Archive for the Category ◊ Resume Tips ◊

• Friday, October 14th, 2016

Most employers and recruiters prefer (and often require) a cover letter.  This is an opportunity for the job seeker to express themselves and provide a targeted message to the hiring manager/HR/recruiter. However, most job seekers do not take advantage of this opportunity and render their Cover Letter useless! What are they doing wrong? Many job […]

• Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Our brains adapt to new ways of absorbing content, and a prime example is how we interact with the Internet. Twitter makes us share thoughts in 140 characters or fewer. Now you’re forced to keep your point short and sweet. For a person like me who loves the details, condensing my thoughts into short bite-sized […]

• Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Money and Numbers on Your Resume: Did you make money, generate it, contribute to, save or help someone else in the process? Employers care greatly about the bottom line. As a direct contributor, how did you impact the bottom-line profitability of the company? For an executive assistant, how did your initiative and foresight allow your […]

• Friday, August 19th, 2016

Employers have discovered that computer software systems are good at scanning keywords on a resume, but they’re not good at discerning talent, trustworthiness, dedication, hard work, and most importantly FIT. Resumes that used to function as your “first impression” to an employer have become the second or third thing an employer will see about you. […]

• Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Your GPA won’t necessarily tell recruiters how well you’ll perform in medical device jobs. And in the Jobvite survey, 57 percent of respondents said a candidate’s GPA isn’t important. Unless you are a new graduates with very limited industry experience, highlighting your education and academic performance on your resume only distracts from the meat of […]

• Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Overcome skim reading challenges to fix your medical device resume: 1. Spacing: Make sure to have at least .6 Points between each bullet to ensure easy online reading. 2. Front-Loaded Achievements: Since you can count on the online eye starting left, make sure the most powerful part of your bullet gets included here. 3. Left […]

• Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

A quick tip from the medical device recruiter:  Many medical device companies use applicant tracking software to screen out candidates. Your resume will need the right keywords to get through, so pay attention to the job descriptions. Changing something as simple as “orthopedic” to “orthopaedic” can get your resume approved or rejected by the system. Having a […]

• Monday, May 23rd, 2016

A quick tip from the medical device recruiter:  “The attention spam of people has significantly changed over the years. Recruiters or not, most people do not read top to bottom anymore. They are constantly skimming and looking at different parts of their documents. If you do not structure your resume to appeal to the reader, […]

• Wednesday, February 03rd, 2016

1) Showcase your LinkedIn  If the hiring manager or HR manager is interested in you, they are very likely – if not always – going to search for you on LinkedIn. We live in a fast paced world. Make yourself accessible and make it easier on the hiring manager to contact you by becoming one […]

• Monday, May 11th, 2015

Are you ready for your 2015 job search? One of your first tasks is probably polishing your resume… but oh, how the times have changed. The new reality in executive job hunting demands not only a powerful marketing package for your skills, but also a keen awareness of social media, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), recruiter preferences, and […]