Resume Tip: Less Is NOT More!

The argument wages on.  I just had this conversation with a candidate yesterday with 25+ years of experience and a very short, one-page resume.  Should your resume be limited to one page or should it be expanded with more detail?  As an executive recruiter focusing in technical areas such as information technology and engineering, less … Continue reading

Are the holidays a bad time to look for a job?

The Holiday season could be one of the best times of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year are wonderful times to celebrate with family and friends and kick back and eat some delicious food. So there’s no need to look for a job, right? WRONG! With fourteen full Holiday seasons under my belt … Continue reading

What information should be left OFF your resume?

In the United States we are not accustomed to seeing loads of personal information on a professional resume as is the case in Europe and other parts of the world.  It is not atypical for a candidate to put a photograph in the corner and include marital status and birthdate including ***GASP*** the actual year.  … Continue reading

Resume Tips: What should I REALLY put on my resume?

I came across an article yesterday about a new internet service that will build a visually dynamic resume that is completely customizable. There are numerous resume- building software programs on the market today such as The Resume Builder, Resume Maker, and WinWay, just to name a few. All of these services will create a professional looking … Continue reading

Top 10 ways NOT to get hired on your next IT job interview

10.  Lie on your resume 9. Arrive 20 minutes late to the interview and yawn repeatedly complaining about how late you were up last night watching Jersey Shore episodes on TiVo 8. Continuously check your pager for important “pages” 7. Ask about how soon you can take a vacation after you start 6. Ask if … Continue reading

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