The Cover Letter Gets a Thumbs-Up!

Some might say that cover letters are pointless and a thing of the past, but are they? I quite like to skim-read a well-thought out, concise cover letter. If it is put together correctly, it should quickly show that you are the ‘right’ person for the job and entice the reader to give your

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion, Resume Tips|0 Comments

Simple Job Searching Tips That Are Often Overlooked

I could give job searching advice all day long. After all, I’ve been in the recruiting industry for the greater part of my career since graduating college. I’ll skip providing the math and exactly how long that’s been in an attempt to not feel old today. Let’s just say it’s been long enough to see

By | October 20th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Networking, Resume Tips|1 Comment

Death of the Resume?

Ah, the resume… that document that spent hours crafting, editing and formatting to convince your future employer that you are the person they should hire; the golden unicorn to complete their team. We’ve all written them and wrestled with the dilemma of what to include, what to omit, and does anyone care that I once

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Resume Tips|0 Comments

Top 10 Resume Pet Peeves Recruiters Want You To Avoid

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live the life of a recruiter? Well maybe not. But I’m sure most of us have wondered what a recruiter will think of our resume. After all, the resume is often our ticket through the gate to employment. The resume can make or break us when it

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Resume Tips|1 Comment

Five Grammar Mistakes to Avoid on Your Resume

It’s been a long time since you’ve taken an English class, but those grammar lessons make a difference when you’re writing your resume. Even if you’re applying to jobs where writing isn’t a big part of the job description, spelling and grammar errors, typos and other writing mistakes can make an impact on the person

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Resume Tips|1 Comment

Using your Resume as your “Sales Pitch”

Some jobseekers are not adept at “selling or marketing” themselves effectively on their resumes.  Many resumes are lackluster and monotonous.  Frequently candidates will even cut and paste job posting onto their resumes instead of highlighting their achievements and skills, which renders their resume to nothing more than a job description. The vast amount of advice

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Resume Tips|0 Comments

Yes and No of How to Make Your CV Look Great

When you think about the most important part of applying for a job, you probably think about a curriculum vitae. Your CV is the main reason someone picks up the phone and calls to know more about you. Yet candidates tend to spend very little amount of time writing their resume or CV. To create

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Resume Tips|0 Comments

What “not” to Include in Your Resume

Resumes, CVs, Curriculum Vitaes… call them what you wish… we have all written them, and a lot of us have sweated, edited, cut and pasted and tried to somehow put ourselves down on the page. Clearly, unless you have Steven King powers of writing, this is no easy task. As recruiters we’re often asked how

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Resume Tips|0 Comments

Resume Writing: A Recruiter’s Perspective

Writing a resume can be overwhelming; this is the one aspect of the job search that a candidate can control. A lifetime of education, work experience, and skills must be condensed down to one sleek document. Keeping a resume brief and to the point is imperative. Knowing that a recruiter takes less than 10

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Resume Tips|0 Comments

Is My Resume Too Long?

I had a candidate ask me this questions the other day, when submitting a resume for a project consultant job. This resume and cover letter submission was eight pages long in total.  Most readers would probably agree with the response I gave this candidate – “yes, the resume is a bit too long”.  But,

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Before the Interview, Opinion, Resume Tips|0 Comments