Posts tagged “Value statement”

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 [...]

How to master the job application process

Getting hired is hard work; that is no secret. Not only do you have to work hard in your current role to prove that you add value to your team, but you also need to show your inherit value to potential employers in the most effective way possible to get noticed. On top of that, with the job market now in an online realm, there are hundreds (sometimes thousands) of applicants for a given position. There are some tricks to [...]

What to include in your value statement

When it comes to the introduction of your resume, we’ve already explained that an objective statement is not the best method.  Everyone should embrace the alternative – and highly effective – value statement. As you can imagine, a value statement is a statement that demonstrates your value. Easy enough right? The more important question here is, what information should you include in order to craft an effective value statement? We’ve broken down the Top 5 pieces of information that should [...]

What objective statements really mean, and why they don’t work

Once upon a time, in a high school classroom about ten years ago, we were all taught that objective statements were the best way to begin your resume. If you are still following this strategy, this is the number one reason why your resume is not getting you interviews. The introduction to your resume is your “make it or break it” chance to catch the Hiring Manager’s attention. We’ve all heard, time and time again, that Hiring Managers and Recruiters [...]

Does your resume deserve my attention?

A tribute to the Olympic Style Career Seeker! As with most Olympic sports, the margin of error in finding a job can be so slight that it often feels as if we had no control over the final call. In both cases this can be true, but for the most part your success can be determined beforehand through months of preparation. As Sun Tzu (The Art of War) says, "Every battle is won before it is ever fought.” Let’s not kid [...]