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.

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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.

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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. How many pages should my resume be? Should I have a biography to supplement my resume?

5 Resume Changes That Will Make You A Perfect Candidate

Career Realism

If you find yourself on the verge of a career change, take a look at the story your resume tells. Here are a few resume changes you need to make in order to paint a picture of a perfect candidate: 1. Why might a company be interested in that candidate?

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.

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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. You have narrowed the candidate funnel too early.

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What Makes a Great Executive Resume?

Professional Resume Services

Executive resume writers can help you craft a great resume. In this blog article, we’ve compiled a list of great tips to help executive resume writers craft the best possible resume. Keep Images Out of Your Resume.

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.

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5 Online Safety Considerations for Candidates

The 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.

LinkedIn’s New Open Candidates Tool – Just What Your Job Search Needed

Career Realism

LinkedIn’s New Open Candidates Tool – Just What Your Job Search Needed. This element of social media has made searching and applying for jobs easier by launching new features such as Open Candidates to help job seekers like you without alerting your current employer.

Improve Your Resume with Stronger Accomplishments

Ms. Career Girl

The post Improve Your Resume with Stronger Accomplishments appeared first on Ms. Resume writing. Fortunately for you, though, there are hundreds of tips and tricks for writing and designing strong resumes available online. bulking up their resume simultaneously.

Mobile Recruiting: What Do Candidates Want? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

Mobile recruiting – it’s a growing trend, but what do the candidates applying want from it? Takeaways: 43% of active candidates use mobile devices to upload resumes to a career app. Mobile Recruiting: What Do Candidates Want?

10 Warning Signs You Should Look for in a Candidate

The Undercover Recruiter

A resume may. 10 Warning Signs You Should Look for in a Candidate. Hiring Recruiting candidate Job Interview Recruitment red flag warningMaking a hiring decision can be risky for a business.

How to Help Your Candidates Create a Resume for the 21st Century

The Undercover Recruiter

Being a recruiter is a job that requires that you put a solid amount of work into preparing your candidates for the highly dynamic job market. How to Help Your Candidates Create a Resume for the 21st Century. Recruiting 21st Century Job skills Nona Madzharova Resume & CV Writin

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Three Reasons Resumes Are So Significant

Professional Resume Services

The best resume writing service will help you stand out. Some people might think in a highly digitized world resumes would have become a thing of the past. With this understanding comes the responsibility of making sure you create resumes that get you hired.

The Best Ways to Tweak Your Resume to Match a Position

Professional Resume Services

Professional executive resume writers can help you tweak your resume. There are some useful points in a job posting you can use when writing a professional resume and cover letter. Here are some tips for tweaking your resume to match the position you are trying to obtain.

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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. Incorporate these into your resume for the best results.

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How to Use Phone Interviews to Screen Candidates


Phone interviews give you an easy way to do a quick assessment of a candidate. They do not require coordinating schedules of an interview panel or arranging time for a candidate to come in, and they can be done wherever you have cell reception. Review applications & resumes.

What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates?

Career Realism

What Does Fast Track Hiring Mean For Candidates? Some organizations, attempting to deal with shortages of candidates and much needed skills, are implementing “fast track” hiring. But because it’s now an emerging trend, it’s important to examine the implications for candidates.

How Candidates Should Act During the Hiring Process

The Undercover Recruiter

The recruiter/candidate relationship can sometimes be a tricky one. Sometimes a candidate does […]. How Candidates Should Act During the Hiring Process. You both need to be on the same page in order to get to the ultimate goal: a successful hire.

6 Ways You Fail to Show Personality on Your Resume

Ms. Career Girl

When you’re a recruiter, sometimes you cannot but marvel at the uniformity of most candidatesresumes. For some reason, most candidates write generic resumes even if they themselves aren’t generic people. After all, your resume is your main career branding document.

What’s the Best Executive Resume Format and Length?

