Tempted to Lie on Your Resume? Here Are Some Better Options

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In a recent article, it was reported that 1 in 3 job applicants lie on their resume. Are you one of them? Speaking as a manager, discovering false information on a resume is sufficient reason to reject a candidate outright. Before you include false information on your resume, consider the following: Employers know that life… Read more »

Three Simple Job Search Tips to Put Into Practice

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If only job hunting could still be as simple as seeing a job posting in the classifieds, applying for the position, and starting your new employment endeavor. Job search today is more sophisticated , trickier, and highly competitive. You have to be imaginative, savvy and smart to be successful. Just responding to advertisements in the… Read more »

Five Tips to Choose the Best Job Reference

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References serve as a powerful tool during the hiring process. Hiring managers often contact references to find out what a candidate can truly accomplish and what they’re like to work with. Having a great reference to back up your skills is imperative, but not everyone knows how they should go about getting one. Here are… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Job Search

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Take time to spring clean your job search. Re-assessing and revamping your search will help you stay focused and organized without burning yourself out. Start by asking yourself if you have been diligent with your job search in terms of;Are you attending networking events? Are you networking on social media? Have you scheduled any informational interviews?… Read more »

Honesty and Organization is “Key” in Your Job Search

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Two Roads Professional Resources Technical Recruiter Crystal Romero shares some advice on the importance of communication and organization during your job search. When working with recruiters, it’s important to be as direct and honest as possible to avoid embarrassing situations both with the client company and your recruiter. One example is keeping track of where… Read more »

Resume Writing Tips Recap

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Getting Started Make it easy to understand. Although it seems obvious, employment should be listed chronologically from newest to oldest. Dates should make sense. If there are large gaps, list what you were doing in the most positive way possible rather than leaving a gap. Explain overlaps (e.g. “part time project concurrent with position at… Read more »

Top Lies used on Resumes

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It’s been said, “the truth always comes out”.  Think twice before embellishing your resume.  Period.  Here is an article from the OC Register with the Top Lies used on resumes: Oh no! You mean I wasn’t really a rocket scientist? Scott Thompson, former head of Yahoo, lost his job this week, yet another victim of… Read more »

5 Tech Tips That Will Land You a Job

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These days, getting an edge over the competition means combining traditional techniques with tech-savvy creativity. ~ By Stacy Johnson, Money.MSM.com With the U.S. unemployment rate at 8.8%, many people are still looking for work. Given the crowded field of applicants, job seekers need an edge anywhere they can find it — and some are finding it through social media… Read more »