Computer techs need to showcase their skills with a wide spectrum of technologies, as well as being able to deal with all sorts of users.
Sysadmins are expert troubleshooters, who usually know a lot about many different aspects of technology (servers, OS, applications, databases). But how do you showcase all that knowledge very quickly?
A great way to structure your accomplishments, especially during job interviews, is to think of the acronym CAR: Challenge - Action - Results. It can also guide you when you write accomplishments down on your resume.
While most job seekers struggle to get job interviews, some have trouble converting interviews into job offers. They prepare, get all dressed up, do some polite conversation, answer all the questions, once, twice or more (per company). And get disappointed. Again.
Sending your resume through online channels is a proven way to get interviews! Click here, or on the image below to see the full infographic.
At the beginning of 2016, LinkedIn has 400 million users. And about half of them are using the site regularly. Among all mainstream social media sites, LinkedIn is where professionals hang out. And it's where the average user has the highest income.
If someone is quickly scanning through LinkedIn search results, they mainly see your name, picture and headline.
LinkedIn boasts 400 million users, but not all of them regularly use the site.
Some books give you 100 real-life job interview questions, and proven answers! But this is too much work, if you ask me! In this article, I’m breaking it down for you and focusing on the essentials. It’ll give you the “big picture”.
A lot of job seekers seem to be brushing off automated resume screening as a novelty. Or they grossly underestimate its impact. These are big mistakes.
Here’s one of my favorite interview hacks. It taps into the intricacies of your brains to help you gain confidence and reduce your stress for a job interview.
What's this hack? It’s called power posing.
If you google "psychologist resume template", you'll find a lot of resume models filled with roles and responsibilities such as:
The job search process wears people down. This comes with an unfortunate consequence: many people are so excited to get an interview, they forget how much value THEY are bringing to the table. As if only the company really had something good to offer.
If you google "civil engineer resume template", you'll find a lot of resume models filled with roles and responsibilities such as:
There's no precise formula to calculate how much experience you should include on your resume. However, most career advisors seem to agree that going back 15 years is enough. That's a general rule, but your specific situation might require you to go back as far as 20 years.
Resumes weren’t designed to be cool. Like tax manuals and non-disclosure agreements, resumes need to be very focused to be effective. And because of that, they’re often painfully gray.
As a resume writer, I realize all the ways in which the job search process is broken. So much noise. So little human communication. For most people, the job search is just so stressful and exhausting.
Should I put references on my resume? The quick answer is no, save them for the interview. But...
The resume summary is a very rich section designed to quickly demonstrate you've got what it takes! Let's look at two examples of very compelling resume summaries for information security.