Category Archives: Resume Tips← Older posts
Your resume is often the first impression you make with a prospective employer; it is an at-a-glance professional snapshot that shows you’ve got the skills for the job. However, among human resources professionals it is commonly held that at least 85 percent of all resumes “suck.” That’s right… 85 percent of resumes are liabilities that […]
I’ve been geeking out on resumes lately – like a lot! I get resumes from Mac’s List readers, jobseekers, friends, colleagues and family members. I see good resumes and I see bad ones. I’ve also been reading books about how to write resumes and, as a result, curating the best advice from the experts:
Network, network and network some more! The end. Just kidding!
As simple as it is, the font you choose for your resume says A LOT about you. Potential employers can get an inside view into your personality, work ethic and professionalism all through this small choice you make. And it’s really not worth it to get turned down for a potential job because you love […]
If you were on a desert island and you could only bring one job search piece of advice with you, I’d tell you to bring your network. Networking is like water for your Portland job search – you can’t find a job without it – so LinkedIn is like the cute mug you put your […]
If you’re struggling to write—or re-write—your resume, read these top posts for inspiration and guidance in crafting the perfect resume to land your dream job!
You can blame me, the full moon, or the economy as reasons for not getting the job, but the truth is that you probably made one of the following errors. Yes, some things are out of your control, but these are things YOU CAN control in your job hunt.
Valentine’s Day is here again and whether you’re looking for a job or just the next best opportunity, here are 14 ways to find a job you love: 1. Know Yourself Finding a job you love starts with knowing yourself. Assess your strengths, know your allies, and examine the activities that give you the greatest […]
Handing a potential employer your references seems like a simple step in the application process, but it can be the most important key to getting an offer. A great reference can be your ticket to that new job or a bad one can be the one thing that unwinds all of your hard work. Here […]
If you work in a creative field, making yourself stand out from the rest of the competition and showing your value to potential employers is crucial to getting your foot in the door and landing that interview. “But what do I do to give my resume that extra something special?” you ask. Don’t worry, you […]
← Older posts