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Resumania™: Emphasize Accomplishments Over Job Duties in Your Resume
When crafting their resumes, many applicants make the mistake of developing exhaustive laundry lists of every job duty they’ve performed. The problem is that prospective employers are far more interested in the impact you made than the tasks you handled.
5 Networking Questions to Help You Make the Most of LinkedIn
Sure, you know how to send an invite to other LinkedIn members, but making the most of these valuable connections involves more than just adding them to your network. The real key to maximizing your LinkedIn membership is to employ the same techniques during online networking that you’d use for face-to-face interactions. That often means asking the right networking questions when interacting with others individually and in LinkedIn groups.
Resumania™: Leave Out Your Reason For Leaving
There’s no reason to include “reason for leaving” bullet points on your resume. Hiring managers don’t expect job candidates to explain why they left previous positions in their application materials.
Is Your Firm Staying Competitive With Employment Benefits?
Not too long ago, when employees talked about benefits, they meant two things: healthcare coverage and retirement packages. But as the business landscape has changed, so has the concept of employment benefits. Many workers continue to rank healthcare as the most valuable asset an employer can provide. But the modern workforce is seeking more than just medical coverage and a 401(k) match.
Resumania™: The Trouble With TMI in Your Resume
Do you frequently share highly personal details about your life on social media? That’s your prerogative. Just keep in mind the distinct differences between your resume and a Facebook status update. When it comes to applying for jobs, providing too much information (or TMI) is just as bad or worse as not offering enough.