The Worst Resumes - Bad Resume Examples

7 Real Cringe-Worthy Resumes (and 7 Ways to Fix Them)

Reddit user u/cityoftress recently asked employers for “the funniest, craziest or weirdest thing you’ve seen on a resume.” We found a few doozies, but even the worst resumes can be fixed. #1 – Orienting Details A 3×4 table under the header of Soft Skills. The bottom right cell read: Detailed Orientated with “detailed” being centered […]

How to be a problem-oriented problem solver in your job search

From Resume to Interview: How to be the Problem Solving Candidate

Regardless of how you think about the recruitment process, there’s only one reason a company should choose you over other candidates: you are the right person to solve their problems. With this in mind, you have to approach your job search thinking that your success as an employee will be measured not only by how […]

Social media can kill your job search

Social Media Doesn’t Cost People Jobs, People Cost People Jobs

Social media has put a lot of people’s jobs at risk. Celebrities have been getting fired thanks to their use of social media: Roseanne Barr from the sitcom named after her, James Gunn from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. Social media can even keep us from getting the job in the first place, such […]

How to write an elevator pitch

How to Write an Elevator Pitch for Job Search Networking

The job hunt involves online searches, applications, and editing your resume and cover letter, but the search shouldn’t end there. Developing your skills and networking are also vital parts of a successful job search strategy. While attending an event might make you squirm with anxiety, it offers a prime opportunity to build your network and […]

How to annoy recruiters in your job search.

5 Ways to Annoy Recruiters: Don’t Make These Job Search Mistakes

There are a few people that you should make every effort to please. Corporate recruiters fall into this category. After all, they do hold a lot of influence over your career. All too often, job seekers engage in activities that drive recruiters up the wall. In some cases, these are clueless mistakes. In others, they […]

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6 Ways Career Coaches are Adding Value with Jobscan

Career coaches and employment specialists have been using Jobscan’s resume and LinkedIn optimization tools for years to supplement their coaching and provide more value to their clients. We reached out to five coaches and specialists across North America to learn about the different ways they’re using Jobscan, whether it be a personal free or Premium account or enterprise-level […]

Why can't I find a job? Why you can't find a job.

4 Real Reasons Why You Can’t Find a Job (and What To Do About It)

Getting a new job takes time, but how much time? If you’ve been applying for jobs for several weeks or months and still can’t find a job that’s right for you, it’s time to take a critical look into your job search process. At what point in the process are you getting stuck? If you […]

Ask Recruiters: How to Nail Your Email Responses and Phone Interview

Receiving direct contact from a recruiter is an exciting part of the job search and a welcome break from rejection notices and non-responses. Out of hundreds of applicants or thousands of LinkedIn profiles, the recruiter decided you were one of the few worth reaching out to– congrats! The next step is to validate their instincts. […]