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Posted August 26, 2015 by

Is Your Resume “Hire Worthy”?

young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job

Young smiling woman holding her resume and applying for a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When creating your resume, you are probably thinking about including enough information that will get you an interview.  While that is the goal, a job seeker should also focus on whether or not his or her resume is “hire worthy”.  In other words, if you were the employer, would you be impressed with your resume to hire you?  Does it meet all of the expectations an employer is looking for?  Here are some tips to write a resume that reflects the best you, which can turn you from a job seeker into a job candidate. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2014 by

College Graduates, Are You Writing Functional Resumes When Applying for Jobs? 3 Reasons They May Not Work for You

College graduates applying for jobs may not want to write functional resumes for three reasons, according to the following post.

Functional resumes, especially for those who lack specific experience for the role they desire, continue to surface. As a recruiter, I’m telling you: Functional resumes suck. They will not help you get an interview…

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

College Graduates, Bringing Certain Career Skills to the Jobs You’ve Applied for? How to Make Them Important to an Employer

While college graduates may bring career skills suited to the jobs they have applied for, it’s essential that they show potential employers how important these skills are.  Get some examples of how to do so in the following post.

Us career gurus often tell you to veer away from those “overly common” skills thateveryone puts on their resume: creativity, good communication skills, team player, independent thinker, goal-oriented, and the list goes on. Because here’s the thing guys – nobody ever gets hired because their resume states that they’re “creative”. The

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Posted March 25, 2014 by

Why Your Resume for an Entry Level Job is Falling Short of Interest

If you are wondering why your resume for an entry level job is not drawing responses from recruiters and employers, the following post offers one very good reason.

We hear it all the time… “The economy still sucks. I’ve sent 50 applications and haven’t gotten one call.” In many industries and some locations in the US, it is true: the economy still sucks. However, the cold-hard truth is that if you’ve sent 50+ applications and have generated no interest in you as a potential employee…

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