You've finally decided that it's time for a job search. Whether you're relocating, trying to advance your career, or just ready for a change, a top-notch resume would be your first gate-pass to achieve your coveted position. Laszlo Bock, former Google Vice President, shared the most common resume mistakes he saw in his review of over 20,000 resumes during his tenure at Google.
From the obvious like spell-checking to confidentiality concerns, here are some simple but useful tips to observe when creating your resume.
What skills do you include in your resume? Have you ever really sat down to consider all your skills, as well as the skills that employers are looking for in a candidate? Typically, you can find the answer in the job description. But the marketing group, SimpleTexting.com, took it a step further.
As technology continues to advance above and beyond what we ever thought possible, so does our dependance on it. Both businesses and the individual rely on digital technology to help perform day-to-day tasks.
Interviews are designed to identify potential employees who not only can perform the desired tasks of a position but who will fit within the company. Many applicants who are called in for an interview may attempt to fudge some of the truth in order to make themselves come across as a more desirable hire than other potential employees. The thing about telling small fibs during an interview is these potential white lies may actually end up costing an applicant the position.
Accountants are in higher demand now than ever before. Companies from startups to the enterprise level are continually looking for individuals with accounting skills. While these professionals are desirable, it is possible to set yourself up for even greater success by adding on additional in-demand skills.
It would be fabulous to sit across from someone and be able to read their mind. No game-playing, just the real deal of what they're looking for and whether they've decided you have it - or not. Luckily, you can prepare more than you realize.