Resumes, Hiring & Cultural Fit

The need for a career change and an updated resume often results from a breakdown in employee-employer synergy, making one or both parties feel as if they are headed in opposite directions when it comes to vision and values. Frequently, this incompatibility reflects a lack in cultural alignment, or cultural fit, which is also a…

Resume Success in 2017

With the onset of a new year comes a focus on self-reflection and improvement, which for many includes pursuing a promotion or career change. To this end, it is essential to present a professional, polished resume aligned with recruiters’ and hiring managers’ criteria for selecting interview candidates. Here’s why… Resume, Interview, and Hiring Statistics: 5…

Resumes and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): How to Get Through with Success

Technological advancements have taken over the workplace, going so far as to replace the human workforce in some instances. By the same token, technology has also seized command of the job application process through applicant tracking systems (ATS). As many of you know, most resumes are initially scanned by an ATS before they are reviewed…

Why Should I Keep a Current Resume?

The value of keeping a current resume is underestimated by most people, especially those who consider themselves to have job security. Even if you have had the same employer for years or decades, it is important to keep a current resume for the following reasons: If employment disaster strikes without warning, you are empowered to…

Top Five Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Here is a list of the top five resume mistakes to avoid. Eliminating these commonly-made pitfalls from your resume will showcase your strengths, align your abilities with the position at hand, and offer prospective employers a polished, professional presentation that stands out from the vast sea of competition. Give this list a read, then print…

Choosing the Most Effective Resume Format: Chronological, Functional, or Combined

Although most people turn to the chronological presentation of a resume, choosing the most effective resume format to best represent your personal set of skills, accomplishments, and experience needs consideration, particularly in certain situations such as extended lay-offs, gaps in employment, numerous job changes, career shifts, and re-entering the workforce. The purpose of a resume…

Resume Tips: How to Successfully Present Your Resume

After you have carefully composed a resume that is rich with specific details, examples, and quantities that showcase your career achievements, be sure to proofread your work and follow the helpful tips below to successfully present your resume. How to Successfully Present Your Resume: Helpful Tips to Follow Here are some helpful tips for printing…

Why Is It a Challenge to Write My Own Resume?

By the time most clients contact us, they have needlessly struggled for weeks or months trying to write their own resumes.  Frustrated, they reach out for help after wasting time that could have been actively spent distributing their resumes and finding work. Here are some of the stumbling blocks that most of our clients have…

Do I Need an Objective Line on My Resume?

Yes, objective lines are important to have at the top of your resume.  An objective tailored to the job to which you are applying lets the prospective employer know you want that specific job with their specific company, not just any job with any company out of desperation to find employment.  It helps to separate…

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