In today’s market, a resume is useless unless it is written expressly for a specific job opportunity. Gone are the days of printing out multiple copies of one generic resume. From an employer’s perspective, anyone unwilling to invest time, effort and careful thought into their resume is probably also unwilling to make a sincere contribution […]
First impressions count. This is not just a cliché. When it comes to the initial impression that you make on a prospective employer, it all rests on your resume. The average hiring manager spends about six seconds on an initial resume review, so you need to make an immediate impact. Make it easy by offering […]
Sometimes you get so caught up in the idea of optimizing your resume for a computer program to scan it keywords that you forget about the actual humans who will read and assess what you’ve written. Avoid these common errors that can make your work history inscrutable to the very people you want to impress.
The range of acceptable resume formats has broadened, but that doesn’t mean that every format is for every job candidate. Creative fields allow for more license with format, but specialties such as information technology, data analysis and engineering demand a more straightforward approach. Here’s how to stand out among other applicants, while conforming to the […]