Tag Archives: Resume
If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.
But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best changes you can [...]
Have you ever been asked for a curriculum vitae or CV when applying for a job? Did you wonder what the employer was talking about?
For Canadians, curriculum vitae can mean one of two things: 1. It is a document similar to a résumé but much more comprehensive and used primarily in academic settings; 2. It [...]
A resume is the most common written tool in use by applicants in the horse industry job market. If you employ people in the horse industry, you probably receive lots of them, even when you don’t have jobs available. Everyone who writes a resume does it a little differently. Sometimes [...]
Conventional wisdom says; “When you need a horse job, send your resume to as many equine employers as possible and hope for the best.” A resume is an important job market tool, but many job seekers depend on it far too much. Think of your resume as like a [...]
We receive and process lots of resumes at Equimax. The majority of them are created from a word processing program like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works, Open Office, or Word Perfect, and sent to us in the equivalent format. Here are some reasons this is a bad idea:
1. Word [...]
A resume is the most common written tool in use by applicants in the horse job market. You probably receive lots of them, even when you don’t have jobs available. Everyone who writes a resume does it a little differently. Sometimes it is difficult to compare applicants when resumes [...]
When writing a resume or looking for a horse job it is natural for horse people to want to look as good as possible. It is also common for job hunters to assume that the more experience they have the more impressive they will be to employers. However, it is possible to “blow [...]
A lot of horse industry resumes come across our desk here at Equimax. Most all of them suffer from a poor understanding of how to write an effective resume. Even career counselors at colleges and universities are commonly misinformed about how to write an effective horse industry resume. [...]
Here are some words and phrases that should never be used when advertising a job or writing a resume. Can you figure out why?
Good with People
These words and others like them describe “subjective qualities.” They represent qualities that are definitely desirable in an employment relationship. However, advertising for these qualities [...]