5 Things To Definitely Leave Off Your Resume

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5 Things To Definitely Leave Off Your Resume

According to the Wall Street Journal, recruiters spend an average of 9.5 hours screening resumes and applicants for a single job opening. Even then, there’s no guarantee the person is right for the job, especially when certain interview styles raise some red flags.

With tight competition comes the need for quick decision-making, even if those judgements have to be made based on the candidate’s personality or overall demeanor. When it comes down to it, the real challenge for candidates is to avoid some not-so-attractive interview styles and counter them with their own personal strengths.

So, here are some common interview styles that may not be the best way to land a job — and some solutions to solve them. [click to continue…]

Job Hunting Sucks, What's Your Plan?Job hunting sucks.  No one wakes up on any given day shouting, “YES, today I get to search for jobs and possibly never hear anything back.” If you do, well, that is a different story. If you are having a hard time landing a position, are not hearing back regarding your submissions, or are feeling like moving to the Dominican Republic to sell fruit on the beach is easier than landing a day job, this article is for you.  Here are few tips to start having meaningful discussions and creating your tailored search. [click to continue…]

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Sell Yourself In 30 Seconds and Land The Job

A well crafted elevator speech is the secret weapon in any job hunter’s arsenal.  The perfect elevator speech is a sure fire way to connect with your audience, describe your abilities, convey interest in the company, and sell your brand to potential employers, in 30 seconds.

I am surprised at how few job seekers take the time to craft this beauty.  An elevator speech isn’t just used on an “elevator” this speech goes into a well crafted cover letter, is how you sell yourself to an employer in an interview, and will answer the dreaded “so, tell me about yourself,” question.

How do you sum up your life’s experience and job ambitions in 30 seconds or less? Here are a few quick tips to get you started, you’ll be selling water to a whale in no time. [click to continue…]

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Most job seekers include way too much information on their resume.  Including irrelevant and excessive information on your resume is a sure fire way to lose your audience.  Here are a few tips to prevent your resume from resembling an episode of Hoarders.

1. An Objective Statement  – Leave this dinosaur in prehistoric times.  This clunker is using up prime real estate.  Put yourself in the shoes of your tech savvy recruiter/hiring manager/HR fancy pants.  They are usually too lazy to click print and are reading your documents on a computer screen, smartphone, or tablet.  The top 1/4th of your resume needs to be so darn intriguing that they want to lift their finger (such a heavy task) to scroll down. [click to continue…]

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