Top 5 Resume Mistakes and How to Fix Them

There are so many articles out there about the ‘top 5 mistakes’ made on resumes but very few share solutions to fixing these mistakes. Everyone knows that one of the top 5 is spelling mistakes, but once you spell check and send, how come you’re still being dinged? Googling Top 5 mistakes, you’ll find a […]

“A Profile Picture On Your Resume!?” Having Your Resume Stand out Without Really ‘Standing Out!’

If you asked me this question ten years ago if I ever would have expected to see resumes with profile pictures on them, I would answer a quick ‘no.’ However, what about now in 2012? With the unemployment rate being so high and the competition for jobs so much more severe, would including a profile […]

Are You a LinkedIn® Member?

Almost 4 years ago I took the plunge and opened a LinkedIn® account. Not really knowing the purpose of LinkedIn®, I essentially went through the steps without much consideration. At the time I was thinking- “This will be great, I’ll open the account and connect with past employees and acquaintances and not do anything more.” […]

Cover Letters – Are They Optional?

Have you ever noticed when applying for positions online that you need to either upload or paste your resume, but have an ‘option’ of uploading/pasting your cover letter? How ‘optional’ is it really? Let’s not kid ourselves – if we could get out of doing it, why wouldn’t we! Job searching takes an abundance of […]

Job-Specific Resumes – Are they worth the time and effort?

Do you have just one general resume that you continually send out to the void and hope something sticks? The great debate on resume quality versus quantity is certainly applicable when it comes to job searching. Although it is important to have a ‘general’ resume, it is equally important that you tailor your resume to […]

Resume Writing: The Importance of First Impressions

Your resume is one of the most important elements in your job search. Not only does it represent your skills and experiences, it also provides the hiring manager with insight into your professionalism and competence. Having a poorly written resume and/or cover letter may end up costing you the job purely because a hiring manager […]