We talked to Lisa K. McDonald—career coach, resume expert, and owner/principal of professional services firm Career Polish, Inc.
She gave us some of her best secrets—that would probably cost you a pretty penny—for free!
Your resume could one of hundreds sitting in a stack on the desk of a recruiter or HR manager. Given the accepted elements of a professional resume, there’s a good chance that most of those resumes are going to look the same. You want your resume to stand out but you have to be careful to make sure it provides the information they need without looking unprofessional. What creative resume choices can you make that will get you hired?
2017 could be a new beginning for many of us. The economy is improving, the job market is strong, and companies are showing a willingness to compete for the best candidates available. You don’t want to be left behind because your job search is stuck in the past.
Despite all the technology available, many still believe the biggest key to job search success is a killer resume. What we tend to forget, however, is that for many companies, your resume is often not the first thing read by HR. That distinction falls to the resume cover letter.
And if your cover letter isn’t as powerful as your resume itself, your job search may not get very far…
Other sections of your resume – like the experience, education, and employment history – are important.
But the skills section is your best opportunity to tell future employers who you are, what you can do, and what you, specifically, will bring to the job…
I am simply amazed by the resume mistakes I see. The misspellings, the run on sentences, the formatting, and the blatant lack of attention to detail are simply astounding… I need a red pen just to mark up the resume! As I have said more than once, even in the age of social media and LinkedIn, resumes are essential in your job search. Which means there are common resume mistakes that must be eliminated. I want to share with you some of those common errors and hopefully you will NEVER make these mistakes. After all, a resume is, in many