Archive for April, 2009

Words You Should Use on Your Resume

Words You Should Use on Your Resume

Hiring managers scrutinize every word on a resume. This is how it goes in today’s very competitive job market. But some words count more than others. Last time, we enumerated some words you should avoid putting on your resume. This time, we’ll talk about the words you should use on your resume. Below are some words that sound good to hiring managers:TeamworkHiring managers put much weight on teamwork. Teamwork skills are very important in the workplace, more so in these hard times. Your ability …

Words You Should Not Use on Your Resume

Words You Should Not Use on Your Resume

Your resume is only as good as the attention it gets. If you stuff it with lots of action verbs and glittery adjectives, you may not receive the response you want. Some hiring managers come up with certain lists of words that really irritate them. Online resume tips recommend that you use many verbs, adverbs, and adjectives on your resume. But if you are not careful enough, you could annoy prospective employers. Here are some of the words that should not be on your resume:Assist/assisted       …

How to Update Your Resume

How to Update Your Resume

The “Be prepared” motto is not only a perfect advice for Boy Scouts, but also for career people. The perfect career opportunity may come knocking on your door at the most unexpected times. If a hiring manager called you right now with the job of your dream, would you be prepared to send out an updated resume in an instant?According to resume expert Lauren Milligan, making your resume up-to-date does not have to be painful or too time-consuming. Here are some helpful tips to follow:See what new t…

Interview: The Underlying or Hard Questions

Job interview questions are cunningly devised by hiring managers in order to get the vital information they need from candidates. Behind every job interview question is another question or a concern. Basically, your job as a candidate is to process each question, scrutinizing what the concerns of the interviewer might be. Here are some interview questions with the corresponding concerns: How long have you been job hunting? What the interviewer is actually asking: Is there something wrong with yo…