Resume Trends from the Experts

Executive Career Brand

Resume trends come and go, to accommodate the needs of recruiters, hiring professionals and others assessing candidates. But you’ll never go wrong (now and probably forever) if you let the following strategy drive the content in your resume: Decide which employers to target.

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8 Things That Differentiate You From Other Candidates

Career Alley

What makes an employer choose you over another candidate, especially when you both have the same skills? A lot of candidates find it stressful to compete for a role without quite knowing what their competition is like. Nail the Interview Interview Tips Resume Tips

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What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

Professional Resume Services

If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. Read more » The post What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates? appeared first on Executive Resume Services. Blog Interviewing Job Search Professional Resumes

2019 159

The Hiring Candidate Funnel

Hiring Technical People

I like to think of a funnel as the way we bring candidates into the organization and through the recruiting process. The resumes are the huge intake. The resume review starts to narrow the funnel, the phone screen narrows it more. During the interview, you eliminate more people, and finally, hopefully, you have candidates you want to make an offer to. This is why you don’t want your resume filter to be too tight.

What Do Executive Recruiters Look for in Candidates?

Professional Resume Services

If job-seeking executives only knew exactly what recruiters were looking for in candidates, their efforts would be made much easier. An executive resume writer will always suggest inserting some of your personality into your resume or LinkedIn profile. You can easily demonstrate your personality without getting too personal, and an executive resume writer can help you if needed.

2019 159

Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate

Cube Rules

You have an impressive resume but so do other applicants. Here’s how to be a standout candidate beyond your written credentials. The post Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate appeared first on Cube Rules. You’re keenly aware of the competition out there. Step to the head of the line by knowing what catches a recruiter’s ears and eyes. First Contact Writing for The Muse, Jim Belosic shares his […].

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What Skills Should Candidates Include in Their Resumes?

Undercover Recruiter

What Skills Should Candidates Include in Their Resumes? Candidate Employer Recruiting candidate cv Infographic Resume novoresumeThe shape of the job market is changing rapidly. This is mainly because of the advancement of technology and the high pace of innovations. People looking for jobs nowadays should be up to speed with the latest trends especially when it comes to job skills. In 2018, having a college degree might not be as. View Article.

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An Alternative Hiring Candidate Funnel

Hiring Technical People

You have ads that help your candidates screen themselves in or out. Next, the candidates send you a resume. Now, you have your resume screening filter. After you review resumes, you will phone screen the ones you like. The resumes that make it past your phone screen filter are candidates for in-person interviews. Hiring Geeks That Fit candidate funnel interview phone screen resume review

Did Coronavirus Send You to the Unemployment Line? How One Candidate is Bouncing Back

Professional Resume Services

How One Candidate is Bouncing Back appeared first on Executive Resume Services. Job Search executive resume interview tips LinkedIn Profile Development Networking

2020 141

7 Secret Tips For Hiring The Best Candidates From LinkedIn

Recruit CRM

Even if the recruiting world is changing rapidly, both recruiters and candidates are spread across LinkedIn like a massive maze. If this wasn't made clear, a quick tip from us to all recruiters and candidates alike— now is the time to join LinkedIn.

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Why You Should Include Links in Your Resume

Evil HR Lady

Resumes are a pain in the behind to write, and so many people have anxiety about doing it right that I’m going to let you in on a big secret: There isn’t a “right” way to write a resume. Do you have to include links in your resume?

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6 Great Resume Resources

Career Alley

When I’m hiring for a position I like to read candidatesresumes from the back page forward (assuming a chronological resume format). Much of what (should) drive the use of a specific resume format is the person’s experience and type of job. More important than any of the items mentioned is that your resume be error free (misspellings, typos, etc.) What Resume Format is Best for You? First on the list is their Free resume review.

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How to Add Value to Your Resume With Your MBA

Career Alley

Your resume should make it obvious to an employer why they should hire you. That means you need to have a laser-like focus on what makes you the right candidate. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter Education MBA Resume

2018 209

STOP Saying “Candidate Control”!

The Undercover Recruiter

STOP Saying “Candidate Control”! Employer Hiring Recruitment candidate candidate control control Influence Recruit Resume Tips I’ve recruited for some of the top companies in the third party recruiting industry.

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”. Related posts: Resume Writing Service. 5 Resume Killers.

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Candidate Experience: No Love for the Resume Black Hole


No Love for the Resume Black Hole. Recruiters and HR professionals want to obtain as much information as possible so as not to make a bad hiring decision or spend wasted time interviewing and engaging an unqualified candidate. And so job seekers get the shaft, applying for positions sending their resume into what is affectionately called the resume black hole. Recognizing the Candidate Experience.

Avoid These Executive Resume Clichés!

