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Do you Still Need a Traditional Resume or is an Online Profile Enough?

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Do you Still Need a Traditional Resume or is an Online Profile Enough?

There is no denying that the digital age is upon us. Technology has integrated its way into more and more aspects of our lives. It used to be that job openings were listed in the newspaper. Column after column of them for different industries. Now newspapers have relatively small job sections if they’re listed at all. Employers are turning to online job boards, company websites, social media, and more to spread the word and attract job seekers. This has also led job seekers to become more technology oriented. Websites like LinkedIn allow them...

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Back to School: Resume Tips for Educators

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Back to School: Resume Tips for Educators

School is back in session across the country, but there are still many districts and universities scrambling to fill vacancies. They want to find high quality educators capable of helping students thrive. A well-crafted resume can not only demonstrate your passion, but also your ability to make a difference. As an educator, keeping your resume up-to-date is important because metrics and buzzwords change and you never know when your ideal position will open up. But how can educators make their resume stand out and grab positive attention?...

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Building Thought Leadership Through LinkedIn Pulse

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Building Thought Leadership Through LinkedIn Pulse

If you are looking to establish online thought leadership—to portray yourself as a true authority within your field—then you need to be using LinkedIn. There’s no way around it: LinkedIn is the social platform of choice for professional movers and shakers, and it is the single best social tool for building your personal brand. We’ll go a step further and say that you should be publishing unique, compelling content on LinkedIn Pulse. For those who haven’t heard, Pulse is LinkedIn’s blogging platform, and it offers a number of benefits to those...

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6 Common Resume Writing Questions Answered

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6 Common Resume Writing Questions Answered

Resume writing is, in a way, an art form. It takes practice and you’ve got to stay up-to-date with changing trends and expectations. The resume you used to get a job 10 years ago may not be as beneficial in today’s job market. Job seekers often have many questions about what their resume should or shouldn’t look like or include in order to make the strongest impression. We’ve rounded up some common questions faced by job seekers and guidance on how to proceed. Should my resume only be one page? Page length is one of the most common resume...

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Avoiding Tempting Lies on Your Resume

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Avoiding Tempting Lies on Your Resume

The job market can be tough. There may be dozens or hundreds of other people all vying for the same position. In an effort to make themselves stand out and appear more qualified for the job, some job seekers may embellish their resume a bit or tell small lies. While in some cases this may seem harmless, it can end up costing them the job and it does not sit well with employers. Consider how far technology has come and how much information is available with just a few clicks on the Internet. It’s often not hard for hiring managers to reveal...

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On Point: Crafting Bullet Points that Pack a Punch

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On Point: Crafting Bullet Points that Pack a Punch

If your resume is beginning to look like solid blocks of text where everything blends together, it’s time to start revamping your approach. It’s okay to have two or three sentences under each position you’ve held, but then use strategic bullet points to emphasize key accomplishments and abilities. This change in format will draw the hiring manager’s eye and break up information into more manageable chunks. Hiring managers don’t want to have to sift through a paragraph of text trying to determine what the most important points are. In fact,...

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Bringing your Resume into the 21st Century

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Bringing your Resume into the 21st Century

As with many things in life, resumes have evolved over the years. The formatting, content, and style have all gone through changes. If it’s been a few years since you’ve updated your resume, there’s a good chance that it could have dated features. For instance, hardly anyone uses AOL anymore, so it’s a good idea to set up an email account through a platform like Gmail, even if you only use it for job searching. Fax numbers and landlines? They’ve also gone by the wayside. More people are putting cell phone numbers on their resume because it’s...

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5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Leading to Interviews

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5 Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Leading to Interviews

It can be frustrating when you’re applying for jobs you feel you’re qualified for and not getting much feedback. Is your resume getting lost in the abyss? Is it simply a slow process and the company is still filtering through applicants? While some factors may be out of your control, one thing you can control is making sure that your resume is a strong reflection of you and your strengths, abilities, and accomplishments. If you’re applying and not landing any interviews, here are some reasons your resume may be to blame: You’re lacking a...

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Cover Letter Confusion: Who Should You Address it to?

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Cover Letter Confusion: Who Should You Address it to?

You’ve found a great job opening, polished up your resume, tweaked your cover letter, and you’re ready to go – almost. Still lingering is the empty space where you address your cover letter to someone. But who should it be? Do you go with the generic standby of “To Whom it May Concern” or “Dear Sir or Madam”? Do you keep searching to make it more personalized? Your best bet is to try to make it as personalized as possible. Think about when you get mail. What is your first impression of a letter that is addressed to “Resident” or “Head of...

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Why Recruiters Leave Your LinkedIn Page

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Why Recruiters Leave Your LinkedIn Page

It’s hard enough getting a potential employer onto your LinkedIn page; the last thing you want is for them to get there and then immediately want to leave. Think of it like a house. If you’re trying to sell your home, you always want to make a strong first impression. You want to keep up with the curb appeal. You want to ensure a good, crisp coat of paint. You want to do anything you can to prevent buyers from taking one quick glance and then exiting In much the same way, you want to make sure there are no glaring mistakes or redundancies on...

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