Category: Resume Tips

How to Grab a Recruiter’s Attention

Most recruiters spend just six seconds on a resume. That gives you very little chance to make a good impression, so you need to do everything you can to stand out. Call attention to keywords. Use words that describe the candidate that the company is looking for and put those near the top. Don’t call too much attention to your… Read more →

How to Build a Great Portfolio

When you’re trying to find a job, it’s more important for you to show, rather than to tell. And the best way to do that is with a killer portfolio. First, figure out what you want to showcase. Make sure you choose to include the type of work you want to get hired to do. Think outside the box. Just… Read more →

Avoid Overused Phrases in Your Resume

The summary of your resume is the best place to showcase your best attributes and accomplishments. But there are a few overused phrases that you should avoid saying to ensure recruiters are impressed by you. Don’t say you’re an “out-of-the-box thinker.” Too many people use this phrase without giving examples to back it up. Use the space for actual accomplishments… Read more →

What Not to Say in Your Cover Letter

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your cover letter. Instead of creating a form letter that looks like everyone else’s, write something that will stand out. Stop starting your letter with “I am applying for…” If you’re applying through an online system, the company already know what position you’re applying for. Avoid cliches like “I’m a fast… Read more →

Words to Remove From Your Resume

Resumes are an extremely important part of the job search process. It’s your first impression to the employer so you want to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be. Don’t risk getting put in the “no” pile. Take these words out of your resume to increase your chances of getting hired: utilized assisted responsible for worked words that… Read more →

Get Hired With a Killer Resume

Deciding what to include and what not to include can be a difficult choice when you’re putting together your resume. First of all, you don’t want to list everything you’ve ever done. Highlight the accomplishments and skills relevant to the job you want. Be sure to keep all your other information on file, though. Just cause you won’t include it… Read more →

How to Stand Out From the Competition

Even if you have a great resume, cover letter and references, chances are others do too. So what sets you apart? Make sure you prove your worth so that the employer will remember you and offer you the job. In your cover letter, discuss the challenges the company is facing and how you can contribute to solving them. You’ll show… Read more →