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Choose Your Words Carefully When Designing Your Resume

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

The hallmark of a quality resume is that it delivers sufficient information without being overwhelming. That can only happen if you choose your words carefully. Select words that express your meaning in simple, clear and concise terms. How Creative are You, Really?  When it comes to the use of adjectives, many people sprinkle them freely throughout their... » Read Full Article

Three Things to Avoid on a Resume

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

Came across an interesting article, from last year, that was posted on workingforwonka.com. The writer discusses three resume writing trends that are keeping candidates from winning interviews. As a hiring manager, I’ve seen these types of resumes and I wasn’t impressed by the applicants. Someone is giving these individuals very bad resume advice. If you want... » Read Full Article

Before Sending Out Your Resume, Clean Up Your Online Life

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 5, 2013 at 2:00 am

If you’ve searched for a job online or responded to an email from a recruiter, the employer to whom you’re applying is going to assume you know something about the Internet. So other than perusing your resume and calling references to see if you’re a suitable candidate, they’ll also look on web pages to find... » Read Full Article

Making Certain Your Resume Attracts Interest

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: September 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Job Coach Jay Block has an interesting video on YouTube in which he discusses the top three fixes for a resume in today’s crowded employment market. Much of what Jay has said is extremely valuable, and I’d like to expand on it here. What Three Things are Most Important in a Resume? Presentation Compelling Information... » Read Full Article

How a Stellar Resume Can Overcome Current Hiring Trends

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

The latest data from Indeed.com on industry employment trends isn’t encouraging. For July 2013 it breaks down into a bleak picture for typically high-paying industries, while there is far more activity seen in traditionally low-paying service sector jobs. The Statistics Aren’t Pretty The following industries actually saw a decrease in job postings in July 2013 from... » Read Full Article

Resumes to Get Your First Job After College

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 23, 2013 at 2:00 am

There’s an excellent article posted on The New Talent Times, a Software Advice blog, that details what hiring managers are looking for in new grads. What’s stated may surprise you. Let’s take their preferences one at a time: Does the New Grad Have a Definite Goal? In other words, do you know what you want... » Read Full Article

Streamlining Your Resume for Maximum Impact

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

When you’re out of work, your first inclination may be to apply to everything. You create a resume that fits every conceivable job you’ve done with the hope that one of those countless applications will result in an interview. Unfortunately, that’s wishful thinking. An article on Monster.com, provided tips on streamlining your resume. The points... » Read Full Article

Tips to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

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

As my last post stated, social media is one of the best ways to maximize your job search. And it all begins with having a dynamite LinkedIn® profile. This video has some good ideas on how to enhance your information so that you’ll get noticed, whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or clients... » Read Full Article

Cover Letters that Won Interviews

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

Monster College ran an article a few years back that detailed points in cover letters that garnered interviews for candidates. The rules haven’t changed since the piece first appeared. If you’re going to include a cover letter with your resume, it’s best to know what not to do and what will work. Never Be Repetitive... » Read Full Article

Hiring Trends for 2013

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

In any endeavor, it’s always wise to arm yourself with information about the challenges you’ll face and the steps needed in order to succeed. It’s no different when it comes to your career and a job hunt. So what are the defining trends for 2013? Human Resource professionals were recently polled by Refresh Leadership. The... » Read Full Article

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