Resume Writing

6 Things You Need to Include In Your Sales Resume

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Recruiters and hiring managers look at hundreds of resumes a day. They are able to get through this large volume of candidates by quickly searching for key indicators of success on each resume. In fact, recruiters spend an average of only 6 seconds reviewing each individual resume before deciding whether to move on or dive in deeper. When crafting your own sales resume, there are 6 things you ...

What Recruiters Look for in Marketing Resumes

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It’s a great time to be looking for a new marketing job. Not only has the job market shifted toward candidates, but talented marketing professionals are now in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor, the number of marketing jobs is supposed to grow through 2022. And some positions, like marketing analyst, are expected to grow at a rate of 33.2 percent, making it one of the fastest-growing jobs t...

Resume or Cover Letter: 4 Grammar/Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

Jeff Hindenach | SalesHQ It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat sheet to help you avoid some common grammar and spelling e...

Seven Tips for Reentering the Workforce

Original Post: By staff Reentering the workforce can be a challenge no matter how good your excuse is: volunteering, working or studying abroad, starting a family, caring for a sick relative or coping with your own illness, or investing in your future by completing a graduate degree. Your search can be made more difficult by the poor economy and a bias against people who have ...

13 Ways Your Resume Can Say ‘I’m Unprofessional’

Hiring pros share the faux pas they find in real resumes, including wacky e-mail addresses, defunct phone numbers and cookie-cutter templates. Original Post By Lisa Vaas, The Ladders No offense,, but if nobody has told you yet, we’re telling you now: That e-mail address is not making you look particularly professional. Unprofessional e-mail addresses are just one way of se...

Can Recruiters Find YOU? 5 Online Methods to Borrow

Joe Turner was a recruiter for more than 15 years, so job seekers often ask him for advice on how to meet recruiters and how to make working with recruiters a beneficial experience. His reply is not always what they want to hear: Top recruiters don't want to meet you. They don't want you to call them, and they don't want you to send your resume to them. They are already wired into their own netwo...

Where Does Your Resume Really Go When You Apply Online?

By Barbara Safani  We'd all like to believe that when we send our resume via a job board or a company Web site that there is someone eagerly waiting on the other side ready to read every word of it. But these days, job applicants are lucky if an actual person is reading any of it, at least on the initial screening.  As companies continue to be inundated with resumes, more and more employers are tu...

How To Find and Get A Job

I recently started working with an executive who approaches his job search like a sale.  We speak every week about our progress and he closes the call just as he would a sales call; by establishing follow up and reporting expectations for himself and for us. It’s a smart approach, because finding a job requires the ability to sell – you. Unfortunately, most job seekers fail to view their search ...

Connections and Keywords are the Secret to Landing Sales Jobs

As unemployment lines continue to lengthen, sales professionals in search of work are finding they need more than just a resume and telephone to land a job.  In today’s market, they need to know how to make the most of online networking and job search tools. The online job search site is one of the most basic tools for people seeking employment today. However, it’s not enough to simply post your ...