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What Recruiters Notice About Your Resume

Posted by Mitch Corlett on October 27, 2014

Originally posted on Quora, one user asked:

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How many pages should your resume be?

Posted by Bob Corlett on January 14, 2014

There you are, late one evening, rushing to update your resume so you can respond to a hot job opportunity. But the moment your fingers touch the keyboard, your brain serves up the question that bedevils every job seeker:

Should your resume be one page or two?

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Who is lazy: The employers or the job seekers?

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 4, 2013

The hiring manager was emphatic, "Anyone who is too lazy to write a great cover letter is not worth considering." But as he said that, he and I both knew other hiring managers in his organization who never even glanced at cover letters. Were they too lazy to read them?

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How to bring your skills to life

Posted by Bob Corlett on January 28, 2013

How employers share job openings and how candidates apply for jobs is increasingly out of step with how humans actually process information. Think about it. In our tablet and smartphone world, could there be a worse way to hire than the hidebound ritual of:

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A Step By Step Guide to Landing Your Dream Job (Part Two)

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 19, 2012

For most people, job hunting is uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and haphazard. It's really common for people to accept a mediocre job offer simply because they couldn't bear the thought of one more day of job hunting.

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Why your resume gets overlooked

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 1, 2012

The CEO put down the resume of a potential chief operating officer candidate and said, "This guy has worked for some of the top organizations in our field, but I don’t think he’s ready for this job." She explained, "I see he launched new initiatives, but he did not indicate what the impact was … was it $10,000 or $5 million?" In his resume, the COO candidate had mostly listed his responsibilities, but not the impact of his accomplishments. It was easy to see that his experience was relevant, but without knowing the scale of his accomplishments, it was impossible to see the significance of what he had achieved. So he was passed over for other candidates who demonstrated tangible achievements on their resumes.

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A Step By Step Guide to Landing Your Dream Job (Part One)

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 24, 2012

If you haven't looked for a job recently, you might find that a few things have changed. Slapping together a resume and shotgunning it out to positions you saw posted online will usually result in ... nothing at all. Really. Don't bother.

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Want a new job? Don't update your resume just yet

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 10, 2012

If you already have a job, but know it’s time for a change, what’s the first thing you do? Update your resume?

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What your resume can't do for you

Posted by Bob Corlett on August 27, 2012

One of the biggest sources of job seeker frustration is sending resumes out and then hearing nothing back. It feels pointless and futile — because for most people, it is pointless and futile. If you don’t have the kinds of skills that employers are desperate to hire, then your resume will not be much help to you, and your job search might take a while.

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Why Your Resume is Not Working

Posted by Bob Corlett on August 22, 2012

There is a good reason your resume is not helping you land interviews.

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