Saturday, October 15, 2016

Top 5 Common Resume Writing Mistakes

Top 5 Common Resume Writing Mistakes- Do you need to edit your resume?

The vital resume tells your professional story to potential employers.

Your resume needs to be concise, clear and easy to read to get the attention of the hiring manager. In addition to typos and grammatical errors, the biggest mistake is submitting a resume that doesn't match the job for which you are applying.

Don’t let your resume errors keep you from your dream job.

Here are the top mistakes in resume writing.

1.Misspellings and grammatical errors. Don’t rely on your word processor’s spell check. Use a service like Also, have a friend look over your resume.
2.Not tailoring their resume for each job. Make sure your objective and keywords reflect your target job. Use the job description and the company’s mission statement to tailor your resume.
3.Including every single job you’ve ever had. Your key skills in the summary should match many of the job requirements or else leave it off.  Remember the resume is designed to sell you to the hiring manager.
4.Highlighting duties instead of accomplishments. Use active instead of passive verbs and quantify accomplishments to provide concrete evidence that substantiate you are the best candidate for the position.
5.Including misinformation. Do not embellish your skills and experience. Do not lie.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

What is Slice The Pie? Get Paid to Listen to New Music!

Slice The Pie is a website that allows artists and aspiring musicians a chance to have their music reviewed and rated. You are paid to write in-depth reviews on musicians' pieces. Each review pay from 5 to 40 cents. You can also refer friends to join Slice The Pie and you earn commissions from their reviews as well.
In less than 10-minutes, I joined, set up my profile and earned 16 cents. I know that doesn't sound like much, but that was only 4 times 90 seconds of music and a quick reviews.

What kind of music do you listen to?
There is a wide variety of music on Slice The Pie, with new tracks uploaded every day, so you should find that you do hear lots of different genres! 

Write Meaningful Reviews
Your motive is probably to earn some cash, but these musicians have put themselves out there for constructive and helpful criticism. Artists can use these reviews as feedback that can help them improve their music and advance their career.

Some Tips
Use creative words: Captivating, interesting, talented, strong, rich, creative, imaginative, original, heart-warming, inspiring, awkward, powerful, memorable, upbeat --- I had the thesaurus open! The best reviews contain a wide variety of vocabulary that genuinely help the artists evaluative their craft.

Sample Review
I Won't Forget
Steff Neff
This is a captivating piece and nicely performed. The song is very melancholy with a reflective accompanying piano instrumental with soft swells and falls. The story of missing a loved one is universal. This song helps us with those sad moments and leaves us feeling that it will be okay. Great for dinner or mood music when you need to listen to the pain of someone else. I would add this one to my collection.

Slice The Pie looks very promising. They pay you through PayPal. I am going to have some fun and make a little cash when I get my next writer's block. Come in and join me.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Resume Can Land Job Interviews

Are you becoming frustrated because you can't find a job?

Are bills piling up with no way of paying them?

Are you tired of applying for jobs with no call-back or interview?

Knowing exactly how your resume will stand up against the competition is your best defense against being passed over for the perfect job. BECOME MORE EMPLOYABLE! Get the job YOU WANT! Learn how to write an effective Resume and Cover Letter

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A Little Resume "Twist" you can use to land
more job interviews and job offers?