resumes

Avoid These Overused Buzzwords When Applying For A Job

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of candidates when applying for a new job. One way to avoid this? Don’t bother using words that are so overused, they have become nearly meaningless.


A Referral Is One Of The Best Ways To Get A New Job

When you’re applying for a job, knowing someone at the company gives you some insider knowledge. If you have a referral, you’ll increase your chances of getting the job by 40%, according to recent studies.


Make Sure Your Resume Includes Metrics

When you’re trying to score a job, every detail matters. One crucial element that applicants often overlook: providing specific, quantifiable metrics that demonstrate what you have achieved in previous roles.


Minimise Religious References In Your Resume To Increase Responses

When personal beliefs and work collide, it can be a tricky situation. While discrimination on the grounds of religious belief is illegal, having fewer references to religious organisations may still boost your chances at getting a call back.


Five Things Job Candidates Obsess Over That Hiring Managers Don't

Have you crafted a beautiful resume with the perfect typeface? You might be focusing on the wrong aspects of the process, as hiring managers are just looking to find qualified people. Here are five things that people put too much emphasis on that hiring managers actually don’t care about.


Ask LH: How Should I Describe My Internship On My Resume?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m currently undertaking an internship within the accounting industry. Generally, these are named “vacation” programs in Australia. However, I wanted to know if it would make a difference to include my experience under the title vacationer, intern or summer analyst on my resume as I am considering applying for positions in other industries as well as overseas. Any thoughts?


Two Spaces After A Fullstop Could Reveal Your Age

Depending on your age and where you went to school, you may have learned keyboard skills on a typewriter rather than a computer. Those of us who learned on a typewriter were usually told to type two spaces after a fullstop. Try single spaces on your resume and emails if you want to avoid some unintended age discrimination.


Bypass Resume Filters By Using Keywords From Your Job Listing

Filling out a job application often involves getting past filters and routine procedures. To get inside the first barrier, use keywords from the job listing you’re replying to in order to get in the door.


Why Writing Your Resume And Cover Letter Is So Hard

If you’ve ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It’s a competitive job market, and more often than not, career seekers find themselves face-to-face with blank computer screens in an attempt to pen that one short masterpiece.


Include Testimonials On Your Resume Instead Of References

We’ve told you to skip the phrase “references upon request” on your resume, but you still want others to sing your praise. Including testimonials on your resume lets you convey that you’re awesome.