List Skills Before Experience On Your First Resume

Creating a resume when you’re fresh out of university and have minimal relevant experience can be challenging. One useful tactic? Focus on the skills you have rather than where you’ve worked.

Use Different Referees When Applying For Different Positions

Frequently during a job application process you’ll be asked for the names of referees. Where possible, you should tailor your choices for the specific job rather than using the same set each time.

50 Ways To Get A Job Gives Advice For Every Stage Of Your Job Search

Web: Looking for a new job can be an intimidating task with lots of things that you need to do. The 50 Ways to Get a Job web site can make it not seem overwhelming.

Studies Suggest Creative Resumes And Video Resumes Aren't Effective

In an attempt to stand out from the crowd of other job applicants, some people get creative with their resume format and/or send videos. Over-the-top resumes, however, are not a very good idea, as two studies suggest.

Ask LH: How Should I Tweak My Resume When I'm Already On The Shortlist?

Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting you in the door — past the auto-screeners and the six second glances. But what if I’m already in the door? I’m being referred for a job, and I’m wondering if you’ve got any advice for this situation. I figure they’ll spend a bit longer looking at it since they’re giving me an interview.

Group Temp Jobs Together On Your Resume To Show Stability

If your job history has been unstable due to multiple temporary jobs, some companies may be reluctant to hire you for fear you’ll quickly move on. CareeRealism suggests you can avoid this by grouping your temporary jobs together on your resume

Avoid Accidentally Revealing Your Age With Your Email Address

Many of us append our email addresses with our year of birth in order to secure a unique name. For regular correspondence, that’s fine. When applying for a job, you might want to reconsider, says Careerealism.

Replace Career Objectives With Qualifications For A Better Resume

The “career objectives” statement is dead ,so don’t waste a recruiter’s time by listing it at the start, says Ruben Quintero, Medicare Broker Relations Manager. Instead, state the most pertinent qualifications for the job.

Include Your Cover Letter In The Body Of Your Email So It Gets Read

We’ve talked about writing an excellent cover letter before, but your letter could be ignored if you are attaching it to an email. Instead, write the cover letter as part of the email.

How Recruiters Really Look At Your LinkedIn Profile

TheLadders conducted a study tracking the eye movements of recruiters when looking at resumes (online and offline) and LinkedIn profiles. Besides revealing that recruiters only look at resumes for about six seconds, the study also points out the most important areas job seekers should focus on.