Professional Resume Services

Writing a professional resume requires avoiding common cliches. Writing a professional resume is often more difficult than you could imagine. This is why many people turn to a professional resume writing service. If you’ve been looking for a job and are having difficulty getting interviews, let alone the job you want, it may be time to look at your resume. These are buzz words the best resume writing services know are best left off of your resume.

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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. Debra offered pithy, valuable points in regard to ensuring the resume voice aligns with the candidate’s personality, […].

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The Truth Behind Passive Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

In recruiting the Holy Grail, the golden egg, the [ insert whatever metaphor you choose for greatness here ] is the passive candidate. Speak to a majority of recruiters, head hunters or HR folks and they will all tell you how great the passive candidate is, and I can’t really blame them. When you find someone who doesn’t have their resume on the job boards that means they are usually doing well in their current job. Put yourself in a candidates shoes and think about it.

7 Fatal Resume Errors

Career Alley

? Tip of the Day : Include Keywords in Your Resume- Leverage the same keywords in your resume that are used in job descriptions for jobs where you want to apply. My company was recently recruiting for an experienced hire (5-10 years) and I was given the task of reviewing resumes and recommending a short list of candidates to interview. The vast majority of resumes were very well written and had good formats. Read your resume several times before sending.

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8 Benefits of A Video Resume

Career Alley

A video resume is a rather modern trend that job seekers pursue to stand out among others. A video resume gives a more precise description of your personality or attitude than the conventional hard-copy resume. With a video resume, it is easier for candidates to present themselves before prospective employer. Moreover, it also helps employers assess the candidacy of a candidate that would have been otherwise vivid in a traditional resume.

Exceptions to Resume Rules

Careers Done Write

Resume standards are based on what has proven to be effective in the job market over recent years. However, there are exceptions to many of the resume rules. The following are the top five resume rules with exceptions. Omit articles on resumes. It is common to omit articles (a, an, the) on resumes to facilitate a quick read. Because objectives focus on the needs of the candidate (and not the employer), objective statements are considered outmoded.

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How to Modernize Your Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume format has gotten a modern upgrade. Just like how the search engine algorithms are constantly changing, methods of writing an effective resume are also prone to the latest trends. While the overall best executive resume format doesn’t shift much, there are elements of a resume that need to be adjusted to ensure you stand out. Your executive resume writer can help you modernize your resume so it attracts the attention you deserve.

2015 205

Game-changing Executive Resume FAQs

Executive Career Brand

5 questions my clients ask me most often about resumes and other career documents. My resume stinks. Start by making your executive resume an interesting read. If your executive resume is still partying like it’s 1999 , you need to think like a resume branding pr o, with 10 Do’s and Don’ts. And always be mindful that grammar and spelling errors really matter in your resume, biography, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, and any other personal marketing content.

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Résumé Help – Business Management Candidate

Careers Done Write

Today we are showcasing the résumé of candidate who does not have a clear path in terms of his work history. As a result, I am left wondering what this candidate is interested in doing. One of the challenges this candidate faces is in positioning. Resume Help resume

Does Your Resume Match the Job Description?

Professional Resume Services

When you first sit down to write your resume from scratch, it’s normal to sit there for several minutes before you write your first word. Where to begin writing an effective resume is difficult, especially in today’s competitive world. But even if you have a resume you’ve used in the past, chances are some significant adjustments need to be made if you’re searching for a new job. Here are some tips to consider when writing your resume.

2018 135

Get Noticed: 9 Simple Tips for Creating a Great Resume

Career Alley

Great Resume! Writing a great resume is not an easy task and although the overall unemployment rate is down, competition for the best jobs at the best companies continues to increase. Hiring managers now have a large pool of talented candidates to choose from. Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter Cover Letter Resume

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Will Your Creative Resume Hurt or Help?

Professional Resume Services

Writing an effective resume requires t he proper format. Resumes that get you hired need to stand apart from the thousands of other resumes companies may receive for a given job listing. For this reason, many people think it’s best to get creative when writing an effective resume. Unfortunately, resumes and cover letters that are too unusual can raise red flags and prevent employers from even looking at them.

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The Top 5 Biggest Executive Resume Violations

Professional Resume Services

Avoid these mistakes on resumes that get you hired. When writing resumes that get you hired, it’s evident you need to make sure yours stands out from the hundreds or thousands of others a company receives. Professional executive resume writers will tell you otherwise. This is why it’s often best to work with professional resume writing services to ensure you stand out while following the rules. There’s no need to write this statement on your resume.

2015 192

Best of the Year Executive Resume Writing Tips and Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Are you convinced you can write your own executive resume? If you’ve been in on the hiring process at your company for some time, and have been in a position to review resumes of candidates, you may have a good handle on what should and shouldn’t be in a resume. […]. The post Best of the Year Executive Resume Writing Tips and Strategies appeared first on Executive Career Brand. Maybe you can.

