4 mistakes you may be making on your resume

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, […]

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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 rĂ©sumĂ© / CV? Let’s go through a few: Years of experience in rĂ©sumĂ© / 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 […]

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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 […]

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What is the résumé writing mill problem?

Someone called me to say they had their rĂ©sumĂ© 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 […]

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10 reasons the recruiter disregarded your Résumé

There are many reasons why a recruiter may end up disregarding your rĂ©sumĂ©. Here are the most common 10 reasons: 1. The photo on your rĂ©sumĂ© 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 […]

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10 Quick Résumé Tips

When was the last time you checked and updated your rĂ©sumĂ©? Updating your rĂ©sumĂ© regularly is important to ensure that you are ready for your next opportunity. Here are 10 quick rĂ©sumĂ© 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 […]

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J.W. - Qatar

Account Manager
I approached Rita during an interview process at one of the tier 1 global technology vendors. Based on her extensive experience in HR, Rita unveiled to me the tricks and methods I should adopt to stand out among hundreds of other applicants.

She guided me through a set of actions in a very scientific manner, fine-tuned my strategies and not only made them unique, but uniquely relevant. Not to mention the grade of encouragement she had conveyed to deliver my presentation and get selected for the role.

I would highly recommend Rita for any type of guidance, consultation and career advice.

F.T. - Lebanon

NGO Project Coordinator
Rita opened my eyes to what I was doing wrong in my pursuit to find a new job. She showed me in a short time and efficient way how to make my experience more appealing to recruiters. She showed me another perspective to finding a job and made me realize why I didn't stay for a long time with previous organizations I worked for. Rita helped me put things into perspective and taught me that I should appreciate my achievements and champion them in order to land the right job for me while having what I want for a job as a priority.

M.R. - Cyprus

Senior Project Manager
Choosing to work with Rita was a great decision. As someone looking to change careers, she helped me put on paper how my experience and skills are relevant to my target industry. Rita's methodological approach also allowed me to take an outside look at my career so far in a new light and reminded me of achievements I have forgotten about. Throughout the process, Rita was always responsive, attentive, and always had useful advice and feedback.

A.F. - Canada

Chief Operating Officer
Your advice helped significantly improve my interview performance and the relevance of my answers. Thank you so much for your help.

R.G. - Lebanon

Marketing Manager
I love how confident I feel after talking to you and how my story about myself gets uplifted as if I'm Chanel or Dior!

R.M. - Lebanon

Teacher
Thank you Rita so much. I enjoyed our conversation, it made me look at everything in a different perspective. You were able to make me realize how to change my outlook when it comes to jobs. I felt so confused for a while until we spoke, you helped clear the fog. Your guidance was much needed.

A.K. - Lebanon

Sales Manager
Rita has helped me in more ways than one and I found just one session with her very enlightening. She helped me realize many things I was not aware of and gave me several tips on how to tackle and improve the job search. I can only imagine how she can help when given more than one session, kudos to you Rita!

G.J. - Lebanon

Lead Accountant
Thanks to Rita’s feedback, I was able to figure out some important points behind the reasons my LinkedIn profile and CV aren’t getting noticed. Added to that, her words were much needed to reaffirm my confidence and boost my motivation. With her I am sure one will land the desired opportunity.

A.H. - KSA

Senior Regional Manager
As a Career Strategist, Rita's valuable insights and advice are a game changer when it comes to resume writing and job search. There's no one size that fits all and Rita guided me on how to think outside the box by showing my capabilities in the loudest way possible. It's worth to approach her!

M.H., PhD - UK

Senior Researcher & Consultant
The DossierPro package provided me with the necessary tools and questions to figure out my career path at a very critical phase. What made the experience rich and worthwhile was Rita's many talents, from her ability to research thoroughly before the meetings, show up well versed in your field, and finally her gift to connect and motivate. She was an eye opener, and has the gift of knocking down the many walls that surround us, our aspirations, and dreams.
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