Posts tagged “Work experience”

9 steps to resume perfection

Did you know the attention span of recruiters and Human Resources (HR) managers is declining, due to the overwhelming volume of candidates applying for the same job? If you have ever seen the Old Spice commercials, you might understand why it is important to capture their attention in the first 10 seconds. Jokes aside, a hiring authority usually spends around 15 seconds looking at resumes, according to recent studies. “They could take between 15 to 30 seconds, but no more than [...]

Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)

Have you been promised a promotion or salary increase?  Have you been told that the fresh challenge you’ve been craving – and worked hard for - is just around the corner?  More importantly, is it now six months or a year since those opportunities were outlined – but they have yet to materialize? Many employees find themselves in a situation where their company has repeatedly promised to take care of them, however after months of waiting, it can begin to [...]

Survey: Lack of experience is the biggest issue entry-level professionals have

Voters suggest cultivating networking, resume writing and interview skills A recent survey done by ResumeTarget.com on LinkedIn confirmed what entry-level professionals already know when looking for a job and going to job interviews: the biggest problem breaking into the market nowadays is a lack of experience. According to the numbers, 61% of the participants believe this to be the biggest issue. “I am going to be a new grad in April 2012, so I have begun my professional job search just [...]