10 rules to writing compelling cover letters

10 rules to writing compelling cover letters
  Written by Karalyn Brown, Originally published on the Undercover Recruiter Does your resume go better with a cover letter? Some people say no, because nobody reads them. I agree to a point. Not all recruiters read resume cover letters. But I think many recruiters don’t because so many they see are a bit “blah ...

Seven ways to show you’re an overachiever

Seven ways to show you're an overachiever
Written by Ritika Trikha, Originally Published on Career Bliss You’re extremely driven, invaluable to your team and an overall go-getter—but are you also good at selling yourself on paper? If you’re unsure, good news! Lou Adler, best-selling author of The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired and creator of Performance-Based Hiring recently wrote a ...

Seven must haves to make Facebook work for your job search

Seven must haves to make Facebook work for your job search
  Written by Eric Sherman, Posted on AOL Jobs, October 16, 2013 There are plenty of ways to take a hammer to your employment prospects on Facebook. You could allegedly post homophobic slurs when you work for a liberal town government or post that parents are “retarded” when you are a teacher. You could also ...

Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker

Top 10 skills for the 21st-century worker
Written by the University of Phoenix, Posted on YouTern For every open position, there are hundreds of applicants from those who – from a technical point of view – could do the job. What sets candidates apart now goes past your technical skills, however. What counts now is the soft skills the recruiter believes you ...

Five smart ways to make recruiters like you and your resume

Five smart ways to make recruiters like you and your resume
See these tips compiled by the Avid Careerist on ways to make recruiters like you and your resume. Read the full article, written by Donna Svei, here! Text Version Available below Text Version: Five ways to make recruiters like you and your resume 1. Include job-relevant experience in your resume. – Applicant tracking systems always ...

Resume Tip Tuesday: 11 Worst Bullet Points

Resume Tip Tuesday: 11 Worst Bullet Points
Written by Ritika Trikha, Originally posted on CareerBliss Last week, recruiter and career consultant Rich Jones tweeted that he was literally crying from laughter after reading one candidate’s bullet point, which said: Reported on time for scheduled work Jones Tweeted his frustration with candidates who fail to highlight notable achievements and said: “Oh really? One ...

How to Get a Graduate Job with No Experience

How to Get a Graduate Job with No Experience
  Written by Brendan Baker, Originally published on The Undercover Recruiter The age-old saying goes “you can’t get a job without experience… and you can’t get experience without a job”, and as a fresh graduate out of university this is one of the toughest barriers to face when trying to launch a career. There is ...