How To Write an Ineffective Resume

While the intent of a resume is to gain an interview, many of them are written in a way that doesn’t help that cause! If you’re determined to submit a resume that includes the most common problems, be sure to incorporate these…   Make the Reader Work to Understand your Role On average, a recruiter or hiring manager reviews a resume …

Marketing Yourself – Media

When you are seeking a new job or networking to enhance your opportunities, you should always put your best foot forward. One of the ways you can do this is through thinking through the elements of a: Complete Communication Package. Last week we talked about the elements of this package, which included identifying your Market, Message, and Media as you …

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 …

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 …