Tips to Land a Job

If you’re like most people, the job search can be both exciting and overwhelming. Robert Half has resources to help you throughout the process, from identifying a promising opportunity and writing a resume to interviewing with potential employers and negotiating a job offer. Get expert tips and advice for landing the right role for you.

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Resumania™: Certain Resume Mistakes are Impossible to Overlook

While it is true that a single typo on your resume can damage your chances of landing a job interview, all errors are not created equal. For example, if you’re a strong candidate with highly marketable skills, a hiring manager might be willing to ignore the fact that you wrote to instead of too.

Resumania™: Beware the Risks of Resume Humor

With April Fools’ Day just around the corner it’s time to bust out the whoopee cushions. While pulling some harmless pranks around the office is generally fine, keep the resume humor to a minimum.

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.

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.