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Hybrid Resumes: The Best of Both Worlds

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Hybrid Resumes: The Best of Both Worlds

One piece of fairly consistent resume is advice is to steer clear of functional resumes; they’re often perceived as trying to cover up gaps in employment, short job stints, or other undesirable issues. Job seekers may like them because it’s an opportunity to more directly speak to the skills they have built over the years. A hybrid resume can allow you to find balance between a functional and chronological resume. When is a Hybrid Resume Good to Use? A hybrid resume can be helpful when you want to draw attention to specific skills while still...

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Don’t Push Your Luck with a Generic Resume

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Don’t Push Your Luck with a Generic Resume

When it comes to finding a job, you may be willing to settle for whatever you can get your hands on until the right opportunity comes along. Or perhaps you really have no idea exactly what you want to do because you’re experienced in many areas. While you should be proud of your ability to easily adapt to different roles, creating a “jack-of-all-trades” generic resume isn’t the way to go. Think of it this way: if an employer could replace your name with someone – anyone – else’s, then you’re missing the mark. You don’t want to blend in with...

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Is It Time to Update Your Resume?

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Is It Time to Update Your Resume?

Your resume is a work in progress; a fluid document that changes with the times. Or at least it should be. If your resume is a file lost in the abyss of your computer and one you rarely think to look at, you may want to take a new approach. Oftentimes people don’t think to update their resume until they’re actively looking for a job – or suddenly find themselves unemployed. This is an already stressful time, and now you’re adding to it with the pressure of having to recount the last five, ten, or however many years it’s been since you last...

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Do Hobbies Belong on Your Resume?

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Do Hobbies Belong on Your Resume?

When it comes to resumes, there’s a lot of hype about making yourself stand out from the competition. The job market is fierce, so you want to position yourself as best as possible and make employers want to learn more about you and not the other guy. Some people try to achieve this by making themselves appear more personable through incorporating details such as hobbies or interests on their resume. While this can show that there’s more to you than just your job, you want to use hobbies with caution. They can be distracting and take up...

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College Spotlight: Creating a Resume for Internships

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College Spotlight: Creating a Resume for Internships

As spring semester winds down, many college students are applying for summer internships to gain professional experience, build their skills, and put their knowledge to use. Many employers require a resume as part of the application process, and this can be tough, especially when you feel as though you don’t have a lot of experience yet. But you may have more experience and valuable skills than you realize. When creating a resume to apply for internships, you’ll most likely be relying mostly on your academic experiences, but don’t overlook...

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Post-Interview Thank You: What Should You Say?

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Post-Interview Thank You: What Should You Say?

One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make following an interview is not sending a thank you note – regardless of how the interview went. Whether it was the best interview of your life and you’re confident you landed the job or you couldn’t wait to leave and know you don’t want the position, you should always follow up with a thank you. You want to leave a positive impression because you never know when you might come across the person or organization again. Before heading out of the interview, ask each person you interviewed with for a...

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Is Job Hopping an Automatic Red Flag on Your Resume?

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Is Job Hopping an Automatic Red Flag on Your Resume?

For older generations, it was not uncommon to stay with the same company for 20 years or more. Employees found a career and company they liked and stuck with it. However, nowadays, it’s more common for employees to change jobs after just a few years. Job hopping used to be seen as a black mark on your resume showing that you may not be a reliable employee or are someone who is always looking for their next opportunity. While this is still true to some extent, a lot of things have changed over the years. Recession, a fluctuating job market,...

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Beyond Elevate: Building a Personal Brand on LinkedIn

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Beyond Elevate: Building a Personal Brand on LinkedIn

LinkedIn provides many different tools for personal branding—and one that probably doesn’t get enough credit is Elevate. Maybe you’ve never even heard of it before. Elevate—which LinkedIn launched in 2015—is essentially a content curation platform, encouraging users to actively share industry-specific content through their LinkedIn page. The Function of LinkedIn Elevate The platform is specifically pitched to businesses, as a way for them to better involve their employees in sharing content—but it’s not hard to see how sharing content...

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Conquering the Politics of Resume Writing

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Conquering the Politics of Resume Writing

In an ideal world, there would be no bias or discrimination when it comes to reviewing resumes or hiring candidates. However, we live in an imperfect world, and try as they might, recruiters and hiring managers may still have inadvertent or subconscious biases. The best thing that job seekers can do is remove any information that could be a trigger from the start. So what does this include? Political Affiliations Unless you are applying for a job in politics, leave any references off of your resume. You don’t need to include that you were a...

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What Should Your Summary of Qualifications Include?

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What Should Your Summary of Qualifications Include?

If you’ve spent any time working on your resume over the past few years, or even skimming job-related articles, you’ve probably seen that objectives are out and summaries are in. But even knowing this crucial fact, it can still be challenging to figure out what you’re supposed to say at the top of your resume. Your summary is your opportunity to draw a potential employer in and entice them to want to learn more about you. To get them to keep reading your resume and see what you have to offer and then hopefully extend an invite for an...

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