How Well Do You Know Your Own Resume?

How Well Can You Speak to Your Resume

Whether you write your own or have your resume written professionally, one thing remains true: You have to be able to speak to what is on your resume! You be able to bring it (and your value) to life.

Why? Because many interviewers do what I call “resume interviews”. They base nearly every question to you off of something they see on your resume…   

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Should Self-Employment Be First Choice for Millennials?

self empoloyment

Twenty-somethings are also applauded for open-mindedness, forward thinking and self-expression. Along with liberal views, new perspectives and cultural confidence, the kids of Gen Y are future leaders who seek outlets for their creative talents and opportunities for professional establishment.

Even if that means not working for someone else…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 24: Learn to Sell Your “Now” Skills

#60Day 24 of 60 Learn to Sell the Now Skills

36 days from now, Amy – the fictitious job seeker helping us with our “skills assessments” these last couple days – is going to be sitting across the table from a recruiter.

This will be her first interview since completing the #60Day Challenge, and she’s anxious to put everything she’s learned to the test…   

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4 Job Interview Questions Designed to Mess You Up

Interview Questions That Mess You Up

Have a big interview coming up? We all know the best way to prepare… is to over-prepare.

Reviewing your resume and being comfortable talking about everything on it; thoroughly understanding the mission of the company, and how you can help are great places to start.

As recruiters work hard to find new ways to differentiate candidates, however, it is also important to know some of the tricky questions they might ask during the interview…    

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Target the “Right” Job… Not the “Right Now” Job

Steve Jobs

You want a job… need a job.

But landing a bad job with the wrong employer will be a waste of time, bad for your career… and you could find yourself back in the job market too soon…   

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A Recipe for Resume Success [Infographic]

recipe_for_success_infographic

We all need a little help now and then… especially with our resume. So Friday is a good day to present this fun and creative infographic from GiraffeCVs, whichoutlines some important tips for cooking up a tasty resume (or “CV” – cirruculum vitae – as the British call it) recruiters will enjoy… and maybe even come back for seconds! One word of caution: an objective statement, as suggested in the infographic, doesn’t sit well on the palate of many. In fact, it is primarily only the old-school industries (academia, medical and legal, for example) who still want to see an   

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