It’s a tough job market, and it’s anyone’s guess when it will change. Too many applicants and too few of the right job openings, so human resources departments end up ignoring all but the resumes of most qualified candidates. Have you applied for positions, knowing you are fully qualified, but still with no response? WhatContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Your Resume Sucks!”
Searching for a new job, your resume is your first impression—your calling card. If it’s staler than last year’s Halloween candy, it’s going straight into the “retention file.” How do you refresh a stale resume?
A resume has one clear goal; like any marketing or promotional document, it exists to make an extremely valuable sale. The product your resume sells? That is YOU! Any advertising pro will tell you that ad copy does not have to appeal to the promoter, senior management or company selling the product. Ad copy isContinue reading “Who Is YOUR Customer? The Language of Resumes”
More companies are using resume screening software, in response to the higher number of resumes submitted. The first strategy in getting your resume read–by a human–is understanding how these programs work. This infographic from resume web app Resunate illustrates the basic process: Your resume is run through a parser, which removes the styling from the resume and breaks the text downContinue reading “Getting Your Resume Past the Robots”
By Scott Kirsner for the Boston Globe: In many ways, buyers of lottery tickets have more information about the game they’re playing than job candidates do. They know the odds, and how the numbers will be chosen, and when. That’s not always true when you fire off a resume, or even when you’re invited toContinue reading “Secrets of the Hiring Process”