#140: Consider Leaving Irrelevant Work Experience Off Your Resume

To many job seekers, a resume is little more than a comprehensive list of work experience. However, just because it is work experience does not necessarily mean it belongs on your resume.

If you are applying for your first job, add as much work experience as you possibly can, it will show determination and work ethic. Though, if you are applying for a professional job…

#130: Focus on Your Accomplishments

If you are applying for a position as a nurse or as a sales manager, we all have a basic understanding of your job description. Sending in a resume with a generic list of nursing or sales responsibilities isn’t going to make you stand out. Why are you the perfect nurse? What makes you different from the other 200 sales managers applying for the position? The answer is simple: accomplishments.

#128: Elements of a Strong CV

To grab the reader’s attention, start with a profile or personal statement. Make sure to include qualifications, achievements and placement experience. It is also a good idea to follow your statement with a core skills section. This will create a snapshot of your skills, which can be seen at the top or your resume.

#124: Work Emails

Would you like to be more productive and feel a greater sense of accomplishment at the end of each day? Well you can. It just takes a desire and commitment to renew your habits and routines. Try not checking email first thing. Unless this is required in your job, let it go until after you've completed your top priority of the day. And then process email in batches, say two or three times a day.

#123: Thank You Emails

Consider crafting an original genuine thank you email (one for each interviewer) within 24 hours following the interview. The speed with which you send the notes, and the quality, will make an impact. Today, an email thank you is acceptable. Many like to send handwritten thank you notes as well. We recommend an email followed by a handwritten note due to people's travel and offsite working schedules.