Tag: job search
Purpose As you are writing your resume, always remember that the purpose of your resume is to get an interview. The person who sees your resume may have already looked at hundreds like it. To stand out, you need to showcase your skills and abilities in a clear, concise way, avoiding extraneous information, and positioning yourself as someone with the necessary skills, experience, and ability for the job in question. Prospective employers want to know what you did, for whom, for how long, what you achieved, how you achieved it, and what skills you have learned. Any extra information will serve to distract them from these essentials.
With the increase number of job applications that cross our desks your resume may get lost in that ever mounting pile. Your resume is likely the only sales pitch tool you have so learning how to communicate effectively on your resume is vastly important. Here are a few action items to ensure your resume is communicated effectively:
This is a guide that will teach how and where to find information on a company, which will help you decide whether that company is really the best fit for you.
As a veteran recruiter my answer, A one page resume is usually to short and a three page resume is NOT too long. The key is to have the right information on your resume. In my experience one page resumes do not have enough information to grab my attention or the attention of search engines.
LinkedIn released a few days ago, they have over 200,000,000 registered members. 75% of the Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn as their recruitment resource and, one in six professionals successfully used social networks to get employment. So what are the tried and tested methods used to get you hired through LinkedIn? Step one write a … Read More »