Tag Archives: Résumé

Six-Figure Job Hunt 101

From MARC CENEDELLA Get their brand new $100K+ Job Hunt 101 Guide. (See the link in the Resource Box below.) TheLadders, Editor-in-Chief, Matthew Rothenberg, has collected the best writing and the best advice on making a job hunt effective and successful. There are tips on self-evaluation, “packaging” yourself, resume writing (and the even more important […]

Make Things Easy For Recruiters

[play TheLadders new TV commercial. You’ll ‘Love’ it!] “Don’t make it difficult for recruiters to find your resume. If you are emailing to follow up on a job opportunity, attach your resume and cover letter to the email. Chances are, the recruiter will open the resume and, even if you weren’t originally considered for the […]

Paste, Don’t Attach

[play TheLadders new TV commercial. You’ll ‘Love’ it!] Cut and paste a version of your cover letter and resume in the body of the email you send to recruiters, even if they ask for an attached Word document. Recruiters receive dozens, sometimes hundreds of resumes for each open position. It takes time to double click […]

Thinking of lying on your resume?

“Don’t do it! It will only hurt you in the end and the punishment will either come in the form of a lost interview opportunity or worse—a lost job and a damaged reputation. Everyone has accomplishments that are powerful enough to convey their value-add to an employer. You just need to put in the time […]

Deduct Job Search Expenses

This Week’s Advice: “Did you know your job search expenses from resume preparation to phone charges are deductible? However, there are a few qualifications that you must meet. First, your search must be within the same occupation. Next, there cannot be a substantial break between ending your last job and looking for a new one. […]

Use technology to your advantage

“Set job alerts, use email effectively, take the time to learn the best search techniques, and make sure you have the correct formats of your resume for your job search. An e-resume, a Word format, and a hard copy version for the interview are all necessary for a successful job search.” Alesia Benedict TheLadders.com Resume […]

Avoid resume formatting errors

The quote: “There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” -Norman Vincent Peale Tip of the week: “Avoid resume formatting errors. Save your resume as two different formats: one text (.txt) version and one Word (.doc) version. Use the text format when you cut and paste your resume […]

Focus on the present

“Focus on the present. While it is certainly acceptable to have a two-page resume, don’t list every single job you’ve ever held. Recruiters and hiring managers are most interested in your experience within the last 10 years, so focus on your most recent and most relevant career experience.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Contact Peter for Resume […]

Focus on what you do best

“Advertise your specialty. Employers are looking for specialists with specific experience solving the problems they currently face. So don’t try to be everything to everyone in your resume, which could confuse your reader. Focus on what you do best.” Alesia Benedict Get Interviews Contact Alesia for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun […]

State Your Case

“State Your Case. If you’re seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. Instead use a functional or skills-oriented format, which will present your relevant experience and skills upfront.” Peter Newfield Career-Resumes Contact Peter for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun and […]


The quote: “Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” ?Stephen R. Covey Tip of the week: “State Your Case. If you’re seeking a job in a field in which you have no prior experience, don’t use a chronological format. […]

Prepare for a Background Check

The quote: “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” ?Walter Elliott Tip of the week: “Avoid surprises: prepare for a background check. Ninety percent of employers today are conducting some type of background check on job applicants and over 80% of companies say that discrepancies on a job […]