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We have seen people lose out on opportunities to be interviewed due to their having different versions of their resumes posted on different sites. Combine that with a resume emailed that differs from the online presentation/s and you have the potential for confusion. Employers check people out on online, so it is easy to locate … Continue reading Ensure That Your Online Resume Is Consistent In Your Email, On LinkedIn, And On Indeed.
Hiring managers and their assistants scan many resumes looking for that elusive candidate that checks off their hiring criteria boxes. An unexplained and extended gap in your work history, or neglecting to note a contract position, runs the risk of your resume not reaching the ‘A’ folder for closer review. You don’t want the hiring manager … Continue reading Mind The Gap: Explain Breaks In Your Resume Timeline.
It’s the little things that can trip you up in your job application. Candidates are derailed in the hiring process due to simple errors that raise concern or suspicion in the employer’s mind. A case in point is where an employer receives a resume with certain employment dates, then, after doing a casual LinkedIn profile … Continue reading Simple Errors In Employment Dates On An Application Affect Your Job Search.
With hundreds of resumes that we receive every week from all over North America, it is surprising to see how many submissions can be improved by following a few easy steps to improve visibility. It is vital to your interests to get noticed quickly among the many applications pouring in to most job postings. Save … Continue reading Increase Your Visibility When Applying By Email.
Hundreds of people may apply for the same position, how do you stand out from the crowd and ensure that your application gets noticed? ▪ Create a separate email account on Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail. Have this account for job search activities; gather all of your related correspondence for easy access and follow-up. Use your first … Continue reading Stand Out From The Crowd When Applying For Jobs.
Most hiring managers and recruiters are sold on selecting a resume for active consideration in the first 10 seconds or so spent reviewing it. That’s not a lot of time to grab their attention! Make the time count by putting what you can do up front. The generic Job Objective on a resume doesn’t accomplish … Continue reading Make Your Skills Summary Statement Golden.
In no particular order, here are the qualities that create buyer interest in employers and recruiters. These skills and values identify key strengths that companies seek in the people that they hire. ▪ Communications - you communicate effectively and are able to connect with others through listening, and creating relationships founded on trust. ▪ Honesty … Continue reading These Are Key Strengths That Recruiters And Employers Seek In Candidates.
Write down key points of your contributions, achievements, ideas implemented and other items that illustrate your strengths and value to your employers. How was your performance measured? What did you achieve in new sales development? What percentage of growth of revenues was achieved? How did you win or keep those customers? What steps did you … Continue reading Have The Facts Of Your Achievements At Your Fingertips.
If you were terminated for cause from your previous position for any reason, be upfront about it. Admittedly, this is hard to do and it requires moral strength. Honesty and integrity are character strengths that are valued by all fair-minded employers, and your courage to tell the truth without spinning the facts will gain the … Continue reading The Courage To Tell The Truth