Weekly Grade Distribution

A few of the emails we’ve received have asked for more data. We’re preparing a bunch of large scale reports to be delivered to the world, so we don’t have enough time for a full analytics blog post. In the mean time, I thought y’all might be interested in seeing our grade distribution for the [...]

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Please let me know either way.

There’s this line I’ve been using since my earliest recruiting experience. I’ve found it to be enormously effective in sales and it can be very powerful in a job search. “Please let me know either way.” There’s nothing more frustrating in sales and in job seeking than not getting any feedback at all. We’ve all [...]

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Find a Younger Mentor

“Find a mentor” It’s advice we’ve all heard, and most of us have tried to follow it to one degree or another. Maybe you have had a successful mentoring relationship, maybe not, but you’ve probably put yourself out there at least once to find someone who could help guide you, your career and your decisions. [...]

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Best Job Sites of 2010

The other day we served our 100,000th job post to RezScore users, collected from over a thousand sites through a handful of search engines (not too shabby, considering we just launched in autumn!)  Being an analytic-focused company, we wanted to see what websites were serving the best jobs.  That is to say, which job boards [...]

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Employment Digest Interview

Bill Vick of Employment Digest took some time to interview me lately. Take a look:

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New Press Hits

Big thanks to a couple of press hits.  We recently got picked up by MakeUseOf, a team of web enthusiasts who offer cool tips on getting the most out of your internet experience.  If you’re not among the thousands subscribed to their email list, you can do it right from our write-up. Additionally, we got [...]

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Reddit Cred

We’d long turned to the popular community Reddit for breaking news on narwhals and Keanu Reeves’ volatile emotional state.  A few weeks ago, we decided to ask the community’s opinion on something almost as important: RezScore. The best news of all: the discerning community liked it.  81% of people like it as of the time of [...]

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Guest Post: “Common Resume Mistakes”

Hello RezScorians! Here’s a guest post from Eric Barthels,  Recruiting Director at Three Pillars Recruiting, on some common resume mistakes. Eric is a total recruiting wizard and a great drinking buddy.   When creating / optimizing a resume, there are several common mistakes made by perspective candidates. 1) Remove your objective. I have never seen [...]

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Guest Post: “Looking Good on Paper”

Hello RezScorians! Here’s a guest post from Laurie Davis,  the Director, Counseling & Programming at Yeshiva University. Laurie’s an expert on getting your resume noticed, and she’s compiled a few handy tips for our readers. Laurie is not affiliated with RezScore, she’s just an awesome friend!   There are so many resources about resume writing, [...]

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Objective Evidence on Objective Sections

Tempted to put an objective section into your resume?  Don’t. At RezScore, we’ve performed a lot of complex analyses on resumes.  Often, the data is difficult to read and requires complex number-crunching.  In this case, the answer couldn’t be more clear-cut. If you’re new to RezScore, we recently conducted the world’s most comprehensive survey of [...]

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What is a “Good” Resume?

We’ve gotten a lot of friendly pushback from some very smart people.  We’ve seen resumes from lawyers, doctors, Ivy League MBAs, C-level officers, Phi Beta Kappa members and Ph. D’s wondering why we scored less than an A.  Don’t go into the grader business if you want to be popular :-/ We told these people [...]

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Paragraphs Don’t Work! Resume Tip of the Week #6

Well, there you have it. Paragraphs don’t work. Ever. Seriously. Stick with bullets, keep everything short, sweet and to the point. Happy hunting! Sean

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Resume Tip of the Week #5

One day late….sigh…almost made it! Still, better a day late than never, right? Here’s your tip of the week. Hope you find it useful. You can drop any jobs you held longer than 15 years ago. Now this one is a bit controversial, and there are all sorts of caveats to it that I won’t [...]

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Resume Tip of the Week #4

4 in a row! I’m more proud of that than I should be… Here’s a tip I’ve heard described as super helpful by many job seekers and clients. It’s also a real easy one. Never use more than 2 fonts. Sans serif fonts should be used for content and read better on computers (examples include [...]

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Size Matters

Brevity is the soul of wit. It’s also the soul of a resume, according to our analysis at RezScore.

Nowadays, the typical resume is between 386 and 896 words long, with a median resume length of 578 words. This usually fits on a single page.

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Resume Tip of the Week #3

Hello RezScorians! (just coined it – thoughts?) Here for your viewing pleasure is Resume Tip of the Week #3: Instead of summarizing what your old company did, try simply hyper-linking it. It looks good and saves space + it’s SEO friendly and demonstrates a bit of web savy. How’s that for a time and space [...]

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Resume Tip of the Week #2

Well, how’s this for consistency? A new resume tip posted exactly one week apart! Here goes: A resume skills section should be SEO heaven. Make it keyword heavy – get found in databases. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. The idea here is simple – think of the words a recruiter or HR manager might [...]

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I hate writing resumes

This is a re-post (w/ slight edits) of a blog I wrote awhile ago for Freedom Resumes. I think it belongs on RezScore as well. _________________________________________________________________________________ I hate writing resumes. It’s a pain. There is nothing fun about it. It takes a large amount of time, mental and psychological commitment, and frankly, it’s hard to [...]

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Resume Tip of the Week #1

Hello folks, Gerrit and I were talking today about other ways we could help job seekers without costing them any money. Here’s a pretty simple one. Every now and then (presumably weekly) we’ll post a tip of the week. Some of this is content we put on the paid report, and some is just off [...]

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About me – Sean Weinberg

Howdy, and thanks for coming to the blog. My name is Sean Weinberg, co-founder of RezScore. In contrast to Gerrit, I am NOT a big numbers geek. Although Gerrit has explained the RezScore algorithm to me at least 247 times, I still don’t quite get it. I do, however, love to build things (in this [...]

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