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text 2017-08-12 14:35
Why Your Resume Didn’t Get You An Interview in UAE
The resume writer's handbook: A manual f... The resume writer's handbook: A manual for writing resumes - Michael Holley Smith

Companies receive many hundreds of resumes. Out of these, nine out of ten of the resumes get ignored and rejected. If you think that your resume could have been the reason that you did not get called in for an interview, then this could be why:

 

  • Your resume was not viewed by a human. Many companies send their resumes into a resume database that causes it to get neglected. They are then difficult to find because they could have had the incorrect format, had unwanted content, did not have the right keywords or were sent to the wrong place. If they are not able to search your resume then they cannot find it either.
  • Your resume did not get through the first scan. The initial scan of a resume lasts for around two to three seconds. The resume was probably attached to a particular role and was sent through for a review. This is usually done by a Sourcer or a Recruiter who keeps an eye out for the basic needs of the job, called a BFOQ which stands for bona fide occupational qualification. This means a degree or experience level of the minimum that is required for a specific job. If you do not fit the description and do not have that particular achievement then you will not be considered. This is why it is important to make your educational and work details accessible on your resume.   
  • Your resume did not go through the second scan. If a resume survives the first three second long then it has to go through a second scan that is around thirty seconds long. In this scan, your key sections such as your objective, education and experience details will be scanned and then read so that it can be decided whether you will be qualified or not.
  • You did not appeal to the hiring manager. The Sourcer and Recruiter will usually send the top resumes out of the pile to the hiring manager. If your resume is not as good as the others, then they will beat you to the mark.
  • Your resume just wasn’t good enough. A brutally honest fact, but one you must come to terms with. No matter how qualified or experienced you are, if your resume does not show that properly, then it could be the reason why you were not called for the interview.

 

Remember, your resume could be the key to landing the job or losing it.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-08-02 23:57
Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career
Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career - Carla Kelly

3 stars but barely made it. This one definitely won't go down as one of my favorites. TBH, I was bored for the most part but it was mainly because I didn't care for our "beautiful and brilliant" heroine. To me, she was every bit silly and clueless as her dumb family. I don't even know what James saw in her, apart from her affinity towards the Bard's work (and her beauty?). She may have wrote some good papers on the Bard but I was bored through and through with her real self.

On the contrary, I LOVED our hero, who I thought deserved a better, and dare I say, more matured woman in his life. Even as I slogged through where Ellen shows her dumb self over and over again, by being a pushover for the half of the story, I lost my patience when she turned down James's marriage proposal for the umpteenth time, reason unknown. I mean for no valid reason at all! After all that he'd done for her, she still couldn't bring herself to come to a decision about his utmost devotion to her. :o I mean, was that part even up for debate? A young, handsome, brilliant, RICH Marquess wants to marry me, who also encourages my interest in Shakespeare, Geography and other things society won't let any gentle lady take part in. Who comes running if he thinks I'm in danger and would do anything to help me and my family so he's also extremely kind. Who already said he loves me... I like him too, but not enough to decide whether I should marry him. Oh geez! From her monologue, all I can say is that she was unquestionably dumb.

It took James's decision to not pursue her any longer (he at least had some reasons, not to retaliate in any way) for Ellen's brain to start working, and finally realizing what an idiot she'd been and how unfairly she'd treated him. Too late Ellen, you've already ruined my fun. -_- *yawn*

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review 2017-06-01 06:19
Podcast #50 is up!
Radicalism and Reputation: The Career of Bronterre O'Brien - Michael J. Turner

My latest podcast is up on the New Books Network website! In it I interview Michael J. Turner ot his new biography of James Bronterre O'Brien, the 19th English radical writer who was a key figure in the Chartist movement. Enjoy!

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text 2017-04-23 12:14
Career of Evil - DNF
Career of Evil - Jay R. Galbraith

DNF at page 252.

 

Skim-read the rest of the book and I most happily DNF it. The conclusion to the mystery was meh, the very last page of the book was blergh.

I will get rid of the three books I own, because I most definitely won´t continue with this series. Maybe someone else will get more out of them than me.

 

Book 4 of Booklikes-opoly

Page Count: DNF at page 252

Earned money: $3.00

New bank account: $32.00

 

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text 2017-04-23 09:40
Reading progress update: I've read 252 out of 574 pages.
Career of Evil - Jay R. Galbraith

"She felt strangely unsettled, knowing that she was sleeping five doors away from Strike. That was Matthew´s fault, of course. If you sleep with him, we´re over for good.

Her unruly imagination suddenly presented her with the sound of a knock on the door, Strike inviting himself in on some slim pretext...

Don´t be ridiculous.

She rolled over, pressing her flushed face into the pillow. What was she thinking? Damn Matthew, putting things in her head, judging her by himself....

Strike, meanwhile, had not yet made it into bed. [...] Lying with his hands behind his head he stared up at the dark ceiling and thought about Robin, lying five rooms away."

 

I feel strangely unsettled, because I can´t take 300 more pages of this badly written "hinting-at-a-relationsship" crap. I´m this close to DNF this book and skim read who the murderer is. I have to think this over for a little bit.

 

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