When you apply for a job you need to be able to catch the eye of the hiring managers with a strong CV and a great cover letter. To help you with there a lot of professional CV writers and writing services have come into being. However, you might be wondering if you actually need to hire these people.
Any candidate that has a negative online reputation may want someone ... Read the full article
Don't burden your potential employers with a confusing and jumbled list of your employment history. Resume structure matters, so here are a few tips to follow, to make your resume more effective.
Writing a resume is more than simply writing out a list of your education and work experience. Your resume is a clear representation of who you are as a professional and should include ... Read the full article
As a candidate or an employee, you need to justify the cost of your employment. How can you demonstrate your value? The answer is to quantify, quantify, quantify! You need to be able to prove you can get the job done better and faster than the ‘other guy’ (or other girl!).
Having trouble quantifying? This simple trick will help you quantify ANYTHING on your resume…
If you want to find an... Read the full article
If there’s one thing clear in the field of career advice, it’s the plethora of recommendations and “tips” on how to craft an effective resume. And the complexity of what I’ll label “resume wisdom” has escalated in recent years from the impact of technology and the emergence of some new, and very different, resume formats.
On the technology side, job seekers confront the need to ma... Read the full article
While many large companies use automated Resume screener software to cut down the initial pool of job applicants, loading your Resume with meaningless buzzwords is not the smartest way to get noticed.
"Nearly everyone is guilty of using buzzwords from time to time, but professionals are evaluated increasingly on their ability to communicate," says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for pr... Read the full article
Try this: pick up your resume and scan it for 15 seconds. Then, put it down and write down what you can remember. Now, ask yourself, “Would I call this person?”
If your executive resume does not have a clear value proposition that compels someone to call you, then you need to make some changes. Here are four ways to do that and immediately improve your results:
1. Have A Clear Value Propos... Read the full article
If you are sending your resume out but not getting multiple invitations to interview, your resume needs some improvement. To stand out and generate interviews, your resume needs to grab the attention of recruiters and hiring managers who flip through resumes quickly, and it needs to spark their interest with the kind of information that makes them want to know more.
What resume improvements wil... Read the full article
The first, important step to getting dream graduate jobs is your CV – it needs to stand out. In this competitive job market you need to show how you’re different and why they should hire you as their intern. These five points will help you do just that.
When writing your CV make sure everything you’re including is relevant to the positions you’re applying for. The essential... Read the full article
While a direct cause has yet to be proved, the research is clear. Humans’ attention spans are getting shorter. Just eight seconds or less according to recent research conducted by Microsoft, and this was more than 30% less than similar research had found ten years prior.
Realizing that, it isn’t shocking that a study conducted by The Ladders found that on average, recruiters spend only six ... Read the full article
The first challenge with your resume is getting it in the hands of an actual person.
Over the past decade, getting through applicant tracking systems (ATS) by including the right key words has become the holy grail of job seekers. The palace guards were put in place so that overloaded hiring managers could keep out the riffraff.
And it was necessary.
Surveys report that more than half (some s... Read the full article
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