Month: January 2022

WHAT RECRUITERS DON’T WANT TO SEE ON YOUR RESUME (PART 2)

? They do not want to see empty and poorly managed LinkedIn profiles. More than one-third of the recruiters are looking at your LinkedIn profiles to filter candidates. ? They do not want to see resumes written in the first person. Make it much more action-oriented and start the sentence with an action word instead …

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RECRUITERS AREN’T INTERESTED IN GRAPHICALLY RICH RESUMES

As a professional resume writer and career coach, I have heard many clients incorrectly believe that a flashy document or graphic resume is necessary to stand out from the crowd. My sincere advice to all job seekers is to focus on content over images, as simplicity is the most elegant and effective method when it …

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WHY YOU SHOULD OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE?

If you’ve optimized your LinkedIn profile with the right keywords, you’re going to be contacted by recruiters & potential employers who are sourcing candidates for their next role. If you haven’t optimized your LinkedIn profile yet, you should start immediately. The ideal scenario would be for a recruiter to get in touch with you about …

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HOW TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE A QUICK LEARNER ON YOUR RESUME?

Many of my clients list ‘quick learner’ under the soft skills section of their resume. Will that convince recruiters you are a quick learner? No, it will only be overlooked by recruiters. How about instead, you show evidence of where you’ve learned stuff or made an impact quickly. Here are a few examples:  ➡️ Partnered …

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LEADERS ARE PRECISE AND ACTION-ORIENTED IN THEIR COMMUNICATION

Effective leaders spend a lot of time refining their communication style. Some language choices that can help you sound more powerful and confident at work:?Avoid -“I know how busy you are…” or “I hate to bother you…”Use – “Can you please do xxx”.Logic – Assuming that you are creating a burden places you at a …

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DOES YOUR RESUME BRAG OR IS IT DOWNPLAYED?

2 psychological conditions that affect people when writing their own resume: ? Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Notice how people sometimes lie or use fluff to embellish their resume. Where they would pick one word over another word because it sounds better, and they end up adding details about their work experience that never actually happened. …

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5 REASONS NEVER TO USE AN INFOGRAPHIC OR VISUAL RESUME

Here is why a visual resume is an absolute no unless you are a creative professional or a graphic designer showing your designing skills: 1. ATS GETS CONFUSED – Although your resume should be visually appealing in this digital world, keep in mind that overly creative layouts and fonts can sometimes confuse AI that runs …

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HOW TO ASSESS WHEN YOU SHOULD LEAVE YOUR JOB

Knowing when to quit a job requires a great deal of critical thinking. If you can’t work it out at your old job, when your efforts fail, and/or the job no longer serves your interests such as salary, benefits, location, professional development, work-life balance, conducive work, supportive manager/management and/or safe environment, then there is probably …

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ACTIONS VERBS FOR YOUR RESUME SERIES: COMMUNICATING QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH & ANALYTICAL SKILLS

You may come across a requirement such as “Possesses strong analytical skills” Or ” Skilled at in-depth research abilities” in a job description. This may leave you wondering what analytical or research skills you have, and how can you showcase them on the resume with credible metrics. Research & Analytical skills are in demand by potential …

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