Resume Writing Challenges: Government Jobs
Many job seekers don't think there is any difference between applying for the private sector and government jobs. Most of them just send out their resume and cover letter to as many companies as they possibly can. Despite the popularity of such approach it doesn't prove to be effective at all, especially if compared to the opposed method ...
Career Dilemma: Overqualified
Most of our articles were devoted to situations when job seekers lacked something either in skills or experienced. We have addressed many common career mistakes explaining how to reflect that on a resume or CV. Today we want to talk about other (maybe less common) problem - being overqualified. This may not seem like a problem at all, esp...
Resume Writing Challenges: Outsmarting Electronic Gatekeepers
Job seekers face multiple challenges on their way of getting the desired job. This way is full of obstacles as well as there are many competitors who want to get the same position you are pursuing. Most people are focused on how to look better in the eyes of hiring authorities. And it is absolutely fine because hiring managers look at res...
What If You Don't Know What To Say On A Resume?
There are many people who have no idea how they can fit all of their experience onto one or two pages. They have problems choosing the most important information as it always seems like all of the information is essential. However, there are job seekers who don't have that much experience and they face a different challenge: they don't kn...
Things To Do Before You Send Out Your Resume
Let's assume you have created what you think is a perfect resume and are ready to hit the send button. But are you sure that recruiters or employers will evaluate your resume the way you did? The problem is that most job seekers like their own resumes but employers tend to look at them at a different angle. So then this is not about what ...
Using Templates For Writing Your Resume: Good or Bad?
Not every job seeker knows how to write a resume. Even fewer job hunters know how to write an effective resume that will capture the attention of hiring authorities. But that's OK. You don't have to know everything, right? There are things we can do pretty well and there are always things we know nothing about it. But what do we do when w...
Resume Critique
Having a written resume doesn't mean you are ready for a job search. And we are talking not about things you have to know before trying to find a job. We are rather talking about resume itself. Most job seekers believe if they like their own resume it automatically means that hiring authorities would love it too. Wrong. They don't care ho...
Resume Writing Challenge: 'Haven't Worked in a While'
Employment gaps have always been something job seekers were afraid of. Most people don't know how to explain the employment gap in a resume or cover letter and as a result, they just ignore it. But to do nothing about and ignore it means you don't care that much. And that is something potential employer won't tolerate. Life throws differe...
Resume Comparison: Senior Level vs Recent Grads
Have you ever thought how a resume written by an executive director would be different a resume developed by a recent graduate? Should it be different at all? The thing is that many job seekers don't spend that much time on writing a resume. Most people just dump all of their past experiences on one or two pages without thinking about how...
Resume Writing Challenge: How To Prepare a Resume for Programmers?
About a year ago we have started posting articles about resume writing tips for different industries and positions. We have already written about how to develop a professional resume for general managers, sales associates, real estate agents and for the bunch of other positions. Up to this time to our own shame we haven't written anything...