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Resume Writing

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2009 52

Keeping Your Resume Manageable and Avoiding Clutter

Jennifer Anthony

Here are some tips to help you clean it up… Rethink Your Career Goal One way to clean up your resume is to rethink exactly what it is you’re looking for in your career.

2010 130

Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job

Jennifer Anthony

Social Media and Your Job Search → Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job Posted on April 29, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Peggy McKee Do you feel like you’re sending your resume down endless black holes?

2010 130

Stop Boring the Hiring Manager With Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

If your resume consists mainly of bullet points that only list your previous responsibilities and duties, then you’re doing yourself a great disservice in your job hunt-and you’re boring the hiring manager or recruiter who’s reviewing your resume.

2010 130

Sell Yourself: Use Numbers in Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Candidate A uses phrases such as, “saved the company money by streamlining the inventory process,” “fielded telephone calls with efficiency while maintaining customer satisfaction,” and “managed a team of salespeople.”

2010 130

Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters?

Jennifer Anthony

You want them to know you are interested, but there is a fine line between pestering the hiring manager and showing your enthusiasm. Giving it a week to calm down before hitting them with the follow up is courteous because hiring managers are usually overwhelmed by the influx of responses.

2009 130

Will Your Resume Survive the First Glance?

Jennifer Anthony

Posted on June 16, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Imagine you are a hiring manager. Exactly how many people have you managed? The majority of hiring managers are completely turned off by misspellings and grammatical errors.

2010 130

Keeping Unimportant Information Out of Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Depending on the information you include, you may find that hiring managers are actually turned off by your resume. If hiring managers need references, they know to ask for them, so you can save this space for something more important.

2010 130

How to Make Sure That Your Resume's Formatting is Perfect

Jennifer Anthony

In other words, if you don’t have a decent setup, many hiring managers won’t give your resume a second look. Keep Your Paragraphs Brief One major turnoff for hiring managers is to see extremely dense paragraphs on a resume.

2010 130

How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want

Jennifer Anthony

Hiring managers are too busy to try to figure out what you want to accomplish. You may benefit from a career coach at this point. Find out the industry keywords that are hot in your career field and put them into your resume.

2009 130

Five Most Common Resume Mistakes

Jennifer Anthony

→ Five Most Common Resume Mistakes Posted on November 1, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony by Jennifer Anthony Designated Resume Rockstar Aside from the typical proofreading errors, there are five resume mistakes that hiring managers and recruiters commonly see while reviewing resumes.

2009 130

Top 5 Common Cover Letter Pitfalls to Avoid

Jennifer Anthony

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Expedite Your Job Search With a Dollar-Driven Executive Resume

Jennifer Anthony

You might find that the traditional resume components–career titles, management assignments, projects, and education–aren’t enough anymore. When mining your career history for cost savings, don’t forget to look at systems that you created.

2009 130

Types of Resume Writing Service Providers — Choose Carefully

Jennifer Anthony

If they aren’t actively writing client projects, they can usually be found networking with hiring managers, attending job fairs, polishing their skills at industry conferences, or reading up on the latest employment trends. At the university level, there are career services offices.

2010 130

Don’t Let Fear Scare You Out of a New Job

Careers Done Write

Let hiring managers know you haven’t been sitting at home licking your wounds. Consider possible part-time volunteer activities that still allow enough time to mount a strong career search campaign. Please check out these blog posts that are joining mine in supporting Job Action Day 2010: Quintessential Careers Blog, Third annual Job Action Day arrives with job-seekers struggling with a new and more challenging future of work, future of job-hunting.

2010 127

Social Media and Your Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

– © Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers.

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Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog.

2008 52

The Power of the Words on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Passive terms like ‘Responsible for…’, ‘Worked with…’, and ‘Duties included…’ give the hiring manager the perception that you performed only at the minimum level expected of you-that you met your job requirements but fell short of delivering more.

2010 130

Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading

Jennifer Anthony

– © Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers.

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Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog.

2008 52

Tell Me About Yourself: What’s Your Story?

Tim's Strategy

Some of you may know I spent a few days last week in Las Vegas sharing a presentation on “marketing for career experts&# at the Career Management Alliance Conference. The basics of career-propelling stories. How to use storytelling throughout your career.

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Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog.

2008 52

TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

Jennifer Anthony

Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search and tagged TheLadders.

2010 130

September is International Update Your Resume Month

Jennifer Anthony

That’s right; Career Directors International has declared September as International Update Your Resume Month. 4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now Did you enjoy this?

The Ladders Resume Writing Service – Scam or Not? | Jennifer.

Jennifer Anthony

I saved the post as a PDF just in case this “employee” decides it was career suicide to write that about an employer online and removes his/her post.

2009 130

What does chocolate have to do with resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

2009 130

Try This Before Writing Your Executive Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Find Your Target Many executives find that their varied professional pasts leave them itching to include their entire career on their resumes to make themselves more accessible to a wide range of industries.

2010 141

A Resume Critique You Can Benefit From

Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog.

2009 52

Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Jennifer Anthony

Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search , social networking and tagged LinkedIn , online networking , social networking.

2010 151

Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For.

Jennifer Anthony

On average, you only have about 10 seconds or less to grab and keep the attention of the hiring manager as they read your cover letter. Use some personality and really sell the hiring manager on why you are the best and only candidate for this job.

Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Example: Drove business development initiatives, program management, call center, and field service operations. Directed a seven-person team and managed a $4 million operating budget. Hopelessly confused and unable to manage your way out of a paper bag?

2010 130

Tweet Job Tweet!

Jennifer Anthony

As a job seeker you primarily have two audiences: recruiters/hiring managers and colleagues who can refer you to openings. Fortunately for you, recruiters/hiring managers and colleagues have one very important thing in common.

2010 130

4 Keys to Creating an Interview-Winning Information Technology Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Although the hiring manager will certainly understand the specific programming languages and software you’ve used, the HR screener may very well just be matching up keywords. Related Articles Liz Ryan: Resume Gaps, Blemishes, & Career Shifts: Yikes!

2010 130

The One Question You Must Ask the Interviewer

Jennifer Anthony

You’ll find out, for instance, if the environment is a good fit, if you can work with this manager, and if it’s a place where you can advance your career. Hiring managers are going to have a “formula&# in their heads for what makes a great employee.

2010 130

The Reason So Many Resumes Fail to Generate Interest

Jennifer Anthony

The fact that you were responsible for this or that task or managed a team of x number of people isn’t very interesting and doesn’t tell the reader anything about what you’ve accomplished.

2010 130

The Top 10 LinkedIn Groups For Job Seekers

Jennifer Anthony

These groups are designed for those on the hunt for a new career, new position, new company, or information related to career search. About.com Job Search and Careers. Career Change Central. Career Rocketeer | Career Launch Network.

2010 130

How to Customize Your Resume For Your Profession

Jennifer Anthony

Whether you’re a medical assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinic manager, technologist, physical therapist or physician, you do plenty on your job every day.

2010 130

Job Search – How to Get Your Linkedin Profile to Attract.

Jennifer Anthony

For example, I recently helped a jobseeker who was a city manager. “City manager good under pressure with an intact sense of humor.&# Which one is more likely to make him stand out from all the other city managers on linked in?

2010 130

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Cover Letter

Jennifer Anthony

The ‘To Whom it May Concern&# intro just shows you don’t know how to pick up a phone and call to see who the hiring manager is, or you don’t know how to use Google. For example, if you’re applying for a sales job, try “Sales Team Hiring Manager&#.