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10 Resume Writing Tips for College Students

Career Alley

Creating a captivating resume can be a daunting task for college students. However, when you take a look at the list of things that are valuable for employers, you will understand that there is much more you can write about than what you initially anticipated. If you know how to write a resume , you will easily convince your potential employer that you possess the exact skills they are looking for. Before you start writing the resume, make a list of your experiences.

7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

If your executive resume isn’t doing its job landing you interviews, and you know it doesn’t present you well, it may need an intervention. Is your resume in such bad shape you can’t deny it any longer? If it’s so bad you won’t use it, or if you’re using it and getting little or no response, your resume probably needs help. If your only job search efforts have been posting your resume to job boards, there may be nothing wrong with your resume.

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Serenity Now! Simplify Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

How much do you really know about today’s executive job search? Do you know which comes first – resume writing, personal branding or targeting ? It’s a given that job-hunting these days is a complicated process. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have gotten in the way of employers finding best-fit candidates. Best-fit jobs for you – especially if you’re at the senior or c-suite level – may be waiting for you to uncover them in the “hidden” job market.

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Top Resume Writing Tips for College Students

The Undercover Recruiter

Creating a captivating resume can be a daunting task for college students – the reason for that is obvious: at this early stage of their lives, students haven’t reached many significant achievements. However, when you take a look at the list of skills that are valuable for employers , you will understand that there is much more you can write about than what you initially anticipated. READ MORE: Key Action Words to Use in your Resume.

6 Winning Executive Resume Writing Strategies

Career Realism

You may spend hours to perfect the resume to impress employers, but hiring managers and recruiters may only spend a mere few seconds on it. As unbalanced as it may seem between the job seeker and the hiring manager’s/recruiter’s time with the resume, it is nonetheless an important document to perfect. The resume is what will help pave the way to your next career opportunity. Related: 4 Quick Ways To Improve Your Executive Resume.

7 Commonly Asked Resume Writing Questions Answered

Career Realism

Having to write your own resume can be daunting, especially if you haven’t updated it in a while. Not only is there the need to reflect back on what you’ve done with your career and what you’ve gained from it to support what you do at the next job, but then there’s all the questions about how the modern-day resume should be formatted. RELATED : Need to write a resume? Watch these resume tutorials! How long should my resume be?

Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

Professional Resume Services

You want your resume to stand out, right? But not when it stands out as a shining example of what not to do on a resume. While there are many ways to make mistakes on a resume, one of the most ubiquitous is the plethora of unnecessary verbiage that accompanies attempts to impress. That was an example of “ Resume Speak “, or in more words, the fine art of “utilizing synergies and leveraging paradigms” seen at a popular Tumblr site of the same name.

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Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume. The post Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

Professional Resume Services

However, BRANDfog’s 2014 survey on The Global, Social CEO indicates that C-level executives who ignore social media are losing the ability to influence brand reputation and company leadership. A social media-savvy candidate will be preferred in tomorrow’s business world. There are many CEOs who are not interested in social media because they are incredibly busy. Let’s face it though, we are all busy.

9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Career Alley

Hiring managers have a tough job. They have to wade through a mountain of resumes, pick the top candidates, decide on their final choice and then hope they didn’t make a mistake. I’ve been a hiring manager for a long time, and it’s never easy to pick the final candidate. That being said, many candidates make it easy to eliminate them from the process. Your resume is arguably the most important career document you will ever have.

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5 Key Resume Writing Tips For The Over 50 Job Seeker

Career Realism

5 Key Resume Writing Tips For The Over 50 Job Seeker. Related: Resumes For People Aged 50+. Unfortunately, when you’re looking for a job, “society” has a huge pool of candidates. Age bias in the job search is real. Of course it’s illegal, but if you make that your excuse, you’ll never get the job. Instead, revamp your resume to de-emphasize your age making you more appealing and better able to compete. Beyond your resume….

5 Steps to a Great Resume – Content – Lesson 4

Career Alley

We used a few recruiters to help find and screen some candidates. Most of the resumes we received were good (but not amazing). They had good formats and did a good job of explaining their work history. There were a few excellent resumes and, of course, there were a few bombs. The best resumes did a great job of using the right keywords, summarizing their job experience and highlighting their skills. Resume Keywords and How to Use Them.

