Category Archives: Resume
I see a lot of resumes, more than I care to admit, and between us, sometimes I even dream about them. The problem with resumes in general is that 98% of them look virtually the same. Granted, there is only so much you can do with a couple of sheets of white paper (or perhaps ivory if you dare) and Times New Roman (Palatino Linotype anyone).
Since everyone thinks that most resumes look the same, a common pitfall for those who choose to write their own resumes is to “accentuate” Continue reading
The majority of candidates, executive though staff, write resumes and apply to jobs in roughly the same way…writing a cover letter to focus a static resume.
I’ve written in previous articles to “Stop Writing Cover Letters, and You’ll Get More Interviews”, and described why cover letters are an obsolete tradition in today’s job search. In the 15 seconds the average hiring manager spends making an interview/no interview decision…most hiring managers make their decision based on a resume – not a cover letter. In a recent Linkedin poll, over 80% of hiring managers Continue reading
Candidates, especially in finance and technology, seem to have a difficult time presenting estimates on their resume. I found this phenomena interesting, since you’d think that candidates from these fields would easily be able to estimate – because they are so analytical.
With many clients, their analytical nature is the very thing that makes estimating so difficult. Having some personal experience in analytical fields, I eventually recognized that many of these candidates have built their careers upon being right 99.9% of the time. There’s a discomfort in many of these candidates that Continue reading
Join Brad Attig as he gives an inside look at how a recruiter reads your resume.
Brad Attig has 12 years of talent acquisition experience including 4 years working with high level executives crafting personal job search strategies and 8 years of recruiting for a top boutique retail recruitment firm. Brad’s expertise includes personal branding, social media strategy, and locating top passive talent. Prior, Brad held key merchandising positions with top retailers including Macy’s and Target.
IvyExec is proud to present another installment of “Ask Brad”. Bradford Agry, of Career Team Partners, will be taking your questions that you can submit in the comments box.
Q: What is the actual difference between my linkedIn profile and my resume? Can I use one for the other? If not, how should they be differently positioned?
B: The Linked-in profile is like your regular resume in that it should highlight your past positions, dates, and responsibilities in reverse chronological order. The difference in my mind is that Linked-in should be more edited Continue reading
Need to make a resume revision to go along with your career transition? No matter how big of a career move you’re looking to make, your resume has to convince the hiring manager you’re up for the challenge. Join Ivy Exec’s Resume Experts for this information-packed free webinar that not only provides career transition resume advice, but also cover the general tips for effective resume writing. Learn how to present your transferable skills, tailor your background for the position with keywords and strengths, and know what to emphasize or de-emphasize.
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart
As a recruiter I have seen thousands of resumes over my career. For each career level, from student intern to rainmaking partner, there are specific nuances that make winning resumes stick out. However, at all levels, winning resumes demonstrate three criteria:
No mistakes. This means no typos, no spelling errors, and no grammatical mistakes. Watch out for homonyms that won’t get caught by a simple spell-check. You don’t “meat” clients (hopefully!). Check proper names for exact spelling (e.g., PowerPoint, not Powerpoint or Power Point).
Quantitative results. If you Continue reading