You can call it an embellishment, exaggeration, or a fib – but at the end of the day, it’s a lie. A big fat lie on your resume to make you look like a more desirable candidate. We’ve all been told time and time again that we should never lie on our resumes, but we don’t listen. So with the understanding that you will probably continue to lie about certain things on your resume (even if you think it’s just [...]
We often tell you in this blog that your resume is terrible. Now that is most likely the case for most of you, but for those of you who really think that you have a great resume and you really don’t know why you’re not getting calls – this one is for you. Remember – Hiring Managers are just barely skimming over your resume for 5-10 seconds, and if something doesn’t catch their interest, it is on to the next [...]
The employment market is tough. Anyone looking for a job will tell you that. Think about this: hiring managers sometimes receive thousands of applicants for the few jobs they post. Are you wondering why you’re not getting noticed? It’s highly likely that you are shooting up a red flag somewhere in your resume and/or cover letter. Besides the obvious - which includes making sure there are no typos and that your cover letter is addressed to the right person - [...]
Now most of you aren’t in professions where you view resumes on a daily basis, so just take our word for it – the majority of resumes out there, are terrible. We hear the same sentiments from recruiters and hiring managers; most people just don’t know how to write a good resume. We spend a lot of time on this blog telling you what you should do to improve your resume and your job search strategy, but now we’re going [...]
Did you know 72% of professionals do not include 'References Available Upon Request' at the bottom of their resumes? Our recent poll found that: 72% of respondents voted "no" to the question "Do you write 'References Available Upon Request' at the bottom of your resume? 16% of respondents voted "yes" 8% of respondents voted "sometimes" While 4% of respondents voted to "leave a name and number of reference"