key words

is your resume hitting it out of the park

Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park? 849 566 Donna

The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and…

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Spring has sprung (almost)

Spring has sprung (almost) 864 556 Donna

Spring may not “officially” be in season quite yet, but that all changes this upcoming weekend. Soon there will be fluffy bunnies, robins, flowers in bloom and leaves on the trees that spent their winter dormant waiting for this moment. We humans have a tendency to “hibernate” in the winter seasons, preferring to stay indoors where it is nice and…

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A most triumphant job search

A most triumphant job search 580 883 Donna

“Bill: Ted, while I agree that, in time, our band will be most triumphant, the truth is, Wyld Stallyns will never be a super band until we have Eddie Van Halen on guitar. Ted: Yes, Bill. But, I do not believe we will get Eddie Van Halen until we have a triumphant video. Bill: Ted, it’s pointless to have a…

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Perfect resume recipe

Perfect resume recipe 150 150 Donna

Hungry for a new job this holiday season? Follow this simple recipe for a tasty new resume and enjoy a main course of great interviews that lead to your next sweet job. Ingredients 1 Microsoft Word document 3 – 4 relevant job postings 800 – 2000 words 3 cups experience 1 cup relevant skills 1 cup previous achievements 1 bottle…

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Why tag clouds won’t tell the right resume key words

Why tag clouds won’t tell the right resume key words 150 150 Donna

Most people know that key words are crucial to the job search.  HR departments and employers rely on key words to screen and select candidates.  Without the right key words, candidates will never get to the all-important interview. To try to identify the right key words, many job seekers are using tag cloud generators to find the most common words…

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Is your resume KWO (Key Word Optimized)?

Is your resume KWO (Key Word Optimized)? 150 150 Donna

Many people are familiar with the term SEO, or “Search Engine Optimized.”  For websites, these are the key words and phrases that are imbedded into the website to generate search engine traffic.  Resumes work much the same way – recruiters and HR professionals rely on specific key words to find the right people for their open positions. When HR uses…

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