Answered: Should I Put a Local Address on My Resume?

I just had a conversation with someone around this very question. As a recruiter, I can tell you that we do look at where someone is located when reviewing his or her resume. Some of us will even screen you out if you're too far away and we don't offer relocation (I've done it). And it's that fear of being screened out that leads some folks to put the local address of a friend or ...

Fix My Job Search: I Want an HR Job. What Do I Do?

By Friday, September 13, 2013 0 Permalink 0

A reader writes: I appreciate you answering my questions. I have been reading your newsletters and I now know that I have not been prepared for the workforce at all. I did get a job recently per some of the advice on your page. I love the job environment, my boss, co-workers, etc., but I HATE the work I do. The work involves my biggest weakness which is calculations. I only took the job because I ...

Landing the Interview: How to Write a Cover Letter That Wins

By Sunday, September 2, 2012 15 Permalink 0

So you're scouring the internet for a new job because your current employer has figure-four leglocked you into submission. Or, you're ready to get off the couch and onto someone's payroll. You peruse the job boards until you come across a posting that makes your eyebrows jump with optimism. You click it as your limbs tingle in delight. You read through the job description and it seems like it was written specifically for you. It's your ...