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Archive for February, 2009

February 28th, 2009 by Andrew Kucheriavy   Posted in Resumark News, Resume Writing

You’ve spent countless hours writing your resume, updating it, and making it special. This is your career, your sweat, your work, and you are the author. Yet, here you are – giving away the pages that took you a lifetime to perfect.

Like most people, you probably haven’t realized that all big job sites are making millions off resumes just like yours. These websites actually don’t produce any content. Their biggest commodity IS your resume. They get it for free and sell it to employers. What do you get? Nothing!

Had this been a best-selling novel, you would make sure to get royalties! So why are you giving away your work and your valuable personal possession – your resume for free?

We have redefined what your resume means to you. Resumark.com pays you $1 every time your resume is downloaded by a prospective employer. Invite some friends and earn $0.50 each time their resumes are downloaded.

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February 26th, 2009 by Tatiana Varenik   Posted in Job Search, Resume Writing

A resume is a self-promotional document that presents you in the best possible light, for the purpose of getting invited to a job interview. A strong resume is carefully planned and developed (not quickly typed up) in an appropriate format (style) designed to showcase your experience and accomplishments in direct relation to a specific position.

First of all you should determine your objective (do this prior to writing the resume). Clearly state what sort of a job you want and know what skill-set and experience is needed to do well in that job. You have your objective - you’re on your way. Now let’s begin the resume writing process. That’s what you need to include in your resume.

  1. Use bulleted sentences. In the body of your resume, use bullets with short sentences rather than lengthy paragraphs. Resumes are read quickly. This bulleted sentence format makes it easier for someone to quickly scan your resume and still absorb it.
  2. Use action words. To add life to your resume, use bulleted sentences that begin with action words like prepared, developed, monitored, and presented.
  3. Use numbers. Use #’s, $’s and %’s. Numbers, dollars, and percentages stand out in the body of a resume. Use them. Here are two examples:
    • Managed a department of 20 with a budget of $2,000,000.
    • Increased sales by 20% in a 17-state territory.
  4. Highlight your strengths. Since resumes are typically reviewed in 30 seconds, take the time to determine which bullets most strongly support your job search objective. Put those strong points first where they are more apt to be read.
  5. Leave off negatives and irrelevant points. If you feel your date of graduation will subject you to age discrimination, leave the date off your resume. If you do some duties in your current job that don’t support your job search objective, leave them off your resume. Focus on the duties that do support your objective.
  6. Analyze job ads. Review job ads for positions that interest you. Use the key words listed in these ads to match them to bullets in your resume.
  7. The length of your resume should be 1-2 pages. Remember to keep it concise.
Good luck with your resume!
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February 26th, 2009 by Andrew Kucheriavy   Posted in Unemployment

More Layoffs today:

Dow Corning - 800 in an 8% workforce reduction.

Coach - about 10% of its U.S. corporate staff (150 employees).

ALZA Corporation - 140 jobs

Sources: Forbes.com Layoff tracker, Layoff Tracker

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February 25th, 2009 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in Humor

  • When you take a long time, you’re slow. When your boss takes a long time, he’s thorough.
  • When you don’t do it, you’re lazy. When your boss doesn’t do it, he’s too busy.
  • When you make a mistake, you’re an idiot. When your boss makes a mistake, he’s only human.
  • When doing something without being told, you’re overstepping your authority. When your boss does the same thing, that’s initiative.
  • When you take a stand, you’re being pig-headed. When your boss does it, he’s being firm.
  • When you overlooked a rule of etiquette, you’re being rude. When your boss skips a few rules, he’s being original.
  • When you please your boss, you’re arse-creeping. When your boss pleases his boss, he’s being co-operative.
  • When you’re out of the office, you’re wandering around. When your boss is out of the office, he’s on business.
  • When you’re on a day off sick, you’re always sick. When your boss has a day off sick, he must be very ill.
  • When you apply for leave, you must be going for an interview. When your boss applies for leave, it’s because he’s overworked.

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February 21st, 2009 by Andrew Kucheriavy   Posted in Resumark News

Welcome to Resumark.com! We really appreciate you checking out the website and would like to ask your help to provide us with any feedback or report issues with the website.

The following is a quick list of what you can help with when on the website:
  • The Message – Does the message come across? Do you understand the concept behind the website and various functions and services of the website? What would you explain differently and how we can change anything to communicate it better?
  • Errors – Please let us know if you come across any errors, or anything that doesn’t work, doesn’t look right or just doesn’t make sense. For example, you may see a weird error message, press a button and nothing happens, etc.a
  • Content and Grammar – Have you noticed something that is misspelled, grammatically incorrect or just doesn’t sound right? Also, if you noticed most of the content on the website is supposed to be funny. If you think some of the jokes are lame or don’t make much sense, please let us know! We want to be funny but not silly.
  • Interfaces and Navigation – Are you confused with how certain things work or can’t figure something out (like how to upload your resume)? Can you get around the site without any trouble? The site has to be very intuitive and very easy to use. Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how to improve it?
  • Overall Experience – does the website kick ass? If not, then why? Please share any experience whether positive or negative. Please be honest! We are especially interested in anything that you think may need improving or changing.

Please feel free to provide any feedback on anything; this is just a recommended list of the things that are most important. Thanks again for all your help!

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