Posts tagged “resume tips”

Using Colour in your Resume: Yay or Nay?

If a hiring manager clicks to open a resume and the document is neon green… chances are they will not be reading it. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and that is why we’ve always recommended to leave colours off your resume. There is a chance that a hiring manager will appreciate the creativity and the unique element of colour in your resume. There is a chance that adding colour into your resume will help you “stand [...]

How can you find a job without experience?

It’s a cruel, cruel world out there. Students need practical experience to land a job in their field, and no one will hire them without that experience. Here’s the conundrum – how are students supposed to get experience if no one will give them their start? You could sulk all day and pity yourself on these unfortunate circumstances… or you could take some initiative and do something about it. Apart from landing an entry-level role within a company, there are other [...]

8 grammar mistakes that can kill your resume

Although it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, English is also known as one of the hardest languages to learn. Those of us who were lucky enough to learn English as a toddler growing up in an English-speaking household, have never had to face the daunting task of comprehending the rules of English grammar. However, that may be the problem we are now facing. As we spend our days reading newspapers, websites and business documents, [...]

Increase your call-backs with 5 simple resume tweaks

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 [...]