All Blog Posts Tagged 'write' (18)

First Rule of Resume Writing - Think of Annie...

This morning Annie wrote to me pleading for simple and clear resumes/CV's. Annie is a UK-based recruiter. Annie, and thousands like her, spend a good deal of their day matching people to jobs, and to do that Annie reads resumes...... lot's of…

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Added by Martin Ellis on July 22, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to Write a Resume for the 80K Professional

Added by Amos on February 1, 2013 at 1:53pm — 12 Comments

Hidden LinkedIn Resume Tool for Candidates

Fed up with sub-standard Resumes and CV's, even from top people?

Point them to LinkedIn's hidden resume builder at http://resume.linkedinlabs.com. It's saved my candidates bacon more than once. It converts their LinkedIn…

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Added by Martin Ellis on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top CV/Resume Tip: How to write an attention-grabbing Personal Statement

My headline advice for anybody writing their CV/Resume is to get your punches in early and grab the readers attention with your Personal Statement. It should also follow these basics:

  • Make it no longer than 5 or 6 lines
  • Include your…
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Added by Martin Ellis on December 7, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

How Far Back Should Your Resume Go?

I recently came across a resume that listed a summer cashier position in 1976 as part of a person’s “professional experience.” While it may seem a little strange or ridiculous to include an irrelevant position from nearly 25 years ago, I can tell you that it’s actually not that uncommon to come across something like this. A lot of people think that they literally need to include everything they’ve ever been involved with on their resumes, and I can assure you that not only do you not have to…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 20, 2010 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

Ever have one of those days?

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 3, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

10 Tips to staying positive while looking for a job

Don’t let the media and the news put you down. No matter how bad they say it is companies are always looking to hire the best available staff. If you have the right skills and passion, there will be a job waiting for right around the corner. You just need to remain upbeat and positive. Below is a list of things you need to do in order to help you through the job search process…

Keep a routine: Don’t get into the bad habits of waking up late, sleeping in the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 2, 2010 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Listing Hobbies & Interests on Your Resume – Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

I frequently come across resumes that include a section for “hobbies and interests” or something similar. Many people think it’s necessary to include something like this, however I can assure you that it’s probably best to avoid doing so. There is a limited amount of space for content on your resume and just a small amount of time for the reader to look over your information. That being said, you should use it strictly to highlight your professional qualifications and achievements, not your…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 2, 2010 at 11:54pm — 1 Comment

Top 5 Cover Letter Mistakes

If you’re going to take the extra time to write a cover letter that you include along with your resume, you might as well write it properly! We talked to a few recruiters and found out that they frequently find mistakes so annoying that cause them to immediately discard some applications all together. Here’s a sample of some of the mistakes they mentioned:…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 18, 2010 at 1:31am — No Comments

Secret Cover Letter Tips

It’s no secret that the job application process has changed significantly in the past 10 years. Applicants used to send hard copies of their resumes and cover letters to hiring managers via email or fax, but most jobs today are posted online and applications are sent to hiring managers via email.

Applications still consist of cover letters, but the format of cover letters has changed a little bit in the online revolution. Cover letters used…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:31am — No Comments

Top 10 Resume Mistakes

Resume Killers

My philosophy is simple:…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Resume Tips – Something to think about

How many times have you picked up a magazine while waiting for an appointment and flipped through the hundreds of pages of articles? How long did it take you to decide whether or not to turn the page? Studies show that most people make this decision in less than 5 seconds.

This is the exact same scenario with your resume—it can be discarded within a matter of seconds. An example I always use to highlight this reality came during my experience as a recruitment…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:29am — No Comments

Short Video on You Tube - How to write a good CV

This is number 4 in a short series of 4 videos I've made giving inside advice on how to write a great CV. Take a couple of minutes and have a look at this one on You Tube where I share some of the knowledge I have with you, and check out the other 3 if you like this one.
Click here for the video

Added by Rowena Simpson on March 30, 2010 at 5:43am — No Comments

Want to write better job posts in 2010? Here's how.

I've been meaning to put together my thoughts about writing recruitment advertisements, or job posts as many call them, for some time. After all, I have written thousands of them down the years and, as many know, I have a real bugbear about bad job ads littering the web. So here goes. My gift to you all for Christmas. Why not resolve to put it into practice in the new year?



Think first

Get your understanding of the brief right (I am assuming you take a… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on December 19, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Hi ...there ...a great place to test your skills ...cards as effective communication tool .

Using cards for a effective communication strategy



Test your Communication Skills





A greeting is warm message that convey's heart felt feelings .



Given the context that it requires skill, craft and adeptness.



ingredients for writing a greeting card: A good visualizer and a communicator with skills in graphic design , jingle or slogan writing.

solicitate all… Continue

Added by Ravi on June 6, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Top 10 Resume Tips

After having gone through a lay off during the holidays, I started doing something I thought I would never do: I started my own business helping folks with their resumes!



Especially in this market there are so many candidates for the few available positions out there, you have to know how to stand out and land an interview. So here is a link to my article on the top 10 resumes tips so you can learn better how to write a resume:…



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Added by Steve on March 19, 2009 at 11:09pm — No Comments

So You Want Someone To Actually Read Your Resume?

Resume Tee Back

There are more and more people looking for new jobs and many of those people need help with their resumes. If you're reading this you are probably a recruiter. I wrote the following article in 2004 and the content is equally valid today. I've found it helpful to share it with candidates. I ask them to read the article, update their resume as they see fit, and to send the revised resume to me for review. Perhaps doing the same will be helpful to you too?

And now, the…

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Added by Simon Meth on October 21, 2008 at 12:17am — 4 Comments

Banished!! A Few Words That Should Be Eradicated From Resumes... and Society In General

Are there any words in the English language that bother you simply for the way they sound as they roll off your tongue? The positioning of your lips as you pronounce the word? Am I the only one irritated by this type of thing?



Take, for example, the word "pudding." Although I don't think that the word pudding (or the DESSERT pudding) should be eradicated, it certainly is a strange word to say. You just have to watch the person's mouth who says the word..... "pu... dding".… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on October 17, 2008 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment

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