Write a resume an employer will appreciate
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
How can you appeal to an employer? Spoon feed your resume! You would not hand an infant with no teeth a whole apple to eat; he or she wouldn’t know what to do with it. (For the uninitiated, take my word for it here. The baby may just throw it back at you and still be hungry. And crying.) Instead, you would offer applesauce and manipulate the spoon full directly into the infant’s mouth. Similarly, (see where I am going here...
How to write your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2012
Almost every resume I see reads like a laundry list of “stuff” the person has done at work. The problem is that everyone applying for the job you seek probably has a similar list of “stuff.” What makes you stand out? Why are you special – why do YOU deserve to win an interview and the job? It certainly isn’t because you were “responsible for” something or that you were “recruited to” do something. No one really wants to se...
Five Tips for Writing a Killer CIO Resume
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2012
The top technology authority in an organization can be the CIO (Chief Information Officer), CTO (Chief Technology Officer),VP of IT (Vice President of Information Technology) or one of the newer hybrid titles that emphasizes leadership in both the business and technology organizations. What aspects of your role do you want to emphasize in your CIO resume? How much do you want to emphasize your technology credentials versus...
Back to Basics: The 15 Most Important Resume Tips for Young Professionals
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2012
I’m excited to announce (again!) that my book, Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World, will be published in a brand new, fully revised second edition on January 31st! In honor of the launch, this month I’m writing series of “back to basics” blog posts on the essentials of getting from college to career. Today I’m sharing my absolute favorite, most impactful resume tips: 1....
How To Make Yourself Three Times More Likely to Get Hired
by Arthur Frank - Jan, 2012
Research done by the executive search industry has shown that the first person interviewed gets the job only 17.6 percent of the time. But the last person interviewed is hired almost 56 percent of the time, or more than three times more frequently. The reason: As in most human endeavors, people are wary of accepting the first choice offered. Therefore, do what you can to position yourself among the last candidates intervie...
Avoid the Resume “Black Hole” Trap
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2012
If your resume looks as if it could have come from 20 years ago or it just hasn’t been put together carefully–with good attention to what your targeted employers are probably looking for–it most likely will end up in the resume “black hole” trap. The same goes for submitting it to employers without doing any research beforehand to see if your background makes sense for the company. Yet another black hole mistake is distributin...
Resume Writing Terms
by Jason Stauffacher - Jan, 2012
Having a well-written resume is vital in any job market. It can make the difference between getting an interview or not. With so much competition for openings, you need a resume that sets you apart from the other candidates. Below are some terms that can help you achieve that goal. Reverse Chronological Resume – Outlines a person’s job history, starting from the current or latest position and working backwards. The flaw in...
In Resumes, Life, and Death Sometimes Less is More
by Barbara Safani - Jan, 2012
I just finished reading an article about a growing trend in some college admissions offices requesting that applicants answer a supplemental essay question as part of the standard admissions process…and do it in just 20 to 25 words or less. Perhaps colleges are forging this new direction to appeal to a generation that grew up with status updates, texts, and microblogging or maybe admissions counselors see it as a way to cut do...
Write Your Resume to the Future, Not the Past
by Linda Dobogai - Jan, 2012
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in composing your resume is to let your past drive the focus of the content. While a resume covers what we have done, proper perspective in using this information is key. Let your career goal, as it relates to the future you want, guide what you choose to include. You can help employers see you as a qualified candidate if you can clearly show them the relevance of your background to the...
Hiring in December
by Jason Stauffacher - Dec, 2011
There seem to be a lot of strange ideas that because of the recession, companies will not be hiring this holiday season. You may hear some job seekers mumbling that "hiring will be worse this December". You know what? That is complete bunk... It isn't true! Most individuals in the employment field : Recruiters, hiring managers, HR personnel, are totally aware that this December is not going to be any different than...
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