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Resume – Passing the screening machine

More and more, human resources managers rely on data-driven algorithms to help with hiring decisions and to navigate a vast pool of potential job candidates. These software systems can in some cases be so efficient at screening resumes and evaluating personality tests that 72% of resumes are weeded out before a human ever sees them. … Continue reading

Resume – The most outrageous resume mistakes employers have found

Finding a job can be stressful. Job seekers are often up against tens, if not hundreds, of other applicants for a position. The pressure to have their resumes jump out from the stack in front of employers is high, and that can often result in getting a little too creative or perhaps outright fabricating. According … Continue reading

Resume (CV) – What’s really important

PageGroup surveyed 2,000 members of the public and 480 recruiters, and compared their opinions to find out what’s important on a CV. Use this interactive chart to see which aspects of your CV matter more than you think and which aren’t worth worrying about. (Click on the image) Click image to open interactive version (via … Continue reading

Your CV – Don’t forget the basics

Don’t lessen the impact of the content of your CV by not paying attention to the basic rules – here’s a reminder: No more than two pages. Less is more – make sure it is not text dense, and allow plenty of white space around the text to make it easy to read. Use bullet … Continue reading

Resume – Job history as a signal of worker characteristics

Consider two workers who are known to be identical in almost every professionally relevant characteristic, such as education, experience and vocational training. The only relevant characteristic in which they may differ is how well each worker gets along with others and cooperates with directives from supervisors. As an employer, you care about these qualities, but … Continue reading

The ‘Relevant’ Résumé – Littered with your failures, bad references, and non-skills

How do you leave a lasting impression on a prospective employer? Jeff Scardino, senior creative at Ogilvy & Mather and professor at the Miami Ad School in Brooklyn, may have an answer to this classic job seeker’s dilemma. He designed what he calls the relevant résumé — a résumé littered with your failures, bad references, … Continue reading

CV Lies – A new Google Docs update let employers see editing history

Due to the high stakes at play many choose to copy other people’s CVs or use web-based examples to get them started. A recent survey by Marketing Minds found that 69% of respondents find it difficult to communicate in the written form and 25% of those questioned had paid for a professional to write their … Continue reading

Job Search / Free resume templates from SmartResumeWriter

  Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  SmartResumeWriter : Let’s build your Resume!. Related Posts Job Search / Free Resume Template for Microsoft Word POSTED BY MICHEL COURNOYER ⋅ JUNE 24, 2013 ⋅ 7 COMMENTS This free resume template is designed to help you prepare a resume using Microsoft Word or It doesn’t contain fancy colors … Continue reading

Job Search: Resume Writing – Don’t limit yourself to paper

As an out-of-town job seeker based in Chicago, Stephanie Florence knew in 2011 that in order to land a job in New York City — nearly 900 miles away — her resume would have to go the extra mile, too. “My competition would be able to interview on lunch breaks,” says the Midtown resident, now … Continue reading

Job Search Tips – What your resume should NOT include

There are several items, however, that your resume should NOT include: (1) Personal details and photographs (2) Hobbies (3) Clubs, organizations and volunteer work NOT related to your industry or profession (4) Religious and Political affiliations (5) Your “Objective” – It may seem counter-intuitive to leave this off, but the statement of a specific Objective … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap Between Employer and Job Seekers

(Guess Posts by by Rebecca Gray) If you happen to be unemployed and have been seeking a position for some time, but have met with little success, you might find yourself confused by recent statistics that indicate a steady decrease in unemployment claims, not to mention the frequently published projections of a rosy employment picture … Continue reading

Resume – Admitting faith cuts callback chances by more than 25 percent study finds

According to two recently released studies, admitting one’s faith on a resume can cut the chances for a callback by more than 25 percent.  Scholars with the “Religious Affiliation and Hiring Discrimination” field experiments, conducted in the South and New England, found that “applicants who expressed a religious identity were 26 percent less likely to … Continue reading

LinkedIn – Recruiters spend only 6 seconds reviewing an individual resume

According to the research, recruiters tend to follow a consistent visual path when reviewing both resumes and online profiles, so an organized layout is crucial. Because professionally written resumes have a clear visual hierarchy and present relevant information where recruiters expect it, these documents quickly guide recruiters to a yes/no decision. In fact, the study … Continue reading

Job Search – Apply for what you’re qualified for

People applying for job after job might easily imagine cold-hearted hiring managers simply tossing piles of resumes into the trash, without even giving them a look. Yet applicants such as Mr. Management compound the problems created by a flood of resumes, a scarcity of jobs and overworked recruiters doing more with less, like everybody else. … Continue reading

How long should my Resume be ?

Should your resume be longer than one page or should you try to condense it to keep it on a page? There isn’t a yes or no answer. The length of your resume depends on the type of candidate you are and your level of experience.  According to a Saddleback College Resume Survey, most employers … Continue reading

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