Does Your Resume’s Contact Information Make or Break Your First Impression?

A great resume is a key first step toward that next critical step – getting an interview. Just as your choice of wardrobe is important to face-to-face interview success, the contact section at the top is your resume’s chance to make a great first impression.  While details like your name, address and email may seem … Continue reading “Does Your Resume’s Contact Information Make or Break Your First Impression?”

Write A Killer CV Once And For All

Looking for a job is always an exciting time in your professional life, as it’s the moment that might define what your future career will be like. Whether you are hoping to change career, move to a new company, or start after your university graduation, every career begins with a curriculum vitae or CV for … Continue reading “Write A Killer CV Once And For All”

10 Steps Towards Crafting The Perfect MBA Resume

Time and again, people have argued over the importance of the Resume in the eyes of the admission committee.  While some consider the RESUME to be an integral part of the application others argue for it to be ‘just another piece of the puzzle’.  Although different groups might have different notions, your RESUME is KEY … Continue reading “10 Steps Towards Crafting The Perfect MBA Resume”

10 Areas That Are Putting Recruiters Off Your CV

When looking for a new role, one of the most important elements to get right is your CV. Your CV needs to make a great first impression, show off your skills and win you interviews with top employers.   While tailoring your CV for each role, you need to put yourself in the mind of … Continue reading “10 Areas That Are Putting Recruiters Off Your CV”

What Should be Included in a CV When You Have No Work Experience

You cannot make a good first impression at an interview without presenting a curriculum vitae (CV) that is convincing. Some believe that a resume with excellent work experience is the key to success, but others know that grabbing the attention of employers is all in the way that you present yourself on paper. Here are … Continue reading “What Should be Included in a CV When You Have No Work Experience”

How to Give Your Resume a Head Start

Fixing up your resume is an absolute must before sending it to potential employers – it should be tailored slightly for every job. But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of tried and tested principles that should form the backbone of this document in general. Through a combination of passed-down wisdom and research amongst … Continue reading “How to Give Your Resume a Head Start”

#42- The Skye is the Limit with Paul Ames

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:42 — 30.4MB)Subscribe to The CareerMetis Podcast iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSPaul Ames is the founder of Skye’s The Limit Career Counseling. After experiencing a lack of direction earlier in life, and finding himself to be an easy … Continue reading “#42- The Skye is the Limit with Paul Ames”

5 Tips to Make Your Resume Pop

When it comes to constructing a resume, there is no doubt – content is king. However, if your resume is ugly, your potential value to a company might be unclear or could even go unnoticed by the hiring manager (because they’ve already binned your application). Don’t neglect the visual element of resume building. Clever formatting … Continue reading “5 Tips to Make Your Resume Pop”

Does Your Resume Pass the Scan Test? Write it Like a Newspaper and it Will!

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” While the idea of scanning versus reading a resume may be terrifying – understanding where our eyes dart and making … Continue reading “Does Your Resume Pass the Scan Test? Write it Like a Newspaper and it Will!”

You Have Six Seconds to Impress

Yes, it’s true, this comes from a report that revealed the average recruiter checks out a CV for just six seconds before either tossing it or putting it in a pile marked maybe. You need to make sure you get past that first elimination round because it won’t be until after that they start looking … Continue reading “You Have Six Seconds to Impress”