March 17, 2020

Personal statement (also called personal or professional profile, profile summary or career overview) is a short paragraph at the top of a resume that summarizes a candidate’s relevant experience and skills in three to six sentences.

Considering that employers make decisions about candidates in a matter of seconds, this section determines how much time an employer will be willing to spend reading your resume.

Think about it this way:

If a resume is a movie, then this paragraph serves as a trailer for what’s about to come.

If the trailer is interesting, the chances are that the audience will be int...

March 9, 2020

In resumes, every word counts. Everything you include in this one- or two-page document makes an impact on the decision employers are going to make while assessing your suitability for the job.

Considering that many employers spend only 6 to 10 seconds reviewing each resume, it’s needless to say that you need to make a great impression right from the start.

In other words, the information you put in the upper half of the first page of your resume, weighs more than the rest of it. This is where the decision can already be made. Unfortunately, if you don’t use this space to convince them that the...

March 1, 2020

Contact details are the first thing employers are going to see in your resume. This section is a mandatory part of each CV, as it gives employers information on how they can reach out to you if they are interested in your application.

Since this is the first thing they are going to see, it needs to be done right. Despite the fact that this section is frequently just quickly skimmed, it can still set the tone and determine the outcome of your application.  To make it work, it needs to be professional, concise, straightforward, and – it’s obvious but we must mention it - correct.

Even though thi...

February 23, 2020

Six to seven seconds. According to a survey conducted by The Ladders a few years ago, that’s how much time your resume gets with recruiters or hiring managers.

Now take your resume and count to seven.

One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three Mississippi, Four Mississippi, Five Mississippi, Six Mississippi, Seven Mississippi – DONE!

How far did you get?

You must be thinking that this is an incredibly short amount of time to read your resume from head to toe to understand your experience, skill-set and the value you can bring. True. 

And that’s the thing - employers don’t read your resume. They scan i...

January 26, 2020

There have been so many debates about the perfect length of a resume. You've probably already Googled it and found so many articles answering this question and providing conflicting information which left you with even more questions and concerns.  What if you send a 1-page resume and skip something recruiters wanted to see? Or if you send a 2-page resume and they immediately toss it the 'no' pile because they don't want to waste so much time on you? So many questions, so few straightforward answers. No wonder this choice makes your palms sweat. How do you make this potenti...

January 18, 2020

The year is 2020, but the same questions remain: Should you send a cover letter with your resume? Does anyone even read cover letters anymore?

The thing is, when you are applying for a job, you only have one shot to present yourself as the best candidate.

Why rely solely on cold facts from your resume when you can add more information, connect with an employer through a story about your achievements and skyrocket your chances of being invited to an interview?

The amazing thing is that all of that can be accomplished with a single-page cover letter.

Your cover letter is a place where you can sho...

January 11, 2020

Little things make a big difference when you’re putting a resume together. Choices about font, spacing, margins and alignment affect the overall impression your application makes on employers.

This might be controversial, but in our opinion, the layout of a resume is equally important as the content. They are two sides of the same coin.

Think about it this way:

  • If you don’t have the proper layout, will employers give you a chance if they cannot find their way through the content?

  • If you don’t have well-thought and relevant content, will employers give you a chance based solely on a nice...

January 3, 2020

If you've made the decision that 2020 is going to be the year to achieve your career aspirations, there is one task that stands between you and your goal - writing a resume. To put your best foot forward, you need to create a resume that does justice to your experience and skills – one that presents you in the best light and sets you apart from other candidates.

However, standing out from the competition is not easy when you are trying to figure out how to properly format, organize, and create content for your resume. And all the contradictory information on the Internet makes even the most e...

December 15, 2019

The holiday season is here.

Winter has slowly crept in – days are long, the weather is cold, Christmas lights are all over the place and we are starting to reflect on what we have done in the past twelve months. Not only looking in the past but also looking in the future, trying to define where we want to be the same time next year.

On the ‘New Year Goals’ list, among drinking more water, eating healthier, and going to bed earlier, there is a thing that scares you the most: finding a new job.

It sounds intimidating, huh?

Lucky for you, employers are going through the same process as you ar...

July 22, 2019

We will feel free to assume you are here because:

a.    You are an experienced recruiter looking for a new job opportunity

b.    You have some HR experience and you would like to step into recruiter’s shoes

c.    You accidentally ended up here – if so, hi! It’s nice to have you here!
       Continue reading, you might pick up some actionable resume writing tips and hints for yourself.

Either way (referring to options ‘a’ and ‘b’) – a daunting task is ahead of you: crafting your own CV!

When applying for a recruiter job, it’s important to understand that...

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