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...
Top Five Reasons Why Your Resume Sucks
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2010
You have sent out hundreds and hundreds of résumés with barely a response. You reason that it’s the economy and some other factors that you are simply not aware of. How can this be? No response whatsoever? You have accomplished a lot; you were well liked in your last role and did a number of things for the company that even resulted in a promotion. So what’s going on? I will tell you. It has nothing to do with you. It’s your R...
Three Ways To Bring Your Resume Up To Par With Your Career
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
If you’ve been busy ascending the career ladder, your resume may have lost the true story of your brand and qualifications. This isn’t a problem, of course, until you‘re looking for a new job. That's when employers won't be able to see the meaning behind your achievements or figure out what you’re really offering. If your resume doesn't capture your current status, you'll need to give it a fresh look and personality that...
Suffering from Resumophobia? A Remedy for Job Seekers
by Dawn Lennon - Jan, 2010
The dreaded resume! Every job seeker desperately needs one but no one wants to write one. Why? Because it’s agony. The irony is that we fear our resume—the very thing that is our entry ticket to the job we want. Since we resist the things we fear, we put off writing it or suffer major distress when we must. Our concern: “What if my resume isn’t good enough!” Our “resumophobia” has three main causes: • Frustrating unce...
Nipped and Tucked Resumes
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2010
In many cases, just a single year or two at a new position will infuse your resume with a plethora of new content that if plugged in too hastily, will create a patchwork coat effect: It may serve a practical purpose at a very base level but it will not turn heads, evoke a visceral reaction and inspire the meaningful, targeted interview call that, as a job hunter, you seek. Nourished Career Bodies Require Resume Refitting ...
How to Ask for References
by Anne Jabusch - Jan, 2010
In this fiercely competitive job market, references can make or break you as a job candidate. It has been said that there is one job for every six people on the job hunt. So what can you do to make sure you stand out from the competition? Sometimes the answer is what other people have to say about you: your references. The following tips can help you with selecting the best references for your resume. • Pick relevant people...
The Resume as Part of Your Social Media Job Search Campaign
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jan, 2010
Contrary to what you have heard, the resume still has its place in this web 2.0 world; despite interactive mediums, it's still a very crucial marketing tool and essential in launching your digital marketing campaign. What has occurred? Greatly due to the explosion of social media...job sourcing and job-seeker marketing has exponentially evolved. Consequently, the way in which you write and promote your self-marketing message m...
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