Author: Amos Tayts (Page 4)

Professional resumes: Are they worth the money or just a waste of time?

Let’s face it. Nobody is a writer. Not even award-winning novelists could publish their books without facing cuts and changes from an editor first. You’re as good a writer as anyone, but it’s in how you stand out that makes all the difference. To get your resume to match the industry standards of the job market today, you have to get it professionally done by a certified resume writer who specializes in your field. They don’t just write your [...]

Will creativity get you the job?

What steps do you take to make yourself stand out from the masses? It’s clear, times are changing, people are becoming more tech savvy, and millions of social media networks are popping up everywhere. In this new age, even job hunting requires exceptional social media skills. Putting together a really good resume takes a lot of work and a lot of time, and that's just for a run of the mill resume. Have you ever come across a crazy, wacky resume [...]

10 ways to maximize your job search strategy on LinkedIn

If you want to find a job in this tough job market, there’s no better solution than LinkedIn. By joining this popular job search network, you can literally access over thousands of company contact profiles. You can connect with the managers of top corporations and find people who work in your very own industry! We’ve all heard of Facebook, Twitter and the all-so famous Craigslist. But what if you can combine all of these social networks and turn them [...]

Top 5 unique resume styles that will get you noticed

How come no matter how hard you try to come up with a unique and attention-grabbing resume, you just make it to the job interview stage? Time and again, it has been emphasized that a resume should use the industry standards to keep it professional. However, if you’ve already tried every trick in the book and you’re still not getting any phone calls for an interview, there must be something you can do to get the attention of prospective [...]

Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)

Have you been promised a promotion or salary increase?  Have you been told that the fresh challenge you’ve been craving – and worked hard for - is just around the corner?  More importantly, is it now six months or a year since those opportunities were outlined – but they have yet to materialize? Many employees find themselves in a situation where their company has repeatedly promised to take care of them, however after months of waiting, it can begin to [...]