Tag: resume advice
Push a button, pick up the phone, take notes, and repeat. While the tasks of office life can seem mundane at times, they certainly don’t need to be! In this short blog, we are going to briefly explore the diverse (contrary to common belief) world of accounting. Now we aren’t talking about adrenalin inducing exciting, … Read More »
3 Big Reasons NOT to Ditch Resumes – Recently, I read an article that made the case that resumes are useless because even if they are factual they are not predictive of success and, that previous stability and achievements are meaningless in this regard. He states that high, low and medium achievers will be indistinguishable by their resumes. I would argue, high performers have better resumes and, if someone’s performance is grossly fabricated and exaggerated in their resume that becomes clear within 5 minutes of a phone or face to face interview. Countless times my staff and I have been disappointed when you speak to a candidate with a terrific resume only to find that the fiction to fact ratio is askew. But that is what the interview process is for, as imperfect as it is.
One of the toughest parts of putting together a great resume is knowing where to start. You’ve got to find a way to present your experience, your skills, your goals and your qualities seemingly all at once. How can you make sense of a mountain of information?
Pretty easily, it turns out. There are two main … Read More »
Your resume has been discovered! Yeah! But will you get the call for the interview?
You have been successful in creating a resume that HR Managers and Recruiters find in their databases or search engines. Your name is coming up in searches. Great! So have a few hundred others.
Why should I call you?
Do target your resume – you will probably need several versions of your resume to apply for particular types of jobs. Make sure that each version highlights the most relevant work experience and skills for the particular position you are applying for. Research the company you are applying for if possible.
Do get your friends to proof-read it first. To find out what sort of first impression you are making, ask them to do a quick scan first and tell you which 3 things stand out the most.