Making your resume be the one that gets moved to the yes folder is not that difficult. You just need the right hook statement. Once you have it, the hook statement should be used wherever it is most relevant.
Our strategy meeting this morning was about what companies want in an employee. Nikkie, our newest team member jumped in, “Why is no one is asking what job seekers want?” So we talked about that for a minute and I have to say, the answer was not so obvious. As professional recruiters maybe we’ve lost […]
Truth #1: Don’t get sloppy with your job search. Don’t spam your resume. Rather, be meticulous. Read, invest time, thought and care into your search. Truth #2: What you’ve done is the foundation on which you build your potential. It is so much easier to talk about what you can bring to a company if […]
First, break all the rules! If you want your resume to get noticed, then stop making it read like a thousand other people who want the same job. Put nothing on your resume that could also be found on someone else’s. Everything on your resume should be 100% you! WHAT NOT TO DO NO keyword […]
When I talk to someone who is unemployed and I bring up a ten dollar an hour opportunity it’s really hard for me to not get upset when it is dismissed as “not worth someone’s time” because I know from experience how much trouble that attitude has cost me. When I finished college I was […]
I’ve interviewed people for jobs, who themselves were very skilled and very qualified in terms of the job criteria, who were about as transparent as a brick wall. They had good looking resumes, said all the right words, came across well, but because I couldn’t see into their world and they were blocking me out, I didn’t have confidence in sending them in for an interview with my client.
What’s your strategy for getting your resume out? If you’re like so many, it’s to blanket the planet with your resume. When you’re sending out hundreds of resumes, custom cover letters may feel like a burden. My suggestion—send less, but put more into them. More than likely your objective statement tells your prospective employer that you are […]