Having a good resume is more important now than ever before. Companies often receive hundreds of applications for one job opening, so they use special software to screen each resume to reduce the pile to a more manageable level. This has two very important implications for job seekers: first, you have to write your resume in a way that will pass through their software successfully; second, hiring managers will still have to read through a lot of resumes, so you [...]
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 [...]
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"
Contrary to popular belief, effective resume formats are not unique and creative; they are simply professional. It’s all about following that old acronym that we’ve heard time and time again – KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). Outlining what makes you unique, is an important step to succeeding in the job search process. However, the key principle is to ensure that YOU are unique. A fun and colourful resume may stand out in the pile, but it will have the hiring [...]