Is Your Resume Distinctive?

Picture this: You are the job candidate, and you’ve just entered my office. I am the hiring manager. As you came in, you noticed other people sitting in reception waiting to see someone. Based on their dress, demeanor, and some anxious looks, you’ve deduced that they are potentially competitors…other job candidates. As it turns out, you are correct – and …

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 …

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 …