In a tight job market - where employers can receive 100 applications for every opportunity they post, you need an exceptionally attractive resume in order to catch their eye. Here's how you can make yours stand out - while avoiding the biggest blunders.
Be honest. Is everything on your resume accurate? Most employers don't think so. They are becoming increasingly skeptical of what candidates claim about their skills and work history. But those aren't the lies you should actually tell.
For your resume to impress an employer and land you a job interview, it first has to actually be read by a human being. But with modern recruitment software, there's a good chance that it will never be seen at all. Here's the key to getting through the filters.
A new survey of senior managers reveals the exact same expressions that they see over and over again on hundreds of resumes at a time. Including these overused terms in your application is a sure way to make you instantly forgettable.
To whom it may concern, your cover letter probably isn't being read. Especially if you're starting it with "To whom it may concern." Here's how to create one that actually gets the attention of recruiters.
There are a number of red flags that employers look for when screening resumes. Check this list to make sure you aren't making any of the common mistakes that can land resumes on the fast track to the recycle bin.
Once upon a time, you landed a job in retail just by showing up at the store and filling out an application. More and more of these roles now require a resume. Here's what to include and highlight in the one you write for a retail gig.
When a York University student accidently attached a JPG of Nicholas Cage to her job application (instead of her resume), images of the gaffe caught the attention of the web. Here's a last minute checklist to help protect your applications from slip-ups like this.