Posts tagged with 'resumes'
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 ...
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 search box ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 in Las Vegas ...
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 previous ...
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 ...
Lying On Resumes Is Becoming CommonRead the rest of this entry »
Nearly half of all workers know someone who's fudged their resume. The younger the worker, the more likely they are to know of a resume lie.
An OfficeTeam survey found 55% of the millennials workers saying they know someone who lied. That compares to just 36% of boomer workers, and 41% of those between 35 and 54. There's also a gender difference with 51% of men saying they ...
How to Write a Resume That Stands OutIf your resume isn't getting the attention it deserves, chances are it's how you presented your accomplishments.Read the rest of this entry »
Reaching back to a post by Laszlo Bock, Google's former senior VP of HR, Business Insider says including a specific measure of your work is necessary to catch the attention of recruiters and hiring managers.
Too many resumes say things like, "Studied financial performance of companies and made investment recommendations ...