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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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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 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.

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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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?

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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?

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How Do Employers Find Their Ideal Candidate?

Career Realism

Recently on LinkedIn, someone asked how business owners, recruiters, and HR executives find their best candidates. There are five key steps that employers take in evaluating a candidate: 1. Check the resume for job history and skills. Check the resume for intangibles.

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.

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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.

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.

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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?

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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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?

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 Nightmares: Part One

Career Realism

Resume Nightmares: Part One. Related: The Right Resume Format To Get You Noticed. I present this introduction because, over the last two years, I’ve been voluntarily reviewing resumes for many people, with a particular focus on veterans. I just received a resume to review.

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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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How to Hire the Best of the Long Term Unemployed Candidates

Evil HR Lady

Here’s some of the feedback I received: If you’ve never sent out over 200+resumes/applications and received only one phone call from a headhunter who asked me to take less than the stated hourly rate, gotten a few cursory acknowledgment emails, and no other real-life contact, then you don’t know what it is to be job-hunting these days. To read more, click here: How to Hire the Best of the Long Term Unemployed Candidates.

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Candidates are King: How to Maximise Your Most Placeable People

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’ve experienced a candidate-driven market, you’ll know that it means great candidates can pick and choose between employers, which can be difficult for a recruiter to manage. Candidates are King: How to Maximise Your Most Placeable People.

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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

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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.

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4 Advantages Internal Candidates Have Over You (And What You Can Do About It)

Career Realism

4 Advantages Internal Candidates Have Over You (And What You Can Do About It). You send in your resume and cover letter, and eagerly await a response from the employer. Once again, you lost out on a job because of an internal candidate. Who can compete with internal candidates?

How Do Employers Find Their Ideal Candidate?

Career Realism

A little while back, someone asked how business owners, recruiters, and HR executives find their best candidates. There are five key steps that employers take in evaluating a candidate: 1. Photo Credit: Shutterstock The post How Do Employers Find Their Ideal Candidate?

Boring Old Resume Objective Vs. Branding Statement

Career Realism

Boring Old Resume Objective Vs. Branding Statement. For the amount of time you spend writing and rewriting your resume it can be very disheartening to know the time spent by hiring managers reading your resume is minimal. Work It Daily. If you brand it will they come?

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Degrees and Certificates to make your resume stand out

Cube Rules

Because job competition is so fierce, candidates need to have the right degree or certification to make their resumes stand out. Every one of the following degrees or certificates will make your resume more attractive and appealing. Job Search Resume Tips

Education vs. Experience: Where to Place What, Where on Your Resume

Ms. Career Girl

The post Education vs. Experience: Where to Place What, Where on Your Resume appeared first on Ms. Whether you want to start your career after finishing school or you desire to further your career with a new opportunity, you want your resume to earn you a spot on the shortlist of candidates.

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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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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.

4 Tips To Updating The Old Resume

Career Realism

Whether you’ve remained employed and happy for many years, but now need to find new employment or you’ve had a change of heart on your career, having to take the resume out and update it is a daunting process. RELATED : Need to write a resume? Check out his Resume Writing Service.

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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. The vast majority of resumes were very well written and had good formats. Resumes Career advice Careers Job Search

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