Clearly, there is no end to amount of advice offered on resume writing. However, every day I read resumes that have glaring mistakes. Not simply grammar or spelling. There are resume pitfalls that can cause doubt to arise about you. It may seem unfair. At the same time, can you really expect a perfect stranger to know how well you fit the job if you’re conveying a different message?
Although there are many who can provide advice on resumes, including professional resume writers, I thought it would be helpful to share a few of the common errors I see. Check out my latest article at Job-hunt.org to learn more. Feel free to add your own advice by commenting on this article within my blog.
In this article written for Job-Hunt.org, I cover five popular misconceptions about working with agency recruiters. The article also references several links that may be helpful in understanding how this process works and what to expect. These misconceptions include:
- Recruiters will find me a job.
- All recruiters are the same.
- Recruiters are career counselors.
- Apply for all the jobs the recruiter has listed.
- All I need is a simple LinkedIn profile and the recruiters will be banging on my door.
If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, this article is a “must read.”
Article: Working with Agency Recruiters
I have stated many times that external recruiters can be helpful to you even though you do not pay them. I know this may seem counterintuitive, but the reality is, they cannot do their job without you. Even so, many job seekers keep them in the dark about their job situation or requirements. It is important to realize, it is hard for a recruiter to do their job well (on your behalf) when they are unsure of your specifics. Take a look at my latest article for job-hunt.org for more details on this tedious balancing act.
Have you noticed I’m on a little bit of a rant lately with my posts about job seekers. I absolutely hate to pick on them as their job is so difficult and I don’t expect them to be experts. After all, if they were experts at job searching and interviewing, that would imply they do it often (not a good indicator of a loyal employee).
But, some recent events have prompted me to identify more pitfalls job seekers fall into. Practically on a daily basis from my perspective. If you are applying for jobs, talking with recruiters, or interviewing, please read my latest article for AOL.
Article: Are You Sure You Want This Job?