Tag Archives: Rich Grant

10 Tips for Writing a Resume Recruiters Will Read

Tip Top Resume

Your resume provides employers with the relevant information they need to decide whether to invite you for an interview, or not.

But first, a recruiter has to be impressed enough to actually read your resume. And for that to happen, your document must be focused and concise; in just a few seconds, it must project you as a candidate worthy of serious consideration…   

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The 8 Critical Elements of an Effective Job Search

Eight Elements of a Successful Job Search

You’ve heard this before: “finding a job is a full-time job.”

I have a different approach: “finding a job is a full-time job… and you’re working 100% on commission the whole time; you don’t get paid until you ‘close the deal’.”

Because there are no rewards until you get the job offer, your job search requires a multi-faceted approach… and you must know the eight critical elements of a successful job search…   

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Does Your GPA Really Matter to Recruiters?


Does your GPA matter to recruiters?

I would stress that it’s not GPA that’s important, but the work that goes into it. That is, students should not strive for a GPA as the number in and of itself, but strive to do good work and learn something. It’s the work that results in students increasing knowledge, building skills and gaining a broader perspective on the world around them. And this level knowledge will reveal itself in the job interview…   

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The True Story of a Resume Transformation


For every position they post, recruiters are faced with an onslaught of hundreds (if not more) resumes. Your resume has just a few seconds to stand out, and to sell you as better than your competition.

The following is a case study, a true story of working with a student one-on-one, that demonstrates how to transform your resume from “plain vanilla” to a compelling marketing document.   

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The Beginner’s Guide to Winning with LinkedIn

Linkedin for Beginners

When I meet with students in my college’s career center, one of the questions I ask is, “Do you use LinkedIn?” Most students say “yes’” but the real question we start exploring is…

Are you using LinkedIn effectively?   

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Your Professional Network: Taking the First Steps


In a presentation called “Launching an Effective Job Search,” I discuss the “iceberg” graphic shown here, illustrating the components of a multi-faceted job search.

Notice that above the water line – the tip of the iceberg – is “posted jobs” and “resumes and cover letters.” This is the obvious part of a job search everyone understands. But, that is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg… and where job seekers spend way too much of their time…   

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