Tag: resume

  • 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. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

    Layoff Advice: 4 Steps To Take Right After The Axe Falls

    The recent announcement of 27,000 layoffs at HP can send a chill through any corporate employee. The reality is that anyone can end up out of work from an unexpected corporate restructuring. It pays to know what immediate steps to take if and when you are faced with being laid off. Continue Reading

  • LinkedIn Mistakes: 4 Small Things That Will Kill Your Chances

    LinkedIn Mistakes: 4 Small Things That Will Kill Your Chances

    LinkedIn is fast replacing the traditional resume as the main tool used to impress hiring managers. In fact, recruiters are skipping the job boards and proactively searching on LinkedIn for passive candidates (aka, people who they think would fit the job they need to fill). Which means your LinkedIn profile... Continue Reading

  • Ousted Yahoo CEO Thompson Has Cancer, Report Says

    Ousted Yahoo CEO Thompson Has Cancer, Report Says

    NEW YORK -- Yahoo's Scott Thompson, who was pressured to give up his CEO post because his official biography included a college degree he never received, reportedly has thyroid cancer. The Wall Street Journal, citing people it did not identify, says that Thompson told Yahoo's board and several colleagues of his... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

    Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter. Thompson told other top Yahoo... Continue Reading

  • Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

    Should Yahoo's CEO Be Fired For Lying?

    By Julianne Pepitone NEW YORK -- Shock over the news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson padded his resume with an embellished college degree quickly gave way to two questions: How the hell did this happen? And what should Yahoo, which went through three CEOs in three years, do about it? "Thompson has quickly lost... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

    Yahoo CEO Apologizes Over Resume 'Error,' Shareholders Livid

    By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is sorry for allowing an inaccuracy about his education to appear in his official bio, but not remorseful enough to heed calls for him to resign. Thompson apologized for the uproar caused by the misinformation in a memo sent Monday to the troubled... Continue Reading

  • Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

    Yahoo CEO Gets Away With Fudging On Resume -- Again?

    By Nicholas Carlson, BusinessInsider Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one. Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb, the hedge fund manager of Third Point who is also in the middle of a... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

    Does Your Resume Show You At Your Best?

    A publisher sent me a book on resume writing the other day. As I was paging through it, I realized something: it's been years since I've sent anyone a resume. During that time, a dozen clients have come and gone, but no one asks for a chronological list of my work history. Which is good, because I don't really... Continue Reading

  • 1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

    1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

    Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume. Should I... Continue Reading

  • Resume Gaps: How To Minimize The Negative Impact

    Resume Gaps: How To Minimize The Negative Impact

    By Anthony Balderrama When the recession began, the question that popped up repeatedly was, "Can I find a job in this economy?" Then, for those with a work history who were fortunate enough to be offered a position, the question often became, "Should I take a job even if it's a step down from my last?" Continue Reading

  • Is This America's Most Overqualified, Overachieving Worker?

    Is This America's Most Overqualified, Overachieving Worker?

    If you're feeling a little insecure about your achievements, don't read this article. Jacob Appel, 39, has an envy-inducing, jaw-dropping resume. The New York City resident is a trained and working psychiatrist and a medical school professor. And he's qualified to work as a lawyer. In his free time, he works... Continue Reading

  • 5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

    5 Red-Hot Second-Act Careers

    By Susan Johnston Although it can be to daunting to transition into a new career after decades in a different field, some professions are actually looking for experienced workers with well-rounded knowledge and experience. Continue Reading

  • 12 Ambitious Career Resolutions To Kick-Start Your 2012

    12 Ambitious Career Resolutions To Kick-Start Your 2012

    By Danny Rubin By now, you're probably chipping away at your New Year's resolution: go to the gym more often, learn a new language, start a garden, stop biting your nails, etc... Those are all worthy goals for 2012 and with enough dedication, you'll be speaking Mandarin and shedding pounds in no time. Continue Reading

  • Tell A Story, Keep It Real & Make Your Business Case

    Tell A Story, Keep It Real & Make Your Business Case

    By Kevin W. Grossman "If there are employment gaps or stints shorter than a year, screen 'em out." "Why?" I asked. "Because that means there are deficiencies, problems and/or they're flaky job jumpers and can't be trusted. We've got clients to service with viable candidates with continuous work, and... Continue Reading

