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5 Resume Myths You Need To Say Goodbye To
 Dated: 09-08-2014

Summary: Your resume is not just a piece of paper that includes some information about you. This paper can actually be the deciding factor between whether or not you’ll get the job. You need to draft your resume in an appropriate manner and kick any resume myths that are not worth it.




Tips and Tricks for an Outstanding Resume
 Dated: 09-01-2014

Summary: Crafting a winning resume is one of the most important factors to get shortlisted for an interview. A generic resume with a cover letter won’t really help in getting you your dream job. Follow these resume tips and craft an outstanding resume today.




5 Resume Mistakes That Will Cost You a Job
 Dated: 08-18-2014

Technology has changed. Today, most people use the web to get in touch with employers and apply for suitable positions. However, an effective resume still remains the most important part of the job hiring process. Times have changed, and gone are the days when you have to type out your resume on a typewriter. It’s the new generation, and resumes have taken a turn from being boring to becoming precise, relevant, and can be what gets you the job. You could go all out and create a fancy resume, but a few resume mistakes could cost you being considered for a particular job. Here’s a list of some of the most common resume mistakes people make:




Four Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job
 Dated: 08-11-2014

The main reason we educate ourselves is that we can get a good job and start earning good wages. Everyone aims at becoming independent and working in a good organization. The first step for every person who embarks on their career path is the interview process. While some people sail through their first interview itself and are hired quickly, others take a while before they land their first job.




Resume and Interview Tips to Help You Score a Job
 Dated: 08-04-2014

Resume tips that help you shine: The first impression you set for an employer can often be the last and this impression depends solely on your resume. Considering the competition in today’s world. Employers can receive several resumes or maybe even more 100 for a particular job. Your resume is one of those in the pile. How can you make yours the best of the bunch?




Factors to Consider While Hiring a Professional Resume Writer
 Dated: 07-28-2014

Are you planning to hire a professional writer to do your resume? Well, you need to be very careful while hiring a professional resume writer and ensure that this is worth your money. Remember that your resume is your professional introduction. Not everyone has the expertise to create vibrant resumes. Resume writing requires specific skills, abilities and experience. It's your only chance to make a memorable first impression. Therefore, it is important that you create or design your resume from a reputed and reliable resume writing service professional or company.




Rehearse For an Upcoming Interview
 Dated: 07-21-2014

It is well said that practice makes man perfect. Have you practiced for your next interview? We all do a lot of preparations before the interview right from preparing an outstanding resume to compiling all our references, networking etc. Many candidates assume they are well prepared for interviews. However, they do not succeed.




7 Essential Interview Tips for Freelancers
 Dated: 07-15-2014

Freelancers are professionals who work for themselves. You can choose to work as a freelancer in different industries such as a freelance journalist, writer, editor, blogger, web designer and more. Working as a freelancer may be rewarding and have numerous benefits. However, it can be challenging to pass interviews with clients and companies and get contracts for assignments. Listed below are seven essential interview tips for freelancers that can help you get shortlisted to complete projects for various organizations.




It is Time to Refresh Your Resume
 Dated: 07-07-2014

Your resume is a tool that you use to sell yourself and your skills. Therefore, it is imperative that your resume contains the most relevant, authentic and up-to-date information about yourself. When was it last that you updated your resume online on job portals? You may not be looking for a change, but you never know when a great opportunity arises and your resume is shortlisted. Hence, it is important that you update your resume at regular intervals.




Create a Visual Resume to Display Your Best Self
 Dated: 05-05-2014

Your resume plays a significant role and is an important tool that helps you find a perfect job. We all try to come up with the best resume to represent ourselves as a prospective resource to recruiters. However, there are hundreds of candidates applying for jobs every second using text resumes. How does your resume stand out among the tough competition? Times are changing, and your resume needs a change too. You can now enhance your text resume by highlighting your experience in a visually appealing manner.This will not only leave a lasting impact, but will also help you stand out in the crowd of job seekers.




Tips for Interviewing to Become a Kindergarten Teacher
 Dated: 04-28-2014

A kindergarten teacher’s role seems easy. However, it is quite tough and difficult to withstand as a teacher. Here are some teaching interview tips that you can follow to ace your interview as a teacher at any school. Whether you have done your training or worked as a teacher in the past, just remember that some investigation and homework about the school is required before you go in for an interview at any school.




Essential Tips for a Video Interview
 Dated: 03-31-2014

Video interviews have become extremely popular these days. Companies across the globe interview candidates on Skype and save on time, cost and other on-site interview expenses. Video interviews are quite similar to face-to-face interviews. However, candidates should practice and follow certain tips to perform well in a video interview. Here are a few essential video interview tips that you can follow to ace your interview.




