Do You Know the Purpose of a Resume?

Do you really understand the purpose of a resume?  Its only purpose is to get you an interview.  However, most managers only spend an average of 30 seconds on each and every resume.  The key to an effective resume is to be brief, but with “hard-hitting” content that makes the reader want to call you […]

Five Most Common Resume Mistakes

An error in your resume can be the difference between you being considered for the position and actually getting the job. When the competition is tight, even the slightest, most insignificant error can be the deciding factor on who will be hired and who will not. When managers need to select only one new employee […]

Five Resume Writing Myths

The world is full of resume writing professionals, job hunting experts, career counselors, human resources specialists, recruiters, head hunters, and the like. And if you ask them to describe the right and wrong things to do with your resume you will likely come across a variety of answers. Many of those answers, though, will be […]

5 Ways Your Bogus Resume Hurts You

It looks fake Most HR professionals are experienced in determining which resumes have false information, or are extremely exaggerated. It’s easy for them to spot which are fake because of the information does not correspond to previous job experiences, and does not fit the context of the work history. Your resume is off to the […]

The Importance of the Resume “Objective Statement”

After reviewing and adding comment to several resume writing and job hunting discussions groups, via the Internet, I’ve notice a variety of views on the need for an “Objective” in the resume.   I have been in recruiting for more than 17 years and have been able to gather plenty of statistics about recruiter performance.  The […]