Free Resume Writing Advice.

I wrote a number of posts to help you get a handle on writing your resume. With all the applicants out there it is no wonder your resume can get lost in the shuffle unless you make viewing your skills and career work to your advantage. Check these posts: Resume Strategies. How to Write your Own Resume: Part […]

Does Your Resume Pass the “Blink of an Eye” Test?

I have written about this before but it bears repeating. As I launch back into recruiting I am viewing a LOT more resumes to see if they match my job opportunities. I have heard about the 6 second rule. the 10 second rule, and the 15 second rule. My response based on over 25 years […]

Can You Pass the “Blink of an Eye” Test?

I say YOU because your resume initially represents YOU! My clients have been talking about the 6 second rule. the 10 second rule, and the 15 second rule. My response based on over 25 years of recruiting is the BLINK rule. When your resume is first viewed, the span of the initial glance is in […]

Humans Hire – Not Systems. What Are You Missing?

You submit a resume with all the requirement “buzz words”. Your resume reads just like the job description. So why are you not getting an interview? Here is why: You submitted a resume with all the requirement “buzz words”. Your resume reads just like the job description. So do all the other 500 or more resumes. […]

Does Your Resume Pass the “Blink of an Eye” Test?

My clients have been talking about the 6 second rule. the 10 second rule, and the 15 second rule. My response based on over 20 years of recruiting is the BLINK rule. When your resume is first viewed, the span of the initial glance is in a “blink of an eye”. The decision to continue […]

Are You Cutting Through The Resume Clutter?

I continuously receive resumes for evaluation from experienced professionals. There are no shortcuts to properly presenting your experience and skills in the best possible light to cut through the clutter and allow all those strangers out there to view you as you wish to be viewed! Most of the resumes I receive lack focus, punch […]

Ask Gary: Functional or Chronological Resume.

I am often asked what format should be used. In over 20 years of recruiting backed up by continuous contact with Executive Recruiters I almost always recommend and write chronological resumes with functionality. Unless you have the type of job that is the same from employer to employer you need to make sure that the […]

Are you ready to submit your resume? Check these editing strategies.

Ihave posted multiple resume strategies at GaryLouisNelson.com. Before you submit your resume make sure all those strangers out there who will view your resume in “the blink of an eye” will respond positively and will want to keep looking at it! If you are not sure, review the strategies on the site. One of the keys to […]

Before you submit your resume, check for these!

Recruiters have PILES and HUNDREDS of resumes to plow through. They will quickly bypass your if you have any of these: Quick list of top resume mistakes: Typos. Non-Professional or your present work email address. Non-Job info: hobbies, interests. Poor formatting. Personal pronouns. Trying to be all things to all people. Bragging-Arrogance. Lack of achievements-“stories”. […]