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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Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Dealing With A Job Loss: Starting the Job Hunt Posted on August 27, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! While the job market is not great, it pays to take some time and find a good fitting job. Make Sure You Are Employable If your skills are out of date, update them.

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

If you’re working right now, it’s safe to say that you had to send out a resume in order to get hired. In order to do that, you need to know how to write a good resume. While the corporate atmosphere wasn’t too bad, I wanted to share with everyone what you can do to make your resume stand out above the rest because you’d be amazed at how much garbage (I’m saying that nicely) we’d get. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position.

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5 Outdated Resume Writing Tips to Ignore Right Now

Dumb Little Man

Are you still using outdated resume writing tips ? The world has changed a lot since the Internet came out with resume writing tips. Recruiters are now spending less time reading resumes – and unnecessary information may lead to your resume being put into the bottom of the pile. A free online resume builder may help but you should also watch out for the following tips for writing a resume as they are no longer recommended in today’s job-hunting market.

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4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. In the early stages of job hunting, Ive found most people are usually pretty confident. They know they have valuable skills and have worked hard -- what employer wouldnt want to hire them?

10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

If you read my post of resume tips a few weeks ago , you’ll already be familiar with best practice for writing a great resume. While there’s nothing wrong with hand-crafting your resume in Microsoft Word (or your word processor of choice), there are plenty of online tools that can save you lots of time by formatting your resume in seconds. With those caveats out of the way, here’s the list: Online Advice and Support on Creating Your Resume. #1:

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How to Cope With a Job Interview Rejection: Learning From Mistakes

Dumb Little Man

Job hunting can be a grueling and demoralizing experience. The troubled job market worldwide has created an overabundance of qualified candidates, many competing for the same job. Hunting for a job not only means having the right qualifications, developing a sterling resume, a killer influence letter, and razor-sharp interview skills, but also having to outdo the other candidates — many of whom may be more qualified on paper than you.

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

Eat Your Career

It’s not surprising; people who are in the midst of a job search are always anxious. How long should a job search take on average? The general rule of thumb is this: Expect one month of job search for every $10,000 of income you expect to earn. Therefore, if you’re expecting to earn an annual salary of $60,000, you should plan for a 6-month job search. Your job search may take a little longer. You just know you’re still job searching.

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How To Make A Successful And Hassle-Free Career Change

Dumb Little Man

Some of the most common jobs people have during their early years may feel like a “dead end” but it doesn’t have to be the same for you. These are things that will look good on your resume regardless of what direction you want to head. Take a close look at your current job. Decide how satisfied you are and what type of job you really want. Think about what parts of your current job you really like and dislike.

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Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search. Building your personal brand is crucial to standing out from the crowd when job hunting. After all, Inc reports that every corporate job opening attracts an average of 250 resumes, but on average only four to six people will interview for the position. Here’s a look at some tips on how you can build your online presence and find the job that is right for you.

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So you want to find a new assistant job?

Practically Perfect PA

Is that a lot of jobs for one decade? But I have left a job because it was completely mis-sold (having stuck it out for a year) and another I left because the opportunity to move to Barcelona came along both of which are slightly unusual. Anyway, my point is that I know quite a bit about getting a new job and I’m going to share some of my knowledge with you in this post. When applying for jobs through a website such as LinkedIn, monster.com or secsinthecity.co.uk

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4 Simple Steps To Landing Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Aaron is a fresh college graduate looking to land his first full-time job. He’s new to the job hunting process and doesn’t know where to begin his search. What can Aaron do to increase his chances of landing a great job? In a recent survey administered to over 500 graduating students for Door of Club’s “College Graduates’ Views on Job Prospects” segment, over 67% of students did not have a job lined up after college.

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OfficeTeam Reveals Mistakes That Could Derail Your Job Search

Office Dynamics

Are you in a New Year, new job scenario? Job-hunting tactics that worked even a few years ago may appear passé, while using fresh strategies can help professionals stand out among a large applicant pool. “It’s It’s easy to get stuck in a rut during the job hunt,” said Robert Hosking, executive director of OfficeTeam. “If If certain tactics aren’t working, job seekers need to switch gears and try new ideas.”. Network solely when you’re looking for a job.

5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Looking to move on from your dead-end job? The modern corporate world is so brutally competitive that you don’t even need a job to be severely stressed. “We’ll And for a job seeker, there’s nothing worse than waiting for that call. 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. Spice Up Your Resume with Graphics.

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the fisher price concept

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 fisher price concept On August 2, 2010, In Career Coaching by Judi Perkins , By The How-To Career Coach 0 Thanks to Fisher-Price, as babies we learn a concept that we seem to forget by the time we’re adults: you can’t put a square peg in a round hole. These days, job seekers don’t care.

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Gift Wrapping an Executive Assistant: How to Package Yourself to Obtain Results!

Office Dynamics

And, you are well aware that your resume speaks volumes. Perhaps you aren’t job hunting, but have an idea you’d like to pitch to management. Presentation: package yourself like you would your resume: tidy things up and keep it current. Differentiate yourself: determine how you can best benefit the company through your ideas, skills and experience. from your ideas, skills and experience.