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Stop! Before You Write Your Executive Resume or LinkedIn Profile ???

Executive Career Brand

The other day I was speaking with a senior-level executive job seeker in the healthcare industry who said she was not getting much response to her resume. We reviewed it together, and I asked her what kinds of jobs she was targeting, and in which industry. I know Im best suited to move into [kinds of jobs], but Im very interested in several other industries and disciplines, too. This job seeker had started her job search without being prepared.

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What Not to Include in Your Resume Profile

Careers Done Write

For many, determining what to include in the resume profile is vexing. You want to entice the reader, so they are immediately engaged – so much so, that they read the rest of your resume. You want to conform to proven resume standards while using unique language, so your resume does not read like a template. No wonder so many people find resume writing so challenging. career development job search resume tips

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6 Basic Tips On Resume Writing From A Professional Resume Writer

Career Realism

Resume writing isn’t for everyone. When that happens, you lack insight on what information to customize and highlight on your resume so that it’s most appealing to the potential employer. Related: 6 Tips For Using Bullet Points On Your Resume. If you don’t have the help of a professional resume writer, work with these tips to help you write your resume. Updating the resume on a regular basis is advised whether you’re job searching or not.

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When Is Your Digital Birthday? Why Should You Care?

Professional Resume Services

But someday, they will ask a search engine to compile every bit of information that has been posted with their name online and the digital version of naked-baby-on-a-rug will not seem so cute. Because employers are increasingly using search engines to find candidates, your information might not even show up in the first few pages of “qualified potential candidates” when they start looking.

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Use This Job Search Plan To Slash Your Time By 50%

Career Realism

Job searching has changed a lot in this digital age. This job search plan will show you what you need to do to slash your job search time by 50% and save you hours of frustration. Get A Professional Resume. Unless you have written a lot of resumes and understand the nuances of Applicant Tracking Systems, keyword density, personal branding, and crafting value propositions, this is the #1 best investment you can make. Distribute Your Resume.

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Does LinkedIn Make the Executive Resume Obsolete?

Executive Career Brand

With the popularity of LinkedIn and the indisputable necessity of having a presence there , many people claim that the resume is dead, or dying. that a robust, fully populated LinkedIn profile is, in fact, the new resume. After all, people searching for viable candidates like you will likely see your LinkedIn profile before they ever reach out to you and request your resume. why do you need a resume at all? 7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing.

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5 Tips To Stay Positive And Motivated While Job Searching

Career Realism

At the start of a job search, you may feel hopeful and excited about what potential opportunities may lie ahead, but many job seekers easily fall into a slump as time passes. Job searching is no quick process — calls don’t necessarily come after you’ve submitted your resume; a second round of interviewing may end there; and even when it’s between you and one other candidate, the job offer may wind up going to the other person.

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3 Tips On Using Direct Mail In Your Job Search

Career Realism

A majority of the job postings happen online – on job boards, company websites and social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, so who would still think to submit a resume via snail mail! Certainly, keeping the resume electronic makes it easier for hiring managers to share with others, but in some instances of the job search, direct mail may help you get noticed even more. Direct your resume to a person, not a general mail dump off. Job Search

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3 Job Search Tactics That Bring Results You Want

Career Realism

There’s a reason why people are advised to secure a job before quitting even in the best job market. Job searching can involve a lengthy process, especially when the best job search tactics aren’t in use. Related: 4 Steps To Building A Job Search Plan. If you want results, you’ll have to lean towards the proactive, go-getter style of job searching. Use these job search tactics to help you! Tips around job boards.

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Top 10 Resume Trends For 2014

Career Realism

It’s time to take a fresh look at your job search and your resume. Below, I’ve detailed what I believe are going to be the top 10 resume trends for 2014. The Social Media Resume. Let’s face it: social media is affecting your job search, whether you like it or not. Create a social media resume. If so, check out this step-by-step method for creating your own social media resume. The Infographic Resume. Video Resumes.

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Why You Need To Get Your Resume To The Employer First

Career Realism

Being first counts, even when you apply for a job! The fact is there are more job candidates than job openings to go around. Related: 7 Tips For Updating Your Resume As You Go. Once an employer pulls in enough job candidates for interview, the door pretty much gets shut on others who apply later. Staying on top of the latest job openings is not hard. Here are a few tips: Job Boards. Job postings aren’t limited to job boards.

