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Posted November 27, 2012 by

Ten Common Mistakes Found In Military Resumes and How To Avoid Them

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are a job seeker coming back from the military, beware of making some common mistakes on your resume, as mentioned in the following post.

As the manager for a military resume writing service, I come across thousands of resumes from a variety of fields and backgrounds. After seeing so many military personnel continue to make some of these avoidable errors on civilian resumes, I decided to share a list of the more common mistakes, as well as practical solutions and advice to help prevent resume shortfalls.

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Ten Common Mistakes Found In Military Resumes and How To Avoid Them

Posted July 14, 2012 by

9 Resume Errors Which Disqualified Candidates From Consideration

Resume With Photo of CandidateHow do you make sure your resume successfully captures the attention of employers and doesn’t end up in the Deleted Items folder? A recent study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the wrong reasons. When asked to share the most memorable and unusual applications that came across their desk, hiring managers gave the following examples of resumes with errors that disqualified the candidates from consideration: (more…)

Posted July 12, 2012 by

What You Shouldn’t Add To Your Executive Resume

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

In your attempt to create the perfect executive resume, you’ve probably run into a lot of information regarding what should be included, but oftentimes, what shouldn’t be included is just as critical. The last thing you want is for a key decision maker to think: “I would have called this candidate for an interview if only her resume weren’t so …” To prevent this statement from being made about your resume, it’s good to avoid adding information that’s not needed. (more…)

Posted July 12, 2012 by

12 Outrageous Resume Mistakes

Pink RabbitHow do you make sure your resume successfully captures the attention of employers and doesn’t end up in the Deleted Items folder? A recent study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the wrong reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid. When asked to share the most memorable and unusual applications that came across their desk, hiring managers gave the following examples: (more…)

Posted June 18, 2012 by

Why Your Resume Is Just So-So and What To Do About It

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Conducting a job search can sometimes feel like a guessing game. You don’t know why you haven’t received the interview callbacks you want, or why you’re receiving denial letters before it seems an employer has even had time to review your resume.

In most cases, if you’re not getting called for an interview or you are receiving quick rejections, the issue is that your resume isn’t at the level it should be. So before sending out your next application with a resume in tow, take a look at why your resume probably isn’t top-notch and what you can do about it. (more…)

Posted June 08, 2012 by

The 8 Most Common Resume Mistakes

Companies don’t hire resumes, they hire people. But your resume is often what gets you in the door, so if you can’t get the interview it’s nearly impossible to win someone over.

The strength of each resume is dependent on many factors, including the type of job to which you’re applying. Hiring managers at Google will probably appreciate a well-crafted online video resume, whereas if your goal is to land a job as a CPA you might want to stick with something a little more traditional. But there are some things that are mistakes no matter what. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Resume Keyword Mistakes – Are You Making One?

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Appropriate keyword use is a big deal for job seekers working on their resumes. Many employers now use some form of scanning software as an initial screener that helps them determine which candidates are obviously qualified for the job.

Even when your resume makes it passed the screening process, if a hiring manager can’t glance at your resume and determine through your use of keywords that you mesh with the position you’re applying for, your resume will likely land in the decline stack.

The best way to ensure your resume will be taken seriously is to avoid the misuse of keywords. (more…)

Posted April 25, 2012 by

5 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Gettng Any Attention

Jeffrey Metzger, Your Resume Consultant

Jeffrey Metzger, Your Resume Consultant

It’s boring – Let’s face it…No one wants to read anything that’s boring, especially a resume.  You need to capture the reader’s attention immediately and make them want to read more.  Do you open your resume with a tired and outdated objective?  No one cares what you want (i.e. Seeking a challenging job in a fast-paced environment). Get rid of it.  Your resume should begin with a strong, and captivating professional summary or profile.  You should immediately answer the question “Why should I hire you?” (more…)

Posted March 09, 2012 by

Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make

collegerecruiter.comAny job seeker who has tried writing a resume knows resume writing is much more complex than it actually looks. There is an art to designing a resume and when job seekers get it right, they increase their chances of gaining of interviews. Let’s take a look at resume mistakes the majority of candidates make: (more…)

Posted January 26, 2012 by

The Top 5 Resume Killers

Jeffrey Metzger, Your Resume Consultant

Jeffrey Metzger, Your Resume Consultant

There are many articles that describe the proper techniques for CV writing. In this article, I will discuss five ways that you can ensure that your CV does not make it to the top of the pile. (more…)