How to update your resume for 2012

Cube Rules

It’s 2012 — and time to update your resume with your 2011 business results. Then, when it comes time to pull out that resume, blow away the dust, and update it, those same people won’t remember what they did in 2011 to put on their resume. Or, what they put on the resume won’t have any proof (read: business results) about what they did. But you will update your resume, right? No, the time to update your resume is now.

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Cube Rules

“ How to update your resume for 2012 ” is my latest post over on Don’t let 2011 get too far in the rear view mirror before getting your resume updated. Here’s what to do… Related posts: How to update your resume for 2012. 30 Career Management Tips: Update your resume. 3 ways to update a stale resume. 5 reasons to update a resume while still employed. Job Search Dice Resume Tips

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Resume Falsification

Career Alley

How many resume’s are dirty ?”. CEO Scott Thompson has been in the media recently as it came to light that he had a falsification on his resume , regarding a computer science degree he didn’t actually earn. This “resume-gate” is garnering plenty of attention because of the ethical questions it raises. As the date presented here eludes to, resumes are not above “manipulation”. However a Accu-Screen survey from 2012 has 73.5% 5 Resume Killers.

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How the 2012 Summer Olympics Inspire You to Dream BIG


Let the 2012 Olympics to Inspire You. Update your resume , put on your workout clothes, or simply take time to be still. Work 2012 olympics 2012 summer olympics inspiration work Lisa Bonner london summer olympics olympic games olympic gold olympics inspireI’m an Olympic junkie! I’ve downloaded the app to my iPhone & iPad, book-marked the scheduled events, and claimed my seat on the couch! I am gripped by the collective frenzy.

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Job Action Day 2012 – Personal Career Branding

Executive Career Brand

Today is Job Action Day 2012 – the fifth-annual job search initiative spearheaded by Quintessential Careers. Career branding strategies discussed will include all aspects of career development and job-hunting, from branding your resume, LinkedIn profile, personal Websites, and social media activities, to networking, interviewing, and salary negotiation.

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Great Place to Work Announces 2012 Best Small and Medium Workplaces List

Resume Bear

Great Place to Work®, a global research and consulting firm, today revealed the 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published by FORTUNE magazine. ” The 2012 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list features 18 first-time list makers, representing the largest influx of newcomers in several years. The 2012 list also features the first government agency: the City of Rancho Corodova. Top Employers 2012 Best Places to Work Top Rated Employers

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ResumeBear Tips For “2012? New Grads on Linkedin

Resume Bear

Career Advice College Graduates College Students Featured Articles Human Resource News Internships Interview Tips Job Hunting Strategies Job Market Resume & Cover Letter Tips Social Media Success Stories Why ResumeBear? Your Career Goals career job seekers jobs linkedin Online Resume resumebear

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Resume Writing Service

Career Alley

Do you know what a resume writing service and a plumber have in common? The professional resume writing option may be the most expensive, but it is overall the best bet for getting the job done. A resume writing service is essentially a plumber for your employment history. Resume writing services carry several advantages that help distinguish you from your competitors. When you look at your resume, you likely see a lifetime of accomplishments.

Resume Carousel – Tips for Multiple Resumes

Career Alley

I remember my first resume. I rented an IBM Selectric (an electric typewriter) to type my resume. Once I was able to get a version without corrections (most corrections were clearly visible on an electric typewriter), I went to the local Stationery Store to have my resume offset printed. So, resumes were really difficult to create and “copy” No one that I knew had multiple resumes (who had the time). Not everyone needs multiple resumes.

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Disrupting Your Resume

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “I feel like the resume is a good book I want to read again. Dawn Bugni Disrupt Your Resume executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Miriam Salpeter Whitney Johnson executive resume executive resume branding professional resume writer Resume Story resume strategy resumesIt looked great the first time, but I know I’ll get more out of it when I read through it several more times.”

