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  1. Christian Job Search: Put Faith IN Your Resume, Not ON It By Roy Miller
    Faith should show up in your resume, not on it. There's a huge difference.Most Christians I've worked with have asked me to help them write or revise their resumes. Some have asked me if their faith should be on their resume somewhere.One could make the case that ministry-related jobs are "Christian jobs" and that a search targeting them is a "Christian job search" and, therefore, your resume ought to mention your faith. I agree, in that context. If you're not seeking a ministry-related job, t…


  2. Hire The Person, Not The Resume By Guy Harris
    “… [get] the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats (and the wrong people off the bus) and then [figure] out where to drive it.” - Jim Collins – Good To Great"Hire the best staff you can find, develop them as much as you can, and hand off everything you possibly can to them.” - John C. Maxwell – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership____________________________________________Here's a simple tip - hire the person, not the resume.Confronting negative behaviors is an import…


  3. 175 Power Verbs and Phrases for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews By Cheryl Lynch Simpson
    While you’re revamping your resume or cover letter or constructing your proof-by-example stories for interviews, you’ll find you need to watch your word choice. Why? Communication is powerful if the words we use to communicate are powerful. That’s not all it takes, but the right words make for a good beginning. So as you craft achievement statements or write paragraphs that sell your skills or draft interview responses to knock the employers’ socks off, consider these suggestions: Use ve…


  4. How to Write a Scientific Resume By Laura Yaldo
    You’re a scientist, you’re very well educated, you’re intelligent, and so writing your own résumé should be easy, correct? I mean, how hard could it be? Especially if you have written your own thesis or dissertation in the past, you may feel that you can save the $300 bucks (or however much it costs, even if it is a tax deduction!) and simply do it yourself. The answer to this may surprise you…Sometimes you can write your own résumé, and write it well. From my experience as an industry recruit…


  5. Marketing Managers Need Cover Letters, Too? By Carla Vaughan
    Well, yes. If they want to get jobs, that is.A cover letter takes the best of your qualifications professional traits and makes them enticing attractive to prospective employers. It’s a carefully crafted letter that directs the employer to the resume to determine why you are the best candidate for the job.Competition for Marketing Managers is keen. You have to stand out from the crowd in a positive, exciting way to ensure you are the one employers are determined to hire.How do you accomplis…


  6. Have A Resume Writer Use Your Own Words By Roy Miller
    If you've read much of anything at Job Search Guidepost, it should come as no surprise that I recommend getting professional help in your job search.Resume writing is a place where most people need help. It's a specialized skill. You aren't "born" able to write an excellent resume. I don't care how many resumes you've read, or how smart you are, or how good you are at your job. Writing a resume isn't something just anybody can do well.So, hire a professional resume writer and save yourself the…


  7. One Cover Letter Secret You Can't Afford To Miss By Jimmy Sweeney
    Suppose you were the hiring manager, your desk piled high with cover letters and resumes to sort through. Which of the following cover letter greetings would grab your attention?Example #1:Dear Sirs: Dear Sir/Madam: Dear Gentlemen: To whom it may concern:Example #2:Dear Manager: Dear HR Director: Dear Human Resources:Example #3:Dear Mrs. Thomas: Dear Mr. Friedman: Dear Sally Williams:Clearly Example #3 is the best of the bunch because the job-seeker has taken time to find out your name and to …


  8. Acting Tip: Acting Resumes, Cover Letters, and Headshots, Oh My! By Amy Schulz
    If you want to really stand out as an actor (and I think you do), you will have to make your resume stand out for you.Your resume, cover letter, and headshot are really the first impressions you'll ever make. They act as your agent—good ones get you auditions, bad ones don't…So, how does one go about standing out from the rest of the crowd? Well, first of all, you have to think like a marketer. What makes YOU interesting and unique as an actor? This is you USP (Unique Selling Point). Your resu…


  9. Writing A Resume That Gets You Noticed By Lauren Danver
    As the old saying goes, “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” In today’s business world, of course, that first impression usually does not come from a face-to-face conversation, but from whatever you can tell your future boss about yourself on paper: your resume.But knowing what information to put on your resume is a challenge. You want to tell your future boss about every noteworthy thing you’ve ever done, but your future boss only has a precious few seconds to look at y…


  10. The Dreaded One-Page Resume Rule By Roy Miller
    You've probably heard it since you were in college, writing your first resume:"A resume should be only one page."Nope. Wrong. Dead wrong.Having said that, the one-page rule IS a good rule of thumb for most resumes. But once you've been working for a couple years or more, one page simply isn't enough to market yourself effectively. That's what your resume is supposed to be about.If you're straight out of college and don't have lots of experience yet, stick to a page. If you're an experienced ex…


  11. Should My Resume Writer Write My Cover Letter? By Roy Miller
    Yes! It's probably the wisest thing to do.A cover letter laser-focuses the resume under it. So...prepare for a profound statement...the two go together. In fact, if anybody ever tells you not to include a cover letter because it's "unnecessary," that person's nuts. Flee quickly.If they go together, getting them from the same source makes good sense. I would do it.The job search document preparation process usually starts with the resume. That's the natural place to begin. It's the raw material…


  12. Resumes and First impressions By Carole Sue Jones
    Hunting for a position in a new career field? Trying to take your new education or skills and transform them into a job with a future?I’ve spent the last few weeks working in a placement service trying to help people find that first “career” job; trying to help them make the transition from student to employee. I see the same mistakes over and over again. Here are a couple of things to be aware of as you search for that fresh start.1. The Skim Rule - Understand that most recruiters will onl…


