Most people fear that colorful resumes will risk rejection. The fact is, more people lose opportunities to other candidates because they cave into that fear. Read on for three resume missteps that job seekers make every day, along with ways to rectify them.
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Some people meticulously write their resume but then treat their cover letter as an afterthought, resulting in a mistake-riddled, dull and underperforming document. It is important to ensure your job search tool kit is fully equipped with high-quality, well-honed marketing messages that are blunder-free. Read on for four mistakes you’re probably making and remedies you can use today.
You were invited to an interview with the hiring manager or recruiter. They beckoned you because they like your resume and believe you are qualified for the job. At this point, it’s all about the dialogue, and you are a fantastic interviewer, so what else do you need but yourself and your confidence – right? Read on for five things not to forget on your next interview.
Writing a resume ‘summary of qualifications’ that stops employers cold and makes them realize you’re the right candidate can be challenging. After all, you’re good at what you do, but can be tricky to boil down your ROI to concise statements in hopes of standing out. Read on for some insider tips to creating a great resume summary.
While brilliant, nuanced and attention-grabbing resumes are vital to set you apart from the competition, defining how to color outside the lines while maintaining a message that is crisp, clear and purposeful to your audience is equally vital. Read on for how to tone down your resume and get better results.
When it comes to sending out your resume for a job opening, you want to ensure you stand out to the hiring manager. But standing out has both a positive and a negative side, and the negative will land your resume in the recycling bin – fast. Check out 10 resume mistakes to avoid.
During the hunt for a job, it’s common to continually seek new ways to stand out to your potential employers. While job seekers are busy developing their unique elevator pitches, they might be overlooking the little mistakes that set them apart in a negative way to potential employers. Not having the success you expected during your job search? Here are four mistakes employers might be noticing.
Your resume has to accomplish a lot in this economy. It needs to speak in the right language, it needs to tell the story of your personal brand and it needs to focus on the right thing (hint: it’s not you or your work history). But, when push comes to shove, your resume really needs four key things. Every single one of these is a key step in the process of getting hired. If your resume fails to do pass one of these steps, you will get rejected.
The job search process can certainly cause an excess amount of clutter. Searching, applying, tracking, and networking your job skills can be stressful when you’re on the hunt for a job. It doesn’t always take a personal assistant, website, or online application to make the job search more organized. Cut your stress by applying these three simple tips for staying organized during your job search.
There are a lot of us who have interesting skills, but just can’t seem to find the right place to put them to work. It’s easy to blame age or lack of expertise. But, it’s often the case that we are square pegs in the land of round holes. For the most part, no amount of reshaping will actually turn a square peg into a right sized round one. A resume is just one way to present yourself in the search for work and meaning. It works for lots of people. It doesn’t work for everyone. Maybe you are one of the chosen few. However, a smart alternative is called the one page business proposal. It takes a combination of hard work and the willingness to fail. If your job hunt isn’t working for you, read on to try something different.