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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.

 

Resume Packages: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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Trying to find the perfect gift can be frustrating. Is it the right size? Color? Style? Brand? The list goes on and on. And who knows whether it will be slyly re-gifted, returned, or sat on a shelf to gather dust. Giving the gift of a resume package can bypass these hurdles and become something that pays off time and again, benefiting a loved one for years to come. It’s never the wrong size or shape and can be customized to fit each person’s individual needs. Not convinced yet? Here are some other benefits to buying someone a resume package:...

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How To: Tailor Your Resume for the Job You Want

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One of the worst things you can do when job seeking is to mass distribute your resume. While you may be desperate for a job, this can actually hurt your efforts. Taking the time to tailor your resume to each position can yield better results, especially given that more employers are turning to applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sort through resumes. Sending a targeted resume can help you to better align with the key points an employer is looking for and not be knocked out of the competition right off the bat. Remember that tailoring your...

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Why You Shouldn’t Overlook the Value of Volunteer Work on Your Resume

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Your resume is often the first impression a potential employer gets of you. Of course, you want it to be professional and reflect your career achievements, your education and training, and your key abilities. But where does volunteer work fit in? Many people overlook volunteering because it’s unpaid and may not be directly related to the type of work you do at your job. However, including your volunteer experience may actually make you more attractive to an employer. Here’s why: It rounds you out as a person. Whether you’re advocating for...

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Finding Balance When Presenting Your Job History

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When creating your resume, how far back should you go? Should you showcase all 40+ years that you’ve been in the workforce, or should you consolidate and just highlight the past several years? Depending on your history and the type of position you’re applying for, the answer may vary. Also, don’t forget that your resume is an overview of your career and who you are – it doesn’t have to include every detail. Oftentimes employers will have you fill out a more in-depth history later on. For now, you want to present enough to grab their attention...

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Similar Positions? Make them Stand Apart on Your Resume

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One of the challenges that many people face when creating their resume is that they have held more than one job with similar responsibilities. Whether your old company closed, you moved, or you simply wanted to change organizations, you find yourself completing similar work. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – after all, that’s what your training and experience are in. But when it comes to your resume, how do you show that you haven’t spent the past 10 years sitting stagnant? First of all, your resume should not include a generic job...

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Avoiding Age Discrimination on Your Resume

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While the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employers from using age as a discriminating factor in hiring (and any other aspect of employment), it still happens. Employers may not even realize that subconsciously they’re thinking about a person’s age while reviewing their resume because it is so obviously highlighted. Taking steps to put the emphasis on your relevant abilities and accomplishments – instead of your age – can redirect an employer’s attention to the things that matter. Here are a few ways that you reduce the...

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Why Sending a Thank You Note is More Than Proper Etiquette

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You walk out of an interview feeling a sense of relief that it’s over, yet replaying it again in your mind trying to analyze how it went. Now it’s time to wait and see what happens. Wrong. Now it’s time to sit down and write out a thank you note to everyone you interviewed with. While many trends are outdated, this one is not. Sending a thank you note is the polite and respectful thing to do. The employer did not have to make time in their busy schedule to meet with you, nor did they have to choose you out of all of the other candidates; but...

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Building Your Resume: Where to Start

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Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’re a seasoned professional, chances are you will need a polished resume at some point. Even if you’re not actively seeking a new job, it is still a good idea to have an up-to-date document at the ready. One of the things that people struggle with most is figuring out the content. There are thousands of examples to look at for format and style, but the content is unique for each person. You know what you do at your job, but how do you convey that to others in a way that is meaningful,...

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5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume

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There’s no denying that the job market is fierce. There are often dozens of people fighting over the same open positions. If you’re not standing out for the right reasons, you’re missing your opportunity. When you’ve been submitting tons of resumes with little to no response, it may be time to consider double-checking your resume and ensuring that it’s giving off the impression you want. Many candidates are unknowingly sabotaging their own resumes and job searches by making simple mistakes. You haven’t branded yourself. Your resume should...

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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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