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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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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Resume Parsing 101: Top Benefits Of Using A Resume Parser

Recruit CRM

Understanding resume parsing is not that difficult if you're already working in the recruitment sector for years. A resume parser is nothing but a software program that is generally (in most cases) pre-installed with your Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

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Features of Resume Writing in 2020 for Graduates

Dumb Little Man

It’s not easy to get your dream job without making a good impression on recruiters, HR managers, and potential employers with the help of a resume. Furthermore, it is important to be aware of the latest trends and norms in writing resumes. Highlight Your Key Skills.

2020 197

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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Extreme Makeover - Resume Edition

Dumb Little Man

Do you have a resume? It's arguable that there's never been a more important time to polish up your resume and portray yourself in the best light possible. In my prior employment I was often required to qualify candidates based purely on their resumes. Here are some ways you can overhaul your resume to better your chances at landing the job. Organize it A cluttered resume may signal a cluttered and disorganized worker. Is it a little out of date?

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Five Great Ways to Give Your Resume a Boost

Dumb Little Man

Whether or not you’re looking for a job right now, it’s worth making sure your resume is in good shape. In a crowded job market, your resume needs to stand out. Employers aren’t just interested in your paid work; they’re looking for evidence of your skills. Even if you’re currently working full-time, don’t rule out the possibility of learning something new – evening classes and online courses can provide a lot of flexibility. Resume Career

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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. You might already have a resume filled with qualifications but these can quickly become outdated and irrelevant in the IT industry.

2018 162

Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018

Daily Writing Tips

Writing a resume can be really tough. It can be especially hard if you’ve been out of the job market for a while, and you feel that you’re not sure what’s required from your resume – or if this is the first resume you’ve ever written. We’re going to quickly recap the basics, before digging into some crucial tips for writing a winning resume. What Is a Resume Anyway? If you’re in the UK, a resume is commonly called a “CV” (curriculum vitae).

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Preparing Your Resume

Laughing all the Way to Work

Not everyone will have this opportunity, however, so I wanted to share with you some things I learned. I feel that even during a seemingly bad experience, you can always learn something positive. One of the things I remember, and have put to good use, was a workshop on resume writing. I hope this will help you to write your resume if you are looking for a job or if you just need to update your old resume. Here is an example of a resume.

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Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

Employers are looking for good communication skills. You will just have to be able to show that you have the skills and the drive to succeed. In college, you won’t learn everything you will need to succeed at life. You can start by understanding the importance of soft skills. Could your written communication skills use a little polish? Should you be fine-tuning your verbal communication skills? See Also: 16 Worst Resume Mistakes.

2017 153

Take Your LinkedIn Profile to the Max: 4 Tips to Get More Jobs

Dumb Little Man

And it looks 10x better in your resume’s contact info section. So, go ahead and learn how to get a sweet customized URL. Leave the skills section for now—we’ll cover it later. Make Your Skills Drip with Expertise. Now, it’s time to take care of the skills section. LinkedIn allows to add up to 50 skills, but you can only prominently feature ten. Make sure those ten skills are (1) keyword skills and (2) are your core strengths.

2019 192

6 Reasons to Get Certified as a Data Scientist

Dumb Little Man

This is why data science, while still a relatively young field, has so many branches and areas of study such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, business intelligence, data examination, data mining, predictive analytics, etc. Career Learning MOOCData science is advancing rapidly.

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Learn How to Post A Job On LinkedIn Like A Pro Recruiter

Recruit CRM

Resumes with dozens of different formats or profiles of the candidates in the same manner? It is comparatively easy to search the database which includes varieties of topics like industry, connections, current and previous companies, job title, profession, skills, and education.

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

Dumb Little Man

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. 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.

2013 219

How to Write a Winning Graduate School Resumé

Dumb Little Man

Take a look at the following hints and tips on how to write a graduate school resume. See how you can write a resume that will get you into any graduate school in the country. #1 You want to show that you’ve been able to function in the real world and that there’s more to your skills than simply sitting and passing exams. 3 Highlight your academic skills and achievements. See Also: 100+ Ways to Write a Great Resume Cover Letter. How To Resume Writing

2019 191

The Power of Volunteering

Dumb Little Man

There are thousands of potential opportunities that can allow you to share your skills and knowledge or learn something totally new. You can learn new skills. When you volunteer, you get the chance to undertake training, learn, and practice a number of new skills. Many of these are soft skills which are skills that you are unlikely to learn from any university. Soft skills are difficult to represent on your resume.

2017 174

How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

See Also: Resume Action Words That Will Get You That Job. Keep learning. Learn some relevant skills to give your resume a little boost. If you aren’t sure what skills would benefit you, have a look at that jobs you’re applying for to see what kinds of preferred qualifications are listed. For example, if an employer is seeking applicants with extra coding knowledge, you can head over to Codecademy to gain some new programming language skills.

2016 158

What can we learn from watching the Crystal Ball?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection What can we learn from watching the Crystal Ball? On July 6, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Last night I read the BusinessWeek Magazine on which issue the front page has a heading “The Permanent Temporary Workforce”.

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Using The New LinkedIn For Personal Branding And Career Success

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you log in to LinkedIn whenever you need to update your resume, click “like” on your colleagues’ work anniversaries and maybe post a link relevant to your field. Forget Resumes – Get Hired on the New LinkedIn. The days of mailing out hundreds of copies of your resume in hopes of getting a few job interviews are in the past. Highlight your skills set on LinkedIn and show them why you would be a great fit for the job.

