| Classroom to Boardroom - Experience on the Resume
by Meredith Daw and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
It's time to take a detailed look at the resume, paying particular attention to the experience section for college students trying to snag that first great job. This section can be a challenge as most college-aged individuals won't have the experience a five-year veteran holds. Meredith Daw, assistant vice president of enrollment and student advancement for the University of Chicago, offers her inside information on what shoul...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Hard Truths for College Grads
by Danny Rubin and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
When making the jump from college into one's career, there are often some misleading thoughts and ideas that are believed to be true. Much like anything else in life, there are also some hard truths that you don't learn about until it's a touch too late. Danny Rubin, creator of the popular career advice blog News to Live By, looks to share these items with college students earlier. Danny gives Tim Muma some important and benef...
| Job Search Guide - Resume Word Play
by Warren White and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Creating an effective resume has many components, one of which is the careful selection of the words you choose to describe yourself and the things you've done in your career. There appear to be some clear word choices that shouldn't be used, while others certainly help your cause. To get a feel for which words work best, Warren White joins Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Warren is a dual certified human resources professional and found...
| Job Search Guide - Resume Word Association
by Debra Wheatman and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
When trying to acquire a new position, a candidate's pitch often begins - and sometimes ends - with the resume. The way each person creates this important document may determine if they get an interview and the job. Debra Wheatman, president of Careers Done Write and an individual with nearly 20 years of corporate human resources experience, participates in a session of word association with terms people use on their resumes....
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2014
Headlines are important in a resume because they guide hiring managers, recruiters, and electronic tracking systems (ATS) to important information (“Professional Work Experience,” “Education”) and because they help you organize your resume logically. There are four basic resume headlines, but some resumes may require more or less. The first resume headline is the one used for your name and contact information; this always...
Beating Resume Robots
by Heather Krasna - Nov, 2014
For years now, many companies have been using applicant tracking systems (“ATS’s”) to manage the volume of resumes that are submitted for jobs. As a job seeker, it’s hard to know which companies use an ATS, though in some cases it’s obvious—when you click the “apply” button, you are taken to a site like Silkroad, Taleo, iCIMS, JobVite, or Bullhorn (to name a few). Certain employers almost always use an ATS, while others, inclu...
Ho-Hum Resumes: Is Yours One of Them?
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2014
Sometimes it feels as if I’m playing a broken record on this, but experience shows that too many job seekers still don’t get the difference between a resume that showcases their unique value to employers and one that looks basically like a job description. The latter is what I’ve decided to call a ho-hum resume. In other words, the response to it is likely to be something along the lines of “who cares?” or “So…?” or even “O...
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
They creep in everywhere, the little exaggerations or omissions: those little resume lies. Some resume writers even encourage them in the name of “helping” a job applicant look good. But in my viewpoint, the consequences of lying are never worth the risk; they are too severe, both personally and professionally, and too likely to be exposed, even during the job interview. Those little lies include: Inflating a job title. Your...
What is Your Resume’s Personality Type?
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2014
I have reviewed thousands of resumes as a career coach. I find that every resume provides clues about the person behind it and have a personality all on their own that may be a reflection of the author. Sometimes it’s spot on and other times unfortunately a false representation that often does not work in the job seeker’s favor. If I were to assess your resume it would be classified under at least one of the following four res...
Don't Shut That Door on These 5 Resume Rules: What Job Hunters May Not Know
by Mindy Thomas - Nov, 2014
Seriously? Another article about resume writing? How many do we need to read on this topic? How much more is there to know about writing a resume? Perhaps these are a few of your thoughts. But, in this chaotic world of navigating a job search and countless posts that make you want to scream, I ‘m pretty certain that you may not have heard of these tricks and tips. 1. Including a Hotmail or Yahoo email address on a resume...
2015 Healthcare Executive Resume Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
The American Hospital Association recently published their 2015 Environmental Scan which outlines many of the changes and challenges facing the healthcare industry in the coming year. From hospital mergers to new laws going into effect and affecting the environment, this sheds an interesting light on what healthcare executives need to know in order to prepare their resumes. Address financial, infrastructure and HR i...
2015 Marketing Executive Resume Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
Marketing is undergoing an evolution. It seems that the days of mass appeal communication are long gone an instead being replaced with niche, individual dialogue. Additionally, technology is changing the game when it comes to when consumers digest this custom information and where permission is given to receive it. For a marketing executive in the market for a new job, it’s imperative to keep a few trends in mind when craft...
Resumes for College Students: Preparing Now for Graduation Day
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Just as high school seniors struggle to write their essays for college applications, college seniors often struggle with writing resumes for their first jobs. Unfortunately, their preparation for this moment may leave a lot to be desired. Here are a few things college students can do now, before they graduate, to beef up their resumes: Work, either on or off campus, whether you need to pay college expenses or not. Work exper...
Professional Resume Writers: Everything You Need to Know
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you’re thinking about hiring a professional resume writer, or maybe just researching resume writers to understand more about the pluses and minuses, this article is for you. As a professional resume writer myself, I’m often asked by potential clients whether they really need a rewrite. You might think I’d always say yes, but actually that’s not the case. The truth is that, while many people benefit from the work of profe...
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