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"Remember your weekly mix of activity will vary, depending on how soon you need to be employed, how much time you have to spend on your campaign each week, the economy, the relative difficulty of job finding in your targeted field, and the relative effectiveness of each job search method with regards to your job objective. Good Luck!!!" [source: JobSearch-in-Canada.com]
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07 February 2016

Best Practices in Today's Resume: Two Sides of the Coin

One  side:
Who cares about resumes anyway? Think about it. Scott Thompson has a degree in accounting, not computer science. But, does it really matter what he studied as an undergraduate? He’s 54 years old, has been CEO of Paypal, and before that held high positions at Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa, and Barclay Global Investors. Clearly, he is qualified to run Yahoo.

Therefore, why do we have to “look good on paper” in order to be hired? As long as we know we can do the job in front of us, who cares about the past? A resume only highlights the past, but for all of those future thinkers out there, a resume is not required… [more at Resume: A Work of Fiction]

Other side:

1. If your relevant experience, education, or skills are hard to find at a glance, your resume might as well be blank.
2. If it’s not immediately clear from your experience why you’re applying, no one will connect the dots for you.
3. If your resume is difficult to skim, it probably won’t be read at all.
4. If you expect to get your resume in front of a hiring manager, you need to first make sure you get through HR.
5. If your contact info isn’t correct, nothing else matters.  [more at Time.com]


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