How to Transform Everyday Tasks into Resume-Worthy Quantifiable Achievements

When it comes to resumes and LinkedIn profile reading, nothing screams “achievement” in my experience more than statistics and numerical figures. Why? Numbers let the reader see your bottom-line achievements without the need for fluffy adjectives and descriptive language. We All Have Numbers For those in sales who are responsible for meeting quotas on a … Continue reading “How to Transform Everyday Tasks into Resume-Worthy Quantifiable Achievements”

CV Writing Tips for a Project Manager Position

Writing your CV as a Project Manager can be almost as complex as the projects you manage. With a role that involves the coordination of many people and activities, it can be tricky to squeeze of all your knowledge and experience into 2 pages. Although every project managers’ CV will be unique to them, there … Continue reading “CV Writing Tips for a Project Manager Position”

10 Essential CV Writing Verbs

When it comes to the wording you use within your CV/resume, nothing is more important than the verbs you include. Verbs are commonly known as “doing words” and describe the actions you take to complete a task. Therefore it’s understandable that employers rely heavily on verbs to comprehend your input into your previous employers’ success. … Continue reading “10 Essential CV Writing Verbs”

5 Essential CV Writing Rules

When you’re on the hunt for a new job opportunity, it pays to understand the rules and guidelines of employer CV expectations. So StandOut CV have provided 5 essential CV writing rules to follow if you want to ensure your CV gets attention for employers. Ensure that your CV is specifically targeted towards one type … Continue reading “5 Essential CV Writing Rules”

Please Remove These 7 Things From Your Resume

You never know when you will be put in a position of looking for another job. Anything can happen. The economy can squash your job, or your boss can show you the door. Perhaps, you’d just like to look elsewhere for a challenge or better remuneration. One way or another, you’ll always have to keep … Continue reading “Please Remove These 7 Things From Your Resume”

Top 6 CV Writing Tips for Your Study Abroad Application

Applying for a College or University abroad you should be ready to submit a CV or resume, especially in case you claim for a graduate degree program, research position or a scholarship. Here are six tips to create irresistible Curriculum Vitae. 1. Information The length of CV shouldn’t exceed two pages. These two pages have … Continue reading “Top 6 CV Writing Tips for Your Study Abroad Application”

Writing The Perfect Cover Letter To Land That Dream Job

Many job applicants think a cover letter is so “last century.” Not true. Unless a job posting specifically says “no cover letter necessary,” you will need to create one to go along with your submitted resume. And if you think that you can create a generic cover letter for all of your resumes, think again. … Continue reading “Writing The Perfect Cover Letter To Land That Dream Job”

Resume Writing Secrets for 2017

Are you tired of slaving away at a job you hate for far less money than you really deserve? Now is the time to finally get the job of your dreams, and the first step towards making this a reality is having a resume that really stands out and speaks to potential employers. If it’s … Continue reading “Resume Writing Secrets for 2017”

For a Successful Job Search – Avoid a Busy Resume

A resume is ultimately a tool to cut down on the time employers have to spend on job-hunters. Or putting it another way, a resume is a way to cut out job candidates from the employment process. A job seeker on the other hand, tends to see the resume as that piece of paper that … Continue reading “For a Successful Job Search – Avoid a Busy Resume”

Why is Your Resume Not Getting Any Attention?

Originally posted here If you stick to the resume formatting that worked back in the 80s, 90s and heck, even through 2010 . . . you run the risk today of being overlooked or that critical key points will get missed altogether! The culprit? Technology. For better or for worse, technology has transformed our lives … Continue reading “Why is Your Resume Not Getting Any Attention?”