Entry-level job seekers are more likely to follow the first promising offer wherever it leads, even if that means out of state. Other job hunters may want to move to where the heart of their industry lies — New York City, for example — but they often like to mitigate risk by landing a secure position in that area before attempting to move there. And some restless employees at the mid-career level are simply ready for a change of geography as well as position. But not all employers are excited about the prospect of a candidate who needs to be flown […]
Your resume is drafted, edited, polished, and ready to go. With a little help from Free Resume Builder and some trusted readers among your friends and family, you’re pretty sure you’ve crossed every T and dotted every i. But before you start attaching your resume file to your cover letter and sending your application to employers, make sure you’ve avoided these common resume mistakes. Just one fumble from the list below could undermine your chances. 1.Misspellings. The spell check can’t catch everything. There are some mistakes only human readers can see. Don’t let your potential employers be these readers. 2. A […]
This week, Free Resume Builder provides a few answers to some of the questions we’ve recently received about cover letters.
This week, we attempt to straighten out a few common misconceptions about the way online profiles are read and reviewed. If you’ve been buying into any of these myths, now may be a good time to re-evaluate your approach.
This week, Free Resume Builder reached out to the hiring managers on our contacts list and asked them about the influence of social connections. Specifically: When a candidate mentions a mutual contact in a resume or cover letter, do you go out of your way to schedule an interview? Here’s how our friends responded.
When you reach out to a potential hiring manger and ask to be taken on as an employee, you’re trying to send two simultaneous messages that may seem to conflict in some ways. You’re asking to be granted a favor, in sense. But you’re also letting this company know that they have something to gain by hiring you, something that’s worth more than the cost of your salary, and if they don’t leap on this opportunity, their competitors certainly will. So in your cover letter, you need to sell yourself…but you also need to be honest and confident about your accomplishments and the trajectory of your career. Here are a few tips that can help you walk this fine line.
This week, Free Resume Builder posed a question to some of the hiring managers in our contacts list: When you see a resume that seems like a perfect match, how far will you go to pursue your chosen candidate? Here’s how our mangers responded.
Before you put the finishing touches on your cover letter and resume and send them off, take a close look at your letter and make sure you aren’t guilty of some of these seemingly minor missteps that can set your job search back.
Here are eight classic cover letters that almost always find their way into the applicant pool for every open position, in every industry, at every level. Does your letter resemble one of these? If so, Free Resume Builder may be able to help.
At this point, a “successful” job search can be defined as a search that lasts eight months or fewer and results a position that the candidate decides to keep for at least a year. So if this is the benchmark—a short search followed by a satisfactory new job—then what are some of the traits that all almost successful searches have in common? Here at Free Resume Builder, we’ve identified a few of these traits and listed them below.