17 Worst Resume Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a college student, a recent graduate or a job seeker, you must have, at least once in your lifetime, written a resume. Resume writing is tricky for everyone. A resume has to be perfect because it marks the starting point of one’s professional career. However, there are several common mistakes that people make while writing a resume. Here are 17 common resume mistakes that you must avoid making 2017 the year of your employment.

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How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers. So, when people ask me how you hide your age on your resume, I understand where they’re coming from—even if I find the question a little silly. Hiding your age on your resume is not necessarily a smart move, for a number of reasons. Still, if you’re concerned about age discrimination in your job search, it doesn’t hurt to de-emphasize your age on your resume.

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3 Atypical Life Hacks To Improve Your Resume

Dumb Little Man

Writing a great resume has always been challenging. Knowing how to pen a captivating resume is a sought-after skill. Your resume might pass through several computers before a person even sees it. By learning how to think like job search engines and scanning systems, you can optimize your resume. When a person finally does read your resume, you will appear to be the perfect candidate. Scaling your resume down to size is the first step.

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6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. Firstly, to self-improve, you must feel confident about yourself and your position in the IT world.

2018 158

This is How To Show Employers You Have The Skills They Want

Dumb Little Man

It’s up to you to show that your out-of-the-norm resume is actually exactly what employers are looking for. Here are three ways to show employers that you have the skills they want: 1. Be confident in your career path. […]. The post This is How To Show Employers You Have The Skills They Want appeared first on Dumb Little Man In your mind, you’re the perfect candidate for every job you’ve ever applied for.

2016 143

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Whether they are looking to fill a new role, or make decisions about annual raises and promotions, employers find it difficult to pinpoint the candidates with the right knowledge, motivations and skills to excel. Here are just a few of the many benefits that may come your way after completing a professional certification: You build confidence! You gain new skills and competencies.

Information Overload for People in Transition

Job Advice Blog

People wrote their own résumés, had them edited by trusted friends, and walked into the interview with confidence about having been for a long time in the previous job that he must have been good at because of a lengthy tenure. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview preparation Resume Social Media Just two decades ago, finding a suitable job was simplistic.

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How to Build Your Career: 5 Simple Rules to Succeed

Dumb Little Man

They choose those willing to work for less despite having the most skills. Here’s how to build your career: Write a Killer Resume. Whether you are currently unemployed or looking to move to a different company, you have to know how to create an outstanding resume. And it’s not just about writing one resume and sending it out to a bunch of different companies. There is no “one size fits all” resume. Use that as a starting point for your resume.

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Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Office Dynamics

” Driscoll added, “Professionals considering job moves should evaluate not only salary but also where they will have the greatest opportunity to build skills and advance their careers.” Gaining new skills. Sometimes, you have to job hop to gain experience in a particular area — if you’re switching industries or seeking certain cutting-edge technical skills, for example. Looks better on a resume to have multiple employers.

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Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

A willingness to learn and confidence to teach creates the roadmap to keeping our professional world evolving and relevant. The diverse team has combined organizational and time management skills, event and meeting planning, business savvy, continued professional development drive and so much more to ensure success and positive outcomes. Seek answers, ask questions, share your skills…never stop learning. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 132

How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. You’ll face a lot of competition and rejection that will really affect your confidence. Listen: Randomly sending out resumes may get you a few interviews, but you will be wasting a lot of real and good opportunities. When you know your motivations, it will be easier for you to find opportunities that are perfect for your ambitions and skills. Create an attractive resume and engaging cover letter.

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It’s A Jungle Out There – How To Hire A Freelance Developer The RIGHT Way

Dumb Little Man

If you are not confident about your security, it’s best to assign low-risk tasks to freelance developers. Make sure you review their portfolios along with the resumes. Communication Skills. Thus, communication skills are a must. Availability Of Skilled Personnel.

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Reviewing Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

a copy of your resume, examples of projects completed such as forms, spreadsheets, graphs, etc. Answering those questions can help you set goals, help you focus on what areas you could learn more about, hone in on certain time-saving skills you may not currently be using, but feel familiar with, incorporate tasks into your current position that highlight your skills and could make your current position more productive.

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Get a Job

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Get a Job On September 22, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Don’t misunderstand the title of this blog. After all, winning in a tough competition takes not only skills but lots of practice.

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Interview Preparation

Laughing all the Way to Work

They mustn't have noticed my roots or wrinkled suit, or I completely wowed them with my skills and humour, but this definitely was not the way to go to an interview. Are you relaxed and confident or uptight and nervous? Which is all well and good to say, but how do you get to the place where you are relaxed and confident and how do you make that good first impression.