Better Candidate Experience = Sustainability For Us All


Recently I observed a candidate experience that went something like this; the recruiting team was pushing for a self imposed deadline for an interview day. A couple days before the ‘big day’ a few of the candidates that had been through the normal and fairly rigorous screening process needed to reschedule. To meet the SLA’s for the business unit, like any good recruiting team that try to circumvent the process to make sure the hiring managers have a full slate of candidates.

5 Online Safety Considerations for Candidates

Undercover Recruiter

The rise of job search websites has made it easier than ever to get your candidate’s resume in front of potential employers. To help you out, we’ve put together this list of precautions your candidates can take to ensure they. 5 Online Safety Considerations for Candidates. Recruiting candidate CV Tips Cybersecurity job search Online Resume & CV Writing Resume Tips

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Costly Resume Mistakes and Their Simple Fixes

Professional Resume Services

Bad resumes and cover letters are the quickest way to turn off an employer. Unless potential employers are considering internal candidates, their first impressions of job candidates come from resumes and cover letters. The top mistake job seekers make is failing to even include cover letters for resumes. Read on to learn about the other common mistakes job seekers make on their resumes and cover letters.

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Common Grammar Rules For Resumes

Career Realism

The simple purpose of the resume is to get you noticed and have employers contact you for an interview. To achieve this, resumes will typically break some common grammar rules. Employers won't be asking whose resume it is when your name is already on it, front and center.

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4 Reasons Why a Professional Executive Resume Writer is Worth the Investment

Professional Resume Services

A resume today is perceived differently than it was several years ago. Your resume should not only highlight your past achievements. This means the days of writing one general resume and sending it out to multiple employers are over. The best professional resume writers can help you target your resume for the short-term, while also setting a solid foundation for the long-term. It’s easy to write about your achievements when writing resumes and cover letters.

2019 153

When You Can’t Find Candidates

Hiring Technical People

At the panel, some managers bemoaned the fact they couldn’t find qualified candidates around a specific technology. The problem is if you can’t find the candidates, it’s not the technology, it’s you. Spend five minutes on your hiring strategy and save yourself hours on review resumes. And, you’ll know how to find those candidates. hiring strategy candidates technologyLast weekend, at GLSEC , there was a panel.

The 6-Second Resume Challenge

Professional Resume Services

According to a famous study, employers spend an average of six seconds scanning a resume before deciding whether the candidate is worth calling for an interview. Here are a few tips in executive resume writing that will get you that call. Using an executive resume cover letter is the best way to get noticed right out of the gate. While your friends may call you ‘Buttercup,’ your resume should not. Your executive profile needs to pass the test.

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Resume Help: Profile Power

Careers Done Write

Today we are reviewing Clark’s resume. His resume could be excellent, if the profile was not a total turn-off. However, the profile fails to pitch Clark for the top-tier candidate that he is. In those precious few words, you have one chance to communicate why you are the candidate worthy of consideration. If you would like help with your resume, contact me. I would be happy to create a powerful profile (and resume) for you.

2015 156

How to Prepare Candidates for Job Interviews?

Recruit CRM

Preparing a candidate for the selection process with a client is the ‘last mile’ effort for any recruiter. Many times ‘good’ candidates are clueless on selection processes and how to face them. Resume. Most candidates are not regular job seekers and resume.

2020 52

The Latest Resume Tools To Help You Get The Interview

Ms. Career Girl

With unemployment rates at all-time lows and business booming, it’s a candidate’s market. Whether you are a recent graduate looking to break into your first career job or a seasoned professional moving on, you should have little trouble getting a bite on your resume. The fact is, over the past several years technology has drastically changed the way employers evaluate your resume. The latest resume tools use the same technology ATS systems use.

2019 171

Resume Help: Finance Executive

Careers Done Write

One of the most common resume issues is underselling or not selling at all. Today’s candidate has climbed the ladder to hold highly-responsible senior-level positions. However, each of the job descriptions on her resume is nothing more than a list of duties. What they are really interested in seeing is how a candidate excelled in a position. After reviewing the resume example, consider these four ways that this finance executive can improve her resume.

2015 156

Elevate Your Executive Resume From Bland to BRAND

Executive Career Brand

They use wimpy verbs like “Responsible for” and “Managed” in their LinkedIn profiles and executive resumes. As a writer, I’m always looking for better words when I’m writing LinkedIn profiles, executive resumes, biographies, etc. Creating a vibrant executive resume and LinkedIn profile takes more than strong writing. Writing resumes and LinkedIn profile content is not easy. You may not be able to write your own resume.

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Writing Your Board of Directors Resume: Know Your Audience

Career Trend

Writing Your Board of Directors (BOD) Resume Recruiters hiring for board-level candidates have requirements unique from recruiters filling a corporate executive-level role. Understanding the audience’s distinctive needs is imperative when building a board of directors resume. Overlap in writing your resume for these two targets naturally will occur.

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