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The professionals at Grammar Chic, Inc. provide you with insight and recommendations in this blog to help you write a resume that will impress your potential employers, score more interviews and get a great job.   For more information regarding other writing services please visit www.grammarchic.net.

 

Using your Resume for More than just Job Boards

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Using your Resume for More than just Job Boards

Oftentimes when people think of applying for jobs, one of the first things that comes to their mind is job boards. These online resources have become a staple when it comes to employment. Not only is this where many employers turn to post available openings, it is where job seekers go on the hunt to find viable opportunities. But if this is the only way you’re getting your resume into the hands of potential employers, you are missing out on other chances. Your resume can be used as a valuable tool in other ways as well. Participate in Job...

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5 Tips to Make your Cover Letter Stand Out

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5 Tips to Make your Cover Letter Stand Out

Your cover letter is your first, albeit brief, introduction to a hiring manager. It is your opportunity to pique their interest and entice them to want to see what your resume holds. Because there is more flexibility with a cover letter, you can infuse some additional personality while still keeping it professional. Your cover letter should really highlight what you bring to the table and how you align with the job you are applying for. It can be beneficial to always include a cover letter unless the application specifically states not to....

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Where Does “Stay-at-Home Parent” Fit on your Resume?

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Where Does “Stay-at-Home Parent” Fit on your Resume?

There is no denying that childcare can be expensive. A remedy to this situation for many families is having one parent stay at home while the other works. Stay-at-home parenting requires a lot of work, but is not necessarily something you want to list on your resume. This can be a struggle when you are ready to return to the workforce and appear to have a – sometimes significant – gap on your resume. There are ways to overcome this gap, however, while still emphasizing your experience and abilities. Avoid creative titles. Creating an...

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How Personal Should Your Resume Be?

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How Personal Should Your Resume Be?

It goes without saying that your resume will certainly be somewhat personal in nature because it is about your background and experiences. Your training, accomplishments, and activities will not be the same as anyone else’s; these things are unique to you. But there are different levels of personal. You want the information you include to reflect you in a professional light and not lead to unintentional discrimination. So just how personal should you get? First versus Third Person There has been much debate about what tense to use on a...

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Why Personalization Matters When Choosing a Resume Writing Service

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Why Personalization Matters When Choosing a Resume Writing Service

Hiring a professional resume writing service is a decision that should not be taken lightly. You are paying good money to have someone craft you a professional resume to boost your job search efforts. Before choosing, you want to make sure you have taken the time to do some research and pick a company that can meet your needs and that you feel confident in. One major factor to consider is the personal service you receive. Anyone can plug their information into a template system and have it generate a generic form letter type of resume. You...

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Resumes & ATS: What Does It Mean For You?

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Resumes & ATS: What Does It Mean For You?

Hiring managers may receive dozens or even hundreds of applications for a single position. This makes going through each one by hand a fairly unrealistic feat. Many companies have turned to ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems to make this process easier. But with more reliance on technology, that means job seekers need to be even more strategic about how they craft their resume. It’s not enough to just throw something together – it must be optimized to meet ATS standards. How does an ATS work? An applicant tracking system is a software program...

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5 Secrets of Hiring Managers

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5 Secrets of Hiring Managers

You’ve submitted your resume but where does it go? The hope is into the hands of a hiring manager. It will probably pass through an applicant tracking system (ATS) first, but not always. In either case, the hiring manager is one more step in the process of getting closer to a job offer. They review dozens of applications and meet with those applicants that they feel might be the one for the job. So what are some things that hiring managers wish you knew? They want to hire you. Hiring managers are not out to get you – they’re looking for...

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Dust off your Resume for Spring and Revitalize your Job Search

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Dust off your Resume for Spring and Revitalize your Job Search

Spring is in full swing. As you clean out the closets and spruce up the yard, why not stop to dust the cobwebs off of your resume? While many people are getting rid of the old to make room for the new, they often forget about their resume, especially if they’re not in the midst of looking for a job. But there is no telling when you may need your resume or when a great job opportunity will arise. It’s better to take the time now to polish things up than trying to cram it in at the last minute when it really counts. Don’t just keep adding on....

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Customizing Your Resume is Easier than you Think

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Customizing Your Resume is Easier than you Think

One of the most common pieces of advice for job seekers is to tailor their resume to each position for which they apply. This allows them to increase their appeal and competitiveness by better aligning with what the employer is looking for. At first this can seem very overwhelming and time consuming. A different resume for every job? However, with a little planning and practice, this can be easier than you think. You’re not rewriting your entire resume. When you customize your resume, the main focus will be on your summary of qualifications...

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Valuable Real Estate: Maximizing Space on your Resume

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Valuable Real Estate: Maximizing Space on your Resume

Hiring managers spend a short amount of time reviewing your resume before they decide if you make the cut to the next stage. This means that using available space most effectively is key. You don’t want to leave out important details that make you stand out, but you also don’t want to overwhelm them with information. The average job seeker should be able to fit their resume neatly onto two pages. There are some that may be able to use a single page and others who may need three, but generally speaking, two pages will suffice. What to include...

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