2017 156

Learn the Forms of “drink,” Please!

Daily Writing Tips

Posts By Email Grab The RSS Home Archives About Contact Tests Book Learn the Forms of “drink,&# Please! 18 Responses to “Learn the Forms of “drink,&# Please!&# then, going another stage further, you can’t create an opera or a symphony unless you invest the time and effort to learn a much wider range of tools, subtleties and nuances. learning the difference between drunk/drank, shrunk/shrank, farther/further, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, etc.,

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Résumé + Interview = 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 Résumé + Interview = A Job On May 15, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 The formula expressed in the title sounds so simple yet for some is difficult to achieve. My resume is a disaster, I have spent countless hours tweaking and rewriting to no avail.

11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Office Dynamics

As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted. While we anticipated learning of non-essential business closures leading to working from home, we did not anticipate the high number of Assistants around the world struggling with the uncertainties, isolation and communication barriers brought on by the circumstances. Office Dynamics has a variety of online learning courses for Administrative Professionals.

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Successful Resumés

Laughing all the Way to Work

Updated this article February 13, 2008 [link] Unfortunately, in one job I had I was involved on the downside of government downsizing, but I feel that even during a seemingly bad experience, you can always learn something positive. One of the many things I remember, and have put to good use, was a workshop on resume writing. In resume writing they suggested that any experience over 10 years was too old to put on your resume.

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Networking While in Transition is the Key to Success

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Networking While in Transition is the Key to Success On July 11, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 Becoming unemployed is likely a sudden, unexpected event, and most people do not have the networking skills needed to immediately switch gears and begin efficiently developing job leads.

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. Youve posted your resume on all the top job boards plus the various industry-focused and niche job sites related to your type of work. And youve been following all the best career advice and job search tips youve read, heard, learned, and developed.

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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.

2018 186

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. You gain new skills and competencies. Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

It’s an exciting and unique time in history that we work with such a diverse group of peers; varied age ranges, varied technologies and learning levels, traditional and experienced based education, etc. Whether I work with someone 20 years younger or older than me, I not only share and teach through my own work experience, but I also learn through their background and knowledge. All of us have knowledge to share and new knowledge to learn. By Dana Buchanan.

2018 129

The War On Grad School

Dumb Little Man

Some would say this puts these students at a professional disadvantage, especially when employers are generally more interested in work experience and skills rather than a prestigious degree. Less time and fewer opportunities to build work experience and resume while in school. Check out this infographic to learn more about the war on grad school. Career Goals Learning

2018 136

How Long Should You Stay at Your Job?

Eat Your Career

Even though it is not reflected in your title, it could be reflected in your expanded job description, your accomplishments, the skills you’ve developed and the experience you’ve gained. As you may know, I host a free Q&A session every month. ( You can sign up to be a part of them here.

2020 175

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.

2010 116

5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

And Google has become the new resume. It’s hard to get stuck somewhere old when you are always learning something new. No one has your unique set of skills, gifts and ideas. Volunteer to lead the next sales or team meeting to share that really cool idea you learned from the last book you read or the last industry conference you attended. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 137

Is Anyone NOT looking for work these days?

On The Job

Or so says Heather Leigh , who says you do need a resume. My mother says I'm very special: "On a very, very basic level, skills aren't the only factor a company should be considering. Loyalty, ethics, willingness to work hard, ability and willingness to learn, and all those other personality traits should factor in. Tags: job resumes Seth Godin useless products job search Let's start this Tidbit Tuesday with a quote: "I have never liked working.

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LinkedIn Dos and Don’ts: LinkedIn’s Best Practices

Dumb Little Man

If someone is only using it as an online resume, then they are missing out on a lot of opportunities. Many users sign up for LinkedIn to have an online resume, and right after, they become inactive. Use LinkedIn to learn more about professional skills and grow your network.

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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

Mention your elegant skills, achievements, job responsibilities, and goals clearly and concisely. Besides, seniors from your current company will also be aware of your credentials and where they can utilize your multifaceted skills in the organization during critical times if needed.

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2009 100

Job Interviewing 101

On The Job

I remember when my older son was just learning to read and write and I found his name written boldly in pen on the white marble of our fireplace hearth. Of course, the written evidence was to the contrary, so my son spent some time scrubbing the fireplace and learning a valuable lesson not only about where and when to write his name, but the consequences of lying. (OK, Specifically, it’s becoming a chronic problem that job candidates lie on their resumes.

2007 100

9 Productivity Tips Your Work-From-Home Career Needs

Dumb Little Man

Set alarms, drink coffee, dress well, resume at work, telecommute, and take breaks. Learn A Relevant Skill. It’s good to learn a relevant skill when you have the time when working from home. You could take on organized skill acquisition by your company or others.

2020 222

What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

My job was to go into places and provide expert skills for the project at hand. The skills could range from design to requirements to process improvement to project management to programming. So I decided to put together a list of things that you need to be aware of if you are thinking about making the jump into consulting: The Client Doesn’t Know You Before you are at the client site, all the client knows about you is what is on your resume.

2010 118

Reviewing Your Administrative Career

Office Dynamics

I personally learned a lot from that breakout session. 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.

2019 168

Social Media: So, What Is It for People in Transition?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection Social Media: So, What Is It for People in Transition? On July 6, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 0 There’s no newspaper or magazine nowadays that does not devote some space to the fast-developing new phenomenon called social media.

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. Probably most importantly, you need to read the job posting and determine if your skills match the requirements for the job and if you think you will be able to meet the challenge.

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