resumes

Why Google Says Paying Someone To Do Your Resume Is A Bad Idea

If you’re struggling to come up with the perfect resume, you might be considering paying a professional to tweak it. Google’s HR head Laszlo Bock says that’s a bad idea.


What The People Reading Your Resume Wish You Knew

Resumes are very personal documents, and you probably feel like you want to convey a sense of who you really are. But if you focus on unnecessary flourishes or make your relevant experience ambiguous, the person reading your resume will toss it aside in a heartbeat. Most of all, focus on clarity!


Resumazing Scores Your Resume Based On A Job Posting

Lots of companies are using automated applicant tracking systems today. Resumazing figures out what changes you’ll need to make to your resume to get the job you want.


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.