Fatal Distraction–When Your Resume Highlights Work You Don’t Want to Do
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2013
Resume panic–that unique feeling of crippling dread that overtakes you when facing the need to promote your skills and experiences to get a new job. Needing a job is unnerving enough. You’re in transition, going from where you were to someplace new. The competition for that new job starts with a resume that can get you an interview. Ditch the panic. Panic gets you nowhere. In fact, it puts you at risk. Whe...
Resume Writing is Important; Your Communication is Important Too
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2013
If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you probably have an understanding of the importance of a proper appearance for work, presenting an impeccable resume, and maintaining a professional social media presence. The fact that you are reading this tells me that you are dedicated to your career. How much time do you think about the words you speak? What verbal cues are you giving about your personal brand? Here are some...
8 Hiring & Resume Trends Every Executive Needs to Know
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Resume and hiring trends can confuse even executives, especially when they are getting advice from multiple sources, and some information may contradict what others are saying. So what data can you depend on? Career Directors International created a Global Hiring Trends report after surveying professionals worldwide for their insights and preferences, and brought context and relevance to the data contained therein. Her...
Résumé Requirements for Technical Staff
by Debra Wheatman - Sep, 2013
After working with thousands of high-tech clients, I’ve noticed some universal résumé strategies that most techies don’t get. If you can master these strategies, you will make an excellent first impression and your interview request rate will be on the rise! Show Skills Relevant to Your Target Job In your technical skills section, list the skills that are most relevant to your target job. This should not be a listin...
4 Secrets for Military Members to Craft Their Resume Summary
by Debra Ann Matthews - Sep, 2013
4 Secrets for Military Members to Craft Their Resume Summary We love and value our military soldiers for their loyalty to our county. Having said that, at present the veterans overall unemployment rate is 8.3% On a single night, in January 2011, over 67,000 homeless veterans spent the night on the streets of America. We want to support our veterans and share best practices to assist them in securing profitable employment. A...
Submitting a Resume Is Not Enough: Don’t Just Wait For The Phone To Ring. Follow Up!
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2013
Now what? You’ve had Distinctive Career Services develop a terrific resume for you. You put it where it counts. Now what? Is it smart to follow-up, and when is it overkill? Identify the situation You first have to assess the total situation. Different situations prompt different responses. A small business handles pretty much the whole process in the owner’s office, so you might be able to persuade him/her on th...
Quick resume advice: Read it backwards
by Hallie Crawford - Aug, 2013
I was talking to my career book editor, Anne, the other day. As a professional writer she has helped many people with their resume writing over the years. We were working on the portion of my book (coming in early 2014, I’m very excited!) regarding resume advice and we were brainstorming tips that you don’t hear every day regarding your resume update. One of her suggestions, was after you have edited your resume and you ha...
Resolving Resume Confusion
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Aug, 2013
While the futurists vie for the first-place ribbon in having predicted the resume’s demise, the resume heart beats strong. Social Profiles Are Modes of Transportation For Your Resume The primary challenge with many articles written by these forward-thinking bloggers is that they want to present a replacement to the resume when, in fact, they’re simply suggesting methods to modernize the vehicle in which your ‘career stor...
5 Days to a Killer Resume: Step 4
by Louise Fletcher - Aug, 2013
Let’s be honest. Recruiters are a jaded bunch. They’ve read thousands of resumes and seen the same stale phrases over and over again. To say they’re hard to impress is an understatement. But impressing them is not impossible. In fact it’s easy if you understand that what they’re looking for is proof. Proof that you will do a good job. Proof that you will deliver what they need. Proof that they’re not wasting their time if t...
7 Ways To Pump Up Your Resume
by Kristin Johnson - Jul, 2013
Hiring managers sometimes have to read over hundreds of resumes each day. They all start looking the same, as you can imagine. What does it take to write a strong, compelling resume that will catch their attention? That’s the prize-winning question! Because hiring managers, recruiters, or HR assistants are individuals, they have different things they find appealing. What works for one, might not work for the next. But, the...
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