Resume Roulette – Is Yours Ready for 2011?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Resumes

There have been lots of blog posts in 2010 about resumes. What recruiters like, what they don’t like. What should be on it, what shouldn’t  be.  Building a resume is the initial freak-out moment of a job search for almost everyone.  They have to document their career… succinctly and with the right words… to garner the attention of a future …

I Really Hate Skill Based Resumes…

Jason Pankow Jason Pankow, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

I was recently on a discussion panel for job seekers with my colleague,@HeatherMcGough.  A participant asked a question about resumes and like many recruiting types, Heather told the group that she does not like skill based resumes. And it got me thinking.  I see skill based resumes all the time.  I’ve never really given them a second thought.  I look …

The Fight Against Cancer and A (Bad) Apple a Day…

Tanya Barham Always Be Closing, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Giving Notice, Hiring Managers, Labor, Resumes, Tanya Barham

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, I worked for a management consulting firm that often encouraged its clients to “cut out the cancer” when suggesting an uncooperative manager be promoted to junior vice president of pencil sharpening.  Although I found their manner of communication, in general, to be a little too “In the Company of Men” …

In Memoriam: Obituary of the (Dys)Functional Resume

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

  The Functional Resume, known more affectionately as “the confusing one” and “the manipulator” died today after a long steady decline.  The age of Functional Resume was unknown, since he refused to notate any of his works or accomplishments chronologically. Functional Resume, born by professors and consultants, was a friend to job seekers convinced (by the same professors and consultants) …

10 Resume Phrases That Will Get You Hired…Or Not…

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Resumes, Tim Sackett

Liz Ryan (The Savvy Networker), at Yahoo Hotjobs, had a post last week on the 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes.  Liz’s list of killer resume phrases are: Results-oriented professional Cross-functional teams More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience Superior (or excellent) communication skills Strong work ethic Met or exceeded expectations Proven track record of success Works well with all …