Tag Archive: Resume

What STEM Resumes Should Include

September 19, 2014 2:55 am Published by

There is no one way to write a good college resume. Visit any college career center and you can typically find hundreds of sample college resumes that any student can use. Although there are differences in layout and style, all good college resumes include certain basic items like contact information, education and professional experience. Depending on your college major though, there might be some specific sections of a college resume of greater interest for some hiring managers. One group of college students that is very attractive to hiring managers are students... View Article

Biggest Resume Mistakes

September 19, 2014 1:39 am Published by

…and he should know.  Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google.  He reads a LOT of resumes and decided to share this list of biggest resume mistakes he sees. Of course, there is no surprise that certain things will always end up on any list of resume mistakes.  The basics identified by Bock are typos, errors, formatting and lies.  One other resume mistake struck me and I wanted to share it specifically. Confidential information Here is what Bock had to say, “I once received a... View Article

10 Ways to Fix the Biggest Resume Mistakes New Grads Make

May 14, 2014 1:26 pm Published by

As a HR professional who owned a resume writing service for over a decade, let me reassure you that it’s easy to make resume mistakes.  Whether new professional or experienced job seeker, none of us are beyond making a mistake.  I focus on resume mistakes new grads make because they are usually easy to fix and there are so many free opportunities to get help.  Everyone is willing to help a new grad.  Very soon that new grad excuse will lose it’s charm and it will get more difficult to get free help to fix resume mistakes.  So jump... View Article

7 Deadly Sins of Resume Writing

April 1, 2014 2:14 am Published by

If your resume is not getting the attention you want, maybe you are committing one of these seven deadly sins of resume writing. Remember that recruiters and hiring managers will scan your resume for about 20-30 seconds to decide if it should be in the “keep” pile or the “no way” pile. Take 15 minutes to scan your own resume and audit for these common resume writing mistakes. Carelessness This goes without saying. Do not be afraid to ask for help to proofread your resume. After you have completed your... View Article

Best and Worst Words to Use for Resume Writing

March 20, 2014 2:09 am Published by

A recent survey reaffirms what we have known for a long time – resume writing is key and that employers spend a very short time scanning resumes.  About 17% of employers spend onloy about 30 seconds scanning resumes and 68% spend about two minutes.  I refer to this as the Resume Power-Scan.  The Recruiters also shared which words and phrases they love to see on resumes and which words and phrases are a turn off.  How many of these words are you using? Resume writing words and phrases recruiters HATE 1. Best of breed: 38 percent 2.... View Article

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