Category Archives: Job hunt

What is a good resume?

You already know that your résumé is no good if it does not reach the employer or grab their attention, still millions of resumes belonging to qualified candidates evade employers,  even though they follow all the resume-writing rules the candidate has picked up, because they lack certain elements that make them a “good resume”.  While this may sound simplistic, a good resume is simply one that does what the candidate sends it out to do, get employers interested enough to contact you.  The following five tips will help you achieve that with your résumé.

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Turn your career around this year…

It’s the beginning of a New Year again, and the best time to ask, “Are you satisfied with your career as it exists?”  Where are you today compared to where you would like to be.  Whether you are employed, self-employed or unemployed, the start of a New Year is the best time to re-evaluate your career, and make the necessary changes to ensure that you get out of it more than you expect from it.

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3 things you can tell your recruiter, but not the hiring manager…

Most candidates are smart enough to avoid saying certain things that may jeopardize their opportunities with prospective employers.  Such things as, why they really need the money; or extreme challenges that they expect may keep them from performing effectively; or even how their last boss hated them so much that they kept up-staging them.  Such comments will definitely raise a red-flag,  and since employers prefer to hire candidates that seem to have “no personal problems” such comments may also cost the candidate the job opportunity in question.

Knowing this, when dealing with 3rd party recruiters, should candidates keep such issues from them also?

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