Gavin Redelman's Blog – May 2010 Archive (12)

Top 5 Cover Letter Mistakes

If you’re going to take the extra time to write a cover letter that you include along with your resume, you might as well write it properly! We talked to a few recruiters and found out that they frequently find mistakes so annoying that cause them to immediately discard some applications all together. Here’s a sample of some of the mistakes they mentioned:…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 18, 2010 at 1:31am — No Comments

Top 20 Best Summer Jobs

Ideally the best thing you can do is try to find an internship which is related to your degree or passion. One of my favourite rockers, Ozzy Osbourne worked in a slaughterhouse before rising to fame with Black Sabbath! This is the best way to gain real life experience as well as having something terrific to put on your resume. For example, if…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:40am — No Comments

What are the hardest challenges facing graduates in 2010?

2010 is going to be another tough year for graduates. The economy is still in downturn and competition for jobs is as fierce as ever. No one said graduating was ever going to be easy!

Top 5 challenges facing graduates in 2010:

Competition (too few jobs and too many graduates)

Here is the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:38am — No Comments

When Is The Best Time to Apply For Online Jobs?

The job application process is no doubt tedious and tiring for everyone. We’ve all been there – sifting through the various job ad postings, sending through resume after resume, and all we want to do is get the application process over with as fast as possible. Everyone tells you to at least take a few minutes to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for.

Personalizing your application materials no doubt increases your chances of getting a call back, but I’m…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

Find a job in tough economic times

What can you do to be competitive when looking for a new job? Writing a quick resume late at night and applying for random jobs is NOT going to get you the job you are looking for. Is there an educational or university course being offered which could help you now or in the long term? What skills do you have to shine above and beyond other candidates. Make a portfolio of your accomplishments you have achieved in your academic or professional life. In the current economic climate employers…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:36am — No Comments

Small company v large corporation – Which is better, which is worse?

What’s better: Working for a small company or a large corporation?

When I worked for a large corporation I was convinced that it was the best way to get ahead in my professional career. Years later I worked for a much smaller business, and was then convinced that a smaller organization was definitely best for me. It is only now that I look back on both of those experiences and realize that there really is no definite answer.

I realized over time that…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:34am — No Comments

Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers

The jury has spoken!

Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers:

The loud talkers,

The coughers

The Eavesdropper

The Gloaters,

The Gossipers,

The Open Mouth Chewer

The Blame Shifter

The Cubicle Ninja

The procrastinator

The Rude co-worker

The corporate…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:33am — 8 Comments

Top 10 Job Interview Blunders

Top 10 Interview Blunders

What should you NOT do in an interview? A poll into interview blunders found that when hiring…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:32am — No Comments

Secret Cover Letter Tips

It’s no secret that the job application process has changed significantly in the past 10 years. Applicants used to send hard copies of their resumes and cover letters to hiring managers via email or fax, but most jobs today are posted online and applications are sent to hiring managers via email.

Applications still consist of cover letters, but the format of cover letters has changed a little bit in the online revolution. Cover letters used…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:31am — No Comments

Top 10 Resume Mistakes

Resume Killers

My philosophy is simple:…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Resume Tips – Something to think about

How many times have you picked up a magazine while waiting for an appointment and flipped through the hundreds of pages of articles? How long did it take you to decide whether or not to turn the page? Studies show that most people make this decision in less than 5 seconds.

This is the exact same scenario with your resume—it can be discarded within a matter of seconds. An example I always use to highlight this reality came during my experience as a recruitment…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:29am — No Comments

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