When I think about the resumes in general that cross my desk month to month, they more often than not are easily categorized: They either create excitement or they don’t.
Tim Solinger, owner of Full Sail Writing & Editing Services, provided free resume reviews to attendees at the recent Portage County Job Fair that was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point.
If your resume is a bit flat, uninspired, or doesn’t fully reflect your skills and experiences as a job candidate, a good first step is to closely look at each of your job descriptions. Possibly you are doing little more than listing job duties.
As confirmed by continued reports and surveys (such as Manpower’s “Your Future Depends on Soft Skills” – https://tinyurl.com/yaamw3rp), one the biggest changes in the job marketplace in recent years is the substantially greater emphasis that employers are placing on soft skills.
Behavior-based interviewing is a technique that is increasingly being used by employers as it enables them to get a better idea of how prospective candidates will perform in an actual job situation.
It is certainly no secret that age discrimination continues to be a problem in the workplace. According to a survey by AARP of workers 45 and older, nearly two-thirds shared that they have witnessed or personally experienced age discrimination on the job.
When you are in a job interview and the interviewer is articulating a question, it can be easy to jump in and to begin answering the question before the interviewer finishes speaking.
Including relevant soft or people skills in one’s resume is arguably more important than ever as the “belief” or “participant” economy is undeniably here.
In many of the resumes that I see, job seekers will often consolidate or “collapse” multiple positions at a particular employer into one position, often by simply noting the last position they held.
In reflecting on the resumes that I see from prospective clients and job seekers, I will sometimes come across resumes that use sub-bullets (bullet points inserted below an initial bullet point) to help provide additional detail. While this practice might appear sound, I do not recommend it.