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    Job Search Guide - Changing Your Perspective on the Search
by Warren White and Tim Muma - Apr, 2014
Finding that next great position can be an arduous challenge, so when the hunt yields no result it may be time to change your whole perspective on how you search for jobs. Warren White, a dual-certified human resources professional and career strategist, gives Tim Muma a handful of different stratgies and ways of thinking about one's job search, whether it's keeping things simple or focusing on something else. Job Search Gu...
 
    Job Search Guide - Why You’re a Boring Candidate
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky and Tim Muma - Apr, 2014
If you're struggling to even get a job interview, it's probably time to look in the mirror. Clearly, employers aren't getting excited about what you bring to the table and may find you "boring." Mary Sherwood Sevinsky, a Career and Occupational Consultant, joins Tim Muma to discuss the items hiring professionals find less than interesting. Mary also gives the listeners alternative strategies to spice up your appeal and draw th...
 
    Job Search Guide - From Fluff to Facts on the Resume
by Don Goodman and Tim Muma - Mar, 2014
The resume remains a tool for landing an interview for a potential position, but it's important to utilize it properly and choose your words wisely. Tim Muma speaks with Don Goodman, About Jobs president and certified resume writer, who offers his experienced perspective to help job seekers find ways to get away from "fluffy" language and create truly marketable verbiage. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process fr...
 
    Job Search Guide - Credibility Matters
by Perry Newman and Tim Muma - Nov, 2013
We've probably all seen it or heard about it when someone with less ability or experience gets a job over the seemingly better candidate. Varying factors can play a role, including the credibility an individual carries with him or her. Perry Newman, job strategist and award-winning resume writer, tells Tim Muma that the "Credibility Factor" is a major component to anyone's successful job search. We examine the details and how...
 
  Three Reasons Why Objective Statements Are Out
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2014
With all the “do’s and don’ts” of resume writing, do you ever wonder the reasons why objective statements are out? The objective statement falls in the category of a “don’t.” There are at least three reasons why objective statements are no longer recommended for professional resumes. ONE: It places the focus on your needs (objective) rather than the employer’s needs. The purpose of your resume is to help the hiring man...
 
  3 Easy Ways to Disguise Resume Gaps
by Louise Fletcher - Jul, 2014
If you’re worried about gaps in your resume, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common concerns expressed by new clients of Blue Sky Resumes, and a common topic of conversation on web forums and social media sites. The good news is that resume gaps are not as big a concern as they used to be. As our economy has changed, the world of work has transformed with it. People keep jobs for shorter and shorter periods of tim...
 
  One Resume Technique to Make You Stand Out
by Robin Ryan - Jul, 2014
A Human Resources Manager, working at a Fortune 500 company, asked for my help in writing her resume. She told me: “Thousands of resumes have passed through my hands but when it comes to writing my own I have a difficult time doing it.” She isn’t alone in her concerns. Most people find resume writing challenging. A resume is nothing more than a slick piece of advertising, but an important piece, especially in today’s job marke...
 
  Your resume is not a history book
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
When dealing with clients in their 50s and 60s, it isn’t uncommon for someone to think that they have to put every job in chronological order complete with dates. But your resume isn’t a history book. Resume IS a Strategic and Targeted Marketing Document Your resume MUST be a strategic marketing document that highlights your value, clearly defines your success stories, and positions you with the key words that match...
 
  Should You Include Hobbies on Your Resume?
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
I often tell people that resume writing is an art, not a science. This means that there are often questions with no definite answers and ‘should I include hobbies on my resume?’ is one of them. The truth is that including hobbies on your resume will almost never hurt you, and sometimes may help you. I say ‘almost never’ because there are a few situations in which including hobbies might damage your chance of an interv...
 
  Controller Resume Tips for Success
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Regardless of whether you’re a business or financial Controller, your job deals with profits and losses, the balance sheet, financial operations processes, cost-saving measures, and financial systems. The Controller must demonstrate that he/she is at the top of his/her game to keep the business running soundly and position the company to remain solvent in the future. When you’re in the market for a new Controller position,...
 
  Top 15 Misconceptions about Resumes Writing
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
During my many resume writing and career marketing presentations to college classes, state job center groups, and AmeriCorps members, inevitably questions come up about resume strategies and assumptions about how resumes should be written. I always begin my presentations by saying that what I tell them will perhaps sound contradictory to what they have read in books or even learned in classes but as a Certified Master Resum...
 
  Top 10 Executive Resume Mistakes
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2014
Over the past several weeks, I’ve reviewed hundreds of executive resumes and I’ve seen the same resume mistakes over and over again. Executive resumes must be personally branded, persuasive, and impactful. They must also be laser-focused on what you have accomplished—and not just what you do. Here are the top ten resume mistakes I see on most executive resumes: Focusing on “Do” I get it; it’s hard to write about yourself...
 
  3 Key Things Missing From Your Executive Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Have you ever scratched your head wondering why you’re not getting callbacks after submitting your resume? Have you ever been concerned that perhaps your resume is a bit cliché or vanilla? You’re not alone. In fact, when writing resumes execs often times leave out some key things that will help them grab the recruiter’s attention: technology expertise, talent attraction and profit sharing stories. Use these three keys to ta...
 
  Effective Sales Executive Resume Tips To Land Interviews
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Sales Executive that a company may hire, your job will be to demonstrate how you will bring new business and attract sales talent to their organization. In addition to driving sales, identifying new markets and expanding business with existing clients, you may be leading the sales force driving sales activity, delegating new client leads, assigning sales regions to your sales force, and/or providing ongoing training to...
 
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