Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

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By: Martin Yate, CPC
Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works, you work; and when it doesn’t, you don’t. Unfortunately, technology has revolutionized corporate recruitment, and you may not know what it takes to build a killer resume for today’s job search . Here are seven secrets that form the foundation of every killer resume.More
By: CareerCast.com
A great cover letter opens the door to your candidacy, but a poorly written resume can shut it just as quickly. Part of the problem for many people is that they rarely look at their resume, or ask people that are under-qualified for resume tips. It ends up with you getting a cookie cutter resume with a lot of jargon that will put a hiring manager to sleep. In this economy, that's not going to cut it.More
By: Martin Yate, CPC
Show me a stalled job search and I’ll show you a flawed resume. First of all, to be successful your resume must focus on a specific target job. That general resume, like one size fits all clothing, usually fits no one.More
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:More
By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Cover letters continue to be a mystery to many job seekers. Questions such as what type of information to include, how long should the cover letter be and how to grab a recruiter’s attention plague job seekers as they look to make their application stand out .More
By: Karon Thackston
You hear it all the time, "Your resume is a marketing tool." So why is it that no one ever asks a professional copywriter for advice when writing the most important ad of all time... the one that could land you an interview?More
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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: How do you write a cover letter that gets an employer’s attention? Ask 10 different career experts about cover letters and they will give you 10 different answers. I’m so confused I have no idea what works and what doesn’t. After doing some research, I’ve discovered four major cover letter tips . Can you tell me whether these four cover letter tips are true or false? Every cover letter should have three main thoughts. One good cover letter will work for every employer. A cover letter should convey your personality, style, and taste. Employers don't expect perfection. A typo in your cover letter isn't a sufficient reason to reject your resume. A: Writing the perfect cover letter is a very difficult, if not impossible task. But the four cover letter “tips” you mention definitely need to be addressed. Here is my two cents:More
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By: Taunee Besson, CMF, CareerCast.com Senior Columnist
Q: For the past three years, I've been a senior VP of marketing services for a large bank holding company. My job requires working with several departments, developing new products and services for our commercial customers. I manage projects, offer advice, and coordinate interdepartmental communication. Before getting my current job I was a commercial loan officer, finding deals, cultivating relationships with customers, and seeing the tangible benefits of my work (building renovations, new product developments, etc.).More