having a PhD, he was a college dropout. For 15 years he lived a lie, but that all came to an end after a routine background check.
What is the moral of this story? Lying on your resume is not smart. Even if you appear to get away with it for awhile, it is likely that the truth will catch up with you at some point.