Executive Career Brand

When I speak with executive job seekers, one of the first things they often ask me is how their resume stacks up. Often these lucky job seekers haven’t needed a resume, and have missed the boat on the new resume strategies. Send these people all three resume versions.

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10 of the Biggest Pet Peeves Recruiters Have About Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

Whether it’s poorly written resumes, or making avoidable mistakes in an interview, recruiters all have their pet peeves when it comes to candidates, and time after time candidates make silly mistakes that cost them an interview or even the role. 10 of the Biggest Pet Peeves Recruiters Have About Candidates. Hiring Recruiting annoyance candidates Interview job seeker pet peeves Recruitment Resume & CV Writing

Three Things That Make Your Resume Skippable Instead of Successful

Professional Resume Services

The job market and its requirements are constantly shifting, so much so that what would have been fine to include on a resume years back is considered far less passable today. Below we’ve gathered a list of items you should exclude the next time you update your resume.

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13 Interview Questions You Should Be Asking Finance Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

If your interview process is lacking strategic thought, you’re likely to miss out on valuable insight — both positive and negative — on your finance candidates. Here are 13 questions you should be asking your finance job candidates today: 1. Looking for better finance hires?

RIP the Resume with Torin Ellis

Competitive Resumes

It’s time to get your resume strategy ready for your graduate job search or your next opportunity. Torin Ellis, winner of Top Recruiter ( is back with his new book, Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep ! Interview Resume

Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Resume Bear

Two years ago while applying for jobs, I spent hours worrying about my resume. Thinking about how to improve my resume kept me up at night because I knew that document was my chance to get noticed for an open position. career job jobs Online Resume resume resumebear

Adding Testimonials to Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your resume is the one surefire way to market who you are and what you can do. Top resume writing services understand this. As such, your resume will be scrutinized in every way possible during the hiring process. While there are many improvements you can make to your resume, one of the easier ways is to add testimonials. If the selection is between you and another candidate, you will need extra support tipping the scales in your favor.

Would HR Managers Review YOUR Resume?

Career Realism

Would HR Managers Review YOUR Resume? If there’s one thing clear in the field of career advice, it’s the plethora of recommendations and “tips” on how to craft an effective resume. Fortunately, there is fairly strong agreement on some aspects of resume content.

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.

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

When was the last time you used your executive resume? If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job. or you’re not happy with your resume. The 10-step Executive Resume Worksheet.

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

How to Update and Revive Your Over-Edited, Old Executive Resume. So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. Pity the poor people they’ve been sending these resumes to.

What Are the Most Common Resume Mistakes That Candidates Make? #UROpinion

The Undercover Recruiter

Resumes are tough to perfect and unfortunately job seekers continue to make the same errors time after time, which can let them down on their hunt for a new job. What Are the Most Common Resume Mistakes That Candidates Make? UROpinion Resume & CV Writing

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4 Telling Traits Of A Maverick Candidate

Career Realism

” But what exactly do I mean when talking about a maverick candidate? 4 Telling Traits Of A Maverick Candidate. Tim Windhof is a published and enthusiastic Resume Writer and Career Coach who is fascinated by helping people take their careers to the next level.

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017

Career Realism

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017. Related: 2016 Resume Trends – The New, The Now & What You Must Know. I hope it provides you with some much needed encouragement and optimism as you take a good look at your resume and start making changes for 2017. Work It Daily.

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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.

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LinkedIn Alternatives for Online Resumes

Career Alley

The traditional resume is being slowly being outdated, and the number of networks that allow you to share your resume online (like LinkedIn) have grown substantially over the last few years. The best way to spend your time is to use on or more of the many online resume services.

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume

Career Realism

4 Tips For Writing A Powerful Resume. The first challenge with your resume is getting it in the hands of an actual person. Related: 5 Key Resume Writing Tips For The Over 50 Job Seeker. The ATS is meant to boil down the deluge to an actual candidate pool.

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.

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. […].