There are 20 million companies in the US. Although a hiring manager may recognize a few thousand of these, it is impossible to know what all 20 million do. For most job seekers, this offers a potential pitfall. Your past employers may be completely unknown to the
I reviewed a resume from a production supervisor today with an introduction that immediately caught my attention. When I was a recruiter, I worked on a few positions where this job seeker would have been like gold. Despite this, the writing of the introduction was actually horrible, even
I reviewed a resume today that made a common mistake. The resume listed unimportant information first, and the important stuff last. When a hiring manager reviews your resume, they will scan quickly to see if you are in the ballpark of what they want. If you are, they
It’s a challenge to break into a new a career. Companies want experience when hiring, but you can’t get the experience they want without getting hired first. This catch-22 is frustrating and difficult to overcome. For college students, gaining experience is also important. The job market for college
I’m currently redesigning the Blog. All the content should be back up and available by Monday 3/15/2010.
I have taken a break from writing over the last month. There are a few reasons behind this, but the bottom line was I found I was trying to do too many things and reached a point where I couldn't keep up. I plan on returning to
This week, we take time to appreciate what we have. In the United States, with all the turmoil, economic difficulties and other issues facing us, we still live in the greatest nation in history. We have more opportunity and freedom than anywhere else. Countless
We’ve all heard the unemployment rate, and that it will get worse before we start to see some improvement. On a national basis, this is a serious problem. For an individual job seeker, the concern is more personal – landing a single job. No
I received a resume from an Air Force NCO (non-commissioned officer) who has recently transitioned from active duty into the reserves. The NCO makes a number of common military transition mistakes in his resume.
I’ve written a lot about the importance of accomplishments on a resume. Accomplishments show what you did, while responsibilities show what you’re supposed to do. Because accomplishments are so important to make a good impression, you should separate them from the list of responsibilities. The