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11 Reasons Why I Would Never Hire You

Posted on October 11th, by Henry Goldbeck in Job Search. Comments Off on 11 Reasons Why I Would Never Hire You

This slide show about fresh grads getting hired, or not, is really great! The beginning is a little pessimistic and cynical and almost turned me off but keep going and you will be rewarded.


3 Big Reasons NOT to Ditch Resumes

Posted on September 23rd, by Henry Goldbeck in Resume Writing. Comments Off on 3 Big Reasons NOT to Ditch Resumes

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.


Should You Use a Chronological or Functional Resume?

Posted on August 8th, by Lougie in Job Search, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Should You Use a Chronological or Functional Resume?

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 »


Now that I found your resume, what sets you apart?

Posted on March 5th, by Karen Epp in Job Search, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Now that I found your resume, what sets you apart?

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?


Resume’s Do’s and Dont’s

Posted on February 26th, by Lougie in Job Search, Resume Writing. Comments Off on Resume’s Do’s and Dont’s

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.