Have you ever wondered what a truly traffic stopping resume looks like? When hiring managers drop what they’re doing and gather around a screen and gaze in wonder at a resume—before stopping the search process then and there—what are they gazing at? Here are five brilliant resumes that fit the bill.
Sometimes managers take one quick look over a resume and immediately move on. Sometimes the resume is full of typos, sometimes the candidate’s claims are obviously exaggerated, and sometimes crucial details– like dates of employment– are missing. But sometimes the problem has nothing to do with resume mistakes, and everything to do with simple issues of incompatibility between the candidate and the position. If your resume is being sidelined for any of the reasons below, don’t take your rejection personally. But consider withholding this information until you have time to make your case in a face-to-face interview.
Are you looking for work, but only able to take on a position that ends after a specified holiday period? Summer jobs, holiday retail jobs, and jobs that last only until the day after Halloween are beginning to open up all over in the country. In fact, within the next few weeks, seasonal Halloween attractions will give way to harvest festivals. And soon after that, hiring managers will start looking for those who can handle holiday related tasks, from decorating to retail to catering to staff management. Courtesy of Free Resume Builder, here are a few resume tips that can help you step into these roles and pick up some extra cash during the busy season.
The retail industry can offer an excellent career path for those who enjoy interacting with consumers and sharing information and recommendations about products they love. Some retail jobs in the stockroom or on the shop floor can pay very little at the entry level, but most offer room for advancement to those who are interested in management. And some retail jobs can pay surprisingly well, especially those that come with opportunities for commissions and bonuses. Here are a few resume tips for those who are looking for jobs in this diverse field.
Posting a profile on your LinkedIn page, your Facebook page, and your blog can greatly increase your visibility to potential employers. But since a page view may only last a few seconds, you’ll need to make the most of your viewers fleeting attention. And you’ll have to convince them to open the page in the first place. Here are a few tips that can bring potential employers to your profile and hold them there long enough to get the information they need.
Here at Free Resume Builder, we recently asked a set of hiring managers to send us the resume errors that suggest a serious issue for almost any candidacy: inexperience. Here are the blunders they listed in response.
Here are ten key facts and tips regarding salary information and the job search process. All candidates should be familiar with these simple truths, but too many of them aren’t. Protect your interests by keeping these considerations in mind as you complete your resume.
This week, Free Resume Builder asked the hiring managers in our network a simple question: “What can a resume tell you about a candidate’s attitude and ability to adapt to your workplace?” Here’s how they responded.
As manufacturing returns to local shores and businesses expand their processing and distribution operations, warehouse jobs at all levels are on the rise. And if you’re not afraid of a little hard work, these jobs can pay very well and provide excellent benefits. But at this point, the demand for warehouse workers hasn’t yet outstripped the supply of qualified candidates, so if you’re looking for work in this field, expect some tough competition. Here are a few resume guidelines that can help set you apart.
Restaurant jobs are on the rise as the economy recovers and new business owners open restaurants and expand existing franchises. These kinds of jobs are available in almost every geographic region of the country, and since menu prices are linked to gratuities, servers and bartenders can expect to make a comfortable living at high end establishments. At the lower end of the scale, fast food employees earning minimum wage can still leverage their experience and the demands of this position into other types of careers. But if you’re pursuing this option, you’ll have to get in the door first. Here are a few resume tips that can help.