Tips & Advice: Blog
On average, recruiters spend only 6-8 seconds reviewing a resume. So, how can you really catch their attention? As a recruiting professional, resume writer and trainer, I’ve put together my top 5 tips to help you write an effective resume.
For many, keeping resume length under 2 pages can be frustrating especially if you have 20+ years of experience and accomplishments. I’ll first give reasons why page length matters and some tactics/concepts for shortening.
Dates on a resume are very important and something that EVERY employer looks at. They want to see how much experience you have and if you have any gaps in employment. This is one of the reasons why...
Resumes are meant to give a brief overview of your experience and skills and to highlight your accomplishments. Resumes have four basic...
1. Thou shalt not Bold ALL
Bolding is great for headers like company and job title, but if everything is in bold, you're just yelling at me, and I don't appreciate it...
49% of employers ‘know’ a candidate is a good fit in the first 5 minutes of an interview, so you’d better be prepared to answer this question. “So, tell me about yourself”.
Rejection is hard, but it's a part of life. As a recruiter, one of the most heart breaking things is desperate and depressed candidates...
Tell me about yourself.
Why are you looking to leave your job?
Why do you want to work for our company?
Tell me about a professional conflict you've had.
Interviewing can be tricky, and it's normal to be nervous, but preparing for your interview is the most important thing you can do
Leveraging a strong resume with effective tools can be the difference between a job offer and the "candidate black hole". Here we list tools and tactics you can start using for your own job search today!
Your cover letter is your first impression on a company and makes a big impact. This is where you include your main skills and why you want to work at XYZ Company...
"Get this degree or certificate and get a job no problem!"
"Start making $60k+ after college!"
"We'll help you find a job!"
A lot of candidates have gaps in their employment, especially with the recent Great Recession. While this is very common, you should fill the gap if possible. Did you...
For one reason or another you’ve come to the point where it is time to look for another job. Let’s be honest. Searching for another job is quite comparable to dating...
Doesn’t life have a way of shaking things up just when you think you have it figured out? And does job security even mean anything anymore? In today’s economy combined with ever-changing policies, the rate of unemployment seems so fickle.
LinkedIn is a powerful tool that can help to build or break your personal professional brand when used correctly. Here are 7 Tips to help make sure you aren't missing out on interviews.
Money can be such a touchy subject and is always uncomfortable. Make sure you do your research, find out how much people with your job title make, and make sure it's area specific...
So you're graduating from college, old enough to drink, smoke, and and fight for your country. Congratulations!! You're now entering the workforce, possibly for the first time ever.
One of the most important things in an interview is a good handshake. It sets the tone for the entire interview and believe it or not, you will be...