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Posted August 26, 2015 by

Is Your Resume “Hire Worthy”?

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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 May 19, 2015 by

Don’t Have Enough Experience? How to Land the Job Anyway

Unrecognizable person holding placard with 'Hire Me' message

Unrecognizable person holding placard with ‘Hire Me’ message. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Are you among those people who don’t have enough experience yet? Don’t worry because experience is not as important as you think. It increases your chances of getting a job significantly, but it is only one consideration and one factor when hiring people. If you have little to no experience, then play it down and emphasize the other factors that will get you hired. Which ones?

Think about it, if you were a manager, would you hire somebody that has little experience but always turns up on time, or somebody with 4 years experience that is frequently late or absent? There is more to getting a job than experience! You need to use and leverage your other qualities and features, whilst playing down your lack of experience. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2014 by

12 Writing Tips for Creating a Perfect Resume

Cari Bennette

Cari Bennette

It’s a bit of fine line, isn’t it? Knowing exactly what to put in your resume can be confusing. Too much irrelevant information will get you passed over. And not enough information may cause suspicion, as though you’re trying to hide something.

So, to compose the perfect resume, apply the following 12 tips from industry experts to ensure success. (more…)

Posted October 07, 2014 by

Writing Your Next Resume? Omit This Information

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A magnifying glass over the word Resume surrounded by related terms. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

While you want to make the right first impression on your resume, you don’t need to share everything about yourself with a potential employer.  He or she will likely only glance at it for a number seconds, and if unimpressed, simply toss it aside.  In the following post, Michelle Joseph, a talent acquisition expert and CEO of PeopleFoundry, shares tips on creating the best professional resume by avoiding or taking off certain information. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2014 by

What Recruiters Look for in Great (Not Good) Resumes

In order for recruiters to consider your resume great and not just good, they must notice certain things about it.  Find out what they are in the following post.

I’ve seen a lot of résumés. And I know the person who wrote it probably worked hard to create or update that résumé. Fact is, most of those resumes are good. In today’s market, however, “good” isn’t good enough anymore. We must take your résumé from good… to great! Here’s how…

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs? 9 Tips to Reduce Job Search Time

While college graduates should know that searching for entry level jobs takes time, they could reduce how long it takes by applying these nine tips in the following post.

Before the recession, the general rule of thumb was that for every $10,000 in salary desired, a person could expect their job search to last a month. Want a job for $50,000? Count on 5 months. Now, however, even for the mosg entry-level positions, the average job hunt these days is up to

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Need Help Writing Resumes for Jobs? 10 Tips that Will Get Them Noticed

In order for recent college graduates to write resumes for jobs that recruiters and employers will notice, they should consider applying these 10 tips to their documents in the following post.

Your resume provides employers with the relevant information they need to decide whether to invite you for an interview, or not. But first, a recruiter has to be impressed enough to actually read your resume. And for that to happen, your document must be focused and concise; in just a few seconds, it must project you as a candidate

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Posted July 11, 2014 by

Seeking Your First Entry Level Job? Focus on Your Personal Brand

One way to improve your chances of getting an entry level job is to show what you can bring to the table.  In the following post, learn about creating your own personal brand.

Think of the concept of branding like this: A hiring manager has two different candidates under consideration. All elements being equal: Candidate A: Has general ambition, good potential, skills and grades Candidate B: Has specific ambition demonstrated by two different internships applicable to the role they are interviewing for; They

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Posted April 11, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Recent Graduate Jobs? 5 Tips to Put Forth Your Best Work

If you need some cover letter tips when applying for recent graduate jobs, the following post has five that will help you produce your best work.

Ask two people for career advice, and one set of advice will likely be far different from the other. Cover letters (are they a critical element of your job search, or are they just discarded?) are no exception. Despite all the differing opinions, people in both camps agree on one point: If a prospective employer

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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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