Category: Resume Advice

Resume Bullet Points, How to Improve

How to Improve Your Resume Bullet Points

By David Poline

Copy originally produced by Resume Pilots. One of the most common mistakes applicants make on their resumes is simply listing the tasks they were responsible for in previous jobs without explaining their accomplishments. To truly differentiate yourself from other candidates with similar backgrounds, you need to go above and beyond the fundamentals. By structuring your bullet points as described below, you'll convey your skills and abilities in a more effective and believable way. Types of…

Five Resume Formatting Pitfalls to Avoid

Five Resume Formatting Pitfalls to Avoid

By David Poline

Copy originally produced by Resume Pilots.  Research shows recruiters spend just over seven seconds initially reading a resume, so you want yours to stand out – especially in today’s highly competitive job market. As you search for templates, you may find online resume builders that create documents with multiple columns, colors and symbols. We strongly recommend avoiding these gimmicks as they’re simply too risky a move for most applicants. Your resume is a professional document,…

How Job Seekers Can Stand Out In Today's Market

How Job Seekers Can Stand Out in Today’s Market

By David Poline

It is hard to believe that in early March we were experiencing one of tightest job markets in recent memory. In today’s market, however, the supply of good candidates is starting to outpace demand.  With this in mind, here are four key actions to help job seekers stand out as attractive candidates: Focus on Yourself: What are your unique skills and accomplishments? Too often, we see resumes full of buzz words that job seekers think people…

Update Your Deal Sheet If Recently Furloughed or Laid Off Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Tips on Creating a Stand-Out Deal Sheet

By David Poline

If you are unfortunately facing a furlough or layoff and are on the leasing or sales side of the commercial real estate business, consider the following FAQs to help you update your Deal Sheet: Q: Is a Deal Sheet necessary? A: YES! A Deal Sheet quantifies the kind of deal-maker you are and the transaction volume you have handled as well as provides color beyond your resume. Q: How long should a Deal Sheet be? A: Unlike a resume,…

Update Your Resume for Job Search if Recently Furloughed or Laid Off Due to Pandemic

Job Searching? Update Your Resume

By David Poline

If you have been furloughed or laid off, what is the first thing you should do to position yourself for your next role? Our advice is to update your resume. Our team reviews hundreds of resumes a week. Here are a few tips to help yours stand out: 1. Put yourself in the hiring official's shoes. As you update your resume, pretend you are the person on the other end of this process who is…

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