What Do I Put on My Resume?
It’s pretty much the commonest of common knowledge that finding a job in the current climate is very difficult. I personally have been through this process
in recent months and so I know exactly how a lot of people reading this will be feeling at this precise moment in time. However, it’s a sad fact that there are no sure-fire ways to get yourself back into employment and so the biggest piece of advice I can offer is to keep persevering no matter how bleak things may seem right now.
Three Practical Suggestions For Your Interview Preparation
Succeeding an interview is either extremely easy or out of this world difficult experience, depending on how much practice and time you put into the important day. No one can tell for sure whether or not you are going to succeed with your interview. What you can be sure though is that you did not make any mistakes. The last thing you want is to realize after, and sometimes, during the interview that you have made a mistake.
How to get into IT Career?
You should already know that IT is the hot career right now. You may not agree with us in thinking that the work is glamorous or particularly exciting but you can agree that the market for IT professionals is. This industry is hands-down the number one field of 2013 in the amount of job growth and pay increases it is forecasted to witness now and over the next seven years. This industry requires more certifications than formal education and with the right accreditation of experience you will easily break into IT.
How I landed an Interview at a Tech Start-Up
I wanted to really put into practice what I teach here on this site and really prove that it works. I just hate how recruiters and HR Generalists are really quick to give “Top 10 resume tips” or general career and job search advice when in reality they would have a hard time finding a job themselves. I find it that most guru’s or experts don’t have a touch with actual realty and an intelligent insight on the struggles that people actually go through on a daily basis. You can literally read 10 different articles and they will all say the same thing, mostly irrelevant fluff that won’t help you find a job.
How to work with Recruiters effectively
A recruiter usually has around 50 to 100 open positions that they are trying to fill at any given time. This means that they can never have enough candidates, the more the better I always say. The problem is that most candidates don’t understand how a recruiter thinks and functions.
A recruiter cannot find you a job!
Working With Staffing Agencies To Improve Your Resume
Staffing agencies are a great way to find employment quickly and build up your experience especially if you are a recent graduate or want to diversify your experience. There are some draw backs to working with employment agencies which we will touch on but in my opinion the risks outweigh the benefits greatly. Not all staffing agencies work the same way and a few ones tend to give the staffing industry a bad rep.
How to create a LinkedIn Profile that compliments your Resume
It’s interesting to see how to recruitment game has changed drastically over the last few years. Several years ago most recruiters would have a Monster or CareerBuilder accounts which they would use to source for candidates since they had large databases. Over time both of these databases have grown a little obsolete in my opinion for several reasons. Candidates don’t upload their resumes to these sites as often as they used to and usually do not bother updating their resumes over time. These are serious problems for recruiters as our number one resource is our time; in that regard out time goes wasted if we spend hours searching for a person just to find out that this candidate is already employed or moved away or simply doesn’t respond to our e-mail.
How to flush out your experience and make it stand out on your resume
I don’t know how many countless resume have been deleted from my inbox or stuffed in the “never look at it again” folder after transferring it to the applicant tracking system.
- 99% of resumes have been the ones that list tasks under experience instead of telling me “here is how it relates to what you are looking for”
- Most applicants use this type of format
Why recent college students fail to use their degree.
The main reason why students tend to have a hard time getting into a career path that they are interested in is because they fail to see the road map that will get them there. Having spent four years reading textbooks and digesting theory and best practices in their given field has ultimately built a picture that is not grounded in reality.
How To improve your Resume And Gain Relevant Skills
Having recruited for companies such as Amazon and Starbucks I can tell you that it is not all about your experience and it’s not all about your education. As strange as that may sound, I have hired people with little to no experience and I have hired people without a degree. What set those people apart was a certain skill set they possess and how proficient they were at it.
Resume Mistakes that I see and you don’t
Whenever I search the web I always come across these very outdated but funny articles full of garbage resume advice that may have applied back in 1990. These so called career coaches preach the same stuff people back in 1950’s used to preach, keep your resume to one page, use thick paper, really?
Times have changed and it’s time to let go of many outdated resume writing habits.