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Should You Update Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

One frequent question I hear from my clients (even those who are happy in their jobs) is, “How often should I update my resume , or should I?” This is a stumbling block that people need to get over quickly; you should always have an updated resume. Even movement within the same company can often come with a request for an updated resume. Keeping your resume updated for such occasions makes sense… especially if you are on a senior or executive track.

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5 Resume Killers

Career Alley

There are many ways to get that perfect interview lined up but if your resume is subpar and falls under one of the following categories there is a chance that your job search could be a long one. Here are 5 resume killers to stray away from. Tread lightly in this area on your resume. However it is best that you leave them off your resume. Too Generic : The objective statement at the top of your resume will say a lot about you.

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Unraveling the Resume Keyword-Packing Myth

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Analyzing applicant tracking systems and stuffing your resume full of keywords are popular activities right now. In reality, the purported “science of resumes” and the idea of gaming your resume to meet algorithmic settings can be a hairsplitting task. Applicant Tracking Systems executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter keyword U.S.

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Resumes, Cover Letters, and How to Stand Out in 2012

Ms. Career Girl

When I graduated college, and upon realizing law school was a no-go, I had to start brushing up my resume and cover letter templates. My resume was decent – some people liked it and some people didn’t. I tend to think that resumes and cover letters are subjective according to personal tastes and company preferences. Additionally, depending on your industry or field, there might be a certain expectation of what your resume should look like and/or consist of.

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6 Great Android Apps for Creating the Perfect Resume

Career Alley

It’s no secret that an eye-catching resume increases your chances of getting that job you want. With the job search process relying on the Internet so greatly these days, it’s good to have an option that will allow you to apply for a job and work on perfecting your resume even when you are out and about. Pocket Resume. It is a very easy to use app with a slick interface that allows you to create, maintain, update and email your resume right from the phone.

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Ten Job Search Strategies for 2012

Career Solvers

There are many simple, painless changes you can make in 2012 to increase your chances of finding your next job. Update your resume. People who had no expectations of being sourced for a position and interviewed called me in a frenzy because they had to put a resume together pronto. Update your resume before you need it and keep a list of running accomplishments throughout the year so if someone wants to see your resume quickly you will be ready.

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The 6-second resume scan is hogwash

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Lennon and Dawn Bugni for unwittingly spurring me (via our chat over at Google Plus) to write this post discussing a recent survey on resumes. I admit to being highly concerned about TheLadders’ survey and the sweeping comments encouraging ‘minimalist’ resumes, asserting that resumes are only reviewed for [.]

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How To Resolve Conflicting Resume Advice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I’ll readily admit that I am one of the writers in the blogosphere who consistently spouts resume advice. With 15 years’ experience owning my own resume writing business, I feel qualified to focus in on this area of tip-giving. Having endured through my trial-and-error start-up years, having invested in years of training, [.] No related posts.

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Tips for Printing Your Resume Professionally

Career Alley

A printed resume is something every job seeker should have on hand, and it is one way to demonstrate one’s professionalism and sense of propriety. Because a resume is one of the first things a potential employer will see, it’s essential to print it in a way that is professional. Printing a Professional Resume. Use high-quality resume paper. Try to print the resume with a laser printer if possible. How to Email Your Resume and Cover Letter.

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Ten Things Job Seekers Must Do in 2012

Corn on the Job

The post is titled, “ 10 Things You Must Do to Make 2012 The Best Year Ever “ Go now or later, but definitely stop by and read it. While learning something new, you’ll end up boosting your resume and meeting new people that could potentially help you find a job. Refresh Your Resume: Start over! My guess is that companies are drowning in resumes and can’t find you. Maybe you hand out resumes in rush hour traffic.

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What A Resume Is NOT

Professional Resume Services

So often, when researching how to put together a resume , the posts and articles are a lot of “a resume is this,” and “a resume should have this,” but often, there is no information about what is dangerous or unnecessary in a resume. That is what this post is for–to help you understand what a resume is not so you can create the best and most impressive resume. Employers are not looking for that type of thing in a resume.

