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HOW TO WRITE A BETTER RESUME by Brian Konradt. To many individuals, hearing the word "resume" incites panic attacks and spasms of stress.

HOW TO WRITE A BETTER RESUME by Brian Konradt

ACTION VERBS - POWER WORDS. Part 1 – Write a resume that generates resultsPart 2 – How to knock the socks off a prospective employerPart 3 – The evidence section: How to present your work history, education, etc.Part 4 – A few guidelines for a better presentationPart 5 – I’m not sure the job I’m looking for is the right one for mePart 6 – Add power to your resume with powerwords accelerated accomplished achieved addressed administered advised allocated answered appeared applied appointed appraised approved arranged assessed assigned assisted assumed assured audited awarded bought briefed broadened brought budgeted built cataloged caused changed chaired clarified classified closed collected combined commented communicated compared compiled completed computed conceived concluded conducted conceptualized considered consolidated constructed consulted continued contracted controlled converted coordinated corrected counseled counted created critiqued cut filed filled financed focused forecast formulated found founded joined.

ACTION VERBS - POWER WORDS

9 Ways To Make Life Easier For Hiring Managers. Don’t bury the lead & other job tips from SXSW. I recently had the pleasure of attending the interactive portion of SXSW last week in Austin.

Don’t bury the lead & other job tips from SXSW

To say that it was overwhelming would be an understatement. With an estimated attendance of nearly 25,000 people there to learn, connect and talk about technology, there were so many sessions I wanted to attend that putting a schedule together made my head spin. However, one of the sessions I attended offered some great advice on today’s digital job hunt. If you have no time to read the rest of this post, then just take away this piece of sage advice: Don’t bury the lead. Don’t know what that means? Does Your Résumé Read Like an Obituary of Your Career? Top 7 Resume Grammatical Errors - And How To Avoid Them. Your resume is your best foot forward within a company.

Top 7 Resume Grammatical Errors - And How To Avoid Them

It’s a hiring manager’s first exposure to who you are as an employee – and if it is laden with grammatical errors – your lack of attention to detail will translate to your prospective employer as carelessness and lack of professionalism. With the piles of resumes sent to hiring managers on a daily basis, whether you are a business degree graduate or an experienced professional, here are some of the most common grammatical errors found in resumes – and tips to avoid them: 1) Changing Tenses Your description of duties at each respective organization is a must – but often times people switch between present and past tenses.

An example: CBS News – Minneapolis, MN (1/1/2000–1/1/2010) Edited website copy and press releases.Writes national sales e-newsletter. See the inconsistency? Www.pcc.edu/resources/careers/students-grads/job-search/documents/cover-letter-directions.pdf. Jobs for Students and Graduates: Cover Letters. Why Do I Need A Cover Letter?

Jobs for Students and Graduates: Cover Letters

In some cases, you don't. Jobs for Students and Graduates: Resume Guidelines and Samples. Writing Your Resume The most effective resumes are customized, matching the job seeker's strengths with the particular requirements of a specific job or type of job.

Jobs for Students and Graduates: Resume Guidelines and Samples

Use the links below to find out how to write (or revise) your resume. For more resume help, see the Student Employment/Cooperative Education office at your campus for workshops or the PCC library for resume books. If you are in one of PCC's professional/technical programs, a Student Employment/Cooperative Education Specialist may provide additional assistance. Www.pcc.edu/resources/careers/students-grads/documents/customer-service.pdf. Www.pcc.edu/resources/careers/students-grads/documents/admin-res.pdf. Www.pcc.edu/resources/careers/students-grads/documents/combination-resume.pdf. The 10 Fastest-Growing Keywords In Job Postings: Indeed. Skill Synonyms, Skill Antonyms. Relevance Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected.

Skill Synonyms, Skill Antonyms

Complexity. Creative Job Search: Skill Lists. On-line Guide"Economic security through employment.

Creative Job Search: Skill Lists

A strategy for success. " Job Skills The following is a list of job skills. 6 Things You Really Don’t Want on Your Resume. Personal information: Avoid adding anything other than your name and contact information.

6 Things You Really Don’t Want on Your Resume

Best bets are your email address and phone number. No one wants to see more than that. It clutters your resume and can lead to negative biases and interpretations. It is a sure way to have your resume added to the circular file. Pertinent information that shows prospective employers you’re the one for the job is the only way to go.Work experience more than 10-15 years old: Let’s be honest.

Cover Letter Checklist. Before you send your cover letter, review this checklist to make sure that you have covered all the basics and are sending a perfect cover letter to your prospective employer.

Cover Letter Checklist

Cover Letter Checklist The contact name and company name are correct. The letter is addressed to an individual, if possible. Letter mentions the position you are applying for and where it was listed. Your personal information (name, address, home phone, cell phone, email) is all included and correct. Cold Contact Sample Cover Letter. Sample Cold Contact Cover Letter Dear Mr. Paulin, Independent schools such as Greenwood Elementary require a hardworking, organized administrative staff to ensure that the school runs successfully and efficiently.

My administrative experience and organizational skills would help contribute to the long history of success at Greenwood School. I have extensive administrative experience in an academic setting. I have attached my resume, and would love to speak with you regarding how I could make a significant contribution to Greenwood School's daily operations. Sincerely, Cover Letter Samples - Cover Letter Samples for Resumes. When applying for a job a cover letter should be sent or posted with your resume. These examples will give you ideas for writing your own cover letters for job applications. Your cover letter should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting. Your cover letter is your first, and best, chance to sell the hiring manager on your candidacy for employment so make sure it's perfect.

Take the time to review cover letter samples, making sure that your letter explains how your skills relate to the criteria listed in the job posting, then review cover letter tips to help ensure your cover letter gets noticed. Cover Letter Templates and Format. CNN - 2011's most overused resume buzzwords - adrianep905. Resume Writing Tips - 10 Tips to Bullet Proof Your Resume. Resume Tips - Free Resume Writing Tips. Most do not understand the importance of writing a correct resume.

Companies don't just sift through resumes, they actually read about each interested candidate. It could prove to be the difference between the right and wrong career choice. Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume. Printer-Friendly Version by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D. Imagine there was a way to encode your resume with magical words that would virtually ensure that employers would be interested in interviewing you. But the catch is that there's a different set of magic words for every job, and you have no way of knowing what the words are.

Such is more or less the situation in job-hunting today, which increasingly revolves around the mysterious world of keywords. Employers' use and eventual dependence on keywords to find the job candidates they want to interview has come about in recent years because of technology. 44 Resume Writing Tips. By Daniel Scocco Having a solid and effective resume can greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job. That is beyond discussion. How does one make sure that his resume is top notch and bullet proof, however? There are several websites with tips around the web, but most bring just a handful of them. We wanted to put them all together in a single place, and that is what you will find below: 44 resume writing tips. Resume Skills: List of Skills for Resume, Sample: Resume Job Skills Examples. Every company would like to find the best employee for each position based on a specific set of necessary professional skills. Fortunately, most job seekers possess these job skills in one way or another.

Employers characterize candidates based on list of skills and strengths/weaknesses. Grade Your Resume.