I recently read an article that recommends job seekers to put their LinkedIn profile URL on their resume. That’s great advice, and I agree… just make sure you’re directing people to a profile that will have a positive effect on your job search.Details
Are you using 5 lines just for your header? If you need to fill space, that’s fine. But once
you have a lot of information to squeeze onto a page, why use up space you don’t have
to? Here are some examples of how you can be efficient with your header:
I absolutely love the process of crafting great cover letters. You may have heard that some recruiters don’t read cover letters, but I would emphasize “some.” For the ones who do (and you don’t know who they will be), and for smaller employers, an impressive cover letter can make a huge difference.Details
If you write legal documents in any way, shape or form, it is absolutely essential to use correct spelling and grammar.Details
Your LinkedIn profile is a huge part of your professional image. Don’t think for a minute that any – and I mean any – EMPLOYER or CLIENT who considers hiring you won’t Google you, click on your LinkedIn profile, and assess it. Your profile MUST impress your audience if you want results from this social media treasure chest.
Are you getting the results that you want from your LinkedIn profile? If not, this book is for you. I provide you with 18 detailed strategies and writing tips that other “LinkedIn experts” don’t cover. First I tell you how to get found on LinkedIn, and then I tell you how to keep people reading.
“Comma? Semicolon? Aaargh!! I’ll just pick one… I figure I have a 50% chance of getting it right.”
Does this sound like you? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s raise your average.Details
Many new bloggers or prospective bloggers think that embedding video into a blog post is hard. Nonsense! If you’re producing your own video, certainly the production and editing may be involved. But, if you’ve got a clip already on YouTube that you’re eager to share, it’s a piece o’ cake. Find that clip, cut and paste, and you’re done!Details
Job seekers often ask how long their resume should be. Some people can barely stretch theirs to a single page, while others have difficulty fitting it into four pages. What makes this decision so difficult? You want to include all of the relevant information that will inevitably get you hired. However, you also don’t want to overwhelm the human-resources personnel who are already swamped with work and could potentially be going through hundreds or thousands of resumes. If yours is too long, HR staff will skim it too quickly and miss the important points, or they’ll simply file it into the garbage because they don’t have the time to read it.Details
A common misconception about resumes is that they are meant to describe what you did in your past jobs. In actuality, resumes are most effective when they are written from a FUTURE perspective. In other words, your resume will work if you think about what a potential employer would want to know about how you WILL perform. What experience do you have that will make you a contribution to their firm or organization?Details
The first thing to know about your Education section is that it probably goes FIRST on your resume (after your header of course). Why? Because it’s what you’ve done most recently, so it is most relevant to your potential employer. (There may be limited exceptions to this rule for recent graduates who have an extensive and relevant work history. If you think you are one of those people, ask an expert for advice.)
The following are five useful tricks for organizing your Education section – so you pack in lots of information without taking up half the space on your resume:Details