At Career Resume Consulting, I see many professionals in a career search make certain assumptions about how to best go about actively searching for a new job. Many of these are just plain wrong.
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Tammy Kabell with Career Resume Consulting explains how to replace the standard cover letter with a 5 minute handwritten note. She tells you exactly what to write beside your executive resume (of which she recommends a functional resume format) to get the best response.
Sometimes, the quickest way to increase the effectiveness of your resume is to remove some items from your current resume, which will immediately help boost your response rate. In this video, Tammy Kabell explains 10 things you can remove from your current resume to get more employers and recruiters calling you.
I review a lot of resumes and LinkedIn profiles every week from people who want to work with us, and today I’d like to boil down the three core elements that most all resumes and online profiles are missing; these three things are essential to getting an employer’s attention and helping job seekers become happily employed with their perfect company.
A fact you need to know is that January is traditionally ALWAYS the biggest hiring month of the year, no matter what the unemployment rate. In fact, on average, hiring happens 19% more in January than in any other month. So you've got two weeks to get your resume in tip top shape to take advantage of January's hiring.