resume writing

Obvious Resume Mistakes

New Years is a time for most people to update thier resume — are you making some of these —Obvious Resume Mistakes.

… and just my 2 cents — regardless of if you are actively looking for a job or not, its a good idea to update your resume regularly — I recommend at least 1 or 2x a year — I personally review mine once a quarter or whenever I wrap up a major project. I keep one that has EVERYTHING on it — you can always copy out the relevant pieces for resumes that you are creating for jobs, volunteer opportunities, board positions, etc.

 

Eight Ways Your Contact Details May Be Turning Off Employers

Eight Ways Your Contact Details May Be Turning Off Employers

By Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC GetInterviews.com

Writing a resume is no small task, but one part that seems like a no-brainer is the contact information section. Unless you are suffering from amnesia, you know your name, where you live, and what your own phone number is.

However, it’s not quite that simple. Your contact information is arguably the most important part of your resume, as this is the only means employers have to reach you for an interview! (more…)

Words that Sabotage Your Resume

I found this great article in my from @Doostang in my email and wanted to share:

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Words that Sabotage Your Resume
By Alesia Benedict, CPRW, JCTC GetInterviews.com

Creating a winning executive resume is a feat of strategy involving focus, wording, design, and content selection. To achieve a career marketing document that wins interviews, all areas of the strategy must be on-target and consciously used in the most effective manner. One of the most common mistakes job candidates make when writing their resumes is the mistake of not paying attention to strategy and word selection. (more…)