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Category: Resume

What is a ‘Vine’ Resume – and Will It Work for You?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 16, 2013 at 2:00 am

Until I’d read a Mashable.com article on the first-ever ‘vine’ resume, I’d never heard of it or Dawn Siff. Apparently, Ms. Siff used Twitter’s Vine to search for a position. Interesting concept. Somewhat entertaining. There stands Ms. Siff holding a Rubik’s cube to indicate her strategic skills. She brandishes a light saber to show that... » Read Full Article

5 Deadly Resume Mistakes

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

Watched a YouTube video that details the author’s take on the worst mistakes any candidate can make on a resume. The video posed some good points that I’d like to share and expand upon. 1. Using Someone Else’s Copy for Your Resume I have to admit, this is a first for me. I never considered... » Read Full Article

Why Passive Job Seekers are in Demand

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

First, you might ask – what in the world is a passive job seeker? According to an article on Mashable.com, a passive job seeker is one who “currently has a job but would be open to taking a better one.” As we’re all painfully aware, many employers are now putting these dreaded words in their... » Read Full Article

Tech Jobs with High Pay and the Resume You Need to Win Them

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

Historically, information technology positions have paid well. Even with the struggling economy that truth hasn’t changed. In a recent article, Salary.com presented nine high-paying tech jobs with salaries between $50,000 and $100,000 annually. Here’s their list: Data Architect Median salary: $100,717 These individuals create database systems, while also enhancing data transfer between them. In this field,... » Read Full Article

Resume Tips from a Top Recruiter

AUTHOR: Vicki H.
POSTED: June 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

I recently viewed a video by Kimberly Bishop, a nationally recognized job search expert. In it, Bishop provides her top resume tips, offering valuable insight from the recruiter’s side of the table. According to Bishop, these are the major areas to consider when crafting your resume or having it professionally written. I’ve added comments with... » Read Full Article

Recent Grads Creatively Build Experience Into Their Resumes

AUTHOR: Terri Tierney Clark
POSTED: June 4, 2013 at 7:31 am

College graduates are all too familiar with the challenges of job searching in an economy that hasn’t fully recovered from its five-year trough. Every October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys recent graduates to determine their employment picture. The latest reported data, from October 2011, shows 12.6 percent unemployment for recent grads versus 7.3 percent... » Read Full Article

We thought a little levity was in order….

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 31, 2013 at 2:00 am

It’s Friday, so we’re loosening up a bit and bringing you a lighter look at job search. We found this cartoon on Mashable. The cartoon is by Josh Mecouch of Formal Sweatpants. Is it just me or does the job seeker resemble a young Bill Gates? For more laughs, check out ResumeEdge’s Resume Richard video. Have a great weekend! It’s... » Read Full Article

Is Your Resume Irritating a Hiring Manager?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

None of us want to risk having our resume deleted or tossed out because the content and appearance made a hiring manager groan. Trouble is, not everyone knows what’s standard and acceptable in resumes. Especially the kind that hiring managers want to read.   (Photo Credit) An excellent article on Mashable detailed pet peeves for those... » Read Full Article

Data You Should Not Put on Your Resume

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 7, 2013 at 2:00 am

Watched an interesting YouTube presentation the other day regarding five items a candidate should never put on a resume. The items break down into these categories: Personal Information That would include information hiring managers in the US aren’t allowed, by law, to ask. Such as: Your date of birth Martial status Religious affiliation Sexual orientation... » Read Full Article

Resume Success Tips for 2013

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: May 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

Resumes have evolved over the years, the same as everything else. Two decades ago, a resume was simply a listing of professional tasks and academic history. An objective statement was generally at the top, telling the hiring manager what the candidate was looking for. Little thought was given as to what the targeted company was... » Read Full Article

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