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.

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How to Write a Powerful One-Page Resume That Stands Out

Dumb Little Man

The common consensus regarding resumes is this: It doesn’t have to be too long! Resumes that don’t seem to end are disastrous. Most recruiters prefer short and concise one-page resumes over long boring resumes that seem to eat its own tail. Given below is a step-by-step guide to help you in writing a one-page resume. The first step to writing a one-page resume is to compile all your information in one place. Step 4: Make a separate “key skills” section.

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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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How to Make Employers Pay a Closer Look at Your Resume

Dumb Little Man

It is no secret that average hiring authorities spend less than 10 seconds reviewing a resume. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make a resume stand out: Step 1: Make sure it passes initial ATS scan. More and more companies use applicant tracking software (ATS) which allows them to filter out candidates at the initial stage, making the life of hiring managers much easier. So, before employers can pay a closer look at your resume, they have to see it first.

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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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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. Focus on Results When you’re putting your resume together, don’t get too bogged down in giving details of your past job descriptions. Were you responsible for managing any major areas of the business?

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5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with writing skills.

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Updating Your Resume: Signs It’s Time to Polish the Ol’ Skills

Small Business CEO

You’re back on the job market, sending out your resume to multiple jobs a day, but you’re not getting any bites. In fact, your problem might be something as simple as not updating your resume. Just like our social networks and our car registration, it’s important to make sure your resume is always up to date with your recent experience, your modern skills, and the most complete version of the current you.… Management careers resume

The Best Assistant Interview Tips

Office Dynamics

So, how do you stand out in a saturated market in which employers are receiving resumes by the minute? In this blog, we will cover a few resume and… Career Management Etiquette Interpersonal Skills Networking Self Development interview advice interview tips resume

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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5 Career Tips for Project Managers Post-Pandemic

Dumb Little Man

All across the globe, nations are facing economic uncertainties while businesses are finding it difficult to manage challenges due to the current world crisis. Being project managers or business leaders, we are not an exception either, we have also felt the shock equally.

Tom Rath: How to Create a Better Resume

45 Things

In this Q&A, he discusses how anyone can write a better, more compelling resume. What do you think is the biggest mistake someone makes when putting together a resume?

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5 Steps for Managing Your IT Audit & Security Career In Strange Times

Dumb Little Man

Now, the question is, amid crisis how should we be thinking about our career management? We, as a generation, are facing trouble in managing and balancing work and family, managing stress, and continuously staying connected with co-workers and remote teams in this era of ‘new normal’.

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Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

45 Things

In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork.

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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. 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. The suggested skills are what recruiters search for. People Management.

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10 Reasons Why Your Resume is a Fail

45 Things

Sitting down to build a resume may be tougher than you initially think. There’s a lot to consider: for example, have how many skills should you list on a resume? Figuring out all of this translates to having to manage a delicate balancing act, one that’s dictated by the employer’s specific needs, and the sometimes rigid specificities of an ATS. To sharpen your resume’s focus, include a summary at the top, underneath your header.

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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 Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills On August 2, 2010, In Interview Skills by Alex Freund , By Alex Freund 1 An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager (the person who has the authority to hire) is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews.

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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

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6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

Dumb Little Man

In this article, we will partially focus on cover letters as well as other important resume writing tips. So, if you do not want your resume to get into a stack of other similar “impersonal” letters, then address it to a particular person. A lot of companies use state-of-the-art technologies to analyze all the emails they get as well as the resumes in them. These technologies function in such a way that they identify the keywords in a letter or resume they receive.

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Survey Reveals What Hiring Managers Want Now

45 Things

It's always a good idea to know what's on the minds of hiring managers. That way, you can address the issues they think are important in your resume and cover letter, and speak knowledgeably about the issues that garner their interest.

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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. It was found that people who volunteered were able to manage their stress more easily and feel a stronger connection to their community. You can learn new skills. When you volunteer, you get the chance to undertake training, learn, and practice a number of new skills. Soft skills are difficult to represent on your resume.

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Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

I sent out a HARO request the other day asking for input on resume do's and dont's. I was flooded with so many good suggestions I couldn't use them all for my Gannett News Service and USAToday.com column, so I'm offering you a great deal today: Super resume advice at no cost to you! (I Anyway, I'll let these people tell you in their own words what you can do to help you in your job search: "One of my pet peeves is extremely vague objective (resume)statements.

