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When did “Free” Job Hunting Get So Expensive?

There’s a lot of saturation in the job market these days. The attention span of hiring managers has dropped from 20 seconds to around 9 seconds. As such it’s increasingly harder to get their attention – in a good way, that is. Acquiring the services of a professional career strategist or a dedicated resume writer might be the answer. They can give you an objective analysis of your resume and how it stands out, and they know how to best [...]

Things you may not want to include in your resume

Resumes are often the make or break portion of your job search. They can propel hiring managers to either follow-up with you regarding potential employment or throw them in the trash. But it’s often a hair-pulling challenge to figure out how you want to entice the powers that be especially in a one-to-three-page document. So, to further help you write a top-notch marketing document, we’ve decided to include a few things of what you should think twice about before including: Your [...]

The selling point of your job search strategy

“Just do it”, “Impossible is nothing”, and “I’m lovin’ it!” Can you guess the corresponding brands of these popular advertising slogans? That’s right; these slogans belong to Nike, Adidas and McDonalds. If you’re wondering why they’re popular, it might be because they’re simple and catchy (or it might be because, together, these three companies spend nearly $5 billion a year on marketing and advertising). In terms of self-marketing, you should apply a similar approach to your own job search strategy. [...]

8 ways to personalize your resume

Job-hunting is a funny business. The first glimpse employers have of you is a one-to-three-page document. That’s why resumes are often the make or break part of your job search strategy. They’re the first thing employers see of your characteristics. We all want to showcase our best qualities on our resume but it takes a lot of hair-pulling to get it right. Try to captivate employers with an interesting value proposition about yourself, your top skills and professional work experience. You [...]

Resume Writing for 2014: Tips on how to keep your resume fresh

Of the many important documents that will make or break your job search, the resume is the most important of all. While it may be enough to come up with a winning resume, you should realize that your resume is still a work in progress. Knowing the importance of reviewing and keeping it updated will help you stay on top of the job search game. However, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to update your resume just because [...]