Tag Archives | Resume Writing

Updates Available …

It is so common to see “updates available …” that you may not have noticed how often you actually choose to update; your email, WordPress site, computer, phone or social media sites.  Competition is fierce, technological advances are thrown at us at an alarming rate and an online presence is mandatory. Staying current with all […]

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Is Your Resume Gathering Dust?

When was the last time you updated your resume? If you can’t recall, it’s time to dust it off and freshen it up. An outdated resume could easily take you out of contention. Professional resumes continue to evolve as does everything else in life. Nothing stays the same unless you’ve made a conscious decision to […]

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Get your resume noticed!

Hiring Professionals and Recruiters spend approximately 20 to 30 seconds reviewing resumes from potential candidates. It is within these few seconds that something must impress the reader to get your resume noticed! What will make your resume stand out from all the others? It is not enough to list your work experience, you must show how you excelled at […]

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Thank You and Best Wishes

Another year is coming to a close and we would like to take this time to thank so many clients, associates, colleagues, new acquaintances and old. The very best of wishes are being sent your way for a wonderful holiday season and a very prosperous career! Please visit our blog and subscribe to our blog posts covering a variety of topics and […]

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Still no job interview?

A job search can be an extremely discouraging experience for many people. Sending out a resume over and over again to recruiters, companies and online job boards and waiting beside a phone that never rings. Days go by, and still no job interview?  Before you blame your resume, it is important to have a clear perspective […]

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Endorsements, Testimonials, Validations, References

Word of mouth in the form of endorsements, testimonials, validations or references is by far the most influential promotional tool available. It is more powerful than any other available marketing initiative and the fact that it is free adds to credibility. Managing a career or promoting a business requires a conscious effort to obtain positive feedback in order […]

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Who’s writing your resume?

photo credit: homesbythomas The most important factor involved with who’s writing your resume, is your due diligence in choosing the best person to represent you! Often times large companies or educational organizations will provide or recommend a resume service of their choosing and that’s not to say there is anything wrong with this, as Elite Resumes has been associated […]

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How Your Resume Looks

It is possible that you will have an opportunity to create a first impression prior to being asked to submit your resume, but more likely than not your resume will be your only chance at a first impression. How are you going to establish the most awesome, professional and impressive document possible to make yourself stand out from the […]

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Resume Critiques Are a Must

How many people have you asked to review your resume prior to sending it out to decision makers? Your professional resume is your key to open doors but once it has failed to open a door you have forfeited an opportunity that may have provided you with the job interview of a lifetime! HR professionals and recruiters receive an […]

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Resume Writing – What NOT to Do

The following resume writing tips are well known in the industry but for those who find themselves returning to the job market after a lengthy tenure, it may be worth reviewing to ensure you are aware of some of these do’s and don’ts of resume writing. These 10 tips represent what NOT to do: Do Not use colourful or glossy paper, fancy fonts, symbols […]

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Nothing to Hide on Your Resume

When dealing with any business or individual providing goods or services a transparent image is critical to securing your loyalty and trust as a customer. The notion that they have Nothing to Hide relates to being reputable and honest. When submitting your resume to an HR Professional or Recruiter this same principle applies and yet over 60% of resumes are […]

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Resume Writing – FAQ’s

Are you able to answer the following, frequently asked questions about resume writing? How many pages should my resume be? Do I need to list references on my resume? Should I list all 20 of my previous jobs? Is there a particular font that is more acceptable than others? I’ve heard that you shouldn’t underline anything on a […]

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Tips for submitting your online resume

Searching for jobs online is a common occurrence and just as common are the number of organizations that require you to submit your resume online. Mailing a paper resume or hand delivering it are two options that may never be an option again. Although online job boards represent a very small percentage of available jobs since many are posted solely to boost traffic to […]

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Resume Writing Feedback

How much feedback did you acquire before sending out your resume? Never send out a resume that has not been reviewed by at least a dozen people! Your resume is your key marketing tool. It will either get you in the door or it won’t. Don’t miss out on an opportunity! Every HR Professional and Recruiter will see your resume differently so it […]

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