Archive for April, 2008

Resume Design and Layout

In creating your resume, whether doing one for the first time or simply spicing up a template, you should make sure it would stand out from the crowd. But before you go crazy on your word processor’s word art, here are some reminders on how to pull off an attention-grabbing resume in plain black and white. Since I mentioned it, limit font styles to two at the most. Recommended fonts to use are the ‘basic’ fonts like Times New Roman, Arial, Courier, Verdana, or Georgia. Put variety by using bigge…

How a Career Portfolio Can Advance Your Career

Despite the technological advances in job hunting, there are some old-fashioned tools that are still being used by job applicants with positive results. We are talking about career portfolios, which are usually used by architects, graphic artists, and other creative job seekers.But what is a career portfolio? It is ring-bound collection of work samples, accomplishments, and other skills, which are more than what a cover letter and resume can provide. Career portfolio is usually presented during …

Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates

The end of college life is the beginning of a new journey: the prospect of a brand-new career. However, as your professors have probably told you, “the real life” (or life outside the campus) has uncertainties and instabilities. Finding a job is not like picking up a new subject, but here are some tips that will come in handy, especially for the new graduates.Avoid mass mailing – A common wrong notion about job hunting is that mailing and e-mailing your resume to as many employers as possible wo…

Avoiding 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…

Making Money Doing Freelance Work

Freelancing might appeal to some, while it could be a turnoff for others. Those who are not into it does not see it as real job. These are the ones who are content of hauling themselves to their offices from 9-5, doing some routine clerical Dilbert task.To the freelancer, he is the master of his own time and he is answerable to no one, except probably to the client, at peak times add an s, he is servicing at the moment. Actually, this is what appeals to most who go through this route. Sure, inco…