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11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Office Dynamics

Take time to spruce up your resume and Linkedin profile with recent job titles, courses, and certifications that give you a competitive edge. Career Management Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Time Management Work Environment Work-Life BalanceRare and unusual times have presented themselves as a result of the onset of Coronavirus COVID-19. As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted.

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A PMI-ACP Certification is an Excellent Tool for Project Managers – Here’s why

Small Business CEO

In Project Management Agile Scrum practices for cross-functional tools have become catch-lines today. When becoming an Agile Certified Scrum professional doesn’t need a technical degree, and many Agile practitioners are in-house assets, the certification can empower you, your resume and your career in Scrum Agile suites. Pros: Certification validates the point that you are industry ready and have both the conceptual and practical skills required.

Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

Update your resume and be prepared to talk about your accomplishments in the past five years and what you can contribute to the organization. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Self Development Stress ManagementIf you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. You might be burning out. Before it becomes full-blown, take these steps: Find time to play. Even if it means forcing yourself.

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Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Identifying the best administrators can also be a tough task for talent managers. 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.

Confessions of a Micro-Manager

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 4 October, 2009 Confessions of a Micro-Manager Who would want to work for a micro-manager? Here are some reasons I think managers can get possessive: Im not sure I can trust you. A manager has to have confidence that you know how to do your job. Some managers like to have things done their way and if you dont do it their way, they think you are doing it wrong. I never wanted to be a manager.

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Keywords in Résumé Lead to Interviews

Job Advice Blog

Human resources departments that use ATSs base their queries on keywords they lift from job descriptions or receive verbally from hiring managers.

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. The hiring manager’s final area of vital interest has to do with whether you seem committed to the job.

Managing your Boss's Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 29 August, 2009 Managing your Bosss Inbox Nowadays our bosses are busy almost 24/7 and in order to cope they need our help managing their e-mail account. Below are some things I try to do to carry out the management of my bosss e-mail account: Meet with your executive and get on the same page on what they are expecting you to accomplish when going through their e-mail account.

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Melba Duncan on the Hot Skills EAs Need For 2009 and Beyond

Stellar Assistants

Duncan in job interviews, and have even quoted her in resume' cover letters. Take this quote, for instance: "The "hot skills" in 2008 and beyond are the skills that support indispensability. Executives and hiring managers - is your assistant truly indispensable? It's titled Executive Assistants as Strategic Support Specialists, Managers and Leaders: An Expanding Universe I'm a HUGE fan of Melba J. Duncan. Rabid , in fact.

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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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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. Your resume & cover letter have done their jobs, and have piqued the employers interest - now your job is to make it as easy as possible for them to decide to offer you the job. This method is particularly effective for leadership / management positions.

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

And Google has become the new resume. No one has your unique set of skills, gifts and ideas. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Career Management Interpersonal Skills Networking Professional Image Self Development Uncategorized“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” ~ Seth Godin. It’s no secret the world has changed. You are doing more with less.

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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. What one tip or process from my past managers can I discuss further with my current manager? Focusing on sharing your skills with your current employer can not only make you more productive but also help you better create a position that you enjoy. Career Management Productivity Professional Image Self Development

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6 Reasons to Get Certified as a Data Scientist

Dumb Little Man

With a data science certification, an individual will be able to demonstrate to the hiring managers that they are very serious about their career and job profile as a data scientist. As a result, the value of the skills that an IT professional may have decreases at an alarming rate.

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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.

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What Should Recruiters Look For In CVs When Hiring For Remote Jobs?

Recruit CRM

Look Out For These 6 Things In A Resume While Hiring For Remote Job Roles A recruiter must be well adept when he/she is hiring for any work-from-home based jobs. Here's everything you need to know about skills that should stand out in such resumes. Functional resume format, or c.

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Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

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. A multigenerational team offers executives and managers more than just support assistance. Seek answers, ask questions, share your skills…never stop learning. Communication Skills Leadership Self Development Teamwork Work EnvironmentBy Dana Buchanan.

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How Long Should You Stay at Your Job?

Eat Your Career

Over any considerable length of time (generally 2 or more years), recruiters and hiring managers want to see that you’ve progressed in your career in some way. Some people are so darn happy where they are, they’re willing to risk a resume that looks a little stagnant.

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