Are Video Resumes a Good Thing?

Thanks to today's obsession with social media culture, it's no surprise that job candidates are looking to vamp up the application process by boosting their paper Resume with a video one. You can compose a video Resume pretty easily and professionally, and the results can be truly unique. But is a video Resume going to land you a job, or will it actually decrease your chances? There are contradictory elements to this argument. Let's examine some:  Make Employers Notice You If you apply for a job with lots of candidates, a video Resume is sure to make you stand out…

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How to Actually Find a Decent Job

You might not like this advice, but this is how I have found work successfully:  Less is More Don't fool yourself into thinking that if you apply for 10 jobs a week you are more likely to be hired. The reality is: if you simply pick one a week, you have a much better chance.  Are You Crazy? ...is what you're probably thinking right now. No, I'm not crazy. I just know that there is such a thing as what I like to call 'application burnout'. When you apply for jobs frantically because you desperately need one, the process of…

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How To Create a Good Computer-Readable Resume

I've previously written about what information should appear in a Resume, and how to divide information between a Resume and a cover letter (here if you didn't read it yet). The points in my previous writing were concerned with general Resume writing. This post, however, focuses specifically on how to write a good Resume for online applications. The title above, 'How To Create a Good Computer-Readable Resume', is illuminating. Many job-seekers aren't aware of the fact that the actual layout of their Resume can impact their chances of getting the job they're applying for. This is because many companies use…

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