Your resume and cover letter should combine to deliver an effective “one-two punch” that grabs the positive attention needed to land an interview. Though many think the cover letter has become obsolete because of online resume posting, in reality the cover letter is equally important in electronic and paper applications. Typical business standards of communication [...]
Resumes have traditionally been used to communicate the facts of your education and training that qualify you for job openings. More recently, job seekers have tried spicing up their resumes by using colored paper, fancy fonts, and other flourishes. Although artistically appealing, none of these approaches is effective in getting an interview. The most effective [...]
Cover letters can contain just as many red flags to a prospective employer as a resume – and can end your chances of getting an interview just as fast.
Cover letters, however, have a language all their own… often made worse by overly-verbose authors, dispensing too much information or not doing their homework.
So, to help you [...]
Increase the effectiveness of your resume through the productive use of technology. While being tech-savvy with your resume definitely includes posting to job websites, successful job candidates go far beyond the basics. Knowledge of leading edge uses of technology, in addition to basic Internet posting procedures, will help set your resume apart from the competition!
“It’s all in the details.” This old adage also applies to your resume. Getting the details right will land you that interview! The resume is your first impression. Make sure you send the right message by getting the details across in a powerful presentation.
1. Remember the Purpose of the Resume
A resume is designed to land [...]
We’ve all been there… reading a job posting’s exciting title, and then the laundry list of qualifications that we don’t have (but really wish we did).
“I don’t have all those skills yet. But if they’d just gimme a chance, I know I’d totally rock at this job,” you think to yourself.
So, you tailor your resume [...]
What message do hiring managers get when they read your resume? Without realizing it, you may be sending mixed messages. Aligning your job search with your current goals is a part of the resume-writing process many people don’t even stop to consider. As a result, resumes can sabotage your job search due [...]
Although the job market is opening up a bit, it remains very competitive. In a tight job market, only the most unique individuals stand out. The first strategy to help separate yourself from the pack is a resume update, even if your resume is only a few years old. Attract positive interest by revamping your [...]