Keep Your Resume Updated
 Dated: 03-18-2014

Your resume is a tool that is used to get your dream job. Imagine that a company that you always wanted to work for calls you for an interview. Would you have your updated resume ready to be sent? Opportunities won’t knock at your door time and again. Therefore, it is advisable that you keep your resume updated regularly. If you have your updated resume ready to be sent, you can grab your dream job anytime.




Tips on How to Prepare for a Last Minute Interview Call
 Dated: 02-24-2014

Did you just get a call from a company for an interview? Don’t panic or laze around! Just remember a few points and you can do well in your interview and end up with your dream job. Here are a few suggestions that you can follow before as well as after an interview.




Improve Your Body Language to Get Your Dream Job
 Dated: 01-09-2014

You’ve crafted the perfect resume and sent it across to the interviewer to apply for your dream job. Let’s assume you’re being shortlisted based on your resume and have received an interview call. You definitely don’t want to hinder your efforts on this big day of your life by portraying negative body language and gestures.




Tips for a Multi-Part Job Interview
 Dated: 12-31-2013

It is understandable that job interviews can be nerve wracking, which is why we want to provide you with as much advice as possible for you to be successful. This post deals solely with handling multi-part interviews and how to ace them with the interviewers. There are various situations you might encounter, including tiered interviewing with multiple members of the company that has posted the job opening.




7 Interviewing Tips for Job Seekers
By Matt Jackson   |  Dated: 12-16-2013

The job market is coming back to life, but a 7.3% unemployment rate still means there's a tough road ahead. If you're out of a job - or looking to upgrade your current one - you've likely crafted a professional resume, scoured every online resource and personal contact, and flooded the marketplace with applications. Like an athlete in pre-season training, you've done your work and given yourself the best possible chance to perform. Now comes game time. When you're finally called in for that job interview, you've got to knock it out of the park. It's your one chance to validate the promise your potential employer saw in your resume, which means you have to be prepared. For some helpful hints on just how to do that, read on.




Using Gaps in Your Resume to Your Advantage: 4 Quick Tips
 Dated: 12-09-2013

Many couples plan their career in such a manner that when they start a family, at least one parent can remain with the children until they are old enough to go to pre-school or school. From the point of view of a career, this would mean that there would be some glaring gaps on the CV.




You Have Been Fired Unjustly - Interview Tips to Overcome the Hurdle with Honesty
 Dated: 11-25-2013

Check out this scenario. You apply for a job, get in on probation for one year with the promise that it would become permanent employment once you complete the probation period satisfactorily. All is well until your supervisor/ boss declares that you actually do not seem to have the required skill-set for the job and you are fired.




4 Tips to Help You Get through the Interview for a Post-retirement Career
 Dated: 11-18-2013

Many senior persons choose to work post retirement not only for economic reasons - which are still very critical – but also because they want to feel productive and professionally active. It is often quite a challenging task to find an appropriate second career and then land the job. However, all “difficult” means is that you have to prepare a little more than usual to excel at the interview process. Here are a few tips that will help you ace such an interview:




Are You Ready for a Phone Interview? 7 Tips to Help You Succeed
 Dated: 11-12-2013

Many companies today opt for phone interviews because it often saves the company time, effort and money. Therefore, do not be surprised if you are informed that instead of a face-to-face interview, you will be interviewed over phone. If that is so, ensure that you prepare as carefully for the phone interview as you would do for the in-person one. Here are a few important tips that will help you succeed:




Rude Interviewer? 5 Ways to Keep it Smooth
 Dated: 11-12-2013

One of the important and unwritten rules of an interview is that you are polite and courteous to the interviewing panel. However, there will be times when one or more people on the interviewing panel act in an offensive and rude manner. If you encounter any of these types, here is how you could tactfully fend them off without compromising the interview:




Called for an Interview? 6 Things to Carry With You for Success
 Dated: 11-12-2013

You have got an interview letter and you have prepared well. You have done your homework, you have practiced your questions-answers and you feel confident and ready. Here is a small checklist with the things you need to take along with you for the interview. You might add to the list, but the following items are the minimum you should always have these with you when you are facing an interview:




Nailing an Interview is All about Preparation and Rehearsal
 Dated: 10-28-2013

As with everything else, preparation and rehearsal will ensure that you do your best when you go in front of the interviewing panel. Most people pay attention to all other aspects, i.e. networking for the job, writing a CV, organizing references, and so on but ignore the interview aspect. This is why most people actually fail at this very last step – the interview. Check out what you can do to prevent this from happening:




Your References May Cost You Your Job – 5 Mistakes You Should Know About
 Dated: 10-22-2013

