Avoid the Resume Clone Wars: Tell Your Story!

As a hiring manager (read: non-human resource professional) who has recruited, interviewed and hired interns, entry-level and mid-level professionals, I have one word for those who insist a resume always be in a certain font or be structured in a certain way…
“Really?”
Honestly, when I review a resume (and maybe cover letter) I’m interested in getting […]

10 Most Common Resume Goofs

It’s very easy to make one of the most common resume mistakes. They’re the kind of errors that you never notice till its too late. When was the last time you checked your resume for the 10 most common resume goofs?Ten Most Common Resume Goofs.
1. Email Errors
One of the most common goofs we see is […]

5 Hidden Resume Killers!

You may think you have the perfect resume, but you keep getting overlooked for all kinds of positions, and you can’t figure out what’s happening! Perhaps you are sabotaging yourself in ways you don’t recognize.
Almost everyone is aware of obvious job search killers in resumes, such as spelling and grammatical errors; however hidden mistakes […]

Sales Resume Tips from an Executive Recruiter

If you’re looking for a job in sales, you’re in luck. You’ve got CyberCoders Executive Recruiter Marie Cravey on your side! Placing sales candidates with great companies is her forte.
Cravey sat down with me recently and went through an anonymous candidate’s sales resume. Point by point, she went over the most common errors, little known […]

6 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Resume’s Impact

You’ve written your resume and cover letter, spent hours trying to capture what makes you unique. The problem is – it’s not working. You are not getting calls. Perhaps it is time to drop back and examine your resume for some of these common mistakes people make when constructing their own resumes.
1. You skim the […]

Top 5 Words Recruiters Look for in Resumes

As job seekers work to perfect their resume, it’s important for them to know what recruiters are looking for. According to CareerBuilder, there are five keywords most HR managers look for on resumes. If job seekers are able to match their experience with these types of skills and experience, recruiters will be more likely to […]

8 Ways to Get Your Resume Sent to the Recycling Bin

Your resume is the foundation of your job search. And if it’s not up to par, it’s likely to hold you back from ever moving forward in the hiring process.
In the current job market, hiring managers are dealing with huge applicant pools for each job listing, as well as a shortened amount of time for […]

The Evolution of the Resume in the 21st Century [WEBINAR]

In the past, resumes were often One Size Fits All cookie-cutter productions, and the idea was to produce a document that strictly followed accepted conventions and the final product was intended to be a comprehensive fact sheet that told perspective employers all about the duties and responsibilities a person acquired in their previous positions.
Then more […]

How to Deal with Tricky Issues on Your Resume

It would be so great if our work experience were to be a glistening straight line of continuous work, punctuated by promotions and superior accomplishments.  The truth is that for most of us, life happened causing numerous career zigzags, sputters and interruptions.
In today’s economy there is little tolerance for less than perfectly aligned skills and […]

Tip #12: Write an Exciting Cover Letter, Not a Boring One

In the last article we talked about the three components employers look for in job candidates. Now we’re going to look at avoiding boring cover letters. Your cover letters allow you to show your personality and demonstrate your strengths. What’s your take on the following opening paragraph?
I read on Monster.com of a marketing communications writer […]