Making Your Resume Case for a Perfect Career
by Paul Freiberger - Jan, 2014
What does a lawyer’s resume look like? In most respects, an attorney's resume is no different from an executive resume or any other six-figure resume of any other professional. It should clearly outline your accomplishments, experience, education and skills. It should look crisp and contemporary. It should be quickly digestible, so that the reader can appraise the basics of your qualifications in a few seconds. It should be gu...
You Should Customize Your Resumé
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2014
Employment candidates who do not take the time to learn something about the employer must rely on a generic resumé. However, we all know that one size does not fit all. Therefore, if you want to make the best possible impression, a customized resumé is a valuable tool. To increase the number of invitations you receive for interviews, customize your resumé for each employer. Just like you, employers appreciate people wh...
Why Sacrificing Soft Skills Weakens Your Resume
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2013
International Talent Management Strategist Dorothy Dalton recently wrote a compelling blog post:“The Hard Truth About Soft Skills,” which absolutely nails the value of soft skills in a career story resume. Dalton describes how resumes that come to her attention often do so based on the “high incidence of hard skills in the text,” but goes on to assert that “… unless the resume or professional profile tells an engaging acc...
Executive Resume Checklist
by Jean Cummings - Dec, 2013
Be sure your resume meets all these criteria so that you can stand out in a competitive field of applicants. Your career brand and your value proposition 1. The reader can grasp a "reason to hire you" inside of 3 seconds. 2. The recruiter or hiring authority can get a sense of your career brand, that is, what makes you YOU professionally and distinguishes your from the competition. 3. The recruiter or hirin...
Seven Tips for Technical Resume Success
by Kalindi Garvin - Dec, 2013
Writing your technical resume can be one of the most challenging tasks of your career. You can virtualize data centers with your eyes closed but when it comes to conveying the business value of that to a future employer, that’s where things get a little tricky. “How technical do I need to get? How will my future employer understand the value of what I’ve done? How do I know what to include and what to omit in my work...
3 Simple Questions to Help You Write a Better Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2013
It can be daunting to think about trying to put your entire career history into a two-page document. Especially when you have 10+ years of career experience, are trying to make a career transition, or have had a few bumps along the way. Sometimes, asking yourself a few questions can really help get the creative juices flowing and can help you frame up your resume—making those blank areas a little easier to fill in. When you si...
Are You Making This Critical Mistake on LinkedIn?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2013
Dumping your resume content straight into each section of LinkedIn —and calling it done? If you’re still assuming that your resume will stand in for your Profile, you’re doing yourself (and your job search) a disservice. Here’s why: your resume might be well-written and contain solid achievements—but that doesn’t mean it was developed for online reading or recruiter searches. Here are 3 compelling reasons that p...
How to Best describe the Objective in your Resume
by Shweta Khare - Nov, 2013
First impressions must make an impact, to be precise, to show respect and to be courteous is what it takes to make a pleasant and lasting one. You might be able to do it in person but how good are you on it at writing – and especially when you are applying for a job your resume and cover letter are the ones that make this special first impression. And of course to make that impact, be sure to polish your objective and that...
Is Embellishing Your Resume Part of the Job Search Game?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2013
I was in a radio interview with the Local Job Network team this week discussing the perfect balance of a resume—and not overselling or understating yourself. And this question came up: It’s often perceived that embellishing one’s skills or experience is a part of the “game” of getting a job. What do you say? I would say that the real issue is that most job seekers do not know how to effectively market themselves and show...
Resumes That Work
by Judith Lindenberger - Nov, 2013
If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader's attention. As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company, certified career counselor, and board member of several nonprofit organizations, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. Based upon my exp...
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