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“Hey it’s October. It’s Time to Re-THINK Your Resume”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As she has mentioned to you, she has been working with an executive recruiter on a job search. The job opening is with a very young, growing and exciting firm, and he has just been handed an urgent assignment from them seeking someone just like you. can you send over your resume today? You have no idea where your resume is on your computer. And, too, the resume-writing service you used two years ago has closed its doors. Right job.

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What You Can Do To Help Recruiters Find You On LinkedIn

Career Realism

Don’t limit your job search to only job boards. Many recruiters today are also seeking out candidates directly via LinkedIn and posting openings there. So, with the benefits of using LinkedIn for job searching, the question is, “How can you work a LinkedIn profile so recruiters can find it?” A completed profile is given more preference over those that are incomplete in the search engine’s ranking of results.

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How To Get A Recruiter’s Attention On LinkedIn

Career Realism

Job searching can be a lengthy process, especially if you’re just depending on the submission of your resume to job postings through job boards. On the other hand, if you are working with the right recruiters, they can put you in front of the right opportunities and help you get your dream job quicker. Related: How LinkedIn Endorsements Can Improve Your Job Search Efforts. Check out his Resume Writing Service.

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3 Ways To Include Testimonials On Your Resume

Career Realism

We all know that the resume is written to market a job candidate’s capabilities – it’s a self-promotional piece. Related: 5 Tips For Formatting Your Resume For Easy Reading. At the initial stages of resume review, employers simply have to take the job candidate’s word for it. They may base it on the candidate’s ability to demonstrate accomplishments and successes on the job as well as the inclusion of quantifiable and qualified results.

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Resume Help: Don’t Let a Font Reveal Your Age

Careers Done Write

Take a look at Dr. McFarland’s resume (CV is the more accurate term for this type of resume.) Neither is an image a candidate wants conjured when applying for a job. That is not a quality to project in a job search. You will definitely appear to be unsophisticated in the standards for contemporary resumes. If you are out of touch with resume writing, in what other areas are you lagging? Resume Help: Structure Is the First Step.

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4 Rookie Mistakes You Need To Avoid On LinkedIn

Career Realism

The last thing you need is a mistake that could cost you job opportunities or your career. Yes, it can be used for personal networking, too, but when you mix the two together, it may not always work in your favor in the job searching process. Your Sub-Header Doesn’t ‘Talk’ When a recruiter sees search results on LinkedIn, it shows your name and a sub-header, which by default is the title of your position. Job Search LinkedIn linkedin mistakes

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5 Rules To Remember For An Informational Interview

Career Realism

An informational interview is not the same as a job interview. They may even help direct you to the right contacts for job opportunities. Make it clear you are not asking them for a job. People are more willing to take time to speak with you if you make it clear upfront that you want to meet for advice and not to ask for a job. Remember to approach the meeting with that in mind, and not turn around directly asking them for a job.

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How To Make Dates On A Resume Work For You

Career Realism

How hard can it be to list dates with your work experience on your resume? Depending on how you format your dates of employment, it can mean the difference between appearing like a candidate who can perform with a consistent work history, and a candidate that is a risk due to a history of frequent job change or too many gaps in employment. Related: 5 Tips For Formatting Your Resume For Easy Reading. How Far Back Should Your Resume Go?

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What To Do When Your Interview Isn’t Going Well

Career Realism

Related: 5 Ways To Ease Your Nerves Before A Job Interview. Some interviewers don’t have the experience and don’t know what to ask to get the key points out of the job candidate. or “What are some of the main challenges to the job?” The responses provided will offer opportunities for you to chime in to share relevant information that further highlights why you are a good fit for the job. Check out his Resume Writing Service.

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5 Resume Formatting Rules For The ATS

Career Realism

Besides working through the content for your resume, another area you need to carefully consider is formatting and whether your resume will make it through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Related: Resume Checklist: Must-Haves & Must-Dos. Many employers have come to rely on the ATS to help filter out a select few candidates for consideration with each job opening. 5 Resume Formatting Rules For The ATS. Save your resume as a.doc or.txt file.

