contributed by Dr. Stephen Bangert It is generally agreed that a resume is an essential tool both for managing your career and when searching for a job. But how should it read? A recent article referenced a Career Builder survey noting that 51% of hiring managers said they use a computerized applicant tracking system, and… Read More The Resume: From Which Side of the Desk are You Reading It?
With the tough job market out there, it’s easy to pad your accomplishments and credentials to gain a competitive advantage, right? Wrong!! Padding is lying and lying on your resume is a no no! Chances are you’ll get caught and it will cost you more than your current job – it could jeopardize your entire… Read More Don’t Lie On Your Resume, Part II
Seeing yourself objectively is not easy to do. Writing your own resume is even tougher. It’s not about having perfect writing skills. It’s not about being an expert in your chosen field. It’s about marketing. It’s about being able to identify your career achievements and then positioning those achievements to help get where you want… Read More 8 Tips for Critiquing Your Own Resume
Customizing your resume is definitely the way to go in this competitive job market. But if you’re applying for several positions with one organization, you need to customize with care. Why? Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) is sophisticated enough these days to identify and compare multiple resumes within the system. Meaning your resumes should be similar… Read More Customize Your Resume, But…
A recurring question I get is “How far back should my resume cover?” My answer is always the same – it depends. It depends on your age, number of years in the work force and if any of your older work experience is relevant to your current job search. Or differently stated, each case is… Read More How Far Back Should Your Resume Go?
There are three basic resume styles that are widely accepted by today’s employers. The chronological (it’s really reverse chronological), functional and combination resumes. How do you decide what works best for you and your job search? A chronological resume is the simplest form of a resume. A chronological resume is constructed with the most recent… Read More What Resume Style is Best for Your Job Search?
Wait! Don’t Use That Resume Template! If you’re going to write you own resume, resist the temptation to use a resume template. Many people turn to resume templates as an inexpensive, quick and easy way to prepare a resume. But beware – most of the time cheap, easy and quick delivers less than stellar results. … Read More Wait! Don’t Use That Resume Template!