Posts tagged “Resume Writing” (Page 2)

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 [...]

Why your resume assessment can only be done by a human

There’s something about hearing a real-life human voice at the other end of the phone receiver that a computer will never be able to duplicate. As we continue to live in the era of automation where computers are taking over the roles of humans in so many industries – we also must recognize the roles that computers can’t replace. As a job seeker searching the web, you’ve most likely come across websites who are willing to offer you a free [...]

Why personal interests on a resume are a waste of time

“I enjoy long walks on the beach, hiking with my family, and playing soccer in my spare time.” Is this a resume, or your online dating profile? It baffles us as to why people think it is important, and even appropriate, to include your personal interests on your resume. Whatever your argument is – we’ve already heard it. You want the hiring manager to view you as a real person. You want to use your hobbies as interesting talking points [...]

3 things you should never lie about on a resume

You can call it an embellishment, exaggeration, or a fib – but at the end of the day, it’s a lie. A big fat lie on your resume to make you look like a more desirable candidate. We’ve all been told time and time again that we should never lie on our resumes, but we don’t listen. So with the understanding that you will probably continue to lie about certain things on your resume (even if you think it’s just [...]

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, [...]