5 Ways to Differentiate Your LinkedIn Profile

William Arruda offers tips for making your LinkedIn profile stand out and attract more employers.

17 Resume Tips that Will Get You that Job Interview

In this article, we explore the role of the resume and the most commonly overlooked tips on improving your resume, so you will get the chance to shine at the job interview.

How to Write a Resume (and Impress Recruiters)

Ask a jobseeker what the most challenging and difficult aspects of a job search is, and you are likely to hear different answers. But you may come across several jobseekers who would readily answer that the toughest part for them is writing up their resume. After all, it is their weapon, their ultimate tool, in order to get their foot in the door, and be … [ Read more ]

How to Write a Career Objective on Your Resume

In this article, we will give you a short introduction on what a career objective is and what makes it different from other similar sections of the resume. We help you decide whether you need one at all or not and show lots of bad and best practices for a better understanding of the best method of writing one.

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right.

Ask the Headhunter: Here’s why your resume isn’t getting traction

The key to job hunting success is people — meeting them, talking with them, and getting them to recommend you to managers. It is a very active process. Here are the most important things you can do in your job search.

12 Words You Need to Delete From Your Resume Right Now

According to a recent study, recruiters spend an average of 6.2 seconds looking at an individual resume. Working with that kind of attention span and operating with limited space, resume writers need to make every word count. With this in mind, it might be time to a take a critical look at your resume or CV (or even your LinkedIn profile) and root out terms … [ Read more ]

10 Resume Mistakes to Avoid

The goal of a resume is to let a potential employer know why you’re the best person for the job. Here are 10 practices that impede that goal.

Six of the Most Common Resume Flaws (and How to Fix Them)

When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). Is there a way to smooth over these résumé imperfections—without being dishonest? You betcha.

You just have to get creative, be upfront, and do a little rebranding. We spoke … [ Read more ]

A Trick To Get Your Resume Past Applicant Tracking Systems

When you apply for a job at a larger firm, there’s a high chance that your resume will be scanned by a filtering software for words related to certain job vacancies. This kind of automation process will also reject your resume if it doesn’t “meet traditional, business-dictated document formatting,” writes Rick Gillis in his book Job!: Learn How to Find Your Next Job In 1 … [ Read more ]

How to Generate More Interviews with Your Resume

It’s a situation pretty much everyone finds themselves in at some point during their careers: sending your resume out to scores of recruiters and/or hiring agents…and not hearing anything back. Before you consider giving up on your ideal job, here are three powerful tweaks you can execute that will immediately increase the amount of attention your resume receives.

3 Ways to Emphasize Your ROI on Your Resume

If you’ve made a significant difference at past employers, but your resume doesn’t provide this evidence, you’ll lose your shot at winning an interview (while employers hire your competition instead). Consider adding these quantifiable measures of your performance to your resume

Selling Yourself in 45 Seconds or Less

An employer might give your résumé all of 45 seconds. To make the most of that brief time, start with this advice for job seekers age 50-plus.

How Can I Make Sure My Resume Gets Past Resume Robots and into a Human’s Hand?

Employers and hiring managers are turning more than ever to resume screening software, thanks to the overwhelming number of job applications they get. It pays to know how these systems (called Applicant Tracking Systems or Automated Resume Screeners) work so you can make your resume more relevant to the job you’re applying for. Here’s a brief overview of how the software analyzes your resume and … [ Read more ]

Top 5 Mistakes on Executive Resumes

If you haven’t updated your resume in a while, you may be surprised by some of the changes in what recruiters and employers want to see.

Top 10 Ways to Rock Your Resumé

Whether you’re looking for a new job or just pruning up your paperwork, one of the keys to nabbing the job you want is creating a successful resumé. Here are our top 10 ways to make sure yours stands out.

RezScore

RezScore is a webapp analyzes your uploaded resume and provides surprisingly accurate advice. If you’re applying for a new job and need to get your resume in shape, it could be a very helpful tool.

The functionality of RezScore is very, very simple. You upload a resume, opt in or out of being contacted about further help, and RezScore generates a page full of advice to … [ Read more ]

Hiring a Résumé Writer? Ask These Questions First

Before you sign on for a pricey résumé make sure the service you hire can deliver on its promises. Know the answers to these five things before you decide.