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    Job Search Guide - Resume Word Play
by Warren White and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Creating an effective resume has many components, one of which is the careful selection of the words you choose to describe yourself and the things you've done in your career. There appear to be some clear word choices that shouldn't be used, while others certainly help your cause. To get a feel for which words work best, Warren White joins Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Warren is a dual certified human resources professional and found...
 
    Job Search Guide - Resume Word Association
by Debra Wheatman and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
When trying to acquire a new position, a candidate's pitch often begins - and sometimes ends - with the resume. The way each person creates this important document may determine if they get an interview and the job. Debra Wheatman, president of Careers Done Write and an individual with nearly 20 years of corporate human resources experience, participates in a session of word association with terms people use on their resumes....
 
    Job Search Guide - Avoid Sounding Old on Your Resume
by Marc Miller and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
While it's often not seen as intentional, age discrimination occasionally rears its ugly head when organizations are looking to hire new employees. There are often clues in one's resume that indicates a candidate is older than the rest of the potential hires. Marc Miller, founder of Career Pivot and author of "Repurpose Your Career - A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers," joins Tim Muma to help mature workers avoid sounding too...
 
    Job Search Guide - Eight Deadly Resume Mistakes
by Kathi Miller-Miller and Cady Chesney - Sep, 2014
As a resume and interviewing professional and author, Kathi Miller-Miller has encountered numerous sins that made her top list of eight deadly resume mistakes. Join host Cady Chesney and Ms. Miller-Miller as they dive into these deadly mistakes, and learn how to avoid making them, and what you can do to improve your resume. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process from strategies for cover letters and interviewing...
 
  Beating Resume Robots
by Heather Krasna - Nov, 2014
For years now, many companies have been using applicant tracking systems (“ATS’s”) to manage the volume of resumes that are submitted for jobs. As a job seeker, it’s hard to know which companies use an ATS, though in some cases it’s obvious—when you click the “apply” button, you are taken to a site like Silkroad, Taleo, iCIMS, JobVite, or Bullhorn (to name a few). Certain employers almost always use an ATS, while others, inclu...
 
  Resume Lies
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
They creep in everywhere, the little exaggerations or omissions: those little resume lies. Some resume writers even encourage them in the name of “helping” a job applicant look good. But in my viewpoint, the consequences of lying are never worth the risk; they are too severe, both personally and professionally, and too likely to be exposed, even during the job interview. Those little lies include: Inflating a job title. Your...
 
  What is Your Resume’s Personality Type?
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2014
I have reviewed thousands of resumes as a career coach. I find that every resume provides clues about the person behind it and have a personality all on their own that may be a reflection of the author. Sometimes it’s spot on and other times unfortunately a false representation that often does not work in the job seeker’s favor. If I were to assess your resume it would be classified under at least one of the following four res...
 
  Don't Shut That Door on These 5 Resume Rules: What Job Hunters May Not Know
by Mindy Thomas - Nov, 2014
Seriously? Another article about resume writing? How many do we need to read on this topic? How much more is there to know about writing a resume? Perhaps these are a few of your thoughts. But, in this chaotic world of navigating a job search and countless posts that make you want to scream, I ‘m pretty certain that you may not have heard of these tricks and tips. 1. Including a Hotmail or Yahoo email address on a resume...
 
  Resumes for College Students: Preparing Now for Graduation Day
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Just as high school seniors struggle to write their essays for college applications, college seniors often struggle with writing resumes for their first jobs. Unfortunately, their preparation for this moment may leave a lot to be desired. Here are a few things college students can do now, before they graduate, to beef up their resumes: Work, either on or off campus, whether you need to pay college expenses or not. Work exper...
 
  Professional Resume Writers: Everything You Need to Know
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you’re thinking about hiring a professional resume writer, or maybe just researching resume writers to understand more about the pluses and minuses, this article is for you. As a professional resume writer myself, I’m often asked by potential clients whether they really need a rewrite. You might think I’d always say yes, but actually that’s not the case. The truth is that, while many people benefit from the work of profe...
 
  How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2014
No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. Yet how can you communicate your skills and achievements without mentioning job duties? Simple: by measuring achievements. Quantifying your achievements pulls double duty, highlighting key duties while givin...
 
  Using Testimonials in Your Resume
by Thea Kelley - Oct, 2014
When writing your resume, it's one thing to claim you're terrific at teamwork, building great client relationships, or coaching others. But where's the evidence? It can be especially hard to make a compelling case for "soft skills" like those above; they can be hard to quantify or certify. Rather than just asking the employer to take your word for it, why not have someone else vouch for you? In an increasingly review-...
 
  How to Beat Resume Screening Systems: 3 Easy Ways to Get Your Resume into the Hands of a Real Human Being
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in....
 
  Small Mistakes with Big Results
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
Often small mistakes on a resume have the potential to upset a job applicant’s chances. For example: The absence of a two letter word is easy overlook when proofreading a resume—in this sentence, the word “to” is missing. Other frequently dropped words are “as,” “by,” “on,” and “in.” Redundancies may creep in: “$2 million dollars” and “approximately in the range of” are redundant. Missing periods and commas are common in re...
 
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