Posts tagged “Resume Writing” (Page 4)

How to NOT talk yourself out of a job

Finding a job is hard enough as it is, but what many of you don’t realize is that you are often making it harder for yourself. Many of you probably have a great value statement that is catching the Hiring Manager’s attention and they are reading through your resume… but then they see something that makes them toss your resume to the “NO” pile. You have no idea, but this is why you’re not getting called for interviews, you [...]

Determining the keywords your resume needs to dominate your competition

We can all thank search engines like Google for the heavy importance that keywords carry in all aspects of the electronic world. Resumes are no different. Gone are the days of printing out your resume on fancy “resume paper” and mailing it off (or hand delivering it) to a Hiring Manager. We are a paperless society, everything is done electronically, and that means that we are up against far more competition. There are many obstacles involved in the resume writing process, [...]

19 Warning Signs Your Resume Stinks

Now most of you aren’t in professions where you view resumes on a daily basis, so just take our word for it – the majority of resumes out there, are terrible. We hear the same sentiments from recruiters and hiring managers; most people just don’t know how to write a good resume. We spend a lot of time on this blog telling you what you should do to improve your resume and your job search strategy, but now we’re going [...]

3 reasons why you should add numbers to your resume

For most industries – numbers are the most important part of your resume. Now this may be obvious for a sales resume or a management resume, but really numbers apply to everyone. They quantify each of your accountabilities and achievements, and therefore add credibility to your experience. Numbers do not only apply to revenue increases, as many people assume. You can include numbers for a full multitude of points on a resume: # of clients acquired in a given period of [...]

Is a creative resume right for your industry?

Our standard advice here at Resume Target has always been to get creative with your content and not with your format. The reasoning behind this advice is that creative resumes are often difficult to navigate and comprehend, and therefore ineffective. Another reason is the low rate of acceptability. Hiring Managers are expecting a standard word document or PDF format for each resume they receive. If you catch them off guard with a creative document, you may catch their attention and [...]