Most people put references on their CVs without knowing that these references – which are normally inserted to boost the chances for selection in any given interview – can actually short-circuit your chances to be selected. Check out the mistakes that may cost you the job:




7 Quick Tips to a Great Interview
 Dated: 10-15-2013

Everybody has to go through an interview before landing the job of their dreams – or any job, as a matter of fact. It is therefore very important that you do well in the interview. Here are 7 quick tips that you will always find useful:




Common Exaggerations Employers Tell in a Job Interview
By Andrew Ostler   |  Dated: 10-05-2013

Sometimes employers may be looking to hire a particular person due to the skills or experience they have. In cases such as this, an employer may try to talk up working at the company in order to attract this person. There might even be occasions where an employer might exaggerate some things in an interview to try to get someone to work for them. We asked employers to share some common exaggerations they tell people in job interviews, and here they are. We also heard from a few people who shared areas that they or others often exaggerate about when taking part in job interviews. Enjoy!




Interview Tips – 4 Tips No One Has Told You Yet
 Dated: 09-30-2013

No matter how many interviews you give, you will always have butterflies in your stomach before you attend one. There are so many experts offering the widest possible range of tips and advice and you may feel that you know it all. Check out the following 4 interview tips that no one may have told you yet.




3 Smart Ways to Answer the Dreaded Weaknesses Question
 Dated: 09-23-2013

Appearing for interviews is nerve-wracking for most people, however well prepared they may be. The stress and tension is amplified manifold when you really need that job - which is the case nowadays owing to the recession and the ripples it created. Hence, when the interviewer asks you to "Tell me about your weaknesses," you might just freeze with indecision.




Interview Impasse – How to Bypass Wrong Questions
 Dated: 09-16-2013

The members of an interviewing panel are human beings too. They make mistakes like you and I. Sometimes, they end up with thousands of dollars in lawsuits and settlements because of these mistakes. However, in most cases, the candidates do not want to sue their interviewers; they just want a way to bypass the wrong (unlawful) questions and still remain eligible for the job.




Post Interview ‘Thank You’ Notes – Are They Necessary?
 Dated: 09-09-2013

You have just completed an interview, and in your opinion, you have done well. You start debating in your mind whether or not you should send a ‘thank you’ note. Should you? Definitely. It is very important to send a note and here are the reasons why you should do it:




4 Myths That Can Cost You the Job
 Dated: 09-04-2013

Everyone wants to do great at an interview. They want to make an everlasting impression so they get the job. Unfortunately, very often they act on myths which are counterproductive. Check out the following myths and be careful that you do not indulge in these traits:




5 Reasons Why You Need to Add a Cover Letter
 Dated: 08-27-2013

Many feel that a cover letter actually obscures the brilliantness of a great resume or CV. Is that right? Experts say exactly the opposite, i.e. no matter how great your CV is, a well written cover letter will always add value to it. Here are 5 reasons why your resume should go with a cover letter for that very coveted job:




7 Tips to Get Your Resume Shortlisted
 Dated: 08-19-2013

When you apply for a job that asks for your resume, you need to ensure that the recruiter not only reads it, but also shortlists it for an interview. For that you need to make the resume stand out (sometimes among thousands of others). Here are some excellent tips that will help you do that:




5 Super Tips to Get an Interview Based on Your Resume
 Dated: 08-12-2013

Think about this: Employers and recruiters get thousands of resumes sent when they announce a vacancy, and they have to wade through all that to shortlist a precious few for an interview. What would you do if you were them? You would find a way to scan through the resumes at the highest speed possible – and make your first shortlist based on the information you gather through this scanning.




6 Tips on Making a Lasting Impression During Your Job Interview
 Dated: 08-05-2013

If you are in the interview for your dream job and you want to make a lasting impression on the interviewing panelists, it is not too difficult to do. Just use the following 6 tips:




Surviving Behavioral Interview Questions
 Dated: 07-29-2013

Today, you'll notice more and more employers are using behavioral questions during interviews. This is a method that is being used to figure out which candidates are fit for the job at hand. Some people have a hard time answering these questions because there's no wrong or right answer. Each position requires certain types of answers, which will make you more appealing to the employer. Your answers will give the employer insight into the type of worker you are. It will provide information about your personality, problem solving skills and whether you're a team player.




How to Address Layoffs on Your Resume
 Dated: 07-22-2013

Layoffs are inevitable for many people in today’s time. We are living in an age where job security has diminished in certain fields. Being able to obtain work in these fields after a layoff can be hard, especially since layoffs are oftentimes are related to failure. In most companies, the first employees to be targeted during a layoff are those who aren’t performing well. Sometimes, your performance doesn’t matter – the company simply has to reduce the company size to survive.




