Posts tagged “hiring manager” (Page 3)

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 [...]

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 [...]

Why research is the key to getting your resume noticed

The benefits of having a solid and effective resume can greatly improve the chances of employers noticing your attributes as a potential candidate, and also get you called in for an interview. But how do you get your resume noticed by employers in the first place? With the job market moving online, companies now receive hundreds of resumes for every position they post, and these applicants can be from all over the world. However, many of these applicants are simply [...]

How to make your cover letter stand out | Resume Target

Have you tried just about everything to find the job you’ve been waiting for? Well, it’s time for you to rethink your job search strategy. It’s not enough to just put together a resume and cover letter for the hiring managers anymore. People want to see more from you these days. If you’re still using that same template for your cover letter and not customizing it to fit the job you’re applying for, you need to get serious. Like every [...]