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Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

Deloitte Exec: Why We Hire Only 3.5 Percent Of Applicants

About 85 million Americans work as white-collar professionals in the private sector, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal Washington, D.C.-based think tank. Read More »

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

Using The Right Keywords On Your Resume Will Be Very Important In 2013

By Vivian Giang If you're applying for a position at a larger firm, your resume will likely be among hundreds - or even thousands - that recruiters receive, and if you don't use the right keywords, you'll risk a chance of never crossing a recruiter's radar. More and more companies are using a... Read More »

Stop Making These Resume Mistakes

Stop Making These Resume Mistakes

By Brad Hoover Your tie is straight and your hair is neat. You've practiced that perfect handshake. You're more than ready to dazzle a potential employer ... but none of that matters if you haven't yet gotten the call for an interview. Remember: It's not only your experience or skills that will make or... Read More »

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year. But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive... Read More »

Are These Resume Buzzwords Killing Your Chances?

Are These Resume Buzzwords Killing Your Chances?

Zillions of resumes are useless except perhaps for lining a bird cage's floor. The main cause? Resume advice has changed little over the decades, so most resumes today feel moldy, cliche-larded, as if spewed from resume software or a hired gun from the disco era. Read More »

Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

Transforming Your Resume From Military To Civilian

By Beth Braccio-Hering Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and... Read More »

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit? The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Read More »

Does Your Resume Look Dated? 6 Ways To Tell

Does Your Resume Look Dated? 6 Ways To Tell

By Susan Ricker If you just bought new, expensive resume paper, you've already made a job-search mistake. Most job applications and resumes are submitted online now -- one of countless new trends in the modern hiring process. Many job seekers are using outdated job-search practices, risking the impression... Read More »

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

Should You Lie On Your Resume To Get A Better Job?

By Steve Blank, author of 'The Startup Owner's Manual' and 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany' Getting asked by a recruiter about where I went to school made me remember the day I had to choose whether to lie on my resume. When I got my first job in Silicon Valley, it was through serendipity on my part and... Read More »

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today's job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this... Read More »

No. 1 Way To Make Your Resume Irresistible To Employers

No. 1 Way To Make Your Resume Irresistible To Employers

By Donna Fuscaldo Resumes are a dime a dozen, so making yours stand out is critical. But the way to capture the attention of hiring managers isn't through graphics, colorful language or a headshot. Employers care about what's in your resume, not how it looks. "It's really all about content as opposed to... Read More »

7 Things Every Resume Needs In 2012

7 Things Every Resume Needs In 2012

Age discrimination, unfortunately, is a fact of life for experienced job seekers. However, there is more you can do to make yourself seem modern, relevant, and qualified for the jobs you want than simply dying your hair or updating your wardrobe. One key to job search success: an up-to-date, contemporary... Read More »

Should I Put This On My Resume? 7 Questions Answered

Should I Put This On My Resume? 7 Questions Answered

Are you a 5-foot-7 female who has three dogs, loves skydiving and makes a killer margarita? Unless you're applying for a job as a dog walker, skydiving instructor or bartender, these details do not belong on your resume. Read More »

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

5 Ways You Can Use Facts In Your Job Hunt

Recruiters, human resources staffing personnel, and hiring managers just want the facts when reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. Read More »

10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

By Alison Green What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off: Read More »

8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

My friend, Don Goodman, from Resume Wizards recently gave me his personal 18-point checklist for creating a good resume. As I read through it, all the bad resumes I've ever read came flashing back to me. Read More »

Over 50? 3 Tips For Writing An Ageless Resume

Age discrimination is real. So, what can you do if you are over 50 and know hiring managers are screening you out? Some suggest leaving dates of graduation off your resume. Others suggest only listing your last 15 years of experience. The problem with these suggestions is recruiters are keen to them. Thus, if... Read More »

Is A Fancy Resume A Waste Of Time?

Is A Fancy Resume A Waste Of Time?

By Marian Schembari It's not even big news anymore when someone does something "crazy" to get a job. Whether it's a Google or Facebook advertisement, a shoe in a box, or a resume in Trafalgar Square, job seekers are getting more and more aggressive about standing out. Personally -- and as someone who has... Read More »

4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

4 Hidden Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You The Job

Most employers will tell you that job seekers routinely make obvious, painful errors on their resumes that cost them the job. And while there are online tools that will help you avoid making some of these mistakes, such as punctuation errors, most tools won't catch these four major blunders. Read More »

Real Resume Help: What Every Resume Needs -- But Usually Lacks

Real Resume Help: What Every Resume Needs -- But Usually Lacks

Some job seekers have problems selling their skills. They list their basic duties, which most job seekers have in common. You can stand out in a job search by positioning those skills so they set you apart. Think of how a salesperson sells a car. He doesn't tout the fact that the car has four wheels, windows... Read More »

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