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Age and Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

However, age discrimination is difficult to prove, so keep an eye on what you put on your resume. Do not put your birthday, Social Security number or other personal information on your resume. Many people leave their graduation dates out of the Education section on their resume. The Work History or Professional Experience section and listed skill sets on an executive resume may identify you as an older worker.

Thousands of Resumes, So Little Time

Career Alley

It’s so easy (relatively speaking) to send your resume to companies, apply for specific jobs online, email your resume to recruiters and sign up at lots of job search sites. Even if that number is inflated, it is humanly impossible to read every resume received. That’s why most companies these days use key word search to narrow down the resumes that are worth reviewing. So, what can you do to ensure that your resume stands out from the crowd?

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Transferable Skills: Your Resume and Employer

Career Alley

After you have successfully determined your transferable skills by going through your employment history and life experiences, you are now ready to depict these skills before the employer through your resume. The employer is not going to appreciate or recognize your transferable skills if you just mention the organization’s name, designation, and tenure in your resume. The skills based resumes that are expected to be used in such cases are combination and functional resumes.

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Should I Pay For a Professional Resume?

Professional Resume Services

The way your resume looks, the content that it contains, and the way that it is presented to a potential employer could be the difference between getting your resume read, or tossed into the trash. If you are serious about changing careers or finding a new job, then it is vital that you have a resume that represents the best you have to offer. While it is possible for you to write your own resume, it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

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Putting Together An Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

An executive resume should be created with the end purpose in mind, that of getting you an interview for the job opening. Do not just list all the things you have done in former jobs, for resumes at this level more information is needed about the processes used to get the job done. For an executive resume, 2-4 pages is acceptable. Creating a focused, targeted, concise resume is what employers are looking for in an executive resume.

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How To Sort Through Conflicting Resume Advice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I’ll readily admit that I am one of the writers in the blogosphere who consistently spouts resume advice. With 15 years’ experience owning my own resume writing business, I feel qualified to focus in on this area of tip-giving. Having endured through my trial-and-error start-up years, having invested in years of training, [.] No related posts.

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Simple Resume Mistakes To Avoid

Professional Resume Services

What you need to remember is that when you come to apply for a job application your resume is their first impression of you. You might be the best person for the job but if your resume doesn’t showcase this in the right way, then you will seriously dent your chances of being successful. One of the main things that you need to avoid is spelling mistakes and grammatical errors throughout your resume. The presentation of your resume is also important.

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5 Ways To Make Your Executive Resume Better

Professional Resume Services

One of the most important things to keep in mind about writing your executive resume is that there is no one way to do it. Don’t get locked in a box about how a resume should look and feel. The idea is to write the best resume for you. That said, how do you create the best executive resume for your situation? Write your resume for that person. Actually, a resume should be no longer than it needs to be to tell the story.

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How to Draw Your Resume Billboard

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hooking the reader during the initial scan of your resume is key to cinching a job interview. Your professional and/or executive summary positioned in the top one-third to one-half of your resume is the billboard, if you will, meant to entice your audience with a hint of things to come. executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Resume Summary U.S.

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How to Write your Resume Work History Section?

Career Alley

Resume writing is truly an art and one should know how to project oneself in front of the employer and that too with relevant details and according to the job requirements. There are different resume formats and one should know the importance of each one of them and analyze their own requirement for using them. The contents of the resume remain the same in all the formats, just the sequence changes and thus the things to be highlighted.

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U.S. News & World Report Releases 2012 Rankings of World’s Best Universities

Resume Bear

The 2012 World’s Best rankings, which include colleges and universities in the United States and across the globe, are available online at News , are based on the 2012 QS World University Rankings ®, developed by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading global career and education network. An in-depth methodology was used to determine the 2012 rankings. World’s Best Universities Rankings 2012. *

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56 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2012


The Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2012. CareerAlley : How to Email Your Resume and Cover Letter. Erin Kennedy : 5 Ways To Make Your Executive Resume Better. Grace Kutney : Resume Trends of 2012- What to Follow and What to Discard. Jessica Merrell : Resume & Cover Letter Tips for Articulating Your Awesomeness. Julie Walraven : Top Resume Question: When to use past tense or present tense?

