Posts tagged "References"
4 Reasons to Ditch a Home Address on Your Resume

4 Reasons to Ditch a Home Address on Your Resume

Old-style resumes included lots of information that just isn’t necessary anymore – and may actually harm your chances of getting a job in today’s market.  One of those things is your home address. I never include home addresses when I’m putting together a resume, with very, very few exceptions.  Here’s why: It takes up valuable... ...Continue Reading
How To Get References That Will Help You Land The Job

How To Get References That Will Help You Land The Job

References can make or break your chances of getting a job offer.   Make sure your references are all good! One lukewarm reference will sow seeds of doubt in an employer’s mind.  It’s possible that with 2 other enthusiastic references, you could get an offer.  One negative reference?  Consider the job someone else’s. Get prepared... ...Continue Reading
How to Get a Job:  The ABC's of Job Search

How to Get a Job: The ABC’s of Job Search

When I was 16, my parents told me to get a job. I had not a clue about how to do that. There was no internet then so I couldn’t look up how to get a job. I suppose I could have asked the school Guidance Counselor but it didn’t occur to me to ask... ...Continue Reading

Listing Credentials After Your Name on Your Resume and on LinkedIn

A common question:  Should you add degrees or credentials after your name on your resume and LinkedIn profile? Because you are marketing yourself in the job market, be careful how you present yourself so your target employers see you as a viable candidate.  Whether or not to put letters after your name depends on what... ...Continue Reading

Reference Checks

Great news! You’ve made it through the interview process and now your prospective new employer wants to check your references. Reference checks are a little complex these days. Many employers no longer permit their employees to give any kind of verbal reference, instead directing inquiries to the Human Resources Department. And HR is only able... ...Continue Reading

Roles of Resumes, Interviews and References

Here’s a perspective from Bridgespan Group Partner Wayne Luke, head of executive search: Resume screening can provide insights into career progression, what the person views and values as major accomplishments and contributions, and how he/she packaged and leveraged experience into an engine for career progression. But it’s in “deep dive” interviews, based upon detailed discussions... ...Continue Reading