Outdated Resume Elements

If you are searching for a job, chances are that you have passed out your résumé numerous times with no callbacks. The problem may not be that you are under qualified, but you may be overwhelming employers with unnecessary information. You may want to make revisions, as we list five top outdated elements on résumés.

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How to Construct a Dynamite Resume

In a perfect world, no one would need a resume. The candidates most suited to a particular job would simply be summoned forth to interview, based on their reputation and word of mouth referral. Employers would carefully make their hiring decisions based on the candidates’ verbal account of their past performance, without regard to any

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Win Over HR Screeners With the Right Resume

In the current job market, many senior-level candidates are learning that great backgrounds, terrific interviewing ability and stellar references don’t guarantee success. So how can you break through the iron curtain that screens most job candidates from managers who can hire you? Instead of trying to circumvent the human-resources department, you must accommodate it in

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9 Red Flags You Can Spot on Bad Resumes

How to Tell Which Resumes Belong in the Recycling Bin Know What to Look For On average, resumes are received 200 seconds after being submitted. Once a hiring manager lays eyes on it, he/she will spend anywhere from 5 to 7 seconds reading it before making a decision to pass it on or trash it.

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Human Resources: The State of Trust in the Workplace

The Role of Trust in Workplace Relationships This month, Valentine’s Day has got the analysts at the Kenexa High Performance Institute thinking about relationships and trust. We’re not just data nerds, we’re romantics at heart!  Everybody knows that the most important thing in romantic relationships is trust.  The same can be said for professional relationships

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The Importance of Job Descriptions

Descriptions of job titles appear in a variety of forms in the workplace. Recruitment ads, compensation surveys and other benchmarking tools, as well as corporate or departmental development plans all use some method of describing a job. The brief descriptions of highlighted positions that are seen in compensation surveys and other benchmarking tools are called

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5 Ways to Weed Out Unqualified Applicants

Save Time During the Hiring Process by Spotting Red Flags Early Find the Right Candidate Today’s job market is very tight with many more job hunters than available jobs. For businesses, the good news is it’s a buyer’s market. But at the same time, it can be overwhelming to sift through the mountain of resumes

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5 Universal Skills Every Employer Should Value

No Matter the Job, Employers Should Hire Workers with These Universal Skills Which Skills Are Always Valued? Every job in every field at each individual company is different. But while each job has a unique set of skill requirements, there are several skills which are required in all jobs. Apart from the specific technical skills, each

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