Three Ways To Write Your Resume Using Job Ads
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Feb, 2010
Want to get hired faster? You can avoid one of the biggest job search mistakes by tailoring your resume to what employers are seeking. Companies post job ads all the time that are a gold mine for resume information — but only if you know how to use them correctly. Here are 3 tips for mining job ads for better resume results: 1. – Get an idea of the title you'll be applying for. While this may sound odd, your first ...
Using Video Resume is a Generational Difference in Personal Marketing
by Yvonne Brown - Feb, 2010
Whether you are a recruiter or a job hunter today's job market is a stressful one. Job hunters are hard pressed to stand out in a sea of resumes so that they are the ones selected for an open position. One recruiting manager informs me that his staff has gone from receiving 2000 resumes a day to 40,000 per day. It is difficult to keep up with the high volume of people seeking employement and using the internet to post the...
How Much Should an Executive Resume Cost?
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2010
Shopping for a new resume is not like shopping for a new car. There’s no ‘blue book’ to tell you what you should be paying and it’s hard to find even a ballpark figure. This results in confusion. As someone who writes a lot of executive resumes, I’ve found that client expectations are all over the map. Some expect a resume to cost $100-$200. Some are expecting something over $1,000. And with this much uncertainty, it can b...
Is Your Resume as Fashionable as Plastic Slipcovers?
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2010
I put up a picture on Facebook yesterday of me as a kid sitting in my living room. I love this picture because it reminds me what my house looked like as a child and it’s a window into what trends influenced how homes were decorated at the time. My mother had a penchant for plastic slipcovers and she put them on everything in the living room, including the lampshades. Plastic slipccovers made their debut in the mid 50s and man...
The Ultimate Two-Word Question to Evaluate Your Resume
by Scot Herrick - Feb, 2010
In the job search process, your resume provides the key link between applying for a job and getting that first interview. There is a whole world of resume tips, including tips on formatting, rules to live by and many others. In the end, all the rules can drive you crazy because they are all about rules (should your resume be one page — or two? Show all your jobs — or just the last ten — or fifteen — or twenty years worth?) ...
Three Keys to a Purpose-Driven Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2010
We’ve all heard of the book, but what a great principle to apply to our resumes, cover letters, and job searches. Instead of utilizing a generic or jack of all trades (and master of none) resume, we should be using (and with great success) a purpose-driven, focused, and customized resume. In fact, if you have expertise in more than one area, then you should be broadcasting more than one resume. After working recently with...
Too Long or Too Short?
by Harry Urschel - Feb, 2010
I’ve often said: “Show your resume to 10 people and you will get 10 different, and often conflicting opinions!” A ‘good’ resume is very subjective to the reader. Everyone has preferences as to what’s appropriate and what’s not. There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ resume and it should always be a work in progress...tweaking, tuning, and tailoring it to each position you apply to and for each circumstance. It’s a good idea ...
Seven Day Resume Makeover
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
Does your resume need an upgrade? If you get a sinking feeling every time you think about what you need to do to get your resume into shape, here’s a 7 day plan to makeover your resume focusing on one thing each day. Day 1: Header and preparation – 45 minutes You name should be easily visible – make it a larger font-size than the rest of your content and make sure it is in bold typeface. Your email address and phone numb...
Your Resume: Your Marketing and Sales Pitch
by Debra Wheatman - Feb, 2010
Have you ever walked into a retail store with the intention of ‘just browsing’? Really, you do not need anything; you are just window shopping, passing the time. Suddenly, a salesperson approaches; she engages you in polite conversation. Before you know it, you have an entire fitting room filled with things. You are trying the articles on feverishly searching for the ‘perfect outfit’. Your salesperson is providing her input (o...
How To Write an Interview-Winning Sales Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Feb, 2010
If you’ve established a solid reputation for success in sales, you may believe that others will quickly see your value proposition. However, there’s more to writing a compelling sales resume that catapults you into an interview for a high-level role. Employers that hire sales managers, representatives, and business development professionals are not only concerned about your revenue results, but also your work style and i...
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