Resume Writing

  • resume for career change

    Creating a catchy resume might be challenging. Not to mention that experienced employees often try to look for the same career opportunities. However, when it comes to career switcher, the challenge doubles in times.

    Unfortunately, HR managers wouldn’t be able to estimate your huge passion and desire to work in the new area from your application. At the same time, they wouldn’t want to. Most of the things depend on the way how you demonstrate your skills and previous experience even if it wasn’t relevant to the applying job position.

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  • it resume for entry level

    It may be quite hard to write a regular resume, but when it comes to creating an entry level IT resume with no experience, the task might seem even harder to complete. When you have just finished college and have no work experience yet, it’s difficult to fill three-quarters of a blank page.

    Firstly, your resume will be looked at by a human resources manager who will search for special “buzz words” specific to your field. After that, a hiring manager will represent the second part of the test. In other words, you need to make sure your document is written professionally. Follow the advice from our it resume writers and learn what a perfect entry level IT resume should look like.
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  • resume writing tips

    Many thanks to an Interview Coach Sandy James for this guest post written specially for ResumeWritingLab.

    The job market is loaded with applicants worldwide competing for the same open positions. So, how can you get noticed and stand out among your competitors? Lying on your resume or job application is one way to get noticed – but it can also get you fired.

    What you may not know is that many employers have a written policy allowing them to fire employees who give false information on their resume or job application.

    Basically, this means that an employer is within its rights to terminate your employment for not telling the truth and there is nothing you can do about it.

    And how do companies find out that you have lied on your resume? Have you heard of ‘background checks’? Background checks are done more easily and extensively today thanks to the Internet.

    You may actually be hired for a new position and then once the background check is complete, you are fired because your new employer uncovered false information on your resume.

    Background checks will easily uncover a criminal past or dishonest embellishments on your resume. If you claimed a college degree or enhanced a previous job title or employment dates, there is a good chance this misinformation will be found in your background check.

    Let’s look at the eight most common lies on resumes, keeping in mind that any one of these falsehoods can get you fired.

    1.Education: A common area to lie and ‘pad’ your information in order to get your dream job is education. You may try to impress a hiring manager with an inflated GPA or claim a degree that you don’t actually have. These are common lies on resumes that can easily be confirmed or denied by contacting the appropriate college.

    2. Position Titles: Many applicants will either enhance a previous position title or list what they think their title should have been. For instance, if you were an Assistant Manager in your previous position and feel that you should have been the Manager because you did all the work, that’s fine.

    But, if you exaggerate by listing your title as Manager, that’s incorrect. Or maybe the title your previous employer gave you was Client Relations Specialist but you think the title is not appropriate and should be Customer Service Manager so you list that on your resume. That’s also false.

    3. Job Responsibilities: It is easy to exaggerate your job duties by adding more higher level tasks such as managing 12 branch locations instead of three (3), or coaching and training your co-workers when you actually just give them advice occasionally.

    The problem occurs when your new employer contacts your previous employer and asks about your job duties or puts you in a situation that you cannot handle. If you start calling in sick every time you are supposed to conduct an in-house training session because you have a fear of speaking, it won’t take long for your new employer to find you out.

    4. Certifications: This area is the same as education. If you claim a certification that you don’t have, it’s lying. If you list a certification where you have taken the course but did not pass the exam, it is a lie.

    resume salary

     5. Salary: All of us would like to be making more money, so why should it matter if you ‘beef up’ your last salary an extra $5,000? Because it’s false information. This question is most likely to be asked of your previous employer. The truth will come out, so why lie about it?

    6. Employment Dates: You probably have a gap in your employment somewhere that you want to cover up. So, you extend your employment dates to disguise the gap hoping that no one will notice. Again, this is easy to uncover in a quick telephone call to your previous employer. Why risk it?

    7. Quantitative Results: Your resume, if applicable, should be filled with quantitative results which is what hiring managers look for. However, truthful results are what you should put on your resume without inflating the numbers.

