Recruiters and hiring managers are notoriously speedy resume scanners. Do you know what story your resume is telling them? Obviously, you can (and should) read and compare your resume to the job descriptions of the roles you’re applying for to ensure that you’ve positioned yourself as a strong fit; however, a fun and different way to confirm that your resume’s overall message is coming across clearly is by creating your very own resume word cloud!Read More
Oh, bullet points. The most important parts of your resume and the toughest to write. I’m sure you’ve read articles and heard career development professionals spouting the same advice: “quantify your impact!” “highlight your results rather than your responsibilities!” “showcase your strengths!”
Well, guess what? I say the same thing! Because that’s the exact advice you need when writing your resume bullet points. Buuuuut, in this post, I’m going to show you HOW to do it -- with before and after examples, question prompts, and extra advice.
Sometimes, it feels like one of the hardest parts about finding a new job is actually FINDING job opportunities to apply for. As a former recruiter, I’m all about applying for jobs directly on company websites, as they’re generally one of the top 3 places internal recruiters and hiring managers look when searching for and evaluating candidates. Howeverrrrr, I do browse a number of different websites on a daily basis to check out new roles for myself, friends, family, students, and clients. Here are the top 5 websites I visit!Read More
While “tell me about yourself” appears to be annoyingly open-ended, I’m here to provide you with a reality check as well as some structure for answering this common opening interview question: No, your interviewer doesn’t want to know your ENTIRE life story. And no, your interviewer doesn’t want to hear your resume repeated word-for-word.Read More
Oh, resumes. So consequential, and yet not a day goes by when I don’t see at least one with errors that make my eye twitch -- a misspelled company name, disorganized dates, action verbs repeated 4-5x on one page.
For better or for worse, the resume is your first impression to potential employers, and an error-free resume allows recruiters and hiring managers to jump directly into your content -- learning more about you, your skills, and your experience.