All Blog Posts Tagged 'writing' (99)

Writing a Gold Medal LinkedIn Profile

Did you know that LinkedIn is now regarded as the world’s largest online professional network with close to 200 million members in over 200 countries. More and more hiring managers, recruiters, employers and head-hunters are using LinkedIn as part of their hiring strategy. With demand for jobs at an all-time high,…


Added by Gavin Redelman on August 10, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Is Your Professional Resume An Olympic Gold Medal?

With the Olympic Games fast approaching, athletes from across the world will all be vying to be the very best in their chosen sport and take home a gold medal. In events such as swimming and athletics it is usually only seconds that separate first and last and with competition so strong, a tiny mistake can often be the…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 16, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Getting a great job - Top tips from a veteran recruiter

So you see a job online that you really like the look of, and then what? Do you send your CV, do you attach a covering letter? Do you think about it for a while.

What goes on behind the scenes at recruitment businesses seems to be a hot topic on the blogs at the moment. All sorts of things are being quoted about the…


Added by james nathan on May 10, 2012 at 7:42am — 7 Comments

Job Search Terms – What is that? Don’t I Just Apply for the Job I Want?

Job Search Terms – What is that? Don’t I Just Apply for the Job I Want?

NO – that is the long and short of it.

Recruiters – agency or in-house all use key words and search terms when sourcing for resumes. Where are they looking these days? Beyond…


Added by Danielle Powers on April 20, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

6 Seconds on Resume Review: How do Job Seekers Get Noticed

There was a great piece that just came out by Vivian Giang on a study done using heat mapping about what a recruiter focuses on in the 6 seconds they have your resume in front of them. **Please note, as was pointed out to me by a colleague, this artlicle was produced by the Ladders, they have…


Added by Danielle Powers on April 16, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

7 Deadly Resume Writing Sins

There are certain types of information that is better left off of a resume, yet there are people out there who are committing self sabotage by including it on their resume. Here is my list of 7 deadly sins to resume writing:

1. Photograph

Discrimination in hiring still exists today, by adding a photograph; one reveals information about themselves that falls into protected classes which could lead to employment discrimination (age, gender, race, origin, etc…). In…


Added by Ryan McCormick on March 30, 2012 at 3:17pm — 4 Comments

In's all about METRICS

Greetings, one and all!

We hope that you have gotten March 2012 off to a truly great start. Indeed, we have: the executive job market has picked up considerably, and, we are busier than we've been in a very long time.

At The Green Suits, all this new activity has us reconnecting with many people who have been off our radar screens for a few months or for several years. And we are meeting lots of great talent who we have never engaged before.…


Added by Dan Smolen on March 6, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Skill Section for Customer Service Resume

Customer service job is in demand now a days. There is a tough competition going in job market for this job and it is very difficult to get your dream job in hand. Resume is the first step in moving towards job search. So to get your dream job in hand your resume should be effective. All the section of resume are must. The most important section of it is skills for resume.…


Added by Sandy Dsouza on February 23, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mastering The Job Search Process

In the last decade, job seeking has changed and competition for every role is more competitive than ever. The prosperous decade of the 1990s, when jobs were plentiful and money (not to mention credit) was seemingly free flowing, failed to give way to an equally prosperous 2000s. Individuals seeking employment in this market are finding it difficult to do so, mostly because jobs have disappeared, having been shipped overseas or completely phased out. (Does anyone…


Added by Gavin Redelman on November 29, 2011 at 3:07am — No Comments

Top 10 Winter Jobs for College Students

With winter slowly drawing upon us and the weather starting to get colder, it is time for the resume writing team at RedStarResume to provide our college student readers with the best winter jobs. Each new season brings about different seasonal jobs and although you may only be looking for a part-time role to get through the…


Added by Gavin Redelman on November 6, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Five Myths About Job Searching:


#1: The smartest person always gets the job

Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it's not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for. In today’s economy, an employer…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Resume Writing Services: Attractive Nuisance or Clever Candidates?

Resume writing services will tailor a job seekers resume to make them look like the perfect candidate by optimizing it for keyword searching in an applicant tracking system. This may sound like a great investment to the candidate, but how do they affect time-to-hire or interview-to-placement ratios? These services may be able to trick the machine, but a good recruiter is not going to be fooled.

Clever Candidates

Preparing a resume is nerve racking. There are about a… Continue

Added by Louis Bina on September 6, 2011 at 3:41pm — 7 Comments

Job Interview First Impressions


Are first impressions really that important? The answer is... YES!


When the decision comes to hire a new employee, the candidates that are chosen almost always will share similar educational backgrounds, skills and experience. Because of this, it can be the small things that make the difference between getting the job or not. A lousy handshake or dirty shoes can be all it takes to…


Added by Gavin Redelman on September 4, 2011 at 7:18pm — 4 Comments

More Numbers Less Words

Are you sick of not landing job interviews? Are you applying for jobs you feel you are more than qualified for, but not having any success? More than likely, the problem has more to do with the way your resume is written than not having the right skill sets for the job.

Resume writing is an art form and in order to be successful your resume needs to pass 4 major rules:

Skills and qualifications are highlighted in order…


Added by Gavin Redelman on August 7, 2011 at 6:54pm — No Comments

How To Write An Impressive Resume – One Size Does Not Fit Everyone!

resume_writing.jpg Each job seeker can benefit immensely from tips on professional resume writing, even if you elect to use a specialized service to do the job. It still helps to have an idea of what you’d like imprinted on your document.


There are many companies online that can help you compose and print your resume using pre-set templates. Be careful when using a template. Resume formatting, presentation and layout have…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 31, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

Executive Resume Writing:

The best way to market your career for employment is through your resume. It is your first point of contact and first impression, and in today’s society first impressions count!  If you want to get noticed and to leave an impact, your executive resume needs to be written perfectly and professionally. In accordance with the human resources experts, there are five basic concepts on how to write the executive resume.


An executive resume must be able to market…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 28, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Including Key Achievements in your Resume

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…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 9, 2011 at 12:30am — 10 Comments

CV Interests and Interesting CVs


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…


Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 7, 2011 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Tips on Writing the Perfect Australian Resume


Why is the Australian Resume different?

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…


Added by Gavin Redelman on July 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Ad a little magic to attract the best

No doubt, if you have a sourcing strategy in place, it will include links into a series of different channels.  You’re probably using some if not all of the following (in no particular order) - Career website, job boards, internal referrals, employee referrals, colleges / universities, passive / semi-passive candidate searching, social media and agencies / consultancies etc… Continue

Added by Ben on May 10, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments

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