By Sean Weinberg
Believe it or not, but the entire team at RezScore loves resumes. We love their usefulness, their flexible nature, and the fact a resume gets you hired. (Who doesn't love that?).
Since we're all about resumes and we're just a smidge nerdy, we've naturally come up with our very own set of... Read More »
Your resume is the primary branding tool to introduce and position yourself to the professional world. It is, quite simply, the most financially important document you will ever own: when your resume works you work, when it doesn't you don't. Properly executed, a carefully branded resume insures that... Read More »
By Sean Weinberg
Everyone has had that "Oh, shoot!" moment. Whether it was when you dropped that carton of eggs or forgot the index cards with your wedding vows on them, all you can even think or say is "Oh, shoot!"
Your job search probably has a few of those moments sprinkled throughout as well. We're all... Read More »
By Alina Dizik
In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career switch, even after having built successful careers in another field.
Nowadays, mid-level career changers -- such as software developers who now work in finance or... Read More »
"I've always been successful with whatever has been thrown at me. How do I take all my varied skills and combine them into a resume that works?" -- Karen W., Ohio. Read More »
There are a lot of decisions involved in constructing the perfect resume: what work experience to prioritize, what details to provide, what skills to exaggerate. But one deal-breaking decision often gets slight attention: What font to use? Read More »
By Elinor Stutz
A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied.
The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »
The online "black hole" -- in job searching, it's the equivalent to where that missing sock goes in the dryer. While there is no magic formula for getting your resume noticed online, there are some tricks of the trade to make sure it's not automatically sent to the "just not that into you" folder. So before... Read More »
It seems that no matter how good we have it, we all want a better job.
That means keeping track of job listings, networking, tracking down leads, analyzing potential employers and scheduling interviews. But these depend on other people, word of mouth, and the quality and quantity of job postings available at... Read More »
This fall, think small. Shrink your resume and take it everywhere you go.
It's called a pocket resume and whether you print it on a business card or plop it on your iPhone with an app, it's a great way to share some of your strengths. Because of its diminutive dimensions, you won't give most of your... Read More »
When you're job searching, simply getting the attention of potential employers can be a challenge. Of course, there are always a few tricks to keep employers intrigued, no matter what job you're eager to land. Wondering what hiring managers want to see? Here, job-search experts weigh in on what makes job... Read More »
We've heard about it constantly for the past three years: There are more job seekers applying to fewer jobs, leaving employers with fat stacks of resumes on their desks and little time to review.
This situation leaves employers with little choice than to immediately reject a vast majority of resumes without... Read More »
If you are in your fifties or sixties, I don't have to tell you that you have an uphill battle when it comes to finding a job. Believe it or not, I am helping more and more job seekeres in this age group, and they consistently tell me that they don't feel valued. They say that companies seem to want younger... Read More »
Perhaps you've heard about LinkedIn, the professional social network, but you're not sure exactly what it is. Or, you've set up a LinkedIn profile but you don't really know what to do with it. Read More »
By Gerrit Hall
Writing your resume can be overwhelming. Between the first draft, the revisions, the second opinions, your computer crashing, and submitting a final draft, it's easy for the task to fall through the cracks. However, the job search should be fun, not like beating your head against a brick wall.
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Trying to craft the perfect resume is one of life's more frustrating endeavors. Not only is it not easy to describe mundane work-related activities in colorful terms, but in today's digital age, job seekers have to ensure that their resumes can make it past electronic scanners and applicant-tracking systems.
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Important pieces to help you land the interview
By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder
A memorable résumé is crucial in helping you get your foot in the door. "The structure and strategy behind a résumé are often the keys to engaging employers," says Laura Smith-Proulx,... Read More »
How to use a varied work history to your advantage
Perhaps, generations ago, students graduated from college and found jobs related to their majors. They stayed at these jobs for several years before moving on to the next job, which was still in the same industry but hopefully a step up.
For today's... Read More »
Before you apply to any job opening, before you set up any account or profile on any website, before you do anything, wouldn't it be nice to have the inside story on what the manager is looking for in a candidate? Especially the required skills or knowledge that they want you to have, so you can highlight that... Read More »
By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder
"Generic hyperbole belongs on cereal boxes, not on resumes," says Duncan Mathison, a career consultant and co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough." "If it does not pass the 'so what, anybody can make... Read More »