5 Resume Mistakes Telecommuters Often Make

Written by Nell Taliercio

Finding a legit telecommute job can be difficult. Telecommute jobs are in high demand and hundreds if not thousands of other people are competing forrepparttar same position.

So how do you stand apart from everyone else? Your résumé.

Your telecommute résumérepparttar 144878 first and oftenrepparttar 144879 only document a potential employer has to make a hiring decision with. Here are some tips specifically for your telecommute résumé to keep it onrepparttar 144880 employer’s desk and out of “file number 13”.

I have consulted with telecommute résumé expert Jennifer Anthony of RésuméASAP to get a list ofrepparttar 144881 top five telecommute résumé mistakes. Here they are!

1. Wild designs or frilly fonts.

If you want to be taken seriously for consideration, avoid using cursive fonts or cutesy clip art. Leave this to personal use; it does not belong on business correspondence. Also, check your e-mail signatures. You don’t want to send your résumé out and then sign your name “Mommy to Sean and Sissy” with little angel graphics around their names.

2. Résumé templates.

“I know for a fact that recruiters hate templates and would rather rip their hair out than read templates”, Jennifer Anthony

Recruiters and hiring managers spend their day (often overtime) sorting through hundreds of résumés. Templates are hard to read, andrepparttar 144882 design elements often don’t show up correctly on a monitor other than that your own. Hiring managers need to be able to scan your document quickly to see if you are qualified before moving on. If they can’t find out in 6-8 seconds, your résumé is trash. It is better to start with a blank document and look at other résumé examples for inspiration.

3. The selfish objective statement.

If you are usingrepparttar 144883 same old objective statement as everyone else, your résumé may be thrown inrepparttar 144884 trash because you did not put forthrepparttar 144885 effort to create a personalized résumé.

Here is an example objective you should avoid:

“A telecommute position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and expertise working from home.”

Why? This statement opens up many questions. What kind of telecommute position? What is your knowledge and expertise? Also take note that usingrepparttar 144886 words “me” and “my” sound very selfish. Instead of telling them what you want, you should be showing them what you have to offer them.

5 Myths About Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer

Written by Emily Clark

Sara spends much of her summer nearrepparttar beach. She lives in a mild climate and is very athletic. She loves to swim, bike and play games outdoors. Sara knowsrepparttar 144809 dangers ofrepparttar 144810 sun and so she opts for tanning salons to get her 'golden glow' while being sure to apply sunscreen every day before heading out.

Joseph lives in a cooler, northern climate. The summers can be very humid, but most ofrepparttar 144811 year is mild or even below freezing duringrepparttar 144812 harshest winter months. The beach has never been much of a draw for him and he spends most of his time doing indoor activities or at his job. Joseph doesn't worry about sunscreen and only had one sunburn that he can remember and that was when he was a child.


Which of these examples do you most associate yourself with? Did you know that Sara and Joseph are both at risk of developing skin cancer? We have all heardrepparttar 144813 warnings aboutrepparttar 144814 dangers of sun exposure. We know all aboutrepparttar 144815 importance of wearing sunscreen and hats. But are YOU protected from skin cancer? Consider these myths and facts:

MYTH ONE: Tanning Beds are Safer thanrepparttar 144816 Sun

20 minutes of exposure in a tanning bed is roughly equivalent to four hours inrepparttar 144817 sun. Although sun beds use UVA rather than UVB rays, 'The Skin Cancer Answer' states that "UV-A penetrates more deeply intorepparttar 144818 skin than UV-B, can cause skin cancer, and may suppressrepparttar 144819 immune system."

MYTH TWO: Wearing Sunscreen atrepparttar 144820 Beach is Protection

85 percent of UV rays can even make it through on cloudy days. That means you are equally at risk inrepparttar 144821 car, walkingrepparttar 144822 dog or letting your children out to play at any time of year - even when you're not atrepparttar 144823 beach. Of course, you are usually less attired atrepparttar 144824 beach and so covering up is recommended even when wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen also wears off with sweat and water and should always be applied every two hours or after getting wet.

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