There are a lot of ways to get your resume in front of the right people, and your best chance for success is to do everything you can to get yourself out there. One of the easiest actions you can take is to post your resume on several job sites to increase your chances of finding your next opportunity. It’s free on most sites so it’s worth taking advantage of. You could be found by your future employer, or even a recruiter could take an interest in your background and then do the work for you.Read More
The job market is more brutally competitive now than ever before. According to Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, only 2% of job applicants actually make it to the interview stage, meaning that a whopping 98% of candidates are eliminated on the back of an inadequate CV.Read More
Viriginia Franco is one of approx. 60 Executive Resume writers certified by the National Résumé Writers Association as a National Certified Résumé Writer) and hold a Certified Professional Résumé Writer certification with the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches.Read More
The basics of a resume are really pretty boring. Technically, it’s a list of what you’ve accomplished professionally. In a stack of hundreds of others, either in physical or electronic format, yours can be easily buried and forgotten. You deserve better than that, though. The majority of human resources staff say they spend less than 2 minutes looking at a resume. That’s just 120 seconds to show the reader that the person on paper is worth the opportunity to land the job.Read More
You might be surprised, but one of the top mistakes many recent grads make in job applications is including a photo in their resume when it is not required. Unlike social media where a display photo is quite common, resumes typically do not accompany pictures unless it is an understood requirement of the industry (i.e. modeling, acting, etc).Read More
Some candidates aren't willing to share information about their jobs, believing that recruiters will find it boring and irrelevant. The truth is that your current job and positions you've held before are much more important in the eyes of recruiters. Here's how to describe a job in your resume and make it look like a start of a great career.Read More
Once you get the interview you need to convince the Hiring Manager to hire you. But how? In today's podcast you'll hear to from Donn LeVie Jr. Donn is a former hiring manager turned career author.Read More
When it comes to putting together your resume many people do it wrong. They include stuff that doesnt really belong. In this article you will learn from the painful mistakes of others, and how to avoid these major resume fouls.Read More
Many students do not know how to formulate a resume when they apply for getting jobs after the completion of their education. This article will give you some effective tips for constructing your resume right the first time.Read More
The first thing a recruiter does is scan your resume. Those first 6 seconds are the most important. Will your resume catch their eye? This article shares some tips about optimizing your resume for eye-tracking.Read More
We asked some recruiter pals what they look for when they first come across a resume. Use these points to enhance your resume before you apply to your next job. If you want to get the interview, pay attention to what recruiters want to see.Read More
Resumes are going visual. In this 25 minute podcast, Hannah Morgan, the Career Sherpa talks about this trend and how job seekers need to get more visual in their personal marketing. Listen to the episode on the page, download the MP3 or find the show on iTunes. Just search for "careercloud radio".Read More
Wrapping up your time in college can be an exciting and mysterious few months. That shiny new degree will look great, but how will you complete the ever-important skills portion of your resume? Many employers are looking for similar skills, but it’s tough to know where to start. Fear not! The following are the top ten skills that you can pick up in six months or less to impress potential employers.Read More
Here's a list of just some of the topics you will hear.
* Paint a picture of the perfect resume...what does it look like….?
* Biggest mistakes people make on their resume are?
* Why don't job seekers put more effort into their resumes? as a recruiter i think 99% all look the same…gaps...moms...
* How can social media help job seekers? examples…
* Do you have any client success stories you can talk about?
* Whats the future of resumes? is paper resume disappearing?
* Last words of advice for job hunters...