Applying for a position with the Federal government is quite different than applying for a private sector job. A common mistake job seekers make is assuming they can use their private sector resume for a Federal application. If that’s your assumption, you’ll need to re-think your strategy. Your private sector resume will need a major … Read More »
LinkedIn used to be the way to post your resume online, but now it has become passé. Almost everyone has a profile there, so you’re just another face in the crowd. If you really want to stand out, you need to create your digital resume from scratch, which means purchasing a domain name and developing … Read More »
If you have seen one list of functions for a particular job title, you have seen them all. Yet, many candidates copy and paste the job description into the resume. That signals to the hiring employer that you are either too lazy to craft a professional resume or that you did not perform beyond the … Read More »
I get to look through a lot of resumes in my line of work. I know, I know, you are jealous. Who wouldn’t want to look through thousands of resumes every day? Especially when they are filled with people who are qualified, or those who couldn’t hold a job for more than 6 seconds (they … Read More »
Do you find yourself saying this? Do you send out multiple resumes and applications only to receive back, via email, an automated response saying, “Thank You for your interest in yadayadayada……”? Do you feel like your resume goes into the infamous “Black Hole”??? Of course you do.
Unfortunately it’s the nature of the job seeking market … Read More »
It’s common knowledge that spelling and grammar mistakes can be extremely damaging to your resume’s chances of landing you a job interview. Everyone needs to be aware of this fact, and this is why they are constantly reminded to check and then recheck their resumes.
So then why are these mistakes found in so many resumes? … Read More »
One of the best ways to show a potential employer that you will exceed their expectations is to share examples of how you went above and beyond in your previous positions.
This is something many people forget to do when writing their resumes. They simply list the duties they fulfilled in a particular position, and even … Read More »
Your resume should be written with the reader in mind, and that means you need to understand who the reader will be. Therefore, beyond the usual advice on avoiding writing mistakes, you need to aim for a resume that will be read easily, give a professional impression, and influence a favorable outcome.
Most resumes will be filtered by … Read More »
Your resume should be accurate in all its details, but it also should be tailored for each job application. This is because of the screening process that every resume goes through. That screening process looks for clues that the applicant will fit the job opening, and keywords like “operational management” may be one of the … Read More »
As a professional resume writer who has seen and written tens of thousands of resumes it does not take long to notice an average resume, a good resume and a great resume! In my experience talking with job seekers, the hardest part about actually writing the resume is knowing exactly what goes in the resume … Read More »