How to List Skills Gained Outside of Work on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

Past work experience is, of course, the most important part of your resume. It’s meant to show a prospective employer that you have all the skills required to do the job for which you are applying, and that you’ve used those skills before in a professional capacity.

Resume 206

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. How To Resume Writing

Resume 214

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

Resume 153

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. Do Emphasize Current Tech Skills.

Resume 208

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. That is why relevance is incredibly important when it comes to resume writing.

Resume 251

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. Scaling your resume down to size is the first step.

2019 256

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. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position. Career Resume

Resume 197

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. Is it a little out of date?

Resume 282

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. Resume Career

Resume 283

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. Management careers resume

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. Better yet, you’ll also be able to impress potential employers with cover letters and resumes.

2018 186

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

2020 165

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 158

4 Social Resume Strategies to Help You Get Seen and Get Hired

Eat Your Career

If you’ve heard the term “social resume” floating around recently and wondered what it’s all about, you’re in the right place. A social resume is not so much an actual thing; rather it’s a variety of things. It demonstrates your writing skills, which employers love to see!

Resume 171

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. What Is a Resume Anyway?

2018 81

Resume Proofreading Tips

Job Advice Blog

Not everybody is good at writing resumes, let’s face it. Not everybody is good at writing resumes, let’s face it.

Resume 142

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?

2020 63

Writing a Resume that Matters

Job Advice Blog

Draft a short but compelling introductory section – this should be a complement of overarching skills / abilities peppered with an example to set the tone. Write a core competency section with key words that speak to your strongest set of skills.

Resume 177

The Skills to Include on a Resume -- and the Ones to Leave Out

45 Things

Jobseekers often put a lot of time and effort into their resumes, extensively noting skills acquired via work experience and education. LiveCareer’s 2018 Skills Gap Report examined this problem from a number of different angles.

2018 52

My Resume Is Ready. What Now?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection My Resume Is Ready.

Resume 159

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. You can start by understanding the importance of soft skills. Could your written communication skills use a little polish?

2017 199

Preparing Your Resume

Laughing all the Way to Work

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. In resume writing it is suggested that any experience over 10 years is too old to put on your resume. And no need to list your duties as that is considered old-style resume writing. Here is an example of a resume.

Resume 100

It is the resume that is holding you back

Job Advice Blog

Despite that, vis a vis other outstanding resumes it pales and is ineffective. In order for your resume to propel you to the point that somebody considers you as a potential candidate is has to have [.]. Interview Skills by Alex FreundCould this be? After all it worked in past and others who helped you with it made significant improvements.

Resume 144

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.

2020 63

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. In your mind, you’re the perfect candidate for every job you’ve ever applied for.

2016 184

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. The suggested skills are what recruiters search for.

2019 243

5 Things to Take Off Your Resume Right Now

45 Things

It can be daunting to write a resume. Second, you're never sure what to include or omit on a resume -- what if an employer really does care that you have a Goldendoodle? Sometimes, it's easier to start with the things you can omit from your resume.

2018 52

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Job Advice Blog

Consider your skills and attributes and traits.

Skills 186

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? To improve your chances of your resume making an impression (and getting into human hands), you need to avoid some of the most common resume mistakes: 1. To sharpen your resume’s focus, include a summary at the top, underneath your header.

2018 40

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 3 Highlight your academic skills and achievements. How To Resume Writing

2019 240

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. Plus, if you’re still struggling with exactly what to put on your resume in the first place – there’s lots of great advice out there.

2018 81

Performance Review–How Are Your Job Searching Skills Stacking Up?

Job Advice Blog

Resume Writing by Melanie SzluchaLet’s continue the process of giving yourself a performance review of your job search. If you don’t take the time to look at what you’re actually doing and assess how effective, or ineffective certain aspects are, then you’re not going to feel like you’re making much progress. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, [.].

2011 116

Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

45 Things

Is it really a big deal to lie on a resume? Nearly 35 percent of resumes are estimated to contain blatant lies about education, experience or the skills to perform a specific job. Of course, as employers have become savvier about lies on resumes, job seekers have become more adept at trying to fudge the truth. lie to employer qualifications resume cover letter career advice Anita Bruzzese

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.

2017 155

How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

See Also: Resume Action Words That Will Get You That Job. 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.

2016 205

Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why?

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview preparation Resume Growth, evolution, changes. Technology may be a wonderful thing, but it has negative elements—especially if you’re in transition and looking for a job. Perhaps you don’t know how to conduct a contemporary job search.

2013 173

How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

A Unique Selling Point might be the experience you bring to the table or the skills you have gained. Once you know your USP, it needs to be highlighted throughout your resume and interviews. You cannot just count on scattering a few resumes through email. Instead, you need to use various channels to promote your skills and abilities. You need to create an impressive resume/CV, optimize your LinkedIn profile and make sure your cover letter shines.

2017 143

Information Overload for People in Transition

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview preparation Resume Social Media Just two decades ago, finding a suitable job was simplistic.

2013 151

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. These include communication skills, teamwork and the ability to adapt to any situation.

2017 169

How to Find a Job in This Job Market

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice Individual Career Counseling interview tips Job Advice Job Search ResumeI want to preface this by stating that I have been a practicing career coach for six years, during which time I have helped almost 400 job seekers. Every case is unique because no two circumstances are alike, but ultimately there is a lot of commonality between job seekers. Finding a job, especially in today’s [.].

2012 164

Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why?

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview preparation ResumeGrowth, evolution, changes. Technology may be a wonderful thing, but it has negative elements—especially if you’re in transition and looking for a job. Perhaps you don’t know how to conduct a contemporary job search. Well, that may not be true, and don’t blame yourself. The résumé Two decades ago, applicants would submit their IBM […]. The post Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why? appeared first on JTL Services Inc.

2016 100

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.

2008 100

Professionally Edited Résumé Adds Huge Value

Job Advice Blog

Interview Skills by Alex Freund Interview skill resumesThere are two steps to take before you’ll get that job offer. The first is to create a résumé. An attractive and intriguing résumé will generate an invitation for an interview. The second step is to convince the interviewer you’re the ideal candidate. Unfortunately, though, most people fail in the first step. The reason is [.].

2011 122