It takes a lot of time to get your resume right, from brainstorming accomplishments to editing and proofreading. The last thing you want to do is spend hours on it, only to get it tossed by a simple mistake.
You stretched the truth a little about your experience or exaggerated a past job title. No big deal, right? It is if you get caught, which is likely with today’s background check and verification processes. You can then count yourself out of the running for this job and any future ones the company posts. (more…)
You spend hours, days and weeks writing your resume. A hiring manager spends a few seconds reviewing it. How can you get them to stop and take notice of you and your key strengths? You need to stand out in a positive way and including volunteer experience is one way to do that. (more…)
Employers want to hire candidates who are driven and always working to improve themselves. So if you’ve taken or are currently enrolled in continuing education or online classes, it can be an element that sets you apart. That’s especially important when you consider hiring managers are often inundated with hundreds of resumes for every position they post. (more…)
Looking for a new job? You know you need to highlight your technical skills when writing your cover letter and resume. However, many of the candidates you’re competing against will have those same abilities. That’s why you need to distinguish yourself by showcasing your soft skills, too. (more…)