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.