10 Years’ Experience

“But you left (*NAME OF COMPANY*) off of my resume! I hear this A LOT! A good resume has 10 years’ experience represented (15, at the most!). On the whole, hiring managers will STOP READING once they get to listings that go further back than 10 years. Why do they do this? Think about your…

Resume Writing Workshop

I’ve converted the PowerPoint presentation from the Resume Writing Workshop at my local library to a video. There is no audio as it was a simple presentation but, as you go through the “show” please feel free to email me any questions you have.

Meet Tengai

You know about ATS scans, I’ve told you about AI interview sessions where a bot records your interview and analyzes micro-expressions. Did you know that in just over one month, you could literally be talking to a robot instead of a human at your interview? After your interview, a transcript with just your answers is…

Beat The Bot!

APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS ARE EVIL! As sad as it is, this image is so true. Applicant Tracking System (ATS) scans are a job seeker’s #1 concern…as if putting together a resume isn’t already difficult enough. Let’s use some numbers to demonstrate the “black hole” that is the ATS. You are on Indeed and finally find…

Artificial Intelligence and Your Interview

I’ve previously discussed the resume “black hole” and how companies rely heavily on the use of ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) to weed out applicants. Basically speaking, an applicant completes an application online. A computer analyzes that application for predefined keywords and “hopefully” passes the applicant onto the HR team for that company. Then, tradition takes…

“Hard” Skills and “Soft” Skills

I support the idea that a resume needs to have a fairly specific format: name and contact info at the top, a title followed by a professional/career summary next and then a list of skills. The list of skills often confuses people. Which skills do you include, which are not important? So, let’s talk about…

OBJECTIVE: To Use Or Not To Use

One of the more common errors I see in resumes is the use of an Objective. I am here to tell you that employers can’t stand an Objective on a resume. You can bet they don’t read them. More often than not an Objective doesn’t relay any important information and just takes up space. The…

Volunteering Equals Skills

A question I frequently hear is, “Should I include volunteer work on my resume?” Yes, of course you should! Hiring managers love to see that someone has ambition outside of just making a paycheck. Plus, that volunteer work could actually give you some marketable skills for the job market. What volunteer work have you done?…

Sell Yourself, Don’t Sell The Job Description of Your Previous Jobs

Email conversation with client – Dear Always Typing, I spoke with you early to inquire if my resume can be reinvented in order for me to start receiving interviews within my career path: I am currently a student majoring in human resource management and I would love to receive a paid internship or a human…

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