  • How To Make Room For Supporting Skills On Your Resume

    How To Make Room For Supporting Skills On Your Resume

    If you want your resume pulled from the databases and read with serious attention, it's common knowledge that it needs to focus on the skills you bring to a single target job. However, employers still want to know about your supporting skills. Continue Reading

  • Pounding the Pavement in 2012: 10 Job Search Resolutions

    Pounding the Pavement in 2012: 10 Job Search Resolutions

    Wow, December is here and another year is right around the corner. Wasn't it just yesterday when we all rang in the New Year 2011? Like it or not, 2012 is coming fast. Apocalyptic predictions aside, this is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers to refresh, start new, and jump with both feet into the job... Continue Reading

  • Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

    Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

    By Sean Weinberg Whether you wrapped presents in the mall or were a lifeguard last summer, you probably have worked at least one seasonal position in your career. Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, make some extra cash, and close large gaps in employment. But what happens when it's time to... Continue Reading

  • Can You Handle The Truth? Here's Why You Don't Have A Job

    Can You Handle The Truth? Here's Why You Don't Have A Job

    By Calli Tapler The job market is highly competitive these days. But even though that's the case, there are people getting jobs. If you have been looking for a job for numerous months and you still haven't found something, you may want to start looking at reasons other than the economy as to why you have not... Continue Reading

  • Anatomy Of An Outstanding Resume [Infographic]

    Anatomy Of An Outstanding Resume [Infographic]

    In today's competitive job market, creating the best resume possible may seem daunting. It can help to view the process much like an elaborate puzzle that comes together piece-by-piece. Begin by making sure all your contact information at the top of page -- the header -- is current and free of errors. In... Continue Reading

  • How To Further Your Job Search

    How To Further Your Job Search

    By Mona Abdel-Halim Since when has looking for a full-time job become a full-time job? If you are finding yourself overwhelmed and annoyed, resources exist that can restore your faith – and revive your hunt. In order to make job-searching strides, it is important for you to refine your search, focus your... Continue Reading

  • 4 Reasons Resumes Are Rejected

    4 Reasons Resumes Are Rejected

    By Ryan Mack Recruiters spend countless hours reviewing resumes and screening candidates. In fact, they spend so much time scanning resumes that they can often do it in a minute or less. As disappointing as that may be, given all the hard work you put into your resume, it's the unfortunate reality. And... Continue Reading

  • The Top 10 Ways To Scare An Employer With Your Resume

    The Top 10 Ways To Scare An Employer With Your Resume

    By Sean Weinberg There are plenty of occasions where it is perfectly fine to be a little scary. Halloween, scary movies, and when your friend has the hiccups... all great opportunities. However, you never want to be scary in your job search. With the job market as tough as it is right now, scaring away a... Continue Reading

  • What Happens When You Send Out a Resume?

    What Happens When You Send Out a Resume?

    By Mary Marino For job seekers, the process of finding and landing your dream career can be quite nerve-racking. Pair that with the fact that many job hunters don't really know what happens once they hit "send" and you've got a pretty confused group of people. It's a question we may not think about a lot:... Continue Reading

  • Job Hunting In Secret: 4 Tips To Keep It Hush Hush

    Job Hunting In Secret: 4 Tips To Keep It Hush Hush

    A wise man once said, "Stupid is as stupid does." The same is true for keeping your job search confidential. If you don't want your employer to find out you are looking for a new job, don't be stupid. Using common sense in your job search is paramount to keeping your quest undercover. There are a myriad of... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Get Yourself Noticed In Today's Job Market

    5 Ways To Get Yourself Noticed In Today's Job Market

    By Mona Abdel-Halim Competition in the job market today is very stiff. With the unemployment level sitting at 9 percent, there are many people looking and applying for many of the same jobs you are. So, how can you be sure that you stand out? What can you do differently to help you land the interview? Here... Continue Reading

  • Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

    Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

    "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. Continue Reading