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Gift Wrapping an Executive Assistant: How to Package Yourself to Obtain Results!

Office Dynamics

And, you are well aware that your resume speaks volumes. Perhaps you aren’t job hunting, but have an idea you’d like to pitch to management. Presentation: package yourself like you would your resume: tidy things up and keep it current. Differentiate yourself: determine how you can best benefit the company through your ideas, skills and experience. from your ideas, skills and experience.

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8 Ways to Avoid Job Scams

45 Things

Sometime during your career, you may try working from home and take on independent gigs even if you have a stable job. to "trying out" a new skill such as writing or graphic design. There seems to be no shortage of online jobs being offered that let you work at home in your jammies while your kitty purrs nearby. They will try to scam you with fake job offers, lure you into giving them money or even try to steal all your personal information. Super-secret jobs.

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

Please see the story below on how one executive admin handled a recent job loss in today’s economy. 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!

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

Please see the story below on how one executive admin handled a recent job loss in today’s economy. 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!

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How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

45 Things

Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early." Kearney, who now works as a project manager for Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in Plano, Texas, says jobs are out there for veterans, but finding them takes a lot of planning and hard work. You don''t want to call a former member of the military and say, ''Can you get me a job?''

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Tips From Successful Job Seekers

45 Things

I never get tired of hearing how people got a job. Six months later, as the economy grew worse and Woody wasn't getting anywhere with her job-hunting efforts, she had a conversation with her sister. She told me that I needed to act and dress like I had a job, and so the next day I should get up and put on a suit," Woody says. "I The truth was that Woody wasn't really putting a full-time effort into her job hunt, she says.

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Tips for Vets Re-Entering the Civilian Workforce

45 Things

Joe Kearney retired from the Army in May after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early." Kearney, who now works as a project manager for Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in Plano, Texas, says jobs are out there for veterans, but finding them takes a lot of planning and hard work. You don''t want to call a former member of the military and say, ''Can you get me a job?''

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How to Spring Clean Your Job Search

45 Things

Read this latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today and see if your job search doesn''t need the same. If you have had a long winter of job searching with no luck, you may need to freshen up your job-hunting strategy, career experts say. Many job seekers make the mistake of looking for jobs instead of focusing on employers, says Miriam Salpeter, career coach at Keppie Careers in Atlanta. Evaluate job descriptions before writing your resume," she says.

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5 Tips for Becoming Valuable in a New Job

45 Things

The job-hunting experience can be a stressful one: sending out resumes, interviewing, sending out more resumes and interviewing again. It can take weeks, even months, to nail the job you want. And while you’re a bit nervous in the beginning, the new job begins to feel more comfortable after a while, and you settle in to the routine. Don’t badmouth your old job, people you worked with or make other critical comments. Grow your skills.

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Networking Key for Vets to Find a Job

45 Things

I just have one question for you today: What have you done to help a vet find a job? And then help one of them find a job. In 2008, when Jessie Canella returned home from Iraq where he had been deployed as a Marine, he wasn't sure how to get a job in the civilian world. So he turned to what he had heard was a place to find lots of jobs: online job boards. While in the barber's chair, Canella confided that he was depressed about his job prospects.

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When working isn't fun: Ho hum, ho hum, it's off to work I go.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get that ho hum feeling about your job and know it is time to consider moving on? After four years at my previous job I knew it was time to go. She felt in her current job she was not being challenged and used to her potential and was thinking about making a change. Job satisfaction is important. Polish up the ol resume It is all right to send your resume out and see what kind of response you get.

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What to Do When You've Run Off Into a Career Ditch

45 Things

Rather youre trying to get a job, starting a new career, in mid-career, or thinking about retiring, you can never write the ending to your story. I see job seekers become demoralized when someone asks them, "So, what do you do?" And now there are no jobs and no one wants to hire me." Or, I see people in mid-career who believe in this bad job market they are "stuck" in jobs that cause them to lose sleep and snap at their kids when they get home at night.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Ways to Avoid Freaking Out About.

45 Things

Thats the sound of dozens of career experts venting their frustrations over how many job seekers still refuse to accept they must network if they want to find a job. Career bloggers are ranting about how the unemployed still spend most of their time looking at job boards instead of making contacts, and its not getting any better. Thats what prompted my interest in this story on networking -- the fact that so many job seekers seem to keep ignoring the advice.

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8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market While I knew there was a good chance the unemployment rate would go up, when I heard the latest figures were 10.2 Then, I did what I always did: I picked up the phone and started asking experts on how job seekers could succeed in this tough market.

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10 gifts to give your career

45 Things

No one can really predict what the several years will bring in the job market, but it’s clear that everyone has to make more of an investment in their future. Your resume should always be able to reflect that you’ve kept up on the latest training and skills. Becoming too comfortable in your career and with your skills can set you up for problems if you suddenly find yourself out of work. Update (or build) your resume.

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? When I graduated from college, my priorities were: getting a job doing something I loved, having opportunities for advancement and making enough money to pay the rent. They’re paying attention and taking all the opportunities they can to make contacts (for jobs).

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