  13. Nuts and Bolts of Effective Cover Letters By Linda Matias
    As a job seeker, you shouldn't overlook the importance of a cover letter. If written strategically, a cover letter increases your chances for consideration, and provides an opportunity to highlight your individuality.A cover letter is much more than just a letter stating, "I read the job announcement in Sunday's classified, please accept this letter as an application of interest". It is a statement that tells the reader what they can expect from you if hired.The challenging part of writing a c…


  14. We Rejected Your Resume Today By David Crowton
    Hi, I am Mr. Employer.Even though you think I can see you and how wonderful it would be for you to come to work for our company. I can’t. I am not surprised; I get hundreds of résumé’s from people just like you who forget to paint a good picture of themselves for us. I am very surprised how many applicants assume that we, at this company, are mind readers and we have a crystal ball that allows us to see all the pertinent information you have left out.Even more so I am surprised how people assu…


  15. What Recruiters Hate About Resumes And Cover Letters By Kevin Donlin
    Today, I'm going to share with you the awful truth about resumes and cover letters.Here it is: Most of them stink.That's not just my opinion, although I've read nearly 15,000 resumes and cover letters over the years and found glaring mistakes in about 85-90% of them.It's also the opinion of most of the hiring professionals I've spoken to over the years.Where do most resumes and cover letters go wrong? And how can you avoid the typical mistakes that most job seekers make?To find answers, I spok…


  16. The Critical Resume Question By Roy Miller
    People have asked me often how to write a resume, or how to write a good resume, or what sets good resumes apart.I always give the same answer.Great resumes, the only kind you ever want to have if you want an effective job search, answer one critical question for any potential employer who looks at it:WHAT'S IN IT FOR THEM?If your resume doesn't answer that question in a few seconds, it's garbage. It's worse than worthless for you, because it can lock you out of that prospect.Nice paper, or an…


  17. Quick Resume Ideas for Fast Resume Results By Carla Vaughan
    If you are in a hurry to zip off your qualifications to a prospective employer and do not have time to revamp the whole thing, take a look at these ideas and select a few to give your personal history a fresh look and some creative pizzazz.There are two aspects of a resume that you need to consider:* the layout * the contentBoth aspects are important and both serve different purposes. The layout must be visually appealing or the resume will not get read. You may have the best qualifications…


  18. Skyrocket To First Place On The "Must Hire List" With A Powerful 'Post-Interview' Cover Letter! By Jimmy Sweeney
    Remember the childhood game, "Follow the Leader?" Well, it's not just for kids. It's for adult job-seekers too! Think of the hiring manager as your leader. Follow him or her right into the position you want to fill. How? By keeping communication open. Follow up every lead, contact, phone call, letter, or interview with a sizzling post-interview cover letter that puts your name on the top of his or her list. FEW people stop and say in writing, 'thank you,' 'I appreciated meeting you,' 'I m gr…


  19. How To Write A Resume By Jennifer Anthony
    Figure out what you want to do.You can't write an effective résumé if you have no job target. What I mean by this is you need to tailor your résumé to the specific job you want to apply to. Gone are the days of sending out 400 copies of the same résumé.Make a list of the jobs you have held that have relevance to the new job target.If none exists, what skills did you acquire from those jobs that apply to the one you are seeking? For instance, if you are applying for an administrative assistant …


  20. The Not-So-Effective Cover Letter By Linda Matias
    Here’s a newsflash: Cover letters work, plain and simple. This is why I’m intrigued by the fact that a) jobseekers rarely submit them and b) hiring managers seldom read them. As a result, I started asking questions. Specifically, “What’s your problem with cover letters?” Here’s what I found out.Jobseekers claim all the pertinent information is included in the resume. Translation: “I don’t know how to write an effective cover letter so I just scrap it.” Hiring managers say cover letters serve n…


  21. Why a Professional Resume? By Maurice Turmel PhD
    As a job search tool your Resume is your main calling card. It explains who you are and what you have to offer. Your Resume is your best chance to make a first impression. An exceptional Resume will help you Stand Out from the crowd. A solid, well-crafted Resume will get you interviews. That's the Resume's job - to get you the interview! The professional Resume Writer's task, in creating that Resume, is to present and sell your skills, abilities and experience in the most professional and…


  22. Build A Resume Before You Write A Resume By Roy Miller
    Most people think the job search process begins when they need a job. No!Your job search starts now, regardless of where you are in your career, regardless of how happy you think you are at your current job.But that doesn't mean you have to cheat your employer out of your time, or short-change your clients and customers (I certainly don't recommend either one).What you need to do is use your current job to prepare you for the next one. That next job could be within your current company, or els…


  23. Your Resume Isn't About You By Roy Miller
    You may think it is, but your resume isn't really about you at all.In fact, you aren't even the subject of the document.Sure, without you there wouldn't BE at a resume, but that's not the point. Anybody reading your resume doesn't want it to be about the "you" that is in good health, or the "you" that has hobbies and interests outside work, or the "you" that likes movies and traveling.It's nice for an interviewer to find an affable person who would be a great member of the team. Those are good…


  24. Free Resume Examples: Use Them, But Don't By Roy Miller
    There are lots of free resume examples (or free resume samples) on the web.Try searching for "free resume example" at Google and take a look at the almost 5 million pages that come back (the less restrictive "resume example" gives you 7 million pages, if you've got more time on your hands).But what good are they?Plenty, if you DON'T do what most people do with them, which is copy them.You want your resume to stand out. Sure, all successful resumes have certain things in common, but you don't w…


  25. Five Tips to Make Sure Your Resume Truthfully Portrays You By Angela Betts
    Are you really who you say you are in your resume? Do you honestly possess all the experience or education you say you do? Can you back up the statements with proof from a former employer or school/university you attended quickly if requested? If your job prospects decide to perform a background check what will they discover?Hopefully they will discover a person of high integrity. If not, you are placing yourself and your career at the top of a slippery slope. It would only take one time for s…






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