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Conducting Your Own 6-Second Resume Scan

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In a perfect world, recruiters would spend time carefully reviewing each section of your resume to see if you’re the right fit for an open position. In reality, they only spend about six seconds on their cursory glance to decide whether or not you make the cut. That means that you have very little time to make a positive impression and catch their attention to make them want to find out more about you. While there isn’t a perfect formula for ensuring your resume is read, you can do your own six-second review to make sure you’re hitting key...

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For Jobseekers, Organization is Key

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The job search process can leave even the most put-together professional feeling a little bit discombobulated. There’s a lot of information you need to keep track of during your job search, a lot of balls to keep in the air at once: To where have you applied? How far are you in each application process? When’s your next interview? With which company do you need to send a follow-up? And who are your contact people at each place you’ve applied? The only way to keep your head on straight and your ducks in a row is to get organized—but how? There...

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Font Choice Matters: The Best and Worst Resume Fonts

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Font Choice Matters: The Best and Worst Resume Fonts

If you thought that font choice was a minor detail on your resume that doesn’t much matter, guess again. While content is critical, don’t overlook the importance of style as well. Consider one of the first things you notice when you look at text – what the font looks like. Whether it’s fancy or simple, large or small, easy to read or scrunched together. It sets the tone for what you’re about to read. The same is true for your resume. The font is the first impression that a recruiter or hiring manager gets. Choosing the right font does make a...

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Revamping your Resume for the New Year

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Revamping your Resume for the New Year

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just toying with the idea of finding something else, December can be a great time to get your resume ready for the New Year. January can be a busy hiring month as companies start a new fiscal year and have budgeted for new positions or to fill existing vacancies. The holidays also provide valuable networking opportunities as you socialize at various events. Work is a common topic of discussion, so you can start putting feelers out for potential leads. As you work on these aspects of your job...

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Avoiding Scams in Your Job Search

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Avoiding Scams in Your Job Search

Online job sites make it easier than ever to connect with potential opportunities—but they also make it easier than ever to run afoul of scammers and con artists, posting illegitimate job listings with the intention of accessing your personal information. For jobseekers, vigilance is imperative. This doesn’t mean you should avoid using online job sites, but it does mean you should be aware of some of the common indicators of phony job postings. Many of these are matters of common sense—but nevertheless, it may be helpful to have a quick...

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Crafting an Engaging Cover Letter from a Vague Job Description

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Crafting an Engaging Cover Letter from a Vague Job Description

Wouldn’t it be great if every job posting contained a thorough description of the position, responsibilities, and qualifications? While some do an excellent job at preparing job seekers, others leave much to be desired. It can be tough to figure out how to customize your cover letter (and your resume) when the company barely provides any information at all. However, if it is a company or position that you are interested in, there are ways you can overcome this lack of detail and still create a powerful cover letter. Research similar...

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How a One-Page Resume Can Hurt Your Job Search

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How a One-Page Resume Can Hurt Your Job Search

There has been great debate about resume length over the years. Some people are firm believers that it should be no more than one page. After all, recruiters spend less than a minute – and sometimes mere seconds – evaluating whether or not they are interested. From this perspective, a single page would make sense. However, more than one page can be acceptable and even necessary when you consider how much experience some people have accumulated over the years. New graduates just entering the workforce may be able to comfortably fit their...

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Cover Letter Dos and Don’ts to Make a Stronger Impression

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Cover Letter Dos and Don’ts to Make a Stronger Impression

Writing a cover letter to accompany each job application should become a habit. While it’s true that not every hiring manager reads them, there are many who do, and a well-crafted cover letter can give you an edge. Before the employer even lays eyes on your resume, you are already setting the stage and positioning yourself as someone they should be paying attention to. Without a cover letter, you are wasting this opportunity. As you carefully construct your cover letter and tailor it to the role, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind:...

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Why Autumn Is a Great Time to Update your Resume

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Why Autumn Is a Great Time to Update your Resume

If you’ve been putting off updating your resume, the time to stop procrastinating is now. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to forget valuable information and accomplishments. One year fades into the next and older projects get replaced by newer ones. Autumn is an ideal time to shake the cobwebs off of your resume and polish it up for the end of the year. You get busy over the holidays. This means further delays. The holidays haven’t really ramped up yet, so while you have some downtime, focus on revamping your resume. Reflect back...

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Making Sense of Verb Tense on Your Resume

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Making Sense of Verb Tense on Your Resume

Verbs are a powerful part of your resume. After all, they are what bring action and emphasis to your statements and help you to better convey your potential. Boring verbs can bring down the energy of your resume. And while it seems like verb tense is fairly common sense, this is actually something that trips up many job seekers, especially when it comes to their current job. The past is in the past. This should go without saying. Any jobs you have held previously and do not hold anymore should be written in past tense. The projects and...

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