Posts Tagged ‘resume’
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.
April 4th, 2014 |
5 PHRASES THAT KILL YOUR RESUME
Although your resume alone won’t land that new position for you, it is a very important piece of the job search process. After all, your resume is typically the first thing that employers see about you. In most cases, before the employer meets with you to get a visual, verbal, and nonverbal impression of you, your resume must pass muster with the recruiters. In a competitive job market, your resume is often your calling card to career success.
February 28th, 2014 |
5 WAYS TO CREATE A BAD RESUME
Writing a resume is more difficult than you think. When the economy was booming, it did not matter as much what your resume looked like. But now the layout and the content of your resume can mean the difference between unemployment and employment.
August 30th, 2013 |
4 KEYS TO KEYWORDS
You may have heard by now that you should have keywords on your resume. These keywords are core competencies that describe different aspects of your skill set. As a certified resume writer I find that even though some people who write their own resumes try to include keywords, they often miss the mark in terms of what employers are actually looking for.
January 25th, 2013 |
5 COMMON MISTAKES THAT CAN KEEP YOU FROM LANDING YOUR DREAM JOB
What is preventing you from getting your dream job? Even with good credentials, if you are finding it difficult to get an interview, you may well be making the following mistakes.
January 18th, 2013 |
5 RESUME MISTAKES THAT COULD HURT YOU
Your resume is one of the first things an employer sees from you, and therefore you want to make it perfect. You have done your research and have seen the common mistakes and myths out there. You eliminated the objective from the top of your resume, used professional language instead of slang to promote your past successes, and triple checked for any spelling errors. While you may think that your resume is perfect because you nailed those basics and avoided errors that weaken your resume, there are other frequently overlooked items on a resume that could make or break your chances at landing an interview with the company of your dreams.
July 27th, 2012 |
SHOULD THIS GO ON A RÉSUMÉ?
n our ever changing world, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the changes. What’s in today is out tomorrow and vice versa. If you have been fortunate not to have to look for a job in a while, you may not know what the trends are in resume writing. And in this case, what you don’t know could hurt you.
February 22nd, 2011 |
3 STEPS TO WRITING A RESUME FOR A NEW INDUSTRY
If you are considering changing industries, you may need to tweak your resume to appeal to employers in that new industry.
Here are three steps to writing a resume that demonstrate to employers that you would be a good new hire even if you don’t have direct experience in their industry.