Resumes

The one skill that is in 93% of job postings

How to demonstrate in your resume the one skill that turns up in 93% of job postings

Peter Harris| March 19, 2015 05:02 pm


Focussing on the skills that employers really want, and showing (not just telling) that you have used them successfully in the past, can be the secret resume ingredient that turns applications into interviews.



Category: Resumes, Student
Woman working on her computer and drinking coffee

Five resume red flags that make employers reject you right away

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 18, 2015 08:12 pm


Hiring managers, particularly those with a lot of applicants, will immediately reject resumes based on a cursory look. Here are five red flags that will cause them to do so with yours.



Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Man in a group smiling at camera

How to apply for and get a job you’re overqualified for

Elizabeth Bromstein| March 2, 2015 10:03 am


Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Woman interviewing for a job

The definitive list of resume dos and don’ts. Don’t break these rules.

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 27, 2015 09:25 pm


There are resume rules you should not break. Here they are. Live by them and you will drastically increase your chances of getting the great job you deserve.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
What happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Application revelation: What really happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Peter Harris| January 20, 2015 11:57 am


Wondering why your professional resume isn’t receiving any response at all from employers? Here’s what really goes on after you hit ‘send’ – and what went wrong with your application.



Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Happy professional girl working with colleagues at a table

The seven most successful job search strategies for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 15, 2015 07:42 pm


Surveyed career experts list the most successful job search tactics being employed today. Try these tips to successfully land the position you want.



Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Woman working in a bright room

Five things to cut from your writing right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| January 9, 2015 09:41 pm


Your writing can make or break your chances at getting the job, and affect how much money you make over the course of your career. Here are five things you should cut from your documents to make them stronger.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters
Happy group working in an office

Hey trivia nerds, how many of these facts about money, work, and careers did you already know?

Elizabeth Bromstein| December 15, 2014 06:52 pm


Who invented the resume, money, and the weekend? What’s the most common job in North America and what profession pays the most in Canada? Wonder no more.



Category: Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Recruiting and Managing, Resumes
Common resume skills that are obsolete in 2014

Ten work skills that are obsolete in 2014

Peter Harris| October 1, 2014 10:48 am


There are numerous phrases that at one time were commonly listed as resume skills and searched for by employers that have been used less and less frequently over the past decade. Including these now makes your resume look out-of-date.



Category: Resumes
David Tovar - Source: YouTube

Senior exec brought down in the midst of a promotion – for a resume falsehood from years earlier

Peter Harris| September 17, 2014 10:16 am


Even a small lie about your past can be hanging over your head well into the future. Walmart’s vice president of communications resigned last week after it came out that he hadn’t actually earned the university degree listed on his resume.



Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Resumes