A well-written resume is crucial to landing a job in today’s competitive job market. A poorly written one can be an obstacle to finding employment. You might be making the mistake of not taking the time to properly prepare your resume, which can have consequences in terms of your job search such as not getting pre-selected and not getting contacted at all. Here are some: 1. Not tailoring it to the job you are applying for: Many resumes are generic, with little to no attention paid to the specific skills and qualifications required for the job. This is a problem, […]Continue readingMore Tag
15+ factors affect the price of a professionally developed résumé / CV. What are they?
Some clients argue that prices are expensive. Others argue that prices are cheap! But what are factors to consider when it comes to developing a professional résumé / CV? Let’s go through a few: Years of experience in résumé / CV writing and working with certain types of clients that pose specific types of challenges (local, international, fresh grads, experienced, executives, career changers, entry after long period of unemployment, etc.) Years of experience in an industry that brings perspective and better understanding of expectations (ex: HR/Recruitment/Counselling etc.) Professionals come from different backgrounds. Can someone without recruitment experience who never used the […]Continue readingMore Tag
A live résumé review on Twitter
So @Ramyand3others on Twitter set up a great personal website ramiatrouni.com and shared CV. With his permission taken, I created a thread with insights on what to do to move towards international standards. Assumptions: -Looking for Full Stack Dev role in Canada -Sample Job: https://t.co/jSBHyeEBso Disclaimer: We will be collaborating live on Twitter for educational purposes. Plz note that this is going to be a high level intervention to keep the thread manageable. Also note that each case is different. My usual process is extremely more detailed. You are under no obligation to use any info. provided. This based on […]Continue readingMore Tag
What is the résumé writing mill problem?
Someone called me to say they had their résumé professionally by a well-known company. They even had an “Interview Guarantee” but person didn’t get ONE SINGLE CALL. Here are some notes from the perspective of someone who delivers a customized service: 1. Photo: Most countries are leaving this requirement off to avoid discrimination & bias. 2. Irrelevant personal information: This only enforces discrimination & bias which is against human rights. 3. LinkedIn link with numbers after the name: Easily editable in LinkedIn settings. 4. No title & no branding: Leaving the reader guess which role you’re looking for is a […]Continue readingMore Tag
10 reasons the recruiter disregarded your Résumé
There are many reasons why a recruiter may end up disregarding your résumé. Here are the most common 10 reasons: 1. The photo on your résumé is a selfie with a duckface in a car or a nightclub: Not very professional, remove the photo altogether. 2. You are lying: Professional recruiters are trained to find those inconsistencies; good luck with that. 3. You applied to 5 totally different job vacancies in the same company: Err, where exactly do you think you fit? This shows that you are not targeted and don’t know what you want. 4. You applied to a […]Continue readingMore Tag
10 Quick Résumé Tips
When was the last time you checked and updated your résumé? Updating your résumé regularly is important to ensure that you are ready for your next opportunity. Here are 10 quick résumé tips: 1. Don’t start with anything else but your name, whatever designation you have can be mentioned later in the summary and / or in the Education section. 2. Remove the photo – only keep it for Germany, France and Belgium (They are now moving away from this practice for discrimination issues). Replace detailed address with Area, Country you live in. If you are looking to relocate to […]Continue readingMore Tag