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Resumes Win Interviews, but References Win Job Offers

References are vital to a successful resume.

By: Martin Yate, CPC

Resumes win interviews, so like most people your job search has probably focused on writing your and tweaking your resume and landing job interviews. You probably haven't given your references much thought, but in a tough job market references win job offers. You must be certain that your references will seal the deal, not blow it away.

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How to Rock a Virtual Job Fair

woman on virtual job fair video conference

By: CareerCast.com

What if you could guarantee yourself an initial interview with a recruiter without ever leaving the comfort of your couch? What if you could get your resume in front of 5, 10 or even 20 hiring managers–all in the same day?

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? But it is true, thanks to virtual job fairs.

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Are Your References Working For You?

Are Your References Working For You?

By: Martin Yate, CPC

It is said that 75% of employers check references, yet many people never speak to their professional references at all, or do so only at the end of a job search, when a job offer is imminent. This can be a costly mistake.

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Do You Really Know What Your References Are Saying?

Do You Really Know What Your References Are Saying?

By: Randy Woods

It's one of the basics of job search: You have your killer resume, a multitude of networking contacts and a rock-solid list of three to five references to help back up your past performance. But do you really know what these references are saying about you? You may think you've chosen the best, friendliest supervisors who love your work. But they may not always be discussing you in the most favorable light.

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Seven Possible Reasons You Have Not Been Hired Yet

By: Paul A. Greenberg

If you spent a good portion of this year job searching, but are still underemployed or unemployed, there may be ways you can improve your odds of landing a great job. Here are seven tips that may boost your chances of landing your dream job:

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5 Essential Tips for a KILLER LinkedIn Summary

How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Summary

By: Brenda Bernstein

First impressions count and your LinkedIn Summary is the first opportunity a potential employer has to find out who you are beyond a photo and a job title. So, make the most those precious moments.

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