May 19, 2020

With the current uncharted times we’re all facing and the tremendous shift to the global economy, many of us are feeling the impacts of shakeups in the job market. Whether you have recently been affected by layoffs and forced to think about a new job or are simply taking this time at home to better yourself and reflect on your career and future goals, now is the perfect time to pull your resume out of storage and give your professional image an u...

January 30, 2020

Whether you’re deciding to switch jobs for the third time, or applying for the first time, the job application process can be overwhelming. Especially when trying to create a resume that stands out.

November 18, 2019

Most resume bullet points start with the same words. Frankly, the same tired old words hiring managers have heard over and over—to the point where they’ve lost a lot of their meaning and don’t do much to show off your accomplishments.

So, let’s get a little more creative, shall we? Next time you update your resume, switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs that will catch hiring managers’ eyes...

April 8, 2019

Nearly everyone agrees integrity in business is important. It’s a buzzword you see in many corporate mission statements and on numerous resumes. But what exactly does it mean? How can we demonstrate integrity in business on a day to day basis? And is it really that big of a deal?

Yes. Integrity matters. In fact, to quote Alan K. Simpson, “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.” Let’s talk ab...

October 8, 2018

In September, Carly collaborated with her alma mater to host a webinar specific to the current candidate's job market. If you weren't able to attend, please view the webinar in the link below.

Webinar: It’s a Candidate’s Job Market: How to Succeed In It

Carly Glova is the Founder and President of Building Careers, an executive search firm serving the commercial real estate world. Having determined that no executive recruiting firms in San Diego foc...

September 10, 2018

Join Penn State alumna, Carly Glova, '08 Finance, for a Smeal Lifelong Learning Webinar, "It’s a Candidate’s Job Market: How to Succeed in It," on Wednesday, September 12, at Noon ET/9:00 AM PST. Reportedly, the economy's strengthening and both jobs and wages are moving up. Carly, Founder and Executive Recruiter at Building Careers LLC, will discuss how employers and employees can survive in this war for talent! Secure your spot today! https://bi...

April 13, 2018

Is the traditional resume becoming obsolete? The short answer is no. If we spent as much time on our resumes as we do on our social media profiles, maybe we would get as many likes from potential employers as we do from social connections. While this might seem blatantly obvious to most, it’s worth reiterating how important it is to take the necessary time to devote to continuously updating the best resume possible.

Take the Time to Review the Ent...

May 15, 2017

There are a lot of misconceptions about how professional resumes should be written and what is and isn’t acceptable. I have reviewed thousands of resumes as a recruiter in the technology and real estate industries, and, what I have found is that the biggest concern most job seekers have is that they keep their resume to one page, when in fact, assuming a certain tenure and that the experience is relevant, a two-page resume can be equally as effec...

January 16, 2017

It looks good for job seekers exploring employment opportunities in San Diego this year and the news comes from some of the best recruiters in town

October 21, 2015


25 résumé mistakes you need to fix right now

  1. An objective

  2. Irrelevant work experiences

  3. Personal Stuff

  4. Your hobbies

  5. Your age

  6. Too much text

  7. Time off

  8. References

  9. Personal pronouns

  10. Present tense for a past job

  11. A less-than-professional email address

  12. Any unnecessary, obvious words, like, “Phone”

  13. Your current business-contact info

  14. Your boss’ name

  15. Company-specific jargon

  16. Social-...

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