Summer is synonymous with vacations, road trips, and getting away with the family. But, guess what: jobs take vacations, too, which means that June, July and August are ideal months to update your résumé and make your LinkedIn profile more searchable and compelling.Continue reading SUMMER: TIS AN IDEAL RÉSUMÉ UPDATE SEASON
Always tell the truth. Even if you make it through the Applicant Tracking Software, aka ATS, there are other credibility check-points for dates of employment, job titles, and gaps, to name just a few. Use a cover letter, not a cover-up, to address in a positive way any job candidacy issues.
Nothing tests a hiring manager’s patience more than those often seen résumé mistakes which, for just a little bit of time and attention on the writer’s part, could lower the reader’s stress level and further the candidate’s cause. Here are some of the most annoying résumé cringe factors that don’t seem to go away:Continue reading RÉSUMÉ CRINGE FACTORS
DON’T use subjective keywords like “reliable” and “hardworking.”
DON’T use creative wording and long phrases.
DON’T take a one-résumé-does-all approach.
DON’T say, “References Upon Request.”Continue reading RÉSUMÉ DON’TS
Use both spelled-out words as well as their acronyms: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Include keywords from the job description.
Use bullets, not paragraphs, for your achievements.Continue reading RÉSUMÉ “DO’S”
The Number 5 is commonly referred to as the number of humanity. Human beings have five fingers, five toes, five appendages (if the head is included), five senses, and five major systems of the body. It should therefore be of no surprise that there are 5 résumé ground rules that you need to pay attention to:
1-The goal of every résumé is singular: TO GET THE INTERVIEW
2-The focus should be on ACHIEVEMENTS
3-You need to adapt your resume to every opportunity you apply forContinue reading RÉSUMÉ GROUND RULES
Be selective in choosing what font to use in your resume.
Choosing a Serif font like Cambria, Garamond, or Georgia convey reliability and authority and are particularly useful in fields that are highly compliant and regulated like Finance, Law, and Science.Continue reading Be FONTastic with your resume
Imagine a PB&J without the peanut butter or the jelly, Unimaginable! The same goes for sending a résumé with no cover letter. A résumé is of limited value to a prospective hiring manager without a cover letter communicating why you’re the ideal candidate for the specific job posted and demonstrating that you’ve done your homework on the company. Your cover letter accomplishes things that your résumé can’t and saves the hiring manager the time to figure out why you’re the best fit.Continue reading PB&J YOUR RESUME WITH A COVER LETTER