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Top 10 Ways to Rock Your Resumé

Top 10 Ways to Rock Your Resumé
Whether you're looking for a new job or just pruning up your paperwork, one of the keys to nabbing the job you want is creating a successful resumé. Here are our top 10 ways to make sure yours stands out. Photo by Elliot P. 10. Start with a Big List, and Then Shorten It SExpand

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Is “bespoke” the ultimate branding? Please note that this post was originally published on August 30, 2011. As a result, any external links or videos used may no longer be functional. Once upon a time, every object created by humans was made by hand. Mass production changed all of that. Beginning in the 1920s, machine tools, interchangeable parts and assembly lines made more goods available to more people at lower prices. How to Approach Writing a Resume When You're a Jack of All Trades I'm 31. I have been a paralegal, a textbook writer, a test-prep teacher, a PR agent, an elementary school teacher, a ballet teacher, a ballet dancer, a personal trainer, a sports medicine trainer for people with disabilities, an artist's assistant, a research assistant, a museum tour guide, an office manager, and a published novelist. I have at least five up-to-date resumes at any given time that make it seem like I've only worked in one field instead of a million. I am never dishonest, and this system seems to have worked well for me so far, especially since the three jobs I have right now are AWESOME and I love my professional life. The only annoying thing is that my in-laws don't understand me, and think I should "focus" on one skill set, in spite of the fact that I earn so much money doing what I do, that I will be putting their son through graduate school next year without taking out loans.

Free Performance Review Phrases In any organization, performance reviews are one of the most important events in the year. This is the time when both the employer and the employees are able to review their performance in the past year. Most companies use a combination of performance appraisal methods to conduct performance reviews. This may include asking the reporting head to conduct an appraisal of the employee's performance over the year, and to ask the employee to conduct a self-evaluation for performance review. It is important that these annual features be drafted professionally and maintain a formal tone.

The Role of Education in Entrepreneurship - ReadWriteStart On Wednesday of this week, Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake wrote a provocatively titled blog suggesting that wanna-be entrepreneurs should drop out of college. She based this opinion on the amount of successful companies founded by drop-outs, including Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Microsoft, as well as the drop-outs she finds herself investing in as an angel. But should education play such an insignificant role in entrepreneurship? The answer is not as simple as some think. This is why your resume was rejected ADV: COOL TOOL: Click here to easily find the emails of decision makers I stumbled across a very interesting infographic today that I had to share. It details reasons why resumes (commonly known as CVs overseas) are rejected. As I reviewed it, I speculated how closely it mirrored the attitude of recruiters here in the good ol’ USA. My guess is that their reasons for rejecting a resume is pretty similar to ours. Check out a few of their reasons:

5 Biggest Cover Letter Mistakes Michal Marcol / Just as important a resume is to helping a job seeker secure opportunities, so is the cover letter. A cover letter helps you hone in on important messages – to create a “conversation” – and gives the employer a sense of your personality that is not always captured through a resume alone. Yes, there are employers who may completely ignore cover letters, but you put your chances for a response at greater risk when you don’t include one. For the many employers who do care for the cover letter, seeing no cover letter or one that lacks any concrete anecdotes can imply you are not as interested as other candidates who have taken the time to personalize a letter to clearly highlight personal talents and offerings.

12 Essential Negotiating Strategies For Consultants The following is an excerpt from Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers by David Sherwin (HOW Books). When first striking out on their own as businesspeople, many consultants and designers don’t know how to bargain or strike a deal. Consider this story from Ted Leonhardt, cofounder of The Leonhardt Group and a consultant for design businesses. What would you do in this situation?

The 5-Step Editing Process for a Perfect Resume You know that you should edit your resume before you send it off in the world, making sure it’s error-free. But to make sure that resume is in the best possible shape? You should really take the editing process a few steps further. Online Resume Help “I need to lie in my CV, how do I do it if I dont want to get caught?”Rob Dear Rob, Lying is never a good idea, especially if you are taking a big step towards accepting the full responsibility of a new job.