How you’re most likely to get caught lying in your resume

Most companies conduct background checks on potential hires. They go to the extra time and effort because they know that many candidates include exaggerated or false information on their resumes. A working relationship is built on mutual trust. Employers don’t want to enter into an association that starts out with dishonesty. Here’s what the experts…

Study: That one-page resume is hurting your chances of being hired

You’ve probably heard conflicting opinions over how long your resume should be. Many experts insist that you should get all of your information on a single page. The thinking is that employers don’t have the time or patience to read through pages of unnecessary information. That much, at least, is true. Nobody wants to go…

One thing I always look for in candidate resumes

Consciously or subconsciously, we are always looking for patterns, for stories we can relate to. This is even true while we read resumes. When considering your application, employers will be looking for the story of your career. Demonstrating a clear plot can be the key to a winning resume. When I am evaluating resumes, I…

How to focus your application on the most important part of a job posting

Reading through job ads can be discouraging. All too often candidates see a high-level job title and a lengthy list of degrees, certifications, and years of experience in the requirements section and get scared off from applying. The thing is that job titles vary widely from company to company. In some companies a ‘manager’ might…

Five common resume mistakes to avoid

Your resume is more than a list of your past work experience. It is your marketing document that must convince an employer that you’d be a great candidate for the job in just a few short seconds. Here are five common mistakes people make when applying for jobs, and how you can avoid them to…

The resume lie most likely to cost you the job

Most people lie at least a little bit on their resumes.  And, honestly, it’s not always a bad idea. Some lies during the job search are actually good, such as the lie of omission, or the lie that you left your previous job to seek bigger challenges and more opportunities, rather than because you hated…