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  Should I Include Salary Requirements on My Cover Letter, Resume, or Application When Asked?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
I recently found myself baffled. Yes, baffled. I placed an ad with a prominent, industry-related newsletter seeking a few new, talented, certified resume writers to add to our team. One of the requirements of the application submission included submitting a few samples of previous work the writers had completed—and also a request that they submit their fee requirements. Of all the submissions we received, only one cand...
 
  How a Good Video Resume Leads to a Good Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
Video interviewing is the latest trend in human resources and hiring. It offers employers a low-cost way to engage job seekers and get to know them using the power of web cameras and other mobile technologies. Earlier this year, Aberdeen Research found "54 percent of organizations that are adopting video have a continuous or long-term talent acquisition strategy in place." As companies become more comfortable with video te...
 
  I Have a Great Resume. Now What Do I Do With It?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
Job searching needs to be a diversified effort. You can’t put all your eggs in one basket. And many people believe the only way to job search these days is to go online, post their resume to a job board, and spend time searching through the job boards looking for openings. Yes, this is a piece of the job search puzzle, folks. But it’s not the whole pie. You can’t rely on job boards alone to find a job. That makes your job sear...
 
  Fifty Shades of Résumé
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2012
Many careerists believe there is one résumé template that fits everyone. It is not uncommon for job seekers to borrow a résumé from a friend or copy a template found online when creating their résumé. It is a great idea to look the résumé of a successful professional to get inspiration. However, when it comes to the résumé, there are subtleties that separate candidates even if their history is very similar. Here are some tip...
 
  Are Writing Mechanics Making or Breaking Your Executive Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2012
There are so many essentials to consider when writing an executive resume that sometimes it can be easy to overlook critical elements of the writing process. One often overlooked element is writing mechanics. Paying attention to writing mechanics can include making sure your sentences are correctly structured, words are not misspelled, word choice is correct, and the document does not contain any obvious grammatical errors...
 
  Ready for a raise? Tips to finding career fulfillment
by Hallie Crawford - Sep, 2012
was honored to be featured in this recent WSJ article about asking for a raise, So, You Want a Raise… Being interviewed for this article made me think of some other pieces of advice I wanted to share with you to bring you fulfillment in your career. Here are some tips to help you get the raise that you deserve: 1) You should keep what I call a “running resume”. Keep track of your accomplishments throughout the year on a te...
 
  What to put on your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today’s job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this means a human is not likely to see your resume unless you pass the initial, computerized scan. If you do not identify key w...
 
  4 Tips for Making Your Resume A Perfect Match for Any Opening
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2012
When a hiring manager reviews your resume you want them to say, “Wow! That person sounds like the perfect fit for the job!” And then, of course, they call you for the interview! So how do you create a resume that communicates that you’re exactly what they’re looking for in a new employee? Below are four tips for creating a perfect-match resume. Customization is critical Remember, you always want to tweak your resume wh...
 
  Does your resume make you look old?
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2012
Age discrimination, unfortunately, is a fact of life for experienced job seekers. However, there is more you can do to make yourself seem modern, relevant, and qualified for the jobs you want than simply dying your hair or updating your wardrobe. One key to job search success: an up-to-date, contemporary resume that doesn’t make the reader assume you last applied for a job in 1995. Here are some tips to help you create a r...
 
  Should I hire a resume writer?
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2012
The other day, I saw a message from Quora in my email box. It was a question requesting my opinion: Is it worthwhile to hire a resume writer? I believe that I have written a strong resume; I have received positive feedback for my resumes clarity and content. I am also aware that most employers probably spend less than a minute actually reading a resume. I wonder if hiring someone to write my resume will make a signific...
 
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