This test applies to resumes and often to job reviews. The principles are the same.
Right now about 5 resumes out of every 100 make it to the hiring manager. The average resume screener is NOT an expert in what you do. If you are lucky he will know half of the technical terms on [...]
Some words are so overused that they create a mental train wreck for resume readers. Yes, I want you to have all of these characteristics, but show me, don’t expect me to believe your claim just because you use the word.
Here is the original article on words that drive me to distraction.
Most people read in 2 1/2 inch chunks. That is why drudgereport.com and newspapers use narrow columns.
Do you have a 3 ½ inch reading span?
Or is yours 2 ½ inches long?
To get your accomplishments and victories noticed, you have to learn the art of placement. You need to put power words [...]
If you are very focused. If you are determined. If the hiring manager is really missing out by not talking to you.
SEND A PERSONAL VIDEO.
It can be really personal, calling him by name.
Why not record a YouTube video. Use your webcam, cellphone, or digital camera. Upload it to YouTube. Make it private. [...]
I know it is not Hallowe’en. Humor me.
Tips for job seekers and Halloween trick or treaters are just about the same. Think about how each of these directly applies to looking for a job.
If you are scared, get your dad (a coach) to help on a few doors. Dress for success. Look the [...]
80% of all resumes are discarded 12 seconds AFTER they get to the first human.
Seize the screeners attention.
Here is the secret. Look at the first two sentences.
Using numbers or BOLDED words gets attention Great first words make a difference The first two or three bullet points under your first job [...]
When I put an ad on a job board I often get 100 replies, but only 1 or 2 candidates are viable. Since people have to go through 100 terrible resumes to find one or two good ones, electronic filters have been employed. Some of those filters are pretty good. Most of the filters are [...]
Your resume may have been thrown away because the wrong person submitted it. You may have become a victim of recruiter ownership. (No, it is not slavery, it just feels like it.)
Paul recounted to me that he was presented by a recruiter to a company for a job. The recruiter said, “I have [...]
You want to move to a different area, but you want to have a job before you go. Good idea. So, you put together a resume and put on your real current address and phone number. You are 1000 miles away from where you want to work.
No one calls.
Can you blame them?