Ways to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” at Interviews
 Dated: 07-12-2013

Interviews can be nerve wracking experiences, especially with the easy, yet difficult questions that you have to answer. Getting the answers right isn't the problem. Just making a good impression while you're answering is more important. It would be great if there was a cheat sheet that candidates could use to nail an interview, but there isn't. So what's left for you to do is learn how to be clear, concise and confident with your answers. Likely, you have been asked the dreadful question: Can you tell me about yourself? This seems like a simple question, but for a lot of people, it can be hard to answer. If you struggle to answer this question, use these tips to help you out.




Resume Tips: How to Combat Ageism
 Dated: 07-04-2013

The recession has had no empathy for no one, not even those nearing retirement age. It has forced people in their 50s and 60s to consider working longer, instead of heading for retirement. Today, retirement isn’t a luxury that many of us can afford. However, getting employment at an older age can be very difficult. Prejudices do exist in the workforce, making it difficult to get a permanent job as a senior citizen. This may all seem dismal, but there are some things that you can do to improve your resume to combat ageism.




Interview and Resume Tips: Business Cards
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 02-14-2012

Part of being organized and ready for your interview should include a little preliminary work. Job seekers should always have a business card and there are a few different options for creating business cards for your personal or business use. The business card shows your professionalism as a job seeker and reminds potential bosses of who you are and how to contact you. Having your contact info near when they decide to hire you for a job will score you some extra brownie points with the boss before you even get your foot in the door. Here I offer some tips on creating a business card that will catch the eye of potential employers.




Interview and Resume Tips: Tips for Teachers
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 02-08-2012

A teacher’s resume is much like writing a resume for any other type of job. Many teachers and professors call their resume Curriculum Vitae. This type of resume is a summary of academic and professional history along with professional achievements and many times books the professor has written. Here I will go over some of the important parts of a teachers resume. To find more articles like this one go to www.hound.com.




Interview and Resume Tips: Careers in TV
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 02-01-2012

The television industry is one type of job that falls under the category of media employment. It can be fun and exciting, but also full of deadlines and heavy work loads. Here I will highlight some interview and resume tips for those wishing to enter into this demanding, but entertaining and rewarding field.




Interview & Resume Tips: Floral Design
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-25-2012

Floral design is a creative field of amazing proportions. It is for those who have a passion for flowers, creative careers, and design. It is dependent on natural talent and a passion for natural beauty. There are some things aspiring florists can do to spruce up their resume and ace job interviews – below I have covered some of those tips. More articles like this can be found at www.hound.com.




Interview and Resume Tips: Phone and virtual interviews
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-18-2012

Some potential jobs constitute a phone interview instead of in person communication. These types of interviews are done for many reasons. First, they are often conducted because a potential employer needs to weed out those individuals he or she feels like are not the best choices to fit their needs. Second, they are also time savers for those interviewing candidates for work at home jobs or for freelance opportunities. Here I will focus on some things to remember when being on the job seeker end of the computer.




Interview and Resume Tips: Tips for Journalists
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-10-2012

If you are a journalist and writer like me writing a resume to suit your needs may be simple or complex depending on your experience level and how many employers you have had. Journalists often work as freelancers and you may have simultaneous employees or you may work for one newspaper for years. Here you will find tips on how to create the perfect resume to meet your journalistic needs.




Interview and Resume Tips for Freelance Writers
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 01-06-2012

Resumes can vary depending on the type of work you do. If you are a freelance writer like me then your resume may differ slightly from a standard resume. Here I will provide some tips on creating a resume if you are a freelance writer or looking to work in the freelance writing business.




Interview and Resume Tips: Coping with anxiety
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-30-2011

Some of us have more anxiety to deal with than others. It's a fact of life. The way we deal and cope with anxiety is most important and can affect us during an interview and in a job. Most of us feel nervous on a job interview and here I will explore some tips as to how to cope with that anxiety and worry so you can ace that employment interview with flying colors.




Interview & Resume Tips: Tips for older workers
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-28-2011

In a compromised economy it may be necessary for those who are retired to go back to work or at least seek part-time employment. Social Security and retirement income may not be enough for elders to survive on and they may need to go back to working full-time or on a part-time basis. Here I will discuss resume tips to assist older generations in finding employment that suits their needs.




Resume & Interview Tips: Employment Gaps
By Jennifer S. O’Reilly   |  Dated: 12-21-2011

There may be one reason or another why you have an employment gap on your resume. Maybe it is from a leave of absence because of health issues, loss of a job, or natural disaster. I have an employment gap on my resume due to Hurricane Katrina – something I could not help and something which created an employment breech on my resume. If you find yourself with gaps on your resume there are a few things you can do to smooth over those blemishes. Below are a few tips of which I believe are the best.




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