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10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

You need to prepare a dynamic application letter and resume and research the company. Plus, you need to present a confident image and develop the ability to answer tough questions on the spot. Even though five people may be waiting outside, you need to sound confident, calm, and capable. Give a positive reason, such as you left to take advantage of another opportunity that was better suited to your skills. . Passing a job interview is not as easy as before.

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Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Stating facts about your performance is a form of professionalism and confidence. Whether you are or are not planning a job/company change tracking your projects, career education, extra duties, and tasks learned (or expanded) should be added to your resume/ career portfolio. Resume/portfolio updates should go hand in hand with your yearly evaluation process; supporting professional and personal advancement.

How to Prepare Candidates for Job Interviews?

Recruit CRM

Resume. Most candidates have one format of resume that they have created painstakingly, and they end up sending it with every job application. Most candidates are not regular job seekers and resume. aspect before forwarding the resume to prospective employers.

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You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Though you may be satisfied with your current job, you should still have the necessary tools available at a moment’s notice, such as: An updated resume that details your current skills, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Presentation skills to effectively communicate why you are the best candidate. A clear understanding of how you can transfer your knowledge and skills to provide value to another organization. Your resume is the most important part of your package.

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How to Edit for a Friend

Daily Writing Tips

Before asking for someone’s help with your resume, for example, it’s best to research formatting options and commit to your resume’s structure, and then perhaps simply ask for proofreading and/or advice about phrasing. Of course, if someone you know is knowledgeable about resumes, welcome more substantial feedback (though not everyone who evaluates resumes for hiring purposes is necessarily a good judge).

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5 Interview Mistakes That Can Get In The Way of Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

An employer wants a confident, intelligent, honest, and trusting person. A study done by Michigan State University Extension shows that people who do not make eye contact often receive comments later about poor communication skills. By using them, you’ll seem like you don’t have enough self-confidence or you’re not smart enough. You should feel confident and always look your best. Have your resume, be prepared, but most importantly — be you.

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You Owe it to Yourself!

Office Dynamics

Though you may be satisfied with your current job, you should still have the necessary tools available at a moment’s notice, such as: An updated resume that details your current skills, responsibilities, and accomplishments. Presentation skills to effectively communicate why you are the best candidate. A clear understanding of how you can transfer your knowledge and skills to provide value to another organization. Your resume is the most important part of your package.

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5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

45 Things

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. Just as you target your resume and cover letter for a certain job, you should do the same for your references. You want someone who can speak to some of the skills sought in the position, such as creativity or leadership. It's not helpful to an employer if all your references can only speak to one aspect of your character or job skills.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

Your job interview is over and you are confidently getting ready for your first day at work. Because every company expects to hire not just good professionals, but also good team players who will gladly acquire new skills, show enthusiasm and willingness to collaborate. Every employer expects to find candidates with the appetite for new skills and expertise. You can even ask for more advice on honing your skills, or finding really useful literature and resources.

2017 153

The 6 Item Checklist for Effective Freelancing This Year

Dumb Little Man

Freelancing is an excellent way to build your income or your confidence if you are just getting started. Highlight Your Skills. Take into account all the abilities you have, including hard skills and soft skills. If you are confused, there are career assessment tests available online to help identify your strong traits and evaluate where your skills lie. Your skills must translate into relevant services that you can provide for them.

2017 153

Administrative/Clerical: Improve Your Admin Applications and Interviews

Office Dynamics

Whether you''re hoping to become a receptionist or head administrator, your chances of receiving a serious offer hinge on your resume and interview. Fine-tune both by improving your writing and verbal skills. Because admin applications usually consist of written forms such as a resume and a cover letter, it''s essential to proofread your writing for clarity, grammatical correctness, and accuracy of content.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Preparing for the Phone Interview On April 22, 2010, In Uncategorized , By CareersDoneWrite.com 0 It has become commonplace for companies to conduct phone interviews before bringing candidates in for a full screen. Referenced on your resume and your cover letter should be the best number(s) to reach you.

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Adapting to Change

Office Dynamics

Remind yourself of accomplishments, skills you have developed and your unique traits; focus on what you do have control of. Adapting to professional change shows professionalism and confidence. I worked with an amazing team, flexible hours, great manager, excellent benefits and pay, challenges that provided skills I use to this day, an office with a great view, control of developing procedures and next to one of the best coffee shops!

2018 156

4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

On 3 separate occasions, the professionals I spoke with forwarded my resume over to their hiring managers. Although you shouldn’t expect your connection to forward your resume along, it’s a possibility if you impress them with engaging questions and show interest in the company. Start by thinking of 5 to 10 stories of times you exhibited skills such as leadership, technical ability, teamwork, adaptability, strong judgment, and ethical behavior.

