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How Much Experience Should Your Resume Include?

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How Much Experience Should Your Resume Include?

One hang-up that many people have when writing their resume is how much work experience they should include. Do you need to list every job you’ve had since college? Is the most recent 10 years enough? Where do part-time or short-term jobs fit in? These are questions that people regularly stumble over, but there is not one cut-and-dry answer. How much experience you include really depends on your individual situation and career. If you have been working at the same company for the past 30 years, you will want to show your career progression...

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Post Interview: Finishing Strong with a Powerful Thank You Note

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Post Interview: Finishing Strong with a Powerful Thank You Note

Many job seekers are under the impression that once they leave the interview, their work is done and everything is in the hands of the hiring manager. This is not necessarily true. A well-crafted thank you note can be an effective way of not only showing gratitude but also reinforcing your interest and qualifications for the job. Your thank you note should not be a generic form letter that you send to each employer. It is about much more than just thanking them for their time. You should take the time to personalize each thank you note and...

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Getting Back in the Game: Crafting Your Resume after a Gap in Employment

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Getting Back in the Game: Crafting Your Resume after a Gap in Employment

There are many reasons why a job seeker may have taken time off in their career. They may have chosen to stay home and raise their children, go back to school, travel, volunteer, or care for another family member. Perhaps they were recovering from illness or injury. Maybe they got laid off and were struggling to find a new job. Whatever the reason, now they have a gap in their work history and may fear that this can keep them from landing a job. How you craft your resume and what you include can make a difference. You still possess valuable...

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Are you Guilty of these Common Cover Letter Mistakes?

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Are you Guilty of these Common Cover Letter Mistakes?

When well crafted, your cover letter can be an effective complement to your resume and provide a strong introduction to employers about why you are a great fit for the position. It offers insight into what you can do for the company and entices the hiring manager to want to keep reading to see what your resume holds. If poorly constructed, your cover letter can start hiring managers off with a less than stellar impression. In order to boost the impact of your cover letter, avoid making these common mistakes: Starting off with a generic...

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Formatting Tips: Elevate your Resume from Plain to Professional

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Formatting Tips: Elevate your Resume from Plain to Professional

  While the content of your resume critical, the format plays an important role as well. You may have exceptional experience, results, and expertise, but if employers can’t quickly find what they are looking for, you run the risk of being overlooked. A resume that is packed densely with blocks of text, has no real differentiation between sections, and is unappealing to the eye can leave a less than stellar impression. Bring your resume to life by implementing some strategic formatting so that it looks more professional and engaging. Make...

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Showing your Value on an Entry-Level Resume

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Showing your Value on an Entry-Level Resume

Job hunting can be challenging no matter your experience level, but it can be particularly tough for entry-level candidates who may feel that they lack the experience to compete. Coming out of college you may be confident in what you have learned but not have a lot of real-world experience that shows you can apply it. Don’t let this hold you back from creating a powerful resume. Make the most of the skills and experiences you have acquired. Highlight your education: As a new graduate, this may be one of your stronger assets. Bring your...

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3 Details you may be Overlooking on your Resume

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3 Details you may be Overlooking on your Resume

If you think your resume is pretty solid but you’re not getting the results you were looking for, there is a chance that there are a few things you may have overlooked. Your resume may have a lot of great information, but if it is missing key features, the impact may not be as strong. You want your resume to pop and grab positive attention both from hiring managers and ATS programs. Before you apply for the next job opening, take a few minutes to review your resume and see if you are missing any of these important details: Keywords You’ve...

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Why you Should Keep your Resume Current Even if You have a Great Job

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Why you Should Keep your Resume Current Even if You have a Great Job

You’ve been at your job for a few years now and things are going well. You enjoy what you do, your boss has given you great reviews, and the company seems to be headed in a positive direction. No harm in pushing your resume off to the wayside, right? Wrong. Keeping your resume current is a good idea no matter where you are in your career. Even if you are not actively looking for a job, you should still periodically revisit your resume to keep it updated. You never know when you may need it. Unexpected Job Loss: The economy can fluctuate and...

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Why your Resume Still Matters – Even if You’re on LinkedIn

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Why your Resume Still Matters – Even if You’re on LinkedIn

The world today is very technology-centered. The Internet has become the go-to resource for doing everything from finding information and connecting with friends to paying bills and booking trips. This is also where many people turn to find jobs. Though newspapers do still advertise job openings, the Internet gives job seekers access to a much broader range of options. LinkedIn has become a valuable resource as well as it allows professionals to connect and network. Recruiters can scope out potential candidates and job seekers can become more...

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Overcoming Writer’s Block on your Resume

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Overcoming Writer’s Block on your Resume

In an effort to create an engaging resume that will catch an employer’s attention, sometimes job seekers get stuck on what to write. Your mind goes blank on anything of significance you did in your last job that makes you sound impressive, or you can’t think of relevant skills that may be applicable. Perhaps you are a new graduate and feel like, aside from your education, you don’t have much to offer. Regardless of your situation, falling victim to writer’s block can be stressful. When you find yourself at a loss for what to say, consider the...

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