The job market has changed. How employers choose candidates to interview has changed, too. This means your job search plan has to meet the “new normal.”
One of the most effective things you can do to increase your chances of being hired quickly is to upgrade your resume.
Here are six tips to make your resume stand out and help get you more interviews.
1. HOW TO: Spruce Up a Boring Resume [INFOGRAPHIC] (Mashable)
We’re always finding new resources to help you on your journey to perfecting your digital resume, and we happened across this nifty infographic, which includes tips on creating a digital resume, as well as tips for sprucing up your traditional resume …
2. 25 Words That Can Hurt Your Resume … (Darren Kaltved)
Often, when job seekers try to sell themselves to potential employers, they load their résumés with vague claims that are transparent to hiring managers. Instead of making empty claims to demonstrate your work ethic, use concise, specific examples to demonstrate your skills. Here are a few examples …
3. 10 Words and Terms That Ruin a Resume (MonsterThinking)
Your resume needs an update—that is, if your resume is like those of most people, it’s not as good as it could be. Most resumes are a thicket of empty cliches, annoying jargon, and recycled buzzwords. Recruiters, HR folks, and hiring managers see these terms and it makes them … sad. Wouldn’t you rather make them happy?
4. Chatzky’s 6 Tips for the Jobless (The Daily Beast)
Hundreds of employers posting job listings on sites like Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and Craigslist are inviting only those “currently employed” or freshly laid off to apply. What can the 6 million Americans who’ve been looking for work six months or longer do about it?
5. E-Mailing Your ASCII Resume (Job-Hunt.org)
You can respond instantly to an opportunity via e-mail, but, if not done properly, your e-mailed resume can become electronic junk mail or be deleted before it’s even read.
6. The Resume Is Dead, The Bio Is King (99%)
Gone are the days of “Just the facts, M’am.” Instead we’re all trying to suss each other out in the relationship economy. That’s why the resume is on the out, and the bio is on the rise. To help you with this, your bio should address the following five questions …
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