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  • 8 Hiring & Resume Trends Every Executive Needs to Know
    by Louise Garver - April 13, 2017
    Resume and hiring trends can confuse even executives, especially when they are getting advice from multiple sources, and some information may contradict what others are saying. So what data, specific to hiring and resume trends, can you depend upon? Career Directors International (CDI) created a Global Hiring Trends report after surveying professionals worldwide for their insights and preferences and brought context and...
  • Your Brag File and Your Resume
    by Robin Schlinger - April 10, 2017
    Have you recently finished a major project at work (as a leader or team member, received recognition or a promotion, or finished a career-related course or certification? Then it is time to make an entry into your “brag file.” All too often, after some time has passed, we tend to forget past achievements and milestones. We downplay them in our minds as we move onto the next challenge. Yet, those achievements are th...
  • Three Unforgivable Resume Errors
    by Debra Wheatman - April 7, 2017
    Many job interview mistakes can be overlooked or corrected. However, when it comes to your resume, it must be flawless. Your resume is a marketing document for your most important product: YOU! If you’ve been sending out your resume, but haven’t been gaining any traction, it is time to review your resume with a critical eye. I’ve talked to countless HR and hiring managers over the years, and these are the top...
  • Writing a Resume? 5 Words You Should Never Use
    by Michelle Dumas - April 6, 2017
    Writing a resume? A quality resume is the key to getting a call back and an interview. Once you get one of those, you can charm any potential employer and dazzle them with your myriad skills, right? Without that excellent resume though, you may not even get a second look for a job you’re perfect for. When it comes to writing a resume, there are some words that shouldn’t appear anywhere. Keep reading to lea...
  • ATS How-To Guide & Checklist To Help You Get More From Your Resume
    by Louise Garver - April 4, 2017
    Even executive job seekers can’t escape the reality that applicant tracking systems (ATS) are used by companies and recruiters for all levels of potential candidates. Because of their efficiency to track keywords and phrases, these ATS systems have an influence in the hiring process that is not likely to go away in the near future. What is an ATS-friendly resume? An ATS-friendly resume is formatted in such a w...
  • Anti-Aging Techniques for Your Resume
    by Barbara Safani - April 3, 2017
    While job seekers can’t turn back the clock, there are some things they can do to remain relevant in the eyes of the employer. By making some simple upgrades to your search strategy, you can potentially eliminate some of the bias associated with older workers. Here are four suggestions. 1. Create a Gmail account for job searches, as some of the earlier providers like AOL and Hotmail tend to skew towards an older audie...
  • 3 Fixes for Technical Resumes
    by Robin Schlinger - March 31, 2017
    Q. I have a lot of technical skills, with certifications in several software programs, but employers always want more. How can I convince them that I am fully capable of learning those skills quickly and becoming the expert they want? A. Many companies are guilty of asking for an impossible set of technical skills in their ads, job postings, or directions to recruiters. At Robin’s Resumes®, we can align technical...
  • Is Your Resume Readable on Mobile Devices?
    by Lisa Rangel - March 27, 2017
    Just when you think the resume is outdated or no longer serves a purpose, it is resurrected with new life and new purpose – assuming it ever really died in the first place. What is the new-to-you-because-it-really-isn’t-new resume purpose? Ensuring your resume can be read on mobile devices. When I was a recruiter, I used to look at resumes in 2008 via email on my chunky Samsung phone (Man, I loved that pho...
  • Job Hunting Survival Tips for Collegians
    with Christy Palfy and Tim Muma - March 27, 2017
    Trying to land a job out of college has changed in the last decade. In some ways it's easier to find the best career path, but other factors have increased the challenge. Christy Palfy, recruiting manager for Progressive Insurance, gives listeners inside knowledge of the best ways to find a great job to start their career. Christy shares her personal knowledge and experience, having hired college graduates and countless talent...
  • 3 Phrases That Kill The Effectiveness of Your Executive Resume
    by Laura Smith-Proulx - March 24, 2017
    Want to distinguish your leadership brand among competing candidates? Then ditch the boring language you’ve seen on other executive resumes. Just because other resumes (both professionally created and self-written) employ a blend of monotonous, overused words doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Shake things up and inject some power into your personal brand message by refusing to add these mundane descripto...