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Resume Fundamentals with Resume Hosting Coupon + Tips training kit // Course updated on May 10th, 2015.
We strive to give our students more than just education. We provide experience that can be instantly implemented in the real-world. We reach that goal with this course!
In this course with included resume supercharge kit, you'll get:
The Main goal of the “Resume Fundamentals" course is to provide you with:
Plus, you'll get tools to supercharge your resume with the included Resume Hosting coupon. This entitles you to one year of free Resume Hosting, enabling you to go one step further and implement all learned into your real resume.
We wish to give our students more than just education and that our learning experience can really be instantly implemented in the real-world.
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Don't write a single, generic resume for all the positions you want.
There's no clear rule how long your resume should be. It's common to use one or two pages.
Your resume is your ad, and too long ads with too much irrelevant information aren't very effective.
You never know when some opportunity will present itself. That's why even if you're not actively seeking a new job, it's important to keep your resume updated.
The resume terminology can be confusing, it seems like there are so many different terms and types of formats.
The Chronological format is the most common and traditional resume format. It's meant to highlight your work experience by listing your jobs in reversed chronological order, starting with the most recent one.
Also known as a skills-based format, the Functional resume format is used to emphasize your skills and achievements rather than your work experience.
You've probably seen titles like Combination, Chrono-functional or Hybrid format. Don't be confused, those are just different names for the same increasingly popular resume format.
What is a CV, and is there any difference between a CV and a resume...
To increase your visibility and a chance to be found by more recruiters, many people create online resumes and portfolios.
Before a hiring manager even starts reading your resume, he or she will get some impression by just looking at it. Here are some formatting tips that will help make that first impression the best one possible.
Until few years ago, a resume without an objective section was incomplete, but lately this section is usually replaced by a headline and a qualification summary.
The objective section of resumes have been replaced by something called the headline. The headline is something similar to a newspaper article headline.
Tthe qualifications summary is the most important part of the resume, but many job seekers don't even include one.
Instead of duties you had, list your accomplishments, tell the employer what you did for the previous employers to improve and benefit their business.
Today, most jobs require some level of computer or technical skills.
Job seekers often wonder what to include in their Education section, and where to put it. What you should do, depends on your circumstances.
Additional information, such as awards and honors you received, publications and papers your published, can really make you stand out among other candidates.
After you've finally completed, polished, and double-checked every details of your resume, you might think you're done. Not quite yet – you still have to decide which format to use to save your document.
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a great format that allows almost anyone to view your resume just the way you've created it.
Sometimes to upload your resume to the ATS system, you'll need to save it as RTF (Rich Text Format).
To be able to upload your resume to a web page or a blog, and make it easily indexed by search engines like Google, you can save it as a HTML (HyperText Markup Language) file.
Online resume banks provide great opportunities to find a job (or an employee, if you're a recruiter).
While being present on the Internet is a good thing when seeking a job, lots of us can be even more present than we're aware of.
Compile a list of your references on a separate page.
In some parts of the world, like UK and Europe, thank-you notes aren't common. In some countries, it's expected that you send a gift after an interview. Check if it's ok to send one in your country, and if it is, do it.
You're probably going to need to send or bring with you a printed copy of your resume for the interview. Be professional, and put some effort into buying a quality resume paper in some office supply store.
Lots of people think that, when writing a resume, listing their duties and responsibilities is enough. But to improve your chances of getting hired, you don't want to just provide some dull information of what you did, you should think of the ways how to make your resume stand out.
Just like you use certain words to find some topic via search engines like Google, recruiters use keywords to search through their applicant tracking systems to find resumes with matching criteria.
Recruiters and employers use keywords to find candidates matching their criteria.
It's not just what you say in your resume, it's also important how you say it.
There are dozens of resume building websites offering a combination of free and paid services. Many sites have excellent resume building tools, a wide variety of templates and formatting options, but do not allow you to connect your resume with LinkedIn.
We wish to give our students more than just education. Every student of this course receives a one year coupon for the Resume Hosting's FULL package. This FULL package includes all available resume hosting options.
Hiring managers and recruiters don't have time to read all the resumes they get. Instead, they briefly scan and decide which ones to discard, and which ones are worth their time. Usually that first scan lasts only about 10 seconds.
So, how to avoid being discarded immediately?
If you haven't updated your resume in a while, you probably aren't sure where to start.
Here are main tips that will help you make an effective resume.
It's very easy to make mistakes when creating or updating a resume, so make sure to double-check it before it's too late and the resume is already sent to the employer. Here are the most common mistakes, to help you catch them on time.
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