A challenge that a lot of job seekers face is the fact that they have held a variety of non-related jobs. Take Susan for example. Susan started her career as an administrative assistant, moved into pharmaceutical sales, shifted to real estate during the boom and is now looking to re-launch her career as a medical assistant after having finished a training program. “How do I show all these different jobs on my resume and still make an impression?” she asks me.Details
If you are using Word 2007, then you should be careful about what format you use to send out your resume. Consider Mike’s story.
I have to say that I am not a fan of web-based resumes and portfolios. Although some services push these, I do not see the sense in having them.
Connecting with people in LinkedIn is an important way to build your network. For example, my network of about 100 people I know directly yields over 40,500 people 2 degrees away and over 3,510,800 people 3 degrees away. So here are 2 simple tips for building your network.Details
Linkedin.com started a few years ago as a neat way to build your network. It is based on the notion that if you invite your contacts into your group, and they invite their contacts, and so on, then you can connect with thousands of people. In fact, Harvard published a study a few years ago that indicated you could connect any 2 people on the planet with 5 levels of contacts. There are now 45 million people on Linkedin with thousands joining every week. Interesting yes, but now Linkedin has become a necessity for every professional, particularly job seekers. Just note this statistics: people with more than 20 connections are 34 times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less than 5.Details
Hundreds of thousands of positions were obtained by job seekers last month, so employers are definitely hiring. If you are frustrated in your job search, then perhaps you should rethink your job search plan. Here is a recap of some the job search techniques and how to get the most out of them.Details
When writing an executive resume in a competitive market, it is more important than ever that your resume stands out. Here are some key points to consider and some tricks that professional executive resume writers use to give you the competitive edge.Details
Having a great resume is the first critical step in a successful job search. Unfortunately, most people don’t know the best ways to get that resume noticed. In today’s job market, where you are competing with hundreds of other resumes, knowing the right way to distribute your resume can make all the difference.
So you took your resume and posted it on the job boards. You also spent hours searching for the jobs that fit your background and career goals, and you responded to a few dozen jobs. Then you waited for the phone to ring. But it didn’t. What went wrong?
The economy is picking up, budgets are new, positions are open and companies are hiring. Now is the time to rev up your job search efforts. Use these tips to dramatically improve your results.
The time has come for you to change jobs and you’ve landed the position you wanted. Now you have to tell your boss and you need a letter of resignation. Here are some guidelines to keep you out of trouble.
You’ve had 3 interviews with a potential employer and they’ve asked you for references from your prior job. The problem is that you didn’t leave on the best of terms and now you’re a bit worried about the kind of reference they’ll give. Follow these simple rules and you will be able to handle this…Details
So you’ve left your last job and you need another position. Preferably one that offers the opportunity to make a lot of money. The only problem is that you weren’t exactly a knockout success in your last job. Whether it was the company’s fault or yours, there are still ways to create a great resume…Details
If you are writing a resume for web developer, then there are certain technical and non-technical skill sets you should be stressing. Of course resumes for web developers should mention all the tools normally used in development, HTML, XML, Dreamweaver, ColdFusion, VB, Java and so on. But remember why companies want web developers in the…Details
When writing a project manager resume, most do-it-yourselfers fall into common traps that make their resume less than effective. First, consider that you are competing against as many as 1,000 resumes, all of which indicate some level of experience with project management. Where most people fail in their project manager resumes is that they don’t…Details
So you enrolled in Computer Science at your college or technical school. Not too long ago that was a wise decision. After all, we had all read for years about the high salaries computer professionals were making. And if you had that coveted certification, well, life would be just grand.
Despite all the bad new, people are getting hired. We are seeing this personally as 5 people who completed resumes with us had multiple offers in the 30 days. Yet the days of putting your resume up on Monster.com and waiting for the phone to ring are over. People who are getting hired are putting together an aggressive plan. So here are the core ingredients that make up a successful search.Details