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- Tips From A Recruiter: Don't Make Me Read Your Resume
- 4 Unconventional Ways The Internet Can Help You Land A Job
- This Model Resume Will Help You Score Your Dream Job
- Why Would You Pay For A Resume?
- How To Write A Resume That A Recruiter Will Notice And Love
- Six Of The Most Common Resume Flaws (And How To Fix Them)
If you’ve finished your final-year university exams, the real world beckons in all its slightly scary glory. But where do you start? What are you forgetting to do? Once you’re out of university, you have a lot of ground to cover to get things moving. From handling HELP debts to finding a job, here’s what you need to do.
We all know that learning new skills makes you a valuable employee and is essential for most career advancement. But more often than not, we think about how to do that in our current jobs. If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like, The Simple Dollar suggests thinking about what your next employer might want to see on your resume.
Need to put together a resume but feeling overwhelmed by all the possible advice? This model resume highlights numerous key elements that can help your resume stand out from others.
One of the questions I hear quite often is, “why would anyone pay for a resume?”. The answer to which — at least in my opinion — is quite simple. You wouldn’t invest in an expensive new car after receiving a cluttered, hard-to-read advertisement would you? No. You would feel that the marketer hadn’t quite finished the job.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m having trouble finding work. I’ve had experience after graduation in my field with several temporary jobs. One year, I hit a snag and was out of work, and lately I’ve been taking part-time retail jobs to make ends meet. Is retail hurting my chances with future employers more than being self-employed? Should I even include my part-time job on my resume?
We often scrutinise the little things, thinking that every detail matters. In case you’ve forgotten, recruiters only look at your resume for about six seconds, so you probably ought to stop doing that.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been on a self imposed extended holiday (3.5 years) from work (I was supported by my partner). I haven’t done anything particularly exciting during this time, but I have enjoyed it a lot! I’m now looking at getting back into employment, but the large gap has been flagged by friends in the know as “bad” when it comes to recruitment. Some have even said to change employment dates on my CV. What advice do you have to make a guy in his early 30′s look more employable due to this large gap in career history? Thanks, Mr Happy
One key way to make sure your resume is noticed is to customise it for every job you apply for. Applying for multiple jobs every day makes that difficult, so here’s one way to be sure each resume is tailored for the job you want: Ask a friend to read it over and then tell you the job it’s designed to help you get.