    If you achieved a sales goal of 12% but you want to impress your new employer by saying 25%, The bigger number will get you noticed. Yet, these numbers can be verified from your previous employer and it will probably cost you the new job.

    8. Proficiencies and Skills: So, you speak a little Spanish and you list on your resume that you are bilingual and proficient in English and Spanish. Or, you claim that you are proficient in PowerPoint. You land the job and are given the task of creating a PowerPoint presentation for new clients or you are asked to be an interpreter for Spanish speaking clients.

    Can you perform your duties? If not, that’s a legitimate reason to fire you. As your new employer checks back on your resume and sees that you lied about your skills and proficiency levels, it is just-cause to terminate you.

    There is one major point to keep in mind when you lie on your resume – it reflects your character. Employers want to hire honest people with integrity. Is it really worth it to lie on your resume?

     About the Author:

    Sandy James Sandy James is an Interview Coach who has over 18 years of experience as a Human Resource Generalist. She coaches her clients for upcoming job interviews emphasizing integrity and making the interview a team approach. She can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyjames318/.

  • resume for Business Analyst job

    Many people wonder how to present their work experience and qualifications. It is true that finding the best way to create the IT business analyst resume in order to land a well-paid job is an actual challenge.

    Recruiters won’t fall for any trickery and gimmicks, so make sure you avoid them on your document. In this article, you will learn about the best secrets and tips on how to win an interview from business analyst job applications.
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  • free resume critique

    Whenever you’re finished to write some kind of responsible document, you always have to make its full review to see if there are still some mistakes waiting to be corrected. Of course, resumes fall under this rule as well. While Resume Writing Lab has prepared for you a resume critique checklist that contains the most important steps and criteria any job seeker has to pay attention to during his resume review.

    But first things first. You ought to remember that the points below have to be evaluated objectively. If you have issues with being completely honest about your resume application, this can eventually affect your review turning it from a professional resume critique to a subjective one. So, let’s move to the checklist itself!

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  • resume doesn't work

    Source: sangbreetamoitra

    Introduction

    Let’s be honest here.

    Writing a resume isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.

    In fact, even after writing thousands of resumes in for our clients, I’ll still say this: It’s not easy.

    If you’re reading this article, then chances are: you’re thinking.

    You’re thinking whether or not you want to continue writing that resume yourself, or you’d want to consider hiring someone else to do it.

    If that’s the case, then this article is going to hopefully give you a little nudge over the cliff of faith, and get you to at least try out a writing service for that extra career boost through the dreaded eyes of the HR Manager.

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  • writing manager resumeAre you a Human Resources Manager? Even if you have several years of experience and a good set of qualifications necessary, it might not be enough. Companies need you to hire other employees. And this role is exceptionally important!

    Before making a decision to write the best HR manager resume on your own, think several times about trusting this process to professional resume writers having more expertise in resume writing than you can possibly imagine.
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  • job search blog

    Dear friends, we have reached the final month of another awesome year.

    Hopefully, you will find some time to relax over the festive season and read useful articles to get new ideas and inspiration for a future career.

    Our team is happy to announce that Resume Writing Lab blog was announced one of the best 50 resume writing blogs according to FeedSpot, that’s why we created a top list of the most read articles in 2016.

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  • resume verbs to skip
    Everyone heard there exist special resume power verbs you necessarily have to include in your resume as if they would make a great difference to your employer.

    The truth is that most HR managers are simply tired of seeing same word constructions all over again, which makes every other resume resemble the previously reviewed ones.

    Besides, you have to realize that modern job market is way more demanded because of high competition among candidates. You have to avoid traditional verbs and phrased with more creative and compelling structures to catch the recruiter’s attention.
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  • entrtainment resume writingIf you think that all actors, dancers, singers or any other people related to an entertainment industry, get their jobs just because some producer has somewhere seen them performing on the street, this is a great misconception.

    In fact, both newcomers and professionals are always busy doing tryouts and auditions, which usually requires a vivid portfolio and a resume. Certainly,

    Certainly, resumes for an entertainment industry are different from regular ones that we normally imagine.

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