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The Ultimate Guide To Professional Email Etiquette

Career Realism

It is part of our everyday life and the way many employers receive cover letters and resumes from potential candidates. Even if you have to reference the job posting number, include a summary of who you are in an attention getting way. Respond with the same tone or err slightly more conservatively than the employer presents itself in the job posting to be on a common ground for communications. Want to work with the #1 Rated Resume Writing Service in 2013 & 2014?

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4 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch

Career Realism

The mission is to get the contact to responds with “Why don’t you send me your resume?” You want to keep it conversational as you point out what value you offer that’s a competitive advantage over other potential candidates and how it may prove to be beneficial experience in helping to solve a problem for the employer. Just like customizing a resume for different jobs, your elevator pitch needs to do the same. Check out his Resume Writing Service.

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How To Demonstrate To Employers That You’re The Best Talent

Career Realism

Each time a job posting goes up, the employer’s mission is to find the best talent for the position. As a job candidate, your job is to demonstrate that you are that person. Related: 3 Tips For Building A Resume That Makes Your Phone Ring. Most people spend too much time on their resume telling their story. The problem is that to demonstrate you’re the best talent for the job, your resume needs to focus on your performance.

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Ace The Interview By Asking The Right Questions

Career Realism

People hire people they like, so your job in an interview is to build rapport and change the interview format into more of a conversation. You also want to make sure the job is a good fit for you so be prepared to ask good questions. It shows them that you are a serious candidate giving careful thought, and not someone who’s just applying to dozens of jobs to simply take the first job offer that comes their way. As a job seeker, you must always have questions.

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5 Tips For Formatting Your Resume For Easy Reading

Career Realism

Just like newspapers offering bite-size pieces of information that are easy to read and digest, resumes also need to be formatted in a way that makes it easy on the reader. If they’re not, no matter how good a candidate is, the resumes will just fall to the wayside. Related: 7 Ways Your Resume Is Boring Just Like Everyone Else’s. 5 Tips For Formatting Your Resume For Easy Reading. Keep these tips in mind while formatting your resume: 1.

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3 Tips For Addressing Salary Requirements Effectively

Career Realism

Discussing salary ahead of receiving a job offer can come with risks, but in some situations, you can’t avoid it – especially when it’s the employer who’s asking for it when you apply. The best way to do it under this situation is to include it to your cover letter rather than your resume. A great phrase is: Although the job and the challenge are most important to me, you should know that I am considering positions in the XX to YY range. Job Search salary requirements

7 Tips To Help Dust Off The Old Resume And Get It Ready For Your Job Search Now

Career Realism

7 Tips To Help Dust Off The Old Resume And Get It Ready For Your Job Search Now. Typically many people don’t bother to update the resume until there’s a need for it, and when they do they don’t know where to begin. Whether it’s been two years or ten years since you last updated your resume, you can get it back in tip-top shape for your new job search. Related: 4 Tips To Updating The Old Resume. Check out his Resume Writing Service.

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Resume Checklist: Must-Haves & Must-Dos

Career Realism

When you’re writing a resume, you want to make sure you’ve covered everything. Your resume is only given one shot once it runs through an employer’s Applicant Tracking System or gets in the hands of a hiring manager, so make sure the first glance resume read-over leaves the right impression and message for a callback. Here are the key elements to writing a resume and reviewing it before sending it out: Applicant Tracking System Rules.

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Top 7 Resume Trends For 2015

Career Realism

First impressions are the lifeblood of a successful job search, so making a memorable one is a must. I hear from job seekers every single day who are overwhelmed with the resume-writing process and concerned that the resume they’ve written lacks impact and that ever-elusive WOW factor we all seem to be after. Creating a visually engaging resume helps to maintain the reader’s interest and keeps them reading. There are lots of jobs out there.

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3 Keys To Mastering A Job Interview Using Skype

Career Realism

Dont be surprise if your next job interview request is to be conducted over the Internet using Skype. Given the overload of qualifying applicants to each job posting, more employers are finding that hosting interviews with candidates back-to-back over Skype is most efficient in helping to filter it down to the best-fitting candidates. Mastering a job interview using Skype requires proper preparation, including: 1. Check out his Resume Writing Service.

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