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Survey Shows Marginal Rise in Salary Increases in 2012

Resume Bear

percent in 2012, up marginally from 2.7 In 2012, 90 percent of companies offered at least one variable pay program, in line with 2011. In 2012, companies spent 12.0 Nonunion hourly workers saw the biggest jump in variable pay in 2012. percent on variable pay rewards for nonunion hourly workers in 2012, compared to 5.2 The post Survey Shows Marginal Rise in Salary Increases in 2012 appeared first on Resumebear Online Resume.

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Graduate Resume Writing


Resume Writing Skills for Entry Level Candidates. As a current student, recent graduate or entry level job candidate, entering the job market for the very first time, you are probably also getting ready to write your very first professional resume. The first thing to understand as a new job seeker is that your resume is a representation of you. If your resume does not immediately stand out, it will be deleted. What should I include in my professional resume?

How People With Multiple Careers Can Design Cohesive Resumes

Career Trend

Do you feel confused and conflicted when trying to build your resume, concerned that your work as a nurse does not tie in to your earlier role as a teacher, and that tying together a cohesive [.] Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter resume Resume Advice branded resume career advice career change executive resume executive resume branding professional resume writer Resume Story resumes

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How Can Resume Distribution Benefit Me?

Professional Resume Services

It is all well and good checking job websites and applying for vacancies, but this isn’t always enough when it comes to finding your perfect job position and resume distribution might be able to help! There are companies that specialize in getting your resume out there to the relevant people. When you contact a company about resume distribution they can usually make sure that your resume gets out there to the right people at the right time.

7 Things Employers Look for in Your Resume

Career Alley

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics employment report for January 2012, employment is starting to rise again, with about 243,000 jobs added in January. If you’re looking to get in on the action with a new job or a promotion, it’s probably time to update your resume. Here are seven things to make sure potential employers see when they check out your resume: 1. Resumes are meant to be scanned rather than read word for word, at least on the first go-through.

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Resumes and Portfolios

Professional Resume Services

This does not mean, however, that a resume is not needed. The resume gives a potential employer an idea of how this person’s professional career has played out so far. The resume illustrates experience while the portfolio illustrates talent and how it has developed. Although it may seem expensive to produce postcards with a designer’s work on one side and his resume on the other, it is still cheaper to do so than to produce mini portfolios of his work.

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Career Mania 2012

Career Realism

Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Internships Interviewing Job Search Networking Resume & Cover Letter career expert job mania searchEvery year, millions of Americans make ”finding a new, better job” their New Year’s resolution. And every year, they fail at making it happen. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at

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Resume Distribution Or Resume Posting

Professional Resume Services

Online services take the volume of resume traffic to levels unimagined only a few years ago. With services to job seekers expanding continually, it’s important to understand the different options available to increase exposure of your resume to potential employers and recruiters. The electronic age has revolutionized the way job seekers and employers meet.

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Unemployment Picture Continues to Get Better - January 2012

Careers Done Write

If you are out of work and haven't given up - maybe its time to get more aggressive - revisit your "brand," your resume, and your networking activities; get to front of the line for the new jobs. If you are out of work - maybe it is time to reinsert yourself into the market - clean up you resume, get your interview clothes pressed and keep your chin up. The new unemployment numbers are out and the picture continues to get rosier.

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The Kitchen Sink C-level Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

You may think a 20+ page, all-inclusive resume is a huge executive job search blunder. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc. Everything about your career history, dating back to the beginning, goes into this resume. Your kitchen sink resume is not about specific targeting. This is a master resume. Maybe It’s Your Executive Resume.

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