Part 1: Resumes
As a recruiter I’ve seen a lot of, ahem, interesting job search and interview techniques—everything from wearing a tuxedo print T-shirt to the interview to misspelled names on resumes. Mistakes happen and small mistakes will most likely not cost you your dream job. I’d like to help you eliminate those mistakes. This is the 1st post of a 4-part series on interviewing and job searching. The suggestions below come from many different recruiters who have seen it all.
Creating a resume is typically the first step in a job search. You want a resume that catches manager’s eye, highlights your skills, and convinces recruiters of your superhuman powers (or at least your ability to excel at the job)—in short, you want a Resume Masterpiece. Like all masterpieces, it’s going to take some work. While I can’t do the work for you, I can provide a roadmap to help you avoid the common pitfalls. Previous blog posts have provided some valuable resume suggestions: see the related posts below. Despite the information out there, people are still confused about how to create a stellar resume. Hopefully the list below will help clear up that confusion. Read on for things to avoid so that you can create your very own Resume Masterpiece.Continue reading “The Biggest Blunders of Job Searching”