Posts tagged with 'resumes'
Phony References Will Get You In TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
Resume burnishing is a common practice. Unless it crosses the line into falsehoods, there's every reason to put your best foot forward. If you were a contributor to a highly successful project, that's worth noting. If you claim you led the team, that's a lie that will trip you up.
Now what recruiters are seeing more of is phony references. And they're not being fooled.
There's nothing new about falsifying ...
When Hiring Quants and Analysts, Leave the Resume For LastRead the rest of this entry »
Alternative asset managers are judged on their performance. So why don't they do the same when it comes to judging job candidates?
That's the advice Sham Mustafa, co-founder of quantitative assessment specialist Correlation One, gave to a London quant conference last week. "Don’t look at the resume, look at the performance,” eFinancialCareers quoted him as telling his audience.
That might seem like a no-brainer, but Mustafa told the attendees that ...
This Is How You Write a Cover LetterRead the rest of this entry »
The question of including a cover letter with your resume comes up from time to time. On this there are two distinct sides and not much in the middle.
On one side are those coaches and hiring managers who see a cover letter as a way to amplify your qualifications and draw attention to the skills that don't translate well onto a resume.
On the other side is the group ...
You Can Get the Interview With Only Half the RequirementsRead the rest of this entry »
You’re as likely to get an interview matching 50% of requirements as matching 90%.
That sounds crazy, doesn't it? What hiring manager would settle for someone who met half the requirements the manager asked for?
As bizarre as that seems, research into 6,000 job applications found that once you meet 40% of the requirements listed for a job, your chances of getting an interview begin to go up. Matching 50%-60% ...
A Resume QR Code Will Make You Stand OutRead the rest of this entry »
QR codes have been around since not long after the first smartphones came out. Now they're everywhere. Everywhere except on resumes.
Resumes -- and business cards -- are an ideal place for QR codes. LinkedIn thought it such a good idea the company added a unique QR code for every member last June. (Find yours by using the mobile app. From the home tab, tap the QR icon in the ...
Two Page Resumes Are the Way to GoRead the rest of this entry »
You know that advice about keeping your resume to one page? Fuhgeddaboudit.
Two-page resumes were preferred by recruiters and those who do the hiring by better than 2-to-1 over the one-pagers they reviewed. The 2-pagers also scored higher and got more eyeball time.
The professional resume writing service ResumeGo enlisted almost 500 recruiters, hiring managers, HR professionals and some C-level executives to review 20,000 resumes. They knew they were involved ...
Make Your Resume Stand Out In 7.4 SecondsRead the rest of this entry »
In 2012, a study of how long recruiters studied a resume stunned job seekers when it turned out the average was 6 seconds.
Now, a redo of that study finds not much has changed. The average time bumped up to 7.4 seconds.
Just as they did with the first study, recruiters and employment professionals can argue over the accuracy and thoroughness of this update, but whether it's 6 seconds, 7.4 ...
You Could Win Your Resume On a Race CarRead the rest of this entry »
Candidates have put their resume on a chocolate bar. Created a rap video. Pitched themselves on a billboard and even ran an ad on Google. No one, at least as far we know, has yet had their resume on a race car. Soon, someone will.
Beermaker Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring a contest with the winner having their resume painted on a car to be driven by Chris Buescher ...
With More Candidates Fudging Resumes Verifying Is CriticalRead the rest of this entry »
White House officials were embarrassed earlier this month when they learned from a newspaper report that a fast-rising young star in a senior post in the Office of National Drug Control Policy had fudged important -- and easily verifiable -- parts of his resume.
Taylor Weyeneth, who has now resigned his White House job, claimed a master's degree he had not completed and he incorrectly listed dates of his ...
Should You Include a Cover Letter?Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for a job is a job. How many times have you heard that? It's certainly true, but it's even more challenging a job when the advice you get on how best to do the job of looking for a job keeps changing.
Take the question of cover letters. Plenty of career coaches swear by them. Now we hear that recruiters and hiring managers are, if not swearing at them, ...