How Do Recruiters Read An Executive Resume?
by Louise Garver - Jul, 2014
Wouldn’t you like to know how recruiters read your resume? If you did know, you could leverage that knowledge to incorporate the right strategies into your resume, right? Believe it or not, recruiters are trained how to grab the most information in the least amount of time. By last count, they have shaved the time down from 10 seconds to 6 seconds, so you know your resume needs to be sharp to capture their interest. Jennife...
Three Reasons Why Objective Statements Are Out
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
With all the “do’s and don’ts” of resume writing, do you ever wonder the reasons why objective statements are out? The objective statement falls in the category of a “don’t.” There are at least three reasons why objective statements are no longer recommended for professional resumes. ONE: It places the focus on your needs (objective) rather than the employer’s needs. The purpose of your resume is to help the hiring man...
3 Easy Ways to Disguise Resume Gaps
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
If you’re worried about gaps in your resume, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common concerns expressed by new clients of Blue Sky Resumes, and a common topic of conversation on web forums and social media sites. The good news is that resume gaps are not as big a concern as they used to be. As our economy has changed, the world of work has transformed with it. People keep jobs for shorter and shorter periods of tim...
One Resume Technique to Make You Stand Out
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
A Human Resources Manager, working at a Fortune 500 company, asked for my help in writing her resume. She told me: “Thousands of resumes have passed through my hands but when it comes to writing my own I have a difficult time doing it.” She isn’t alone in her concerns. Most people find resume writing challenging. A resume is nothing more than a slick piece of advertising, but an important piece, especially in today’s job marke...
Your resume is not a history book
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
When dealing with clients in their 50s and 60s, it isn’t uncommon for someone to think that they have to put every job in chronological order complete with dates. But your resume isn’t a history book. Resume IS a Strategic and Targeted Marketing Document Your resume MUST be a strategic marketing document that highlights your value, clearly defines your success stories, and positions you with the key words that match...
Should You Include Hobbies on Your Resume?
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
I often tell people that resume writing is an art, not a science. This means that there are often questions with no definite answers and ‘should I include hobbies on my resume?’ is one of them. The truth is that including hobbies on your resume will almost never hurt you, and sometimes may help you. I say ‘almost never’ because there are a few situations in which including hobbies might damage your chance of an interv...
Controller Resume Tips for Success
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Regardless of whether you’re a business or financial Controller, your job deals with profits and losses, the balance sheet, financial operations processes, cost-saving measures, and financial systems. The Controller must demonstrate that he/she is at the top of his/her game to keep the business running soundly and position the company to remain solvent in the future. When you’re in the market for a new Controller position,...
Top 15 Misconceptions about Resumes Writing
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
During my many resume writing and career marketing presentations to college classes, state job center groups, and AmeriCorps members, inevitably questions come up about resume strategies and assumptions about how resumes should be written. I always begin my presentations by saying that what I tell them will perhaps sound contradictory to what they have read in books or even learned in classes but as a Certified Master Resum...
Top 10 Executive Resume Mistakes
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2014
Over the past several weeks, I’ve reviewed hundreds of executive resumes and I’ve seen the same resume mistakes over and over again. Executive resumes must be personally branded, persuasive, and impactful. They must also be laser-focused on what you have accomplished—and not just what you do. Here are the top ten resume mistakes I see on most executive resumes: Focusing on “Do” I get it; it’s hard to write about yourself...
Interview Blocking Resumes: Warning Signs Hiring Managers Spot in a Minute
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2014
How’s your resume response rate? In other words, are you getting many calls for interviews? If your resume is not generating interviews, it’s time to evaluate your resume. Hiring managers look for signs that a candidate will not be successful or a proper fit for the job. Is your resume sending signs to hiring manager? Let’s take a look at the top five warning signs that hiring managers can spot in a minute. Typos & Slo...
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