How can you properly prepare for a job interview? Linda Spencer, the Assistant Director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard, gives some practical advice useful to job-hunters of any age.
This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes […]
Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Contrary to what your college professor said, the one-page resume rule is a myth. Unfortunately, many listen to this outdated advice and devise ways to cram a complete professional history into one sheet. So much so that most job seekers expand […]
It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume. These might include overstating your knowledge of required software (“If they call me, I’ll teach myself over the weekend”), a certification (“They’ll never go through all that trouble to find out”) or extending dates at a former employer (“They can’t find out. The company […]
The résumé that landed you a job five or ten years ago may no longer be as effective as it once was, especially if it was the “one size fits all” type. In order to conduct a successful job search, it’s essential that you custom fit your document to the targeted position and its challenges. […]
Older professionals who are seeking new positions in today’s difficult job market already know that even though age discrimination is illegal, it’s still widely practiced among some employers. Getting an interview can often be difficult for older applicants. For that reason, well-tailored insurance resumes that downplay age and highlight achievements is essential in today’s job search. […]
After crawling through dozens of job postings online, you’ve finally found the insurance job of your dreams. Now its time to submit your resume and cover letter letting the hiring manager know just how wonderful you’d be for the position. You want to put your best foot forward when applying for this dream job, but […]