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Seven Career Tips You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner
SPAM FODDER! Avoid words like ‘opportunity’ or ‘offer’ in your email subject line for that next job application as they can set off sensitive spam filters. If in doubt use a spam checker tool to revise your email.
RESUME RUIN! Never put your contact details in a resume header or footer as some recruiter/ employer technologies can’t read them and the information could come up blank
DIGI-DIRT! The majority of recruiters and employers are now checking out your social media. In fact over a third have rejected applicants because of digi-dirt! Better hone that LinkedIn profile and clean up your Facebook
KILLER KEYWORDS: Recruitment Technologies can screen out up to 50% of resumes before it lands on a human’s lap to be read. Make sure your resume is technology-friendly and includes key words from the job advertisement.
HANDY HELPER! If you have a difficult name to pronounce try adding to your resume or profile an audible name tag (ANT) or add the phonetic spelling to help employers communicate more confidently with you.
Best of breed Go-getter Think outside of the box Synergy, and Go-to person PET PEEVES According to CareerBuilder.com the top five words hated by recruiters on resumes are:
INTERVIEW KILLER: Pick your interview slot carefully. Research has shown interviewers may unintentionally look more favorably on candidates in the morning than the afternoon if they are interviewing back-to-back. Also watch out for the just-before-lunch slot too when hunger pains may strike and interest may wane!
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