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Valuable Real Estate: Maximizing Space on your Resume

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Valuable Real Estate: Maximizing Space on your Resume

Hiring managers spend a short amount of time reviewing your resume before they decide if you make the cut to the next stage. This means that using available space most effectively is key. You don’t want to leave out important details that make you stand out, but you also don’t want to overwhelm them with information. The average job seeker should be able to fit their resume neatly onto two pages. There are some that may be able to use a single page and others who may need three, but generally speaking, two pages will suffice. What to include...

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Make your Resume Pop with Powerful Verbs

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Make your Resume Pop with Powerful Verbs

One trap that many job seekers fall into is using the same tired verbs over and over again on their resume. One bullet point blends into the next and there is not much to make accomplishments stand out or pack a punch. Why stick with the boring “Responsible for …” that leads into a laundry list of tasks without much support when you can emphasize your abilities in more captivating ways? Take Ownership You have worked hard to get where you are, so don’t downplay your accomplishments. If you led a project, make that clear. Start off your...

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Prepping your Resume for College Graduation

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Prepping your Resume for College Graduation

College graduation is right around the corner and with it comes an influx of new job seekers. This means more people vying for the same jobs. New graduates have the benefit of current education but sometimes the drawback of little professional experience. With the excitement of having your diploma in hand, don’t forget to prepare your resume as well. You want to be able to transition from school into the work force and put that education to use. A polished and well-crafted resume can make you more competitive in the job search. Now that...

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Not Your Mama’s Job Hunt: Show your Personality with a Kick-Ass LinkedIn Profile

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Not Your Mama’s Job Hunt: Show your Personality with a Kick-Ass LinkedIn Profile

When Leonardo da Vinci penned the first resume back in 1482, he unknowingly sparked a trend that has carried on for centuries. His resume showed the Duke of Milan exactly why he was what the Duke was looking for and how he could be of benefit. He was an innovator. And while the job search process has evolved over time, unfortunately many job seekers’ resumes are still reminiscent of the Dark Ages. People are not taking advantage of the wealth of opportunity that advancing technology has provided. LinkedIn can be a great way to take your...

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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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