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!
Make Your Resume Standout The key to success in today’s competitive job market is knowing how to sell yourself. To effectively sell yourself you must differentiate yourself from other candidates. Differentiation is easy once you know what employers are looking for. Sell what employers are looking for Corporate objectives are universal. All companies want to… Read More Make Your Resume Standout
I get tons of questions on how to identify and write career accomplishments. Typically, if an individual has never written down their accomplishments, the thought of sitting down and doing so for an entire career seems a bit overwhelming. To keep organized and make the task as easy as possible, consider tackling the project… Read More How To Write Your Resume Accomplishments
Clear Channel Radio is doing its part to help people get jobs by offering listeners an opportunity to have their credentials heard by thousands via a radio resume. Twenty-one Clear Channel stations are participating. Entrants need to visit the Web site for their local Clear Channel Radio station and fill out an entry form. Five… Read More Radio Resume – Get Your Message Heard
It’s Saturday night. You’re at a party enjoying great music, fabulous food and old friends. It’s been a long, hard week on the job hunt and you’re taking time to relax, chill out and recharge. All of a sudden, you’re surrounded by unfamiliar faces. As your host makes introductions, you quickly realize the person… Read More Your Resume Business Card
Steven DeMaio over on the Harvard Business Blog has a great post about his experience utilizing a general resume that plays up his career versatility. Despite “hesitation” by companies to hire generalists over specialists, it does happen. Once hired, versatility is often a coveted quality, especially in smaller organizations where job titles and responsibilities… Read More General or Specific? Should You Target Your Resume?
Your Resume Sweet Spot – The Power of Words and Numbers The English language is incredibly versatile. Knowing how to utilize this versatility is key when writing your resume, as word selection can make or break its success. Action words combined with numbers are the best way to differentiate yourself on paper during a… Read More Your Resume Sweet Spot