As a young professional, keeping your resume concise is crucial. One page is a good rule of thumb because it’s easy for busy employers to scan.
“Focus on communicating how what you possess meets my needs instead of focusing on how pretty your resume is or whether you have two bullet points or a dozen,” says Alan Guinn, managing director at The Guinn Consultancy Group Inc.
Many employers use the phone interview as an initial screening; this short conversation decides who moves on to the next round… and who doesn’t. Unfortunately, many professionals don’t take the phone interview as seriously as an in-person interview.
A recruiter’s typical day is a whirlwind of emails, resumes, job interviews, blogs, social media, phone screens, background checks and LinkedIn profiles. For many, a 12-hour work day is considered normal.
Amid all that hustle – and with everyone else demanding the recruiter’s time – how do you make a recruiter really care about your career… and make your job search a top priority?
A cover letter can be the spark that ignites a recruiters interest in you. Or, just as easily, can lead to a quick exit for you as a top candidate.
So what makes a really good cover letter… and a bad one? We collected some real-life examples of dead-end cover letters to serve as examples of what not to do the next time you’re making first contact with a prospective employer…
When I start to feel like I’m stagnating, doing just the bare minimum, I know I can’t allow myself to fall into the black hole of boredom. I must get my adrenaline pumping again. But how?
To help stop the daydreaming and get excited again about knocking out the day’s challenges, we spoke to a wide array of experts for the best, most practical ways to do so: