Why's My Executive Resume Not Working? 2 Words
by Jean Cummings - Oct, 2014
It's been a long time since anything's been simple about executive resumes. People ask questions such as: should my resume be two pages or one, can you have three or more pages, how should it look, can I have a functional resume? And, about the response to their resumes people ask: why I am not getting called back, why aren't recruiters contacting me, why have I been looking for months with no luck? Well, the simple answer...
How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2014
No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. Yet how can you communicate your skills and achievements without mentioning job duties? Simple: by measuring achievements. Quantifying your achievements pulls double duty, highlighting key duties while givin...
Using Testimonials in Your Resume
by Thea Kelley - Oct, 2014
When writing your resume, it's one thing to claim you're terrific at teamwork, building great client relationships, or coaching others. But where's the evidence? It can be especially hard to make a compelling case for "soft skills" like those above; they can be hard to quantify or certify. Rather than just asking the employer to take your word for it, why not have someone else vouch for you? In an increasingly review-...
How to Beat Resume Screening Systems: 3 Easy Ways to Get Your Resume into the Hands of a Real Human Being
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in....
Small Mistakes with Big Results
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
Often small mistakes on a resume have the potential to upset a job applicant’s chances. For example: The absence of a two letter word is easy overlook when proofreading a resume—in this sentence, the word “to” is missing. Other frequently dropped words are “as,” “by,” “on,” and “in.” Redundancies may creep in: “$2 million dollars” and “approximately in the range of” are redundant. Missing periods and commas are common in re...
7 Ways To Write Another Mediocre Resume That Nobody Wants To Read
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2014
Job searching is hard work. Depending on the industry or your career preference, it can even become a full-time job. It’s important, therefore, to utilize all the resources available to ensure that you conduct your search as effectively as possible. Online job boards, intensive and extensive networking, the use of social media, and almost countless “how-to” resources are all at your disposal and you should take advantage of...
Help Me, Help You!
by Rowe Leathers - Sep, 2014
Applying for a new job is sometimes a necessary evil, with candidates often finding themselves overwhelmed with job descriptions, resumes, and cover letters. While the process of applying and interviewing for jobs may be daunting for candidates, take a moment and consider the process from the point of view of recruiters and hiring managers. A single vacancy announcement can receive hundreds of resumes, which in turn, must b...
A Professional Resume: What It Means and How to Create It
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
A professional looking and sounding resume is as important as a professional wardrobe when you are looking for a job. What makes a resume professional? First, the contact information is professional, with an email address that consists of your name, not some cute phrase or an address you share with your entire family (such as TheSmithFamily@yahoo.com). Second, the content conforms to expectations for professional resumes...
How to Write a Really Great Web Designer Resume
by Louise Fletcher - Sep, 2014
Writing a web designer resume can be a real challenge. How do you communicate your creativity and knowledge of web strategy using just words? The good news is that it’s perfectly possible. I’ve been writing resumes for web designers and other creative professionals for many years now, and I’d like to share some of my top tips with you. Implement these changes to your resume and I promise you’ll see improved results. 1) W...
4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2014
While most people cannot succeed in a job hunt that would require relocation, the good news is that executives have an edge: good executives are hard to come by. As a result, long distance recruiters may be willing to hear you out if you present yourself properly. Use the tips below to improve your long-distance resume. Have a local address. Having a local address on your resume shows the recruiter your commitmen...
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