Resume Review Exercise

Have you ever gotten so sick of looking at your resume, put it down, and then in a week you see something that you can’t understand why you didn’t see earlier? Or maybe you shared it with your spouse or friend, and within 5 seconds they spot a typo or grammatical mistake? For years, many of us at Crossroads Career …

Exercise: The One Page Resume

Exodus 31:2-5 “‘See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills – to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set sones, to work …

Your Resume Should Be A STAR!

Many people think that a resume needs to match up as closely as possible with the requirements to a posted job description. That is sensible to a certain degree, but I’ve seen people agonize over word-smithing their resume to match up to that job description while missing the most important purpose a resume provides: allowing a hiring manager to see …

7 Steps to Career Transition

I meet a lot of people that don’t feel passion for what they do, aren’t challenged, want to do work that serves a greater purpose, or feels a strong pull to a particular calling.

You Landed the Job – Now What?

  You may not want to hear this while you are still in a job search or once you land your new job, but your new job is probably not your last. The average being quoted for the number of jobs a person will have in a lifetime these days is 12 and the number of careers is 4 in …

How do you hook the great-for-you job you find online?

Here’s what you don’t do Immediately click ‘Apply.’ Fill out the form. Attach or paste your resume. Then you wait, and wait, and wait, and… well, you get the idea. Instead, try these 3 job-landing tips: #1 Do your homework Be an A+ candidate! Just 15+ minutes could pay you big bucks in a new job. Start by going to the …

Top 10 Tips for Best Ever Resumes

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Your resume faces tough competition. Recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume. On average, each corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes. Of these, four to six candidates will be called for an interview, and only one will be offered the job. Write Winning Resumes Having looked at thousands of resumes over the past 40 years, I recommend these …

A Tale of Two Resumes

A Tale of Two Resumes

A guest post from Harry Urschel of The Wise Job Search There once was a resume, very ordinary to the eye However, it got no results and here are some reasons why…   Alright… I’m not going to be able to rhyme all this… I’m no poet! There are a number of articles written about effective resumes, however, few visual …