Archive for September, 2007

Dealing with Lack of Credentials

In the real world, a college degree is a major stumbling block when it comes to finding a job that you want. However, if you don’t have a degree that doesn’t mean you are doomed to take blue-collared jobs. It is not really relevant if a person has a degree in marketing if he or she couldn’t even create good sales.Over time, professional accomplishments become more important than a college degree. A degree is not a make-or-break factor at the stage in life where you are applying for a senior-leve…

How to Make the Most of Your References

Offering references in your resume is not really dangerous, but the risk rises once a hiring manager calls them. For one, your references may either no longer work in the company, hesitant about answering questions about you, or worse, not even remember who you are.References hurt job seekers more than they know, but they are one part of your job search that you have complete control. The following steps may help you develop an enthusiastic panel of references.Assume your references will be chec…

Resume Brainstorming

You may have heard of brainstorming where you jot down any thought that comes to mind about a particular situation or problem. You can apply that to writing a resume and you have Resume Brainstorming, a process of writing down anything and everything related to creating a great resume.There are several things you would need to brainstorm about. It is important to know how to weed through the information you come up with. Each section of your resume needs attention during the process. Here are so…

How to Create a Video Resume

If you’ve been in the job-hunting phase for the earlier part of your life, then you probably are familiar with how to make a resume and what to put in it. Even though there are a lot of ways to craft your own resume, there is still one way to do it-tastefully and creatively. With the advent of Internet video, one can just about broadcast anything online. This is just one of the ways that people are trying to get them hired by different companies. Because people nowadays are more in tune with tec…

How Many Years Back Should Your Resume List Job Experience?

One daunting task during resume construction is providing your career history. Candidates who haven’t been in the job market or updated their resumes after several years or so tend to get confused on whether they should put everything or summarizing their work experience.Experts advised job seekers not to put everything into your resume. Instead, here are their tips in including just the right parts of th story.Select what’s best for your target job position – Analyze your background carefully a…