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LifeClever ;-)Give your résumé a face lift

LifeClever ;-)Give your résumé a face lift
After avoiding the 7 deadly sins of résumé design, you may be asking, “If I can’t use crazy colors, clip art, and other types of decoration, how do I make my résumé stand out from the crowd?” Like many things, the answer lies in the details. Even if you can’t hire a fancy designer and are stuck with Microsoft Word, a few tweaks can turn your blasé résumé into an elegant and functional showpiece. Update (Oct 25): As promised, here’s a template of the final résumé. Before starting your résumé makeover, first take a look at a typical one: Like most résumés, it was created in Microsoft Word. Pick a better typefaceRemove extra indentationsMake it easy to skimApply typographic detailing If you’re using Times New Roman, Word’s default typeface, change it now. At the same point size, Georgia appears larger than Times New Roman, so you’ll want to set the font size a point or two smaller. To improve readability, also increase the line spacing (also called leading) to at least 120% of the font size. Related:  WorkCareer

6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. I’ve used a few bad words in my life. S$it, you probably have too. These sucky words are not of the four-letter variety. So how do you write a wicked resume without the suck? 1. My lips pucker and make sour sucking noises when I read “Responsible For” on a resume. Employers want the numerical facts. BADResponsible for writing user guides on deadline. GOODWrote six user guides for 15,000 users two weeks before deadline. BADResponsible for production costs. GOODReduced production costs by 15 percent over three months. The resume that avoids vague “responsibilities” and sticks to facts detailing figures, growth, reduced costs, number of people managed, budget size, sales, and revenue earned gets the job interview. 2. BADExperience programming in PHP. GOODProgrammed an online shopping cart for a Fortune 500 company in PHP. 3. 4. Are we playing baseball here? 5. 6.

30 Books I'm Glad I Read Before 30 In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. If you haven’t read these books yet, I highly recommend doing so. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert – Gilbert, a Harvard professor of psychology has studied happiness for decades, and he shares scientific findings that just might change the way you look at the world. What are your favorite books? Photo by: Katie Harris 10 Things You Should Know About Your Job Interviewer Ever wonder what's going through the mind of the person sitting across from you at your job interview? Here are 10 things that you might not realize about your job interviewer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues. More From US News & World Report job interview

Beat the Robots: How to Get Your Resume Past the System & Into Human Hands Landing an interview for a position in a giant organization can feel impossible if you don’t have any personal connections. People often blame the sheer volume of resumes that are submitted—HR simply can’t review them all with enough detail to see what a perfect candidate you are! And this is partially true—one study suggests that recruiters spend only six seconds looking at each resume. However, many resumes are trashed before they’re even seen by human eyes. How is that possible? Here’s how: Many large organizations rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help pre-filter resumes. Undoubtedly, this saves HR managers the time and trouble of sorting through irrelevant, underprepared, and weak resumes to find the golden candidates. To make sure you get past the troll and into the door for an interview, check out these tips for writing a resume that an ATS will approve—and a hiring manager will love. 1. Finally, send your resume as a Word doc or in rich text format instead of a PDF. 2.

Berufseinstieg Sollte für die Selbstpräsentation beim Bewerbungsgespräch die ausgedruckte Mappe mitgebracht werden oder kann es sogar von Vorteil sein, die Unterlagen auf dem Tablet dabei zu haben?mehr... Richtig bewerben Darauf kommt es an! Bewerbungsphasen begleiten einen das gesamte Berufsleben – sowohl in schwierigen als auch in guten Zeiten auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Vorstellungsgespräch und Assessmentcenter Gewappnet sein! Beim Vorstellungsgespräch wähnen sich viele bereits am Ziel. Rechtsfragen Persönliche Daten Welche Angaben dürfen Personaler von Bewerbern verlangen? » Vom Arbeitsvertrag über Datenschutz bis zum Recht auf ein Zwischenzeugnis – hier erfahren Sie, was Ihr Recht ist! Sprung ins warme Wasser Die ersten Tage sind oft entscheidend für den beruflichen Erfolg. Gefährliche Tricksereien Bewerber manipulieren Lebenslauf und Zeugnisse für den schnellen Aufstieg, mehr Geld und Prestige – mit großem Risiko. mehr... App in den Job! Wenn der Mensch von der Maschine eingestellt wird Auf vielen Kanälen präsent

The Networking Email Template That Gets Answers I’ve had the best time reading my email lately. Trust me, I know that’s a pretty rare thing to say—it’s just that I’ve been asking tons of awesome people to go on informational interviews with me, and they’ve almost all said yes. Wondering how to score some sweet informational interviews of your own? I know, asking can be hard—after all, you’re proposing that busy and important strangers take time out of their schedules to meet with you. Luckily for you, I’ve recently perfected the art of the ask. The Template Dear [first name], My name is [your name], and I’m a [job title] who works in [your location]. I’m sure you’re busy, so even 20 minutes would be appreciated. Thanks so much, [Your name] An Example Here’s what that looks like once you’ve filled it in: Dear Monica, My name is Aja Frost, and I’m a college student who’s interning in the city until mid-August. I’m sure you’re busy, so even 20 minutes would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Aja The Breakdown For example: I’ve previously said: Best,

9 Pretty Simple Pimple Home Remedies A few weeks ago when I was digging around for a post to “revive” from way in the depths of Crunchy Betty, my first thought was a very, very old post titled 27 Quick and Crunchy Home Remedies for Pimples. It’s a great post, full of fun little ideas for when you have a giant monster on your face and want to treat it quickly. I even used several of the ideas in the Simple Pimple Remedies section of Food on Your Face for Acne and Oily Skin. There’s just one problem with it. The picture I used to accompany that post is horrendous. Terrible. So it was kind of like a creepy clown that’s been baked in the oven at 125 degrees for about 3 minutes. I will not post that picture here, because by gosh and all, I don’t want it haunting me for the rest of my blogforsaken life. So, when I realized I couldn’t “revive” that post as is, I thought, “I’ll take a few new pictures for it.” So here you go. Also, let it be known that these are not ranked by my personal favorites. Kinda magic. Ah. Tomatoes.

Home Free Resume Templates: 279 resume samples If resume formatting is not your thing, you can get help from an online resume builder. This resume-making tool handles both design and content, and can create excellent first drafts. The search for work is a race, and resume builders are starting blocks. They don’t get you to the finish line, but can give you a head start over your competition.Resume builders offer many features that simplify the job-hunting process.