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Incorporating Freelance Work into your Resume without Looking like a Job Hopper

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Incorporating Freelance Work into your Resume without Looking like a Job Hopper

There are many professionals who engage in freelancing throughout their career. It may be their main source of employment, or it could be a side job for extra money or experience. Whatever the reason, it can be a valuable addition to their resume to highlight skills and accomplishments as well as show initiative. However, some job seekers are concerned about how to list their freelance experience on their resume, especially if it encompasses multiple short-term assignments. They question whether it makes their history look too choppy and...

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Stuck on Writing your Resume? Phone a Friend

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Stuck on Writing your Resume? Phone a Friend

After reading your resume over and over again in attempt to craft the perfect presentation, it can be difficult to look at it objectively. You may be at a loss for areas of improvement or inadvertently skip over small errors because you know what it should say. Your resume should be a fluid document that changes along with you in your career and job search. But this can become challenging. While working on your resume, there’s nothing wrong with reaching out to others for help and advice. Having a fresh set of eyes look over things can really...

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Too Old? Too Young? Prevent Age Discrimination from Sinking your Resume

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Too Old? Too Young? Prevent Age Discrimination from Sinking your Resume

Everyone knows that age discrimination in employment is illegal, but that doesn’t mean that it never happens. Sometimes the information that job seekers provide can unintentionally lead to discrimination. While many people think that age keeps older adults from landing jobs, it can also affect young adults. To level the playing field and have your resume judged based on your ability to do the job rather than your age, it can be beneficial to remove small details that may hint at your age, be it younger, older, or somewhere in the middle....

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5 Resume Myths that are Holding You Back

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5 Resume Myths that are Holding You Back

When it comes to looking for a job, your resume is a key component. This is often the first opportunity you have to introduce yourself and what you have to offer to an employer. Building a strong resume is essential to attract the right attention and increase your efforts of landing an interview. But falling victim to some of these common resume myths could be hampering your efforts. It must be one page. This is one of the most commonly debated topics when it comes to resumes. For a new college graduate or someone switching careers, one page...

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Tax Season: Your New Resume may be Tax Deductible

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Tax Season: Your New Resume may be Tax Deductible

With the start of a new year also comes the start of tax season. As you go about collecting your documents and determining your deductions, consider how your new resume may fit in. Professional resume writing services may be tax deductible in certain situations. While you are encouraged to check with your tax preparer to see if you meet the criteria, here are a few things to keep in mind: Resume preparation and distribution may count If you paid a professional resume writing company to prepare your resume, this could be eligible. You may also...

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What’s in a Name? A Lot when it comes to Labeling Your Resume

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What’s in a Name? A Lot when it comes to Labeling Your Resume

Job seekers spend a great deal of time perfecting and polishing their resume. They make sure that every phrase packs a punch, spelling and grammar is spot on, the format is easily readable, and it is tailored to each job opening. They’ve highlighted their strongest qualifications, incorporated metrics, and crafted a catchy marketing message. Sounds like the recipe for success, right? It absolutely could be, but overlooking one seemingly small detail can make a big difference: what did you label your resume file? Details Matter Countless...

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Your Resume Isn’t your Facebook Page – Don’t Treat it as Such

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Your Resume Isn’t your Facebook Page – Don’t Treat it as Such

  When it comes to writing their resume, many people wonder exactly what details they should be sharing and what they should be keeping to themselves. Remember that your resume is a professional document intended to demonstrate your skills, experience, and accomplishments to potential employers. It is designed to land you an interview, not disclose your life history. There are many elements that are better left off. Just because you share these details with your Facebook friends does not mean you should share them on your resume....

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Why Hiring Managers Aren’t Reading your Cover Letter

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Why Hiring Managers Aren’t Reading your Cover Letter

A cover letter can be a perfect complement to your resume and give your application that extra boost it needs. Some employers actually require one as part of the process. But oftentimes job seekers waste this opportunity to grab a hiring manager’s attention. Their cover letter leaves much to be desired and the hiring manager may stop reading partway through and move on to the next candidate. Give them a reason to keep reading and want to find out more about who you are, what you can do, and why you will be a great fit for their company....

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What you Should know about Resume Trends for 2015

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What you Should know about Resume Trends for 2015

The job market is always changing and it is essential that job seekers keep pace. With a new year also comes a shift in how employers are looking to fill open positions. What was effective last year may not be enough this year. There is competition to find the most qualified candidates and job seekers must be at the top of the game. Making sure that their resume is not only polished and ready-to-go, but also up-to-date with recent trends can make a difference. A stronger emphasis on online presence – ramp up your LinkedIn profile The Internet...

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Would Your Resume Pass a Hiring Manager’s First Scan?

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Would Your Resume Pass a Hiring Manager’s First Scan?

It is well known throughout the job market that hiring managers spend little time giving resumes a once-over to weed out who makes the cut and who doesn’t. This is why it is so important to have a polished, professional resume that clearly conveys what you have to offer and attracts positive attention. It is not enough anymore to submit the same resume for every position. The more you can tailor it to the opening, the better off you will be. In addition, you must also hit on key points that hiring managers are looking for as they do a...

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