Worklife Round-Up for April 9th, 2018
This week we have articles on interview questions, follow-ups, resume SEO, cover letters and more…
StyleCareers.com surveyed 200 fashion industry recruiters and hiring managers for their opinion on words/phrases they like to see on resumes AND the words/phrases that, for a lack of a better term, annoy them. Here are the top 5 words in their respective classifications. BEST RESUME WORDS The top 5 words/phrases that fashion industry recruiters LIKE …
You landed the interview, and as far as you’re concerned? You nailed that sucker. Or, you met with a recruiter who seemed super interested and incredibly connected with the exact kinds of companies for whom you want to work. She said, “Keep in touch!” Awesome.
For those actively job hunting, applying for jobs is a full-time gig. On average, apply for a desirable open position. Of these people, only 12 will get called in for an interview. And then only 1 gets the job. For entry-level positions, the applicants can be in the thousands.
When writing a cover letter to apply for a job, it’s important to include all the requisite information clearly and efficiently. If any elements are missing, it may very well disqualify you from consideration. A cover letter is comprised of several parts: your contact information, a salutation, the body of the cover letter, an appropriate closing, and a signature.
I’ve been writing resumes professionally for over 10 years now and in that time I’ve seen expectations change a great deal. I am continually changing the style and structure of my resumes to appeal to today’s hiring managers and recruiters and, now that we’re into the new year, it seems like a good time to share the ideal 2018 resume format with you.