The days of emailing your resume directly to a person at a company you are interested in working for are long gone. As with many business functions, technology has been inserted into the resume intake and review process in an attempt to streamline the hiring process.Read More
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Your resume is the first thing that gets you noticed by potential employers. A good one gets you to the next step, an interview. A bad one, and you’re fast tracked to the no pile. We can help you avoid this fate. We know resumes – the good, the bad and the ugly – and we’ve shared our expertise in a number of ways, including through this blog.
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Job searches are time consuming. Every part of them – reviewing job postings, networking, resume writing, interviewing – takes time. Even when you are between assignments, and arguably have more available time, it can be challenging to get it all done and natural to question how much time is good enough or to look for shortcuts. If you’re currently working, the idea of the time needed to write a cover letter and update your resume might actually be a deterrent to applying.Read More
The Rest of Your Resume: Tips on Contact Information, Education, Technical Skills, References, and More.Compared to the Summary or Work Experience sections of a resume, things like your contact information or education can seem quick and easy to finish. Surely they won’t take as much time or effort. Which is true but it doesn’t make them any less important or in need of careful attention. They might not take the same level of thought, since these sections are mostly factual, straightforward information, but there is plenty of room for error. Read More
The content of your resume will take the most time to get right. But it is time well spent. Work History, Work Experience, Professional Experience – whatever you call it, it is the most important part of your resume, so spend the time to get it right.Read More
A while back we wrote about how Objective sections in resumes are outdated and recruiters don’t find them useful (Get Rid of that “Objective Section” on Your Resume ASAP). So, what should you have instead?Read More
A few weeks ago, Staffing 360 published, 9 Absolute DON'Ts for Your Resume, which included the advice “Don’t use an unusual font.” We’ve also covered this topic in our ebook, The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Next Job, in the resume section.Read More
If you’ve had a job, chances are good that you’ve written a resume. They are pretty much mandatory these days, and have been since about the 1940’s, when they often included information that is now taboo such as marital status, religion and weight. The first resume? Leonardo Da Vinci is usually credited as having created it in 1482. Surprised? He invented just about everything else so why not the resume!Read More