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How to master the job application process

Getting hired is hard work; that is no secret. Not only do you have to work hard in your current role to prove that you add value to your team, but you also need to show your inherit value to potential employers in the most effective way possible to get noticed. On top of that, with the job market now in an online realm, there are hundreds (sometimes thousands) of applicants for a given position. There are some tricks to [...]

7 Mighty Methods to Grow your Network on Twitter

We tend to focus a lot on LinkedIn, when it comes to professional networking to benefit your career. This makes the most sense because LinkedIn was developed for this exact purpose. Many other social networking websites are just that – social networking websites, and not professional networking sites. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use other social networks to help you expand your professional network. When looking for tips and ways to grow your network on Twitter, you will [...]

How to attract recruiters to your LinkedIn profile

Any recruiter will tell you that they are signed on to LinkedIn.com every single day. Why? Because recruiting has taken on the saying of “out with the old and in with the new”. When LinkedIn came onto the scene, the entire profession of recruiting instantly changed. Instead of using traditional methods to source candidates, they now have hundreds of thousands (and now millions) of candidates right at the tips of their fingers. Without having to leave their desks, they are [...]

3 reasons why you should add numbers to your resume

For most industries – numbers are the most important part of your resume. Now this may be obvious for a sales resume or a management resume, but really numbers apply to everyone. They quantify each of your accountabilities and achievements, and therefore add credibility to your experience. Numbers do not only apply to revenue increases, as many people assume. You can include numbers for a full multitude of points on a resume: # of clients acquired in a given period of [...]

Is a creative resume right for your industry?

Our standard advice here at Resume Target has always been to get creative with your content and not with your format. The reasoning behind this advice is that creative resumes are often difficult to navigate and comprehend, and therefore ineffective. Another reason is the low rate of acceptability. Hiring Managers are expecting a standard word document or PDF format for each resume they receive. If you catch them off guard with a creative document, you may catch their attention and [...]