Change is Coming!

We all know change is inevitable, right? Well, after much thought and consideration, and nearly 30 years of improving resumes for people across the globe, Peterson’s has decided to wind down our interests in ResumeEdge. While the service will be temporarily unavailable to new users, there’s a new strategy in the works, and we hope to introduce a new version shortly – please check back soon for more information.

If you just signed up for ResumeEdge, don’t worry, we’ve got your back and will continue to provide you with our services through March 31st. We know that many of you have come to rely on ResumeEdge, and we want to thank you all for your trust in our product, and encourage you to come back for more information on how to access the new product.

Thank you again, and we’ll see you soon!

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Big Data Jobs

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
POSTED: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a video from Software Advice,  Mistakes to avoid when applying for Big Data jobs. They offer great tips for jobseekers in the data field and for jobseekers overall.

Highlight your expert area

Make note of these “expert areas” on your resume, your profile, and your online profile. Don’t just list yourself as a technologist, but instead be specific on what you really know and what you can bring to the table.

Numbers are very important

Show the impact you made at the organization and not just what you did. List percentages, growth, lowered customer service calls, increased revenue, profit and anything else that will give hard data about your worth. Displaying what you actually achieved via numbers, speaks louder than words.

Take control of your job hunt

It’s important for jobseekers to know the organization they are applying to. If contacted by a recruiter, you have the control and should know who your information is being submitted to. Google yourself

Your online presence is your first impression to employers. It’s important to Google yourself and see what’s out there. Take a look at images, videos, and overall what search results you can find. Many employers will Google candidates before ever scheduling you for an interview, so make sure your search will be a good one.

Market “you”

Make sure to market yourself, as social media will play an even bigger role in recruitment in the years to come. Write blogs or articles about your industry, this will help to market your name and play a crucial role in having others discover you.





Michelle K.

Michelle is the Recruitment, Editor and Content Manager for ResumeEdge. She recruits and hires the ResumeEdge resume writers, provides training and ongoing support, and maintains resume quality through a strenuous QA process.

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