Haunted by nightmarish resumes and cover letters?


Trick or Treat? Job Seekers often inadvertently haunt prospective employers with nightmarish resumes, cover letters and online profiles. Here are few Halloween-themed reminders of how to come out of the shadows and put some life back into a ghostly professional brand or ghastly career-marketing documents.

 Beware of vague, unfocused and costumed communication which fails to align and emphasize buzz-words connected with the target opportunity or audience

 Make sure your key competencies are clearly presented and not masked by irrelevant, outdated filler, fluff and tired clichés

 Steer clear of vocabulary vampires that suck the interest, variety and appeal out of your message

 Don’t disguise your talent or distract the recipient by using an unattractive or inconsistent layout

 Watch out for inadvertent scary style or structure issues that might chase off potential employers

 Be cautious of freaky formatting and frightening font problems

 Don’t get trapped in a prolonged job search because of terrifying typos and ghoulish grammar

 Maintain a multi-faceted search strategy to stay in-the-know and well-networked to avoid the horrifying black-hole of the online job boards

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2 Comments »

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  2. I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your website?
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