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How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

How to Get Noticed By Recruiters

During a recent staffing conference I attended, I talked with recruiters and asked them this question: "If they could tell job seekers one thing, what would it be." Here are their responses. Read More »

Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

Résumé Mistakes to Avoid

With resumes outrunning job postings by literally several hundred to one, employers don't have to be very forgiving of resume mistakes, and they're not. These days, it's one strike and you're out. Read More »

Does Your Resume Show Your Age?

Does Your Resume Show Your Age?

Once a year I go through my closet and get rid of the clothing that no longer fits me or is out of style. It's not an easy thing to do because I become attached to certain favorites and old reliables, but I know they're no longer relevant to the way I want to look so I let go and give them away. Updating... Read More »

How to have a Rock Star Resume & Ace the Interview

How to have a Rock Star Resume & Ace the Interview

Are you ready, ready to rock 'n roll? Presenting your résumé to a potential employer is not unlike auditioning for a band, so I thought it would be fun to get a few pointers from the Bonnie Raitt of resume-writing, Dayna Steele. Steele is a former top rock and roll radio deejay and the author... Read More »

Résumé Magic: 10 Tricks to Make It Stand Out

Résumé Magic: 10 Tricks to Make It Stand Out

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Nearly one in four human resources managers said they receive, on average, more than 75 résumés for each open position, according to a nationwide survey by Careerbuilder.com. When a job posting's response is that overwhelming, human resource managers often... Read More »

Six Most Common Cover Letter Questions -- Answered!

Six Most Common Cover Letter Questions -- Answered!

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Time and time again, studies indicate that cover letters are read in less than 60 seconds. That's all the time it takes for most recruiters and employers to decide whether or not you're a candidate worth interviewing. To progress beyond this point, you have to be savvy about... Read More »

Resume Magic: Make Outdated Experiences Appear Fresh

Resume Magic: Make Outdated Experiences Appear Fresh

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing Many job seekers fail to score interviews, even though their skills and experience qualify them for the positions they want. This can occur when a job seeker's work history sounds archaic to the person screening his or her résumé, according to Susan Britton Whitcomb,... Read More »

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