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Taking the “Fright” Out of Lack of Experience on your Resume

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Taking the “Fright” Out of Lack of Experience on your Resume

Writing a resume can be challenging for anyone, but even more so when you have little experience to point to. Young adults fresh out of high school or college transitioning into the work force can find it difficult to know what to include and may worry that this lack of experience will negatively impact their job search. The important thing is to focus on the knowledge, skills, and training that you do have, rather than those that you don’t. You want to show employers why you are worth taking a chance on and will fit well within their...

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Why Hiring Managers Hate Your Resume

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Why Hiring Managers Hate Your Resume

If you have been submitting your resume to multiple positions with little response, it may not just be the competitive nature of the job market. It could be that your resume isn’t as polished as you think and contains some nuances that are turning off hiring managers. There is certain information that employers simply don’t want – or need – to see, and other essentials that you may be overlooking. Before you apply for that next job, take a minute to see how your resume measures up. 1. It has an objective statement. Ditch the objective because...

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Resume Tips for IT Professionals

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Information technology is a field that is integrated into many different industries. IT professionals often have a wide range of skills and abilities that make them instrumental to various projects and business operations. When it comes to creating a resume, however, it can seem overwhelming to try to encompass everything in a clear and concise way. This is where doing your research and tailoring your resume to the specific job opening becomes important so that you target what the employer is looking for. Here are some areas where you can...

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Looking to Relocate? How your Resume and Cover Letter can Help

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Looking to Relocate? How your Resume and Cover Letter can Help

Sometimes job seekers are ready for a change in scenery and decide to follow their desires to move to another city or state. In other cases, a move may be necessary due to family situations or a spouse being transferred. While many companies do look for local applicants, they also realize that people are willing to relocate for the right position and may be a strong fit for the company. The key is to get your resume noticed, and addressing the issue of relocation can support your chances of landing an interview. Mention relocation in your...

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Reducing the Impact of Job Hopping on your Resume

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Reducing the Impact of Job Hopping on your Resume

While some people have a long history of working for a single company, others have moved from job to job over the years. This may be due to their own choosing or for reasons beyond their control. Regardless of the cause, having a career history that hops from job to job within a relatively short period of time can be a red flag for employers.  They may question why you have held several positions and not stayed with any one employer for more than a short time. While you never want to lie on your resume, there can be some ways to downplay a...

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Making the Most of Downtime to Enhance your Resume

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Making the Most of Downtime to Enhance your Resume

One of the worst things a job seeker can do is sit idly by waiting for a job opportunity to present itself. Whether you get laid off, take time off to raise your family, or find yourself otherwise unemployed, the key is to stay active and not let your skills lapse. Job searching can be challenging and seem disheartening at times, but it is important to remain positive and do what you can to maximize your potential. If you are in the midst of a job search, here are some ways to make the most of this downtime in your career: Volunteer. Find a...

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Signs your Resume May be Sending the Wrong Impression

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Signs your Resume May be Sending the Wrong Impression

If you feel that you have a strong resume but it is not generating much feedback or attention, it could be because you are unintentionally sending the wrong impression. Small details can make a big difference. They way you see your resume may not be the same way potential employers see it. Here are some details to be on the lookout for: 1. Your resume is not at the same level as your experience. If you are claiming to be a senior-level professional, your accomplishments should reflect this. Make sure that each statement and bullet point is...

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Maximizing Resume Impact without a Degree

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Maximizing Resume Impact without a Degree

A common concern for some job seekers is that they lack a formal degree or training. They may have several years of experience in the industry, but they either have not gone to college or did not complete the program to obtain their official degree. However, this does not necessarily have to stand in their way of getting a job. Many job postings have a list of requirements or qualifications that applicants should have. Oftentimes employers will note a specific degree they prefer but then follow that up with “or relevant experience.” They...

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Are Thank You Notes an Outdated Trend?

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Are Thank You Notes an Outdated Trend?

In today’s fast-paced, competitive job market, job seekers want to make the most of every opportunity to make a good impression. They are competing against others who may be just as qualified or even more so for a position. In order to secure a job, they have to stand out for all of the right reasons. While some people may think that sending a thank you note is a trend that went out of style when job searching and applications became more high tech, this is not necessarily true. There are several benefits to taking the time to write a...

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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Your Resume

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4 Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Your Resume

Before sending out your resume to potential employers, you want to ensure that it is reflecting you in the most positive light and accurately conveying what you have to offer. If your resume doesn’t meet basic standards and make you an attractive candidate, you are missing out on valuable job opportunities. When evaluating your resume, here are four basic questions to ask yourself: 1. Does it send a clear message about your identity and experience? Upon reading your resume, will employers know what type of professional you are and the job you...

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