Spring Clean Your Resume: 5 Items to Delete ASAP!
Your resume shouldn’t be set in stone. Instead, it should be a fluid document that is tweaked each and every time you send it to a new employer. Here are five things to delete from your resume:
Outdated or obvious tech skills. “Proficient in Microsoft Word” has no place on a resume, said Brad Karsh, president of JB Training Solutions. “It is 2013. If you compiled your resume you obviously know how to ... Continue Reading →
Know yourself… One of the most commonly asked questions during the interview process is “tell me about yourself”. This is not a trick question, employers just want a little insight on who you are. The wrong answer is “what do you want to know”. This tells employers that during this interview you were only are telling them what they wanted to hear and not necessarily the truth.
Highlight Your Most Important Accomplishments- Use this as an opportunity to focus on your ... Continue Reading →
Whether it’s through email or regular mail, the interview follow-up is one more chance to remind the interviewer of all the valuable traits you bring to the job and company. Don’t miss this last chance to market yourself. Continue Reading →
Finding a job is a FULL-TIME job. Lets face it: 90% of jobs come from what I like to call the “Underground Job Market.” It’s all about who you know (…and who they know!) You’ve always got to take an active approach to your job search, but unless you’ve got great connections and tangible leads on the “underground job market,” you’ve got to treat the search as seriously as you would your actual job. You must be willing to invest ... Continue Reading →
In today’s job market, the average unemployed job seeker submits over 100 resumes & applications before finding employment! Obviously, with this staggering statistic, it is easy to think that every single application you fill out is redundant. The fact of the matter is that COMPLETE applications are a necessary part of the hiring process! You should always thoroughly & accurately complete the employer’s application if you are serious about the job opening. Here are some of the top reasons why your resume does not equal the application:
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Whether you’ve recently graduated from school, lost your job, or are just in the market for a new career … Seeking for a job is a daunting process! Where do you start? What resources do you utilize? How should you represent yourself on paper, on the phone, and in an interview ( when you finally get to that point?) I’ve compiled a simple, 10-step Checklist that every job seeker should complete before or during their job search. Ask yourself these ... Continue Reading →
There are 3 very important steps in the hiring process that any job seeker should always be prepared for. We’ve covered constructing the resume and preparing for the actual interview itself … Now, let’s go over the important things to always keep in mind when you receive that phone call from a potential employer.
In most cases, once an employer has reviewed your resume and deemed you a potential candidate, their next step in the hiring process is a telephone screen. ... Continue Reading →
It is true what they say: Resumes and applications don’t get you jobs, interviews do … and landing an interview is quite an accomplishment in and of itself. While having a good resume is incredibly important when trying to find a job, it does not guarantee you a job. A solid resume will get you noticed and get your foot in the door amongst the hundreds of other applicants, but it is the interview that seals the deal. This is pretty much true ... Continue Reading →
Here at Ad-VANCE, we often hear how stressed out people have become by their search for employment. With so many unemployed workers and so few jobs, it is bound to get frustrating and stressful for many! Properly managing your job search can significantly aid in reducing some of that anxiety. Here are 12 pointers that the Ad-VANCE staff has compiled to help you maximize your job search efforts and cut down on some of the frustration & stress involved in the seemingly un-ending search for ... Continue Reading →