If I had a dollar for every resume I saw that did not include “key achievements”, I would be a very wealthy resume writer!
Failing to include key achievements throughout your resume is a recipe for disaster and will cause your resume to be put straight in the deleted folder and never to be seen again.
The job market is competitive, and if you’re going to prove to the hiring manager that you are the…Continue
In the course of my daily work in Executive Search, I don’t do much job board mining and I don’t tend to see a huge volume of CVs. Most of those CVs I do see tend to be those of Senior Execs, and a lot of them don’t put their interests on their CVs. Is there a need to?
Listing ‘Movies, socialising, eating food’ doesn’t really add much to the CV, or even give me more of a picture of the candidate as a person. I’m sure those are really things that most people are…Continue
All job markets around the world are unique in their own ways. The culture of a certain country plays a large part in how the job process works. In Australia, for example, it is neither necessary…Continue
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When it comes to resume/CV writing there is no magic formula to follow that will ensure your resume will be read. There are however clear dos and don’ts that will either add value to your resume or work in the negative by having your resume deleted. No matter if you’re a front office banker or part of the mailroom team, listing and identifying achievements and backing these achievements up with numerical examples is the number one way to make your resume standout.
Added by Gavin Redelman on April 21, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
Resume is an important document to win an interview.It is a summary of a job candidate's work and educational experience. Employee makes selection from a bundle of resume and tries to find outstanding resume. Most of the resumes are written in the traditional paragraph format that is not easy to read.
The HR has 100 0f resumes and they will not read the paragraphs. They'll scan 1-2 lines of each paragraph and probably will not find what they are looking for because they didn't spend…Continue
Added by Sandy Dsouza on March 17, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Resume is a promotional document that carries a lot of importance. It is a key job-hunting tool used to get a job interview. It summarizes your accomplishments, your education, as well as your work experience, and should reflect your special mix of skills and strengths.
choose a resume formats and approach that is…Continue
Added by Sandy Dsouza on March 11, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments
Resume writing is a skillful task which includes summary or listing of your work experience and skills relevant to the field of you are entering. It highlights your, accomplishments to show a potential employer that you are qualified for the work you want.
Before you write resume, take time to do a self-assessment on…Continue
People look at me strangely when they ask, “Do I really need to use a professional resume writer?”
“Come on,” they say, “I can easily just write my own resume – what are you going to do that I cannot just do myself?”
Of course it’s true that anybody can write their own resume. The same is true that anyone can attempt to build a house or change the plumbing or paint some artwork, however in each of these examples you’d prefer to call on an expert because of…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on February 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Preparing for a job interview is tough work. You rehearse answers to common questions, decide on what clothing to wear and ensure you have done an adequate amount of research into the company. But what about the color of your clothing – does this matter? Is wearing a white shirt with a blue tie going to help you get the job over wearing a blue shirt with a…Continue
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It’s really important to remember that achievements are essential to every single resume.
I’ve come across so many resumes that include no achievements whatsoever. It’s actually very common to see this, so it’s important that you include achievements in your resume as they provide a lot of value and depth. Most people forget to include achievements on their resumes because they simply don’t know how to communicate them.
Added by Gavin Redelman on June 20, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
It is NEVER too late for a career change! Sure, you might not have direct experience in a certain industry or job, but you need to prove to any hiring manager that your existing skills are, in fact, transferable skills.
If you’re debating about making a career change, don’t be afraid. Even if a career switch later in life seems like a completely radical change with many possible consequences attached to it, you should still go for it if it’s something you really…
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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…Continue
Personalizing your application materials no doubt increases your chances of getting a call back, but I’m…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments
What can you do to be competitive when looking for a new job? Writing a quick resume late at night and applying for random jobs is NOT going to get you the job you are looking for. Is there an educational or university course being offered which could help you now or in the long term? What skills do you have to shine above and beyond other candidates. Make a portfolio of your accomplishments you have achieved in your academic or professional life. In the current economic climate employers…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:36am — No Comments
What’s better: Working for a small company or a large corporation?
When I worked for a large corporation I was convinced that it was the best way to get ahead in my professional career. Years later I worked for a much smaller business, and was then convinced that a smaller organization was definitely best for me. It is only now that I look back on both of those experiences and realize that there really is no definite answer.
I realized over time that…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:34am — No Comments