Writing a resume falls somewhere between “root canal” and “IRS audit” on the list of most-hated activities. If it’s time to update your resume and cover letter (hint: it’s always time to update your resume and cover letter), these articles can help make the process slightly less miserable. Notice that we said slightly.
Several A few drinks can also help. Just proofread it carefully the next morning.
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Every hiring manager and HR pro out there has seen their share of terrible resumes. Here at The Hired Guns, we see them constantly, and our collective heart breaks for those earnest, well-intentioned souls who are just trying a tad too hard to score an interview. Here are five of the most egregious resume errors we somehow still see on a regular basis.
We put the old One Page vs. Two Page debate to bed for good.
The interview process begins the second a recruiter or hiring manager receives their first piece of correspondence from you. In almost all cases, the first thing they see is your cover letter. The cover letter is the first test, and if you haven’t taken the time to prepare one that’s tight, compelling, and good at selling your skills, you’re already blowing it.
Applying to a job with a bad cover letter actually does you more harm than applying with no cover letter at all. So how do you make sure that your cover letter does you more good than harm?