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Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Know why resumes fail? Here are the reasons given in a survey of employers:

  1. No accomplishments (78%)
  2. Negative visual impact (55%)
  3. Lack of objective (40%)
  4. Inadequate job description (36%)
  5. Irrelevant data (29%)
  6. Poor or no cover letter (12%)
  7. Time gaps unexplained (10%)

Like most “high tech” recruiting firms today, we receive dozens of resumes each week by Email, and Fax. However, since there are only 24 hours in a day we need to determine the following fairly quickly:

  • Is this person a “technical fit” for any “job orders” that we are currently working on?
  • If this resume does not match a current “job order”, should we keep this resume on file for any future “job orders” that we expect to work on?
  • If we decide to keep this resume on file, what “buzzwords” should our computer associate with this person so we can find this resume and person at a later date?

A resume’s purpose is to get you noticed. Once you’re noticed, you shoot for the interview.

How To Land a ____ Job

Thank you for contacting us. We are sensitive to the fact that undergoing a career search may be an unfamiliar process to you. Because of this fact, we have compiled some very valuable information for you; including resume tips, interviewing tips, and strategies to help you in your search for a new career opportunity.

This has been compiled to help you – the candidate – to successfully land a new position. Please take the time to read this.

  1. 10 Tips for Dealing with Recruiters
  2. Questions Recruiters Receive From Candidates
  3. Resume Do’s and Don’ts
  4. Candidate Interviewing Tips
  5. Interviews
  6. Important Interview Questions and Your Answers
  7. 10 Reasons for Not Accepting a Counter Offer
  8. Resume Design Tips & Example
  9. Beefing Up an Anemic Resume
  10. The Dangers of Resume Overkill
  11. Improve your Resume – In today’s competitive employment market, your resume has to stand out in order to get the attention of the decision maker and create a strong impression
  12. Top 10 Interview Blunders
  13. Resume Tips for Engineers Over 40
  14. Book – How to land a Job in a World of High Unemployment

For additional information on interviewing, and career search methods I highly recommend a book called: Knock em Dead and Knock em Dead Resumes, written by Martin Yate.

Gary Perman is a certified recruiting professional and owns PermanTech, which specializes in recruiting technology executives, managers and engineers. He hosts an employment-technology blog.

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