One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
Your resume is the most important tool in your employment campaign. It needs to be versatile enough to pass muster with human and software resume screeners, HR specialists, and the hiring manager for whom you hope to work.
Bottom line: A winning resume must be an ad for your value, not a product manual of every function you’ve ever performed in your career. It needs to stand out from the crowd, but it also needs to follow formatting and content rules that will keep it moving through the system.
Sound tricky? Read on for articles that spell out the resume rules.
Having an executive summary instead of an objective could be the key to getting that job.
The resume keywords you use can make or break your match with an open position. How can you find and deploy the right keywords to aim your resume at the job you want?
Resume length, font, and an old-fogey e-mail address are just a few ways to label yourself as antiquated.
Ten jobs in 10 years might look like a job hopper or a committed consultant, depending on how you present your work history in a resume.
If you can help it, stay employed; if you can’t, use your resume to work around the issue.