Archive for August, 2007

How to Avoid Resume Bloopers

With so many resumes coming to the recruitment office in a single day, potential employers tend to scan each resume as quick as possible so they could finish the task of eliminating those job seekers who have potential against those who don’t. A single mistake in your resume would cost you dearly, since the document would simply be discarded to the paper shredder.If you want to gain a multitude of readers, please follow our advise as it would help prevent unwitting bloopers from creeping into yo…

Change Your Resume to Fit Your Goals

Your resume is a reflection of who you are and want you want. However, if you want to work on a different field from your past occupation, looking for that job with your old resume just won’t do. Employers might think that you are applying for something else.Here are some tips to have potential employers look into your potential.Use creative visualization – Before editing your resume, focus your attention on your goal and visualize the position that you want. Imagine yourself performing a task, …

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Cover letters are usually attached along with your resume, serving as an introduction of yourself to potential employers. Nowadays, many companies prefer cover letters to be sent through e-mail.The strength of your writing would mean the difference between a shot at an interview or a trip to the paper shredder. Presenting your personality to potential employers through the cover letter is just as important as listing your skills and accomplishments in your resume, and creating a great first impr…

Writing Your Resume With Power Words

Presenting a resume that is well-written and well-formatted is your first hurdle to employment. How you project yourself and your skills through a piece (or pieces) of paper can open doors to a job interview.No matter what industry you belong to, chances are every employer looks for a candidate who has a specific set of abilities and experiences. This is where your job description comes in handy, and where power words come into action.”Power Words” are usually verbs-and some nouns-that emphasize…

The Resume: One Page or Two?

We have all probably heard of the old “one page or two pages” debate in submitting a resume, and we have probably heard that one-page resumes is the better choice especially among busy hiring managers, with the two-page resume reserved for the more experienced job seekers.The truth is, there’s really no valid answer to this, but one option can be more effective than the other depending on how you look at it.Two-Page ResumesPROSHigher amount of readability.The use of larger-sized fonts for easier…

When Resume Objectives Do More Harm Than Good

Most of the time, job seekers include a “career objective” on their resumes. Recruiters usually look straight to the objective if the resume has it. This is supposedly to provide the employers an idea how the candidates sees themselves career-wise in the near future as well as their expectations in the company that they are planning to apply for.However, more often than not, those career objectives are written so poorly that recruiters couldn’t help but to criticize or, worse, make fun of it.Som…