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 —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on November 6, 2011 at 5:00pm —
#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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm —
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.
Preparing a resume is nerve racking. There are about a… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on September 6, 2011 at 3:41pm —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on September 4, 2011 at 7:18pm —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on August 7, 2011 at 6:54pm —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on July 31, 2011 at 10:22am —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on July 28, 2011 at 9:08am —
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
Added by Gavin Redelman on July 9, 2011 at 12:30am —
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
Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 7, 2011 at 11:50am —
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… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on July 4, 2011 at 9:00pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
Added by Sandy Dsouza on March 9, 2011 at 11:00pm —
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 —
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
Added by Gavin Redelman on January 14, 2011 at 9:00am —
Do you see writing job ad copy as a bit of a chore? Something that you put off until the last possible minute and then hastily throw together with more than a little apprehension or doubt? Use this simple nine step guide and you’ll soon get used to a formulaic running order that will make writing copy that much easier in the future.
1) THE JOB TITLE – Start off by asking yourself is the job title an industry recognised standard or something… Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on August 12, 2010 at 4:30am —
Do you use search engines to look for resumes on the Internet? Do you use exclusions such as "-jobs" or "-submit"?
If you do. Stop it.
Read on and I'll tell you why.
First a story about Easter hams.
To understand what I am going to say about searching for resumes, you will need to be in the right frame of mind. Here we go...
A little girl was closely watching her mother prepare the Easter Ham. She was… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on June 22, 2010 at 11:32pm —