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The importance of keywords in your resume

  I realized that my last couple of articles on resume content did not discuss the importance of keywords. Keywords are vital in today’s online resumes.  What is a keyword? The simplest definition of a keyword is any word that a recruiter may type in a search box to find your resume whether it be [...]

28Jul2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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7 Common Sins of a Resume

In the last article (http://www.hireaustin.org/2009/06/resume-blunders/), I discussed formatting errors and basic mistakes that people make on their resumes like spelling and grammar errors.  In this article, I am going to dig a little deeper and discuss some of the actual content on your resume.  There are a ton of books on this subject that go [...]

9Jul2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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Resume Blunders

I have been writing about how a recruiter finds your online resume and tips you can do to get your resume found and read.  Now, let’s look at the content of your resume.  I look at resumes almost every day for several hours a day and I see the same mistakes made over and over.  [...]

30Jun2009 | Terri Bishop | 2 comments | Continued
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4. Your Resume Headline

If you would like to read this series of articles from the start, here are the links below:   http://www.hireaustin.org/2009/05/1-why-you-should-post-your-resume-online/ http://www.hireaustin.org/2009/06/2-how-a-recruiter-finds-your-online-resume/ http://www.hireaustin.org/2009/06/3-help-your-online-resume-be-found/   In my previous articles, I have been discussing the importance of keeping your online resumes current and how a recruiter searches for resumes.    In this article, I am going to discuss your [...]

25Jun2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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3. Help your online resume be found

   In the last post (How a recruiter finds your resume online), I discussed the importance of keeping your resume modification date current.  Below are the steps to doing this in Monster.  When you login to Monster, there should be a tab for My Resumes.  Click that tab and you should see all your resumes [...]

11Jun2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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2. How a recruiter finds your online resume

To keep things simple, I am going to refer to anyone that is looking at resumes on a job board as a recruiter.  They could be a sourcing consultant (like me), a hiring manager, a HR person helping to fill jobs,  a staffing recruiter, or other possibilities. When looking for a candidate on one of [...]

11Jun2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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1. Why you should post your resume online

Just a quick reminder for those of you that don’t know my background.  I am a perpetual job seeker as I mainly do contract work.  One of the part time contracts I have had for some time, is doing sourcing for a local HR outsourcing firm.  Sourcing is researching and hunting for candidates for job [...]

27May2009 | Terri Bishop | 3 comments | Continued
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Welcome to the new Hire Austin website!

I am very excited to bring this new format to the Austin community!  In addition to our job postings, I am going to share the knowledge I have gained by working for a recruiter.  It seems like I have been a perpetual job-seeker and knew most of the tricks, but when I started doing candidate sourcing, [...]

3May2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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