BY: Steven Murray, Special to Out of Our Mind
Simple ways to avoid common resume errors
For job seekers, a good resume is their best bet for getting an interview call. However, many applicants may find preparing a resume a challenging task. It is, in fact, quite easy to unknowingly make mistakes such as typing errors in your resume. Errors in a resume can cost you dearly and, so, it is necessary that you pay attention to all small details and ensure that your resume is error-free and well crafted.
To help you prepare an impeccable resume, we present some common resume blunders and also show how you can avoid them-
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Tagged cover letter, Education, employment, job hunting, QR code, resume, resume preparation, Spelling, Writers Resources
BY: ADAM GAVRIEL
If you’re using your resume to get you a job, here’s a piece of advice – STOP!
The resume’s sole purpose in the job hunt is to allow you to be introduced to the employer and hope that one sheet of paper impresses that person enough to get you in the door for an interview.
Last week in class, my MGO 403 (Strategic Management) instructor informed the class that most HR professionals or head hunters spend on average six to eight seconds looking at a resume. If that is in fact the case, those six to eight seconds is the amount of time that you’ll have to impress the person looking at your resume. Although when I get a resume sent to my email, I like to spend more than seven seconds looking at it there a few things I’m looking for right away.
Here at Crossroads Consulting, we’re always here to offer as much help to you in getting ready for an interview as possible. Whether it’s Resume Preparation, or custom individualized Interview Preparation, we offer it all.
But we also offer a lot of non-paid help to those coming to us.
Here, Amy Schlubach offers some tips on preparing for your next big job interview.
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Tagged Business, Crossroads Consulting, employment, interview, Interview Advice, Interview preparation, interviewing, Job description, Job interview, Job Search, LLC, resume, resume preparation
The Importance of a Good Résumé
By: Amy Schlubach
What Your Résumé Says About You
At Crossroads Consulting, we read resumes all the time some are terrific and others…well let’s just say they’re not too terrific.
Remember this…a résumé is an advertising piece designed for you to market yourself! Your résumé is your sales brochure. It tells a potential employer what you have to offer and can bring to their company. Conversely, a poorly written résumé can send signals that you are, or could possibly be the Ford Pinto of employees. In other words, at the slightest touch you could blow up in their faces; certainly not the signal you want to send…especially at a time when finding a job is so incredibly difficult.
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Tagged Business, Crossroads Consulting, employment, Ford Pinto, interview, Job Search, resume, resume preparation, Resumes and Portfolios, Spell checker, United States, Word processor, Work experience
At Crossroadsconsulting.com we care about people. I’d say we “Feel your pain,” but we’re not looking to sound like Bill Clinton, but it’s an accurate phrase.
If you don’t think this economy hasn’t hurt us too you’re entirely wrong. The last 18 months have whacked us like we were “Sport” Higgins and the economy was Travis Bickle. Try making a living in the employment industry at a time when companies aren’t hiring. My checkbook looks like Joan Rivers without any makeup…it’s not a pretty sight.
But with all of that I still have much to give thanks for this “Thanksgiving.” For one reason, you’re reading these wacky words that I’m floating through this, “Series of tubes,” as United States Senator Ted Stevens called them. I’m also thankful that in spite of all my personal dilemmas, my kids are still happy and healthy. My wife…well that’s another story.
What you need to do for yourself now is give yourself a pat-on-the-back and start giving yourself credit for the things that you do have. Someone once told me that when you go to bed, give yourself a checklist.
Did you eat today?
Are you still breathing?
Do you still have a roof over your head?
If you can answer, “Yes” to all three then guess what? You won.
Nobody has a guarantee about tomorrow but it can still happen for you. What you need to do is give yourself the ability to win.
Crossroadsconsulting.com can help. Not only do we have jobs open that we are trying to fill, but we also offer for a VERY nominal charge, Interview Preparation for that big upcoming job opportunity. We also offer a very inexpensive resume service that can get your CV right and ready to get you in the door in the first place.
So as you approach Thanksgiving, and are fighting to make your life what you want it to be, instead of hitting the road and battling the world for presents in shopping hell, give yourself or someone you love something that will have more meaning…Help them get a good job with either our interview or our resume services.
Most of all, give yourself a break and let’s attack this problem together. We can possibly help both of us and then we’ll both truly have some Thanks-Giving that we both can be happy about.
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Tagged Bill Clinton, Business, Children and Youth, employment, Family (biology), hiring, Holidays, interview, Interview preparation, Joan Rivers, jobs, resume, resume preparation, Thanksgiving, Travis Bickle, United States