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  3 Ways to Leverage a Well-Earned Executive Reputation in Your Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jul, 2011
Spent the majority of your career building a successful operation or business, only to find that you’re now in the job market due to unforeseen circumstances? If your executive reputation has always carried you from job to job, it can be difficult to explain your stature to those outside your circle of influence. Many executives in these unprecedented times never even expected to need a resume, much less convey the magni...
 
  How to Make Your Biotech Resume Pop
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
Biotechnology is a booming industry right now, with a good number of positions open; but this doesn’t mean that competition isn’t steep. There are many skilled candidates looking for long-term work just like you—which is why it’s important for you to make sure that you are able to compete if you’re looking to enter or further your career in this profession. How can you get this done? Consider making your resume “pop” by u...
 
  Is Your Resume Too Unconventional?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
As you work to write an amazing resume, you want to make it unique enough to have it stand out from the others that will be sitting in the same stack. But how far is too far when trying to make yours different? Is it possible to be too unconventional in resume writing? Here are some signs that you may be pushing the envelope more than managers would like. You’ve Created a Searchable Resume Some job seekers are quite s...
 
  It’s Time to Use Your Cover Letter Introduction as a Marketing Tool
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
Writing your cover letter may seem like a mundane task—something you must do to ensure you submit all documents required when applying for a job. But in reality, your cover letter is so much more than that! This document gives you the opportunity to add life to the technical nature of the resume while showcasing some of your personality. Your job when writing the cover letter is to make sure you grab the hiring manager’s...
 
  If You’re Not Going to be Genuine, Don’t Bother
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2011
Not long ago, I was invited to join a brand new business social networking site. Because I like the person who sent the invite, I clicked ‘yes’ and signed up. But having looked around, I decided it was much too early stage to spend time on. For the last 3 days, I’ve received an email from the site founder. The first one thanked me for signing up and made reference to the fact I’m a resume writer. I thought that was a nice t...
 
  The One Rule of Resume Writing You Can’t Afford to Ignore
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2011
Just lately, I’ve read a rash of articles claiming to reveal the hard and fast rules of resume writing. They have titles like “5 rules of a great resume” or “10 words you must never use on your resume.” Maybe you’ve read some of these articles. Maybe you’ve even made changes to your resume after finding out that the word “innovative” is now forbidden and must be replaced, or that using the phrase “self-motivated” is akin t...
 
  Why You Don’t Have to Explain Everything on your Resume
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2011
One of the most common mistakes people make when writing a resume is to try and explain everything. Every detail, every situation, every technology used, every job held no matter how short – everything. But this is a mistake. The job of your resume is not to tell the clearest story of what happened – it’s to show your experience in the best light. The Spotlight Analogy Imagine watching a play at the theater. At certain...
 
  4 Great Ways to Customize Your Resume for Different Positions
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
Are you applying for different positions that all seem to be exactly the same, encouraging you to submit nearly the same resume over and over again? It may be tempting, but don’t do it! You may think you can get away with submitting carbon-copy resumes, but employers can smell them a mile away. If you are applying for very similar jobs within the same industry but among different companies and need to find ways to customi...
 
  Putting Off Working On Your Resume? Why That’s A Really Bad Idea
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
If you are currently employed and only considering looking into other opportunities passively – or if you’re waiting to go back to work until the end of the summer my one piece of advice to you today is do NOT put off working on your resume! With the summer upon us and the upcoming Holiday weekend you may be tempted to work on your tan and practice your grilling skills. I’m not suggesting you spend your July 4th working on you...
 
  Why Writing Targeted Resumes Is More Critical Than You Think
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
When applying for a job, you are immediately handed the responsibility of proving you’re the best candidate, which can be challenging if you can’t provide examples showing that this is indeed a fact. A great way to show your worth is by focusing on what the employer needs most from the candidate who will fill the position, then writing a targeted resume that addresses those needs specifically. Targeting Your Resume Proves...
 
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