Posts tagged “resume”

Video Resume Tips: The 5 W’s

Job seekers place a huge importance on making themselves stand out, and it has never been more important to do so. Today’s intense job market paired with advanced technology has turned job hunting into quite the uphill battle. We’ve talked about getting creative with your resume before, but this time we’re taking it way outside the box. Though a resume has always been a traditional document consisting of words on paper, the new fad is to create a video instead. [...]

Your real first impression: the cover letter

A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) offers an overview of a professional’s work experience and other qualifications. It is the first point of contact that a potential employer has with the job applicant. Technically, it is the cover letter that first introduces the candidate to the employer. Let us explore about cover letters and their significance in the employment procedure. Deciphering the Cover Letter A cover letter is a formal note that is sent along with the résumé. It is written [...]

Are you practicing interview etiquette?

You should realize by now that resumes are more than just words a page. Hiring managers are examining your format to gain an understanding of your technical skills, they are reviewing your grammar and sentence structure to gain an understanding of your communication skills, and they are reviewing the content to gain an understanding of your experience. In the very same manner – interviews are more than just explaining your professional experience in a verbal manner. There are many other [...]

10 Lessons on Developing a Job Search Strategy

We often mention the concept of a job search strategy on our blog, because it really sums up all of the avenues you need to travel down in order to land a new position. However, it has come to our attention that some of you are unaware of what an effective job search strategy really entails. You cannot simply take your existing resume and cover letter, change around the information and fire it off to hundreds of companies and somehow believe [...]

Resume writing advice for career transitions

When attempting career transitions, one of the most difficult aspects is explaining to an employer how the skills from your current job can apply to your new one. Since many employers are looking for people with exactly the right skills and qualifications, it can be hard to get noticed when your experience doesn't completely match what the employer is looking for. While this can be difficult - it is certainly not impossible, and with the right tips, your resume can [...]