Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

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By: Brenda Bernstein
If you're a new graduate or still in school and looking for work, you might be baffled as to why your resume isn't getting you interviews. Your skills and experience are perfect of the job—so why are the companies not calling? You might feel like your resume is going down a black hole. Here are some tips to help your resume stand out to both humans and computers so that you start getting called for the interviews you want: 1. Don’t be afraid to say where you’re going.More
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By: Martin Yate, CPC
There have been claims recently that cover letters are a waste of time and that you’ll get more interviews if you stop using them. A study also came out that implied the exact opposite: it said that “only” 93% of hiring managers like to see a cover letter with a resume. No wonder you’re confused. Let’s clear up that confusion.More
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