Tips to Land a Job

If you’re like most people, the job hunt 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™: When Not to be Completely Honest on Your Resume

Honesty is indeed the best policy when it comes to your resume and cover letter. Never stretch the truth because even a tiny white lie could damage your credibility if the prospective employer finds out you fibbed. That being said, there is such a thing as being too honest.

Resumania™: Avoid Including Odd Affiliations

Lots of job seekers include an “Affiliations” section on their resume to highlight the professional organizations to which they belong. An accountant, for example, might note her membership in industry associations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Resumania™: Give Employers Information, Not Stipulations

If there’s one thing to remember as you write your resume and cover letter it’s that employers are interested in what you can do for them, not what you want from them. While some job applicants put the cart before the horse by including their salary requirements, other applicants go even further by listing the perks and benefits that they need.

Resumania™: Keep Salary Requirements Out of Your Resume

Here’s some career advice you can bank on: Don’t include your salary requirements in your resume unless an employer specifically requests that information in the job posting. Mentioning compensation can come across as presumptuous. In addition, you could put yourself at a disadvantage later if the job pays more than the salary you list. Plus, money is not everything.

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