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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

Front Office Bankers Resume Writing

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.

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red man Front Office Bankers Resume Writing

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Added by Gavin Redelman on April 21, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Make your resume easy to read

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…

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Added by Sandy Dsouza on March 17, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Common Mistakes done While Writing Resume

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…

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Added by Sandy Dsouza on March 11, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Resume writing

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…

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Added by Sandy Dsouza on March 9, 2011 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Do I really need to use a professional resume writer?

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…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on February 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The psychology of color

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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…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on January 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

9 simple steps to writing a good recruitment advertisement/job board post

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 — No Comments

What you know about Internet Resume searching is wrong

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 — 3 Comments

Listing Achievements on Your Resume

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.

The…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 20, 2010 at 7:26pm — No 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

How to Make a Career Change

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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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 6, 2010 at 7:04am — No Comments

Ever have one of those days?

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 3, 2010 at 12:01am — 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

When Is The Best Time to Apply For Online Jobs?

The job application process is no doubt tedious and tiring for everyone. We’ve all been there – sifting through the various job ad postings, sending through resume after resume, and all we want to do is get the application process over with as fast as possible. Everyone tells you to at least take a few minutes to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for.

Personalizing your application materials no doubt increases your chances of getting a call back, but I’m…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

Find a job in tough economic times

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…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:36am — No Comments

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