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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Are Thank You Notes an Outdated Trend?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Are Thank You Notes an Outdated Trend?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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Jack of all Trades: How a Broad Resume can Hurt your Job Search

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Jack of all Trades: How a Broad Resume can Hurt your Job Search

It is wonderful to have a broad range of abilities and interests. Oftentimes employees wear many hats and may have developed numerous skills throughout their career. This allows them to be adaptable and take on different projects. Entrepreneurs in particular may have assumed many roles. However, when it comes to your resume, being a jack of all trades may actually lead to a longer job search. Not focused on one particular role. You may be open to a wide range of roles, but your resume should be targeted to the specific position that you are...

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Is an Online Resume Really Necessary?

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Is an Online Resume Really Necessary?

In today’s technology-driven world, more and more employers and recruiters are going online to scope out candidates. Job seekers are turning to personal websites and online platforms such as LinkedIn to build connections and make their resume more readily available. While having an online version of your resume is not a requirement, it can certainly boost your job search. Become searchable. With your resume stored online, you become more easily searchable. Employers can type in a few key words, and if your resume is a match, it will show up...

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How a Cover Letter can Support your Job Search Efforts

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How a Cover Letter can Support your Job Search Efforts

Many job seekers wonder whether they should send a cover letter with each resume if it’s not required. Are employers or recruiters taking the time to read them? While some may skim over the cover letter, others do take the time to read them. There is no harm in including one unless the employer specifically states not to. A cover letter is an ideal opportunity to further highlight your qualifications and fit for the position. There are many advantages to having one: 1. Create a stronger first impression An employer may review hundreds of...

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5 Reasons your Resume may be Getting Lost in the Shuffle

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5 Reasons your Resume may be Getting Lost in the Shuffle

Employers and recruiters may receive dozens or even hundreds of applications for open positions. They must then go through and sort these applications to determine who may be the best fit for the job. Sometimes applicant tracking systems (ATS) are the first tool used to narrow down the selection. This means that not only does your resume have to appeal to the human eye, but also to an electronic scanner. Even if you align with everything the job opening is looking for, your resume could still run the risk of being overlooked and getting lost...

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Turning Point: Shifting your Entry-Level Resume into a Mid-Level Career Resume

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Turning Point: Shifting your Entry-Level Resume into a Mid-Level Career Resume

At some point in everyone’s career they transition from an entry-level candidate into a more experienced professional. They rely less on what they learned in class and more on the hands-on experience they have gained and how they have applied their knowledge. As you switch jobs, however, your resume should reflect this transition. The resume you used fresh out of college may not accurately demonstrate the scope of your skills and experience today. Making some adjustments to the organization, formatting, and content of your entry-level resume...

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