Archive for the ‘What Recruiters Really Think’ Category

Should I re-apply for the job after being declined? I receive the above question often enough that I thought it would be helpful to share it more widely. Awhile back, I received the following question via a comment from one of the posts and after answering, I emailed the reader and asked if I could share her experience […]

150 recruiters reveal what they really want to see in your resume. Resume length, how much experience and the one critical link you can not leave out.

Job Interview Mistake There are 100’s of blog posts out there on job interview mistakes. I am usually not one to join a crowded room or try to improve on what 100’s have already done, but I feel this one is important. Hopefully my insight into the minds and mentality of HOW a hiring manager […]

Do you feel you have a strong resume? Will your resume stand up to the competition? A recruiter explains why time spent improving your resume will pay big dividends even after you landed your job offer. How the resume affects the job interview.

The phone Screen To most candidates, phone screens are the great unknowns in the job interview process and most of us consider this the hardest step in the interview process to prepare for. I disagree. I believe the phone interview is the easiest interview to prepare for and the intent of this post will shed […]

HRNasty has gone fishin’ for Steelhead

Posted: by HRNasty in What Recruiters Really Think

Gone Fishin’ for Steelhead Sorry I haven’t been posting the last few weeks. To update folks, the company I was working with was sold at the end of December, and I continued to work there through the end of January. This is a great thing for me for a number of reasons. When I joined this […]

Creative Resumes Are you using a creative resume template? Have you incorporated color or design elements into your resume? Are you using an artistic design template found on the Internet? For 95% of candidates, including myself, I believe that we are hurting ourselves when we incorporate design elements into our resume. Most creative resumes that use multiple colors, fancy […]

Hiring Process A few years ago, I wrote a post on the hiring process titled “When do recruiters call back?” The premise was that it is easy to get frustrated when it takes so long time to hear back from a recruiter once the interview process started. I wanted to shed some light on what is happening […]

No asshole rule

Posted: by HRNasty in Company Culture, Job Interview Tips, What Recruiters Really Think

  No Asshole Rule The Company A**hole, we all know him or her, and every company has one. A blow hard, a know it all, someone who has all the answers and in their opinion is never wrong.  They think they are the life of the party and their shit doesn’t stink. I don’t think […]

Job resume format

How you format your job resume is the most critical step when it comes to your job search. Yes, how you dress in job interview matters, as does how you answer job interview questions. But for most of us, the job search starts mentally and emotionally with the creation of our resume and it is our foundation. How we format our resume will absolutely determine whether our document will generate a call back or be sent to the round file for recycle so unfortunately, for many of us, this is also where the job search ends. In today’s post we explain how candidates with a few years of experience should be thinking about their formatting their job resume. If you have applied to jobs with your resume multiple times and not heard back from the hiring company, todays post is probably the root cause of the silence.

I see two very common job resume formats that will consistently disqualify a candidate. If your resume has either of these to formats, I would recommend making an adjustment. The two most common job resume format mistakes I see are,