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What to include in your value statement

When it comes to the introduction of your resume, we’ve already explained that an objective statement is not the best method.  Everyone should embrace the alternative – and highly effective – value statement. As you can imagine, a value statement is a statement that demonstrates your value. Easy enough right? The more important question here is, what information should you include in order to craft an effective value statement? We’ve broken down the Top 5 pieces of information that should [...]

What your contact information says about you

Filling out your contact information at the top of your resume may seem like the easiest step in the resume writing process, but you should never downplay the importance of it. Yes, there are the obvious reasons (1) the hiring manager needs to know your name, (2) the hiring manager needs to know how to contact you, but your contact information is saying more about you than you think. Email Address It is common advice nowadays to be sure to [...]

What objective statements really mean, and why they don’t work

Once upon a time, in a high school classroom about ten years ago, we were all taught that objective statements were the best way to begin your resume. If you are still following this strategy, this is the number one reason why your resume is not getting you interviews. The introduction to your resume is your “make it or break it” chance to catch the Hiring Manager’s attention. We’ve all heard, time and time again, that Hiring Managers and Recruiters [...]

Networking Offline is the Toughest Part of Your Job Search

Did you know that 29% of professionals find networking offline to be the toughest part of the job search? Our recent poll found that: 29% of respondents voted "Networking Offline" to the question "What is the toughest part of your job search?" 22% of respondents voted "Building a strong resume & cover letter" 19% of respondents voted "Understanding what I want & what I need" 19% of respondents voted "Conceptualizing the job search strategy" While 11% of respondents voted "Networking Online"

How the job search process is changing with social media

The first major change to the traditional job search process occurred with the advent of the internet. Job seekers no longer had to personally hand-in or physically mail-in their resume and cover letter; the documents could be submitted with the simple click of a button. Along with the internet, soon came social media. This phenomenon has now put us on the brink of the second major change to hit the job search process. Social media brought about a wave of change [...]