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Congratulations Graduate! Eleven Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You. The Biggest Interview Mistakes HR Experts See (and How To Avoid Them) 14 Common LinkedIn Mistakes. 6 Things on Your LinkedIn Profile That Shouldn't Be on Your Resume. Gerrit Hall is the CEO and co-founder of RezScore, a free web application that reads, analyzes and grades resumes instantly.

6 Things on Your LinkedIn Profile That Shouldn't Be on Your Resume

Why You Didn't Get the Interview. The font that should not be on your résumé—and other tips for job seekers. Times, they are a’changin’.

The font that should not be on your résumé—and other tips for job seekers

Actually, make that Times New Roman. What was once the default font of choice is now seen as lackluster, lazy, and difficult—three words we’re sure you wouldn’t put on your résumé. The following infographic from Colorado Technical University recommends using a font that’s more easily readable, such as Georgia. 55 Examples of Light and Clean Resume Designs. 6 Mobile Apps for Your Job Hunt. Heather R.

6 Mobile Apps for Your Job Hunt

Huhman is the founder and president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. You can connect with Heather and Come Recommended on Twitter and Facebook. It seems like there’s an app for everything now, and job hunting is no different. With unemployment holding steady at 8.1%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job seekers are using any tool available to get ahead of the crowd. These days, you can use your phone to watch movies and set reminders — among a host of other pretty snazzy and sophisticated tasks. Here are some apps for job seekers looking to take their search on the go. 1. LunchMeet is more than just a clever name to make you hungry — it’s also a great networking app. The service connects to your LinkedIn account and uses geo-targeting to find industry-specific contacts who may be open to networking. 2.

Create a Behind-the-Scenes Blog to Augment Your Résumé. Nonsense like this is why I dread the job search more than anything on earth.

Create a Behind-the-Scenes Blog to Augment Your Résumé

At your first job after college, you should build enough bridges that afterwards, a resume is a mere formality. My last job interview was with a boss from a previous company, who moved onward. The interview was more of us catching up after not seeing each other for a while. Of course if you are changing industries then all bets are off on that front. Make Your Resume Stand Out by Focusing Your Job Title on the Job You're Applying For. How You Answer An 'Illegal' Question During An Interview.

How to Follow Up on a Job Interview (Without Being Annoying) The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask. When your interviewer wraps up your job interview by asking if you have any questions, you might think that he or she is finished assessing you, but that's not quite the case.

The 10 Best Interview Questions to Ask

Interviewers draw conclusions about you based on the questions you ask—or don't ask. You don't want to give the impression that you're not very interested in the job, or that you're only concerned about the compensation. Instead, ask about the work, company, and team. How to Fix Internet Embarrassments and Improve Your Online Reputation. I agree with all that's in the article, and I have actually done some of this.

How to Fix Internet Embarrassments and Improve Your Online Reputation

First of all, I'm not on Facebook, which helps tremendously. When I got my current job last month, I wondered why searching my name on Google Image Search came up with an inordinate amount of pictures of scantily clad women. As it turned out, on a musician site, a member had my name listed in his signature as a good trader, and he had posted in some kind of babe thread in another area of the site I had never gone to. The posts were over 2 years old, but they were still taking precedence in my search results. Asking him over Private Message to remove my name from his signature did the trick, and in a few days the pictured dropped off.

What was hilarious was my parents' reactions to my Google search results. How Well Do You Rank in Google? BrandYourself Grades Your Ego Search and Helps Improve Your Results. 10 Things to Never Put on Your Resume. Shameless Self-Promotion Is a Good Thing in Job Interviews. I'll agree with this more.

Shameless Self-Promotion Is a Good Thing in Job Interviews

I think the self-promotion comes in more for me during the prep process when I'm anticipating their questions because I want to think of 10 different examples of how awesome I've been. For the actual interview, I just emphasize those examples and comment a little extra. Like, I had an interview with a company that is notoriously goal-based (you have daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales quotas that come into play for your bonus and your managers' bonuses), so I talked about taking way too many classes at once with a full-time job. They asked about handling a customer service issue, and I told them about a family that I took care of when the housekeeping staff didn't clean their room and we had no other available ones.

At the end of both of these, I said something along the lines of, "It was nice to feel proud of myself for handling more than I knew I could. " If they challenged me on those, though, then I would have backed down, so there's that. 10 Body Language Mistakes That Sabotage Most Interviews. This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition.

10 Body Language Mistakes That Sabotage Most Interviews

Question — how much of what you “say” is actually interpreted through body language and tone of voice? Well, if we are to believe Albert Mehrabian, almost all of it. Professor Albert Mehrabian has stated that only 7% of a message is conveyed verbally, through words. The other 93% is split between tone of voice (38%) and body language (55%). In fact, it’s widely known as the 7-38-55 rule.

10 Body Language Mistakes That Sabotage Most Interviews. Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions. Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action. Preparing for a job interview? Read these 6 tips first. I used to be pretty sure that the only way to get a raise working in media was to switch jobs.

Preparing for a job interview? Read these 6 tips first

This led to several job changes throughout my career, which, of course, included the requisite interviews to get those jobs. I’ve picked up a few pointers that have helped me become a relatively confident interviewer over the years. These are interview methods that have helped me land jobs at a couple of large media companies (and some smaller ones, too). So, here are six things that have helped me walk out of interviews with a healthy amount of confidence: 1. 2. 3. 4. Kevin Allen has worked or written for a variety of media outlets, including the Chicago Sun-Times, ESPN, The Huffington Post, and Fox Sports. What You Wish You'd Known Before Your Job Interview [Infographic] 35 Brilliant Resume Designs at DzineBlog. Learn how to earn $125 or more per hour as a freelancer - Click Here Looking for hosting?.

35 Brilliant Resume Designs at DzineBlog

We recommend MediaTemple for web hosting. Designer Resumes. 30 Creative Resume (CV) Designs for Inspiration. Some time ago we have posted an article containing information on how to correctly write a resume. The content of your resume is definitely very important, but you should also care about its looks. Remember that this is the first thing that a potential employer will see about you and a good impression is essential. Moreover if you are a designer, then your resume should definitely be as creative as your portfolio is. You cannot use your CV just like a tool to store information and showcase it to your future employers from time to time.

It’s time to think out of the box and get creative, do something that will make people appreciate your creativity and get inspired to create something as well. Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention–and Got People Hired. Inspiration June 21, 2011 When applying for a job, you have no choice but to do your best to outshine competition. Even before winning an interview, your qualifications (or in some instance, your character) are already judged by the resume you’ve submitted.

It is then important to make your resume or CV as honest, concise, and striking as possible. If you are looking forward to a creative position, you will be expected to come up with something grand and extra creative as well. Take a look at how other designers compose their creative resumes. View Source View Source View Source View Source. 20 Creative Resume Designs Which Will Amaze Any Potential Employer. InspirationBy TimothyBlake · On March 21, 2011 A great showcase design post of some truly creative and inspiration CV designs which im sure would blow away any potential employer. The post focus on creative designs which make use of creative layout and designs which focus on colour. We would love for you to share within the comments your favourite designs from the post 1.My Resume.

5 Things To Look for in a Great Job Interview. In my career I have reviewed thousands of resumes and conducted hundreds of employment interviews for both The Trademark Company and other businesses for which I have worked. In doing so, I got to see the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in terms of resumes, interviewing skills, and the like. For other CEOs looking to hire, here’s what I think makes a great candidate stand out from the good ones. 1.

Attention to detail How many times have you heard this one, right? There’s a great story at the end of the movie Coming to America with Eddie Murphy.