Thirteen attributes the majority of employers say they look for in resumes

If you’re looking to land a new job right now, you should probably provide some evidence of your problem-solving skills and your teamwork abilities in your resume. A new survey of thousands of employer organizations has revealed that almost all hiring professionals will be looking for these attributes in candidates. Ninety-one per cent of employer…

Improve your resume with these 10 quick changes

Do your job application materials need an overhaul? Try these 10 quick changes you can make to improve your resume, save space, and make yourself more hireable. Resumes are always works in progress and you should be ready to improve yours at any time. Here are 10 fast and easy changes you can make to…

Four outdated skills that aren’t skills (unless they are)

Listing outdated skills on your resume can cost you jobs and leave you subject to ageism. When creating a resume, you need to list all your skills that are relevant to the job. But not all skills are created equal, and some have become outdated or obsolete. Listing outdated skills on your resume can leave…

The 10 resume words that employers hate the most

If you aren’t landing any interviews for your job applications, it could be that your resume is failing to stand out from a pile of similar applications. It turns out that many candidates are (over)using the exact same wording in their resumes, and this tends to annoy hiring managers. The team over at Resume.io surveyed…

Why you’re missing out on 75% of available job opportunities

A recent study found that nearly eight (79%) per cent of employers say that they are not receiving enough qualified applicants for their available jobs. It turns out that the tools designed to make their work easier can be creating new challenges for hiring professionals. The research found that even the most qualified candidates are…

The top 10 words people most often misspell in resumes

Spelling mistakes in your job application can sink your chances of getting hired. This is because errors and typos mean more than just a letter or two in the wrong order. These gaffs can speak to your attention to detail and the amount of effort you put into an application. It is possible to submit…

The outdated section you should remove from your resume

Times are changing and your job application materials should also be changing. There are common practices that have been employed for years that people should no longer be using. This is one of them. Do you still have an “objective” in your resume? Remove it. It’s old fashioned and is probably costing you opportunities. For…