I started in HR as a Recruiting Coordinator in the days before ATS, smart phones, and any of the tools we think we needed to be effective in talent acquisition. Back then, I scored most of my gigs through staffing agencies, including my first job in HR. I worked with (and sometimes for) various staffing agencies and headhunters for several years. I started as a Silicon Valley … [Read more...] about The Recruitment Process is Broken: Where Do We Go From Here?
Admit it: You’ve been tempted before to exaggerate a little bit on your resume. Everyone does it, right? Embellishing just a tiny bit won’t be the end of the world, plus you’ve got a good reason to do it. The truth is you know your resume needs work, but you're not sure where to start. Its job is to shine the best possible light on you. After all it is a marketing document … [Read more...] about The Fine Line Between Bragging and Lying On Your Resume
Whether you’re an accountant, engineer, programmer, lawyer or administrative assistant, if you’re looking for employment, there’s one thing you have in common with virtually every other job seeker: You’ve got to write a resume. For those new to the job hunt, that can pose a challenge. You may never have written a resume before. Or your resume might be so sparse that you … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Writing Your First Resume
Download my free ebook to jump start your job search by clicking here. As an HR practitioner who has hired and interviewed thousands of candidates, there are things I like to see when it comes to your resume. Sometimes these suggestions and tips are related to personal preference like font style, layout and the flow of a resume. Other times, my suggestions like keeping your … [Read more...] about Is This The Worst Resume Example Ever?
When you’re on the job search, a break in your work history can seem like a glaring red mark on your resume. It may even feel like the one thing preventing you from getting a job. But that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, chances are things are not as dire as you may think. How to Explain a Gap in Your Resume The good news is that you’re not the only one in this … [Read more...] about How to Explain a Gap in Your Resume