- Keep it brief. Short, concise and convincing is what works in a resume.
- A good resume is about what you can add to a new employer's business.
- Focus. Ideally, customize your resume to every job application.
- Do. Not. Lie. So many resumes are exaggerated or have 'white lies.' Don't. It is a career killer.
- Your resume must suit the role you are applying for. Sounds simple, but the majority of resumes fail this simple test.
- Boring, bland and dull. If you have a tedious resume, what does that say about you?
Resume Right is staffed by highly experienced recruitment professionals. It is led by Keith Mackay, a veteran and leader in the executive search sector and our Consultants all have extensive experience as recruitment consultants, in-house HR Managers or business leaders. In short, we have spent our careers assessing, hiring and rejecting job applicants and we draw on this knowledge to deliver an exceptional 'edge' for our clients. This section of our web site shares some of that knowledge.
You are in a competition when you submit your job application resume, cover letter and selection criteria responses whether you like it or not. To get your application onto the interview shortlist it needs to be carefully and professionally written in a way that sells the benefits you can bring to your new employer. Use these insider secrets to give your resume the edge you need get through to interview stage.
Of course, a professional resume is only part of the picture. You will also find articles on the wider career management and job hunting field here.
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How to write Selection Criteria responses
Expert and professional key selection criteria responses for public sector, government and academic job applications.
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Expert Linkedin Profile writing advice for executives and professionals
Cover Letter - Make or Break
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Chronological, Skills, Functional & Educational Resumes
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