You’ve seen your friend scribble down the word “strategic” on his job application paper. You think it looks outstanding so you went ahead and copied it as one of your key qualifications. You submitted your resume to one of your employers and before [...]
Given the state of economic affairs over the past few years, most job seekers don’t fit the classic picture of a [...]
by Kyle Wiens | HBR Blog Network
If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence [...]
Nathan Lloyd, Group Marketing Manager — Response Web Recruitment
As you can imagine, here at Response we have seen thousands upon thousands of CVs over the years. On the whole, most CVs are well laid out and give us enough information to decide whether that [...]
Your resume must capture the reader’s attention within the first 15 seconds or risk being lost in the reject pile. One key success factor for your resume is its readability, that is, how easily and quickly the reader can absorb your information without loosing interest. To help you gain maximum attention, here are [...]
Create a Master File, including everything you have to offer to any employer. Don’t let this be a roadblock! It’s just the on ramp. Start entering and keep entering as you think of other information that might interest an employer. This will never be “final” since it’s a living document, growing throughout [...]
by Mark Babbitt
Recently, I came across a post I highly recommend: “7 Words I Never Want to See in Your Blog Posts”.
That inspired me to think about the words that – for recruiters and team builders – can create a terrible first impression. Not words like “dependable” and [...]
Today’s world is basically run via e-mail, text messaging and instant messenger. The advancement in such technologies has turned things that were traditionally printed on paper, like resumes, into digital forms as well. Most large companies even bill their clients via the internet, also known as online billing. According to a recent national survey, [...]
A well-written, succinct cover letter that highlights your skills and experiences is the best way to present yourself as a qualified candidate for the position you’re seeking. Yes, your professional resume is designed to do the same thing, but a cover letter gives you the opportunity to expand upon certain information or highlight particular skills [...]
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