Three Ways To Refresh Your Resume For 2019

Three Ways To Refresh Your Resume For 2019

job search, resume
BY ERIN EWART If landing a new job is one of your goals for 2019, you’re likely thinking about updating your resume. While that’s actually not the first thing you should do to prepare for your search (see here for the steps you should take to build a strong job search strategy), crafting a compelling resume certainly is an important piece of the job hunt. Resume conventions and preferences are always shifting. As someone who reads a lot of resumes in my recruiting work as well as coaching my clients on resume best practices, I stay attuned to the latest trends. Here are three recommendations I’ve been making frequently to my clients as we work to update and refresh their resumes for the new year.   1. Add a summary…
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Fall Cleaning For Your Job Search: 10 Ways to Prep For Peak Hiring Season

Fall Cleaning For Your Job Search: 10 Ways to Prep For Peak Hiring Season

job search, LinkedIn, networking, resume, strategy
BY ERIN EWART There’s something about the start of a new season that energizes me to finally tackle nagging chores and start with a clean slate. I especially feel this way at the start of fall: no matter how old I get, the start of a new school year is exciting and feels like a chance to start fresh. Fall is also a peak time for hiring, so there’s no better time to dust off your job search strategy and materials and spend some time cleaning house. Take the 10 steps below to refresh your job search approach and materials for fall, whether you’re actively job searching or not. Either way, it’s wise to make these updates a few times per year to ensure you’re staying current and prepared in case…
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How to Write a Resume Recruiters Want to Read

How to Write a Resume Recruiters Want to Read

job search, resume
BY ERIN EWART I love transforming resumes. Other people’s resumes that is - I’m not sure if anyone likes working on their own! Helping clients revamp their resumes is one of the most tangible aspects of the work I do. Unlike crafting your story or building your network, which can take a little longer to bear fruit, updating a resume is more straightforward and the results are immediate. Resumes are also an important place to demystify the job search process, which is what drives me to do what I do. I love seeing the lightbulb moment when one of my clients realizes that what they thought a resume was - a chronological description of their work history and education with a few skills and interests thrown in - is very different…
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