Month: November 2021

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ORGANIZE SECTIONS ON YOUR RESUME?

Having a well-organized resume that includes the right elements and information can help you earn an interview. Even though every person’s resume is different, there are some sections you should always include and some that are optional. Organizing your resume depends on the job you are applying for and where you are in your career. …

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APPLY WITH A PDF RESUME RATHER THAN ANY OTHER FORMAT.

Your file format is another important factor to consider when sending out your resume. The last thing you want is for it to be rejected by a resume screener. Here’s why submitting your resume in PDF format converted from MS Word is the best option. ?People use various MS Word versions and that can result …

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WHY DO EMPLOYERS PREFER ATS/ AI-ENABLED SHORTLISTING OF RESUMES?

No matter how much job seekers dislike it, there is no denying that ATS is a game-changer and here to stay for a long time to come. As a matter of fact, we are so accustomed to automation that we don’t even realize it’s there half the time. Automation has made recruiting more efficient and …

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WHAT IS THE FIRST THING THAT YOU WANT A RECRUITER TO READ ON YOUR RESUME?

When you are searching for a job, you identify a few good matches, and you start tailoring your resume to apply. After you spend time tweaking your resume, you send it in. What happens next is that it gets placed in a pile, and then a recruiter fi will spend an average of 6-10 seconds …

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ADDRESSING EMPLOYMENT GAP QUESTIONS IN THE INTERVIEW

ADDRESSING EMPLOYMENT GAP QUESTIONS IN THE INTERVIEW My last post dwelled into how to bridge the employment gap on your resume, and the poll on ‘What is the biggest issue employment gap candidates face?’ resulted in 217 votes as of today ( the poll is ongoing) 37% of the people said ‘Experience is overlooked’, 33% …

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HOW DO YOU ADDRESS EMPLOYMENT GAPS ON YOUR RESUME?

Employers’ perceptions of gaps in employment have changed over time, and they are beginning to understand that everyone has a different career path and timeline. Whether it be the pandemic or otherwise, I have seen clients struggle to explain or conceal career gaps in their resume. The dreaded question will inevitably arise. Imagine how much …

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4 STEPS TO BAGGING THE INTERVIEW CALL YOU ALWAYS WANTED

A custom & well-formatted resume can mean the difference between getting an interview call and not hearing back. Despite the referrals, rise of LinkedIn, and other job search aggregators, a quality resume remains the backbone of your job search. Here’s the secret sauce: Step 1: Read the Job Posting carefully and jot down what your potential …

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10 WAYS TO RUIN YOUR RESUME & SABOTAGE YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS– PART 2

Further to my last post here are the next 5 ways you are messing up your resume with: 6. Your resume has images – Surely a picture is worth a thousand words only if you are auditioning for a role or showcasing your designing creative skills. For all other roles, the ATS will reject your …

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