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So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written posts on both covering letters and resumes so all I would add here is that you should tailor your CV and covering letter for each of the jobs you are applying for. For example if you are applying for an assistant role that supports a communications director do emphasis your marketing skills or if you are applying for your first role working with a board level executive ensure you highlight any previous experience working with senior members of staff.

2013 163

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

Be prepared to highlight skills and experience related to the specific position’s requirements. Connecting with the job description focuses on the skills you will bring and how they uniquely relate to the position. Connect at least one of your skills and one job requirement that is of most interest to you. I learned additional confidence and to speak up when the position’s duties radically changed within days of being hired.

The Relocated Spouse

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection The Relocated Spouse On October 14, 2010, In Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre , By Jeff LeFevre 0 I received this question from one of our readers in regards to the relocated spouse. In this situation you can’t just rely on posting your resume and sending it out.

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5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

45 Things

That means that once you hit "send" to email your resume or application to a company, you need to be on your toes. While the chances are slim that you'll be called five minutes after sending your resume, there is the chance you're going to be caught unaware when a hiring manager does call. Can you concisely talk about your skills and experience -- and do it in a way that sounds interesting and personable? Keep copies of your resume and/or cover letter nearby.

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Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Avoid burnout by bringing your unique talents and skills to your position. Enhance work skills by learning as much as you can about the programs you use, organizational tips and meeting coordination. Confidently acknowledge your experience as a valuable asset. Avoid Burnout. In Utopia, burnout would be a term no one ever used or heard of. Everyone would be matched perfectly with the career they not only enjoyed but knew exactly how to succeed at.

2018 135

5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

An online portfolio isn’t only a great way to highlight your skills, qualifications and experience, it can also show employers that you know your way around technology. This a highly sought-after skill among forward-thinking companies, especially now that technology evolves at a rapid rate. Spice Up Your Resume with Graphics. The chances of your resume being noticed are slim, especially if you used a generic template with boring, plain-text information.

2017 158

Announcement: The Shrink for Entrepreneurs is hiring

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Be computer savvy in the basic sense: You need to know your way around a computer environment very comfortably – no specific software requirements but a fast typing speed and the confidence that no new software will massively daunt you (given a chance to play with it) is crucial. Here are some things that would be super amazing if they happened to be on your resume, but are not hard requirements: You have experience with WordPress blog software. You read it right.

2013 79

Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge! My goal is to get my resume on the top of the stack. Joan, you gave me the confidence to succeed.

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge! My goal is to get my resume on the top of the stack. Joan, you gave me the confidence to succeed.

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3 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

45 Things

A confident stride, a firm handshake and a calm demeanor in a crisis will more than likely ensure that you are seen as a real pro at work, someone who is competent and skilled in her job. Write your resume. But before work every morning, you're a mess. Your stomach may even cramp at the thought of putting in another day in a job where you feel like a fraud.

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College To Work – Building The Leader In You

Small Business CEO

Make your resume “pop” with accomplishments and leadership. But do not create a resume by describing your work experience as merely job responsibilities and duties. This is an important distinction between good resumes and the bad. This is also perhaps the biggest challenge that individuals have when they prepare their resumes. All of these areas need to be part of your resume. That’s part of the purpose for preparing your resume with accomplishments.

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Featured Soloist Kathryn Vercillo: “I Feel Like I’ve Been True to My Heart”

The Solopreneur Life

Being willing to take that leap is one of my greatest skills. I am very skilled at the writing side and have a book that I am very proud of but now I have to switch gears and focus on the publicity side of my solopreneur business and that’s tough. I also make sure to spend only half the day on marketing and the other half on writing, blogging and skills I’m good at.

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3 Things to Do While You Wait on a Job Offer

45 Things

Now, I'm going to write a post for college graduates who are jobless -- and it has nothing to do with writing a resume or brushing up on interview skills. Learning to move gracefully projects maturity and confidence. And, believe it or not, you may someday have to dance with the boss' spouse, and won't you look awesome when you know how to move with confidence as opposed to the others who stand around waiting to Dougie?

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Construction Work Ahead–Part 2 of 4

The Marq

Sure I am, but I tell him to wait for a new resume, as I’d found a couple small problems with the one he had. I knew, I told him, and he replies asking for a copy of my resume. He wants to know if he can use my resume in some of his proposals and says, “if we get a job, you get one.” Sounded good to me, so I shot him a formal copy of my resume. That project is the one I am most proud of, as it was an achievement of managerial skill not technical prowess.

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