With the idea of the six second rule looming over you, writing the perfect resume summary can be a stressful chore. You only have a handful of seconds to convince the hiring manager to keep reading your resume, and each one of them is crucial to your chances of getting the job.
But writing a good resume summary is likely different from anything you have ever written before. It requires your writing to be as brief as it is potent.
Here’s How to Write the Perfect Resume Summary:View
Applying for a new job probably isn’t your idea of a good time. The entire job search can be time-consuming, whittling away at your precious hours before and after work.
It’s easy to become distracted by mindless entertainment (TV shows, mobile apps, and websites) when you should be applying for jobs. However, you can take back the reins.
These six methods eliminate distractions and help job seekers to take control when the urge to…
Burned out by your job search? Here’s how to stay focused:View
If your job search has been on hiatus, chances are that your resume needs a tune up. New wax and some tinkering can help you to get more mileage out of every word.
But what goes and what stays? Follow these tips as you think over how to give your resume the jumpstart it needs.
Has a particular technology in your toolkit fallen out of use? Including outmoded technology can make a resume sound dated. Identify which technologies…
4 Ways to Keep Your Resume Fresh:View
It’s April Fool’s Day. Odds are, you’ve already seen someone get pranked or been on the receiving end yourself.
When it’s not you, it’s hard to understand how people fall for the ridiculous fabrications they’re fed (In 1957, the BBC tricked viewers into swallowing a story about spaghetti trees) yet myths can lay down strong roots. Even flimsy myths have a way of saddling up next to legitimate knowledge and getting passed around…
Which Job Search Myths Are Hurting Your Career?:View
Do you view employment gaps as a blemish on your resume? Most people have one, and they stand out worse than a pimple on picture day. You just have to confront them with confidence and poise.
Deception is not the better part of valor
Employment gaps don’t have to be stashed away like a dark family secret. Lying or trying to cover them up is as foolhardy as faking proficiency with certain skills. So don’t try to pull one over on the…
Mind the Employment Gap: Explaining Time Off to Hiring Managers:View
Not every office relationship is going to be copacetic. Hiring managers know this. So, don’t be surprised when you’re asked “how did you handle an office conflict?” It’s an opportunity to make a strong pitch.
Why dredge up the past?
A good resume is saturated with your technical skills, but often falls short in depicting your soft skills and personality. That knowledge gap is filled in during the interview with questions like “how…
How to Answer Interview Questions About Office Conflicts:View
Few interview questions catch people flatfooted quite like this one. When asked to talk about a time when you failed, your first instinct may be to panic. You’ve built up all this positive momentum with your interviewer only to take your interview off the cliff. Even the first syllable of your response may be scary, but a strong answer can distinguish you from the competition.
1.) Stick to Examples Early in Your Career
Did you bungle something…
4 Ways to Talk About a Time When You Failed:View
A Pew Research Center survey found that 49 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their current position. Do you know what makes you happy at work? No need to get existential for an answer. Without any real cognitive strain, you can probably identify most of the factors that liven up your spirits at work. Yet a discernable deficit in on-the-job happiness persists.
Money Can’t Buy Happiness
In the same Pew study, only 28 percent of…
Do You Know What Makes You Happy at Work?:View
“We went with another candidate.”
After all the preparation, the stress, and the daydreaming for a new position after an ostensibly successful interview, that 5 word rejection can sting deep. But before you enter a tailspin that ends with three emptied tubs of Ben & Jerry’s and hours lost to binge TV watching, take these tips into consideration.
A Realistic Look at the Numbers
The competition for any open position is stiff. An ERE…
We Went with Another Candidate…:View
The manufacturing industry has been at the forefront of conversation across the country since 2014 kicked off a few months ago. President Obama is promising big investments to the industry, and employers are still searching for skilled workers to fill positions at their companies.
But what types of skills are in demand for the manufacturing industry in 2014? A closer look at the numbers can tell us just that.
According to a study conducted in…
Are Your Skills in Demand by the Manufacturing Industry?:View