Category Archives: job rejection

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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What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever said to an employer during an interview?

Did you know that the dumbest thing you will ever say to an employer, is that one thing that costs you the job opportunity; and based upon statistics, this information is almost always volunteered by the candidate.

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Should you try to by-pass Human Resources in your Job Search?

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Yes and No.  The Human Resources department exists for a legitimate purpose and when run efficiently, it helps to streamline a lot of personnel related processes including hiring, making it possible for a lot to be accomplished in scheduled time.  On the other hand, if you are one of the many that do not get called back after making multiple applications, then maybe it is time to re-direct your application from  HR to the hiring manager.  While HR has its functions, for many individuals, going through HR may also mean that you will never get that interview.  The following are 3 reasons why it may be a better option to approach the hiring manager directly.

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