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Is your Resume’s Style Working For or Against You?

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Is your Resume’s Style Working For or Against You?

How your resume looks is just as important as what it says. After all, if your resume is a jumbled mess and looks unprofessional, is a hiring manager going to take the time to stop and read it? Probably not. You want your resume to be clean, crisp, and visually appealing – not to mention easily scannable. Regardless of which format you choose, style standards are the same. There are some opportunities for flexibility, so you can customize your resume to fit your preferences and how you want it to look. Here are a few features to keep in mind:...

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4 Resume Myths You Need to Stop Believing

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4 Resume Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Ask five different people about your resume and you’ll probably get five different responses. Everyone has their own opinion on what should or shouldn’t be included, how it should be formatted, and what employers are looking for. The truth is, there is no magic formula. What worked for your friend, may not work for you. However, there are some common myths about resume that it’s time to move past: Your resume should never be more than one page long. This may have been a rule of thumb in the past, but it has long since been busted. Depending...

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Do You Really Need a LinkedIn Profile in Addition to a Resume?

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Do You Really Need a LinkedIn Profile in Addition to a Resume?

Contrary to some people’s beliefs, your resume and your LinkedIn profile are not one and the same. You shouldn’t be opting for one or the other – you should have both. Each of these tools offers its own benefits and can help you in your job search. In today’s technology-driven world, it is surprising when someone says they don’t have a LinkedIn profile. After all, the Internet is an extraordinary resource for connecting with others. Increasing Searchability One benefit to having a LinkedIn profile is that it makes you more searchable. Chances...

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Common Reasons Your Resume May Not Be Leading to Interviews

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Common Reasons Your Resume May Not Be Leading to Interviews

You think your resume and cover letter look great, and you’ve been applying to every job you find that piques your interest. And then you wait. And wait. And wait. Nothing. This radio silence can be disappointing, but it should also be a wake-up call. If your resume is generating few or no hits, it’s time to make some changes because something isn’t working. Keep in mind that in some cases the problem isn’t you or your resume. The company may have filled the position internally or decided to go in a different direction. Or perhaps their...

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7 Resume Turn Offs

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7 Resume Turn Offs

No two resumes are the same. No two jobs or employers are the same. There is no exact science for crafting the perfect resume – sorry to break it to you. However, there are generally accepted guidelines, styles, and formats to follow for creating a more effective resume. There are certain features and information that employers look for. If your resume hits on these main points, you set yourself up for a greater chance of landing an interview. If you completely miss the mark, your resume may fall into a blackhole never to be seen again. Each...

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Powerful Verbs to Elevate Your Resume from Boring to Engaging

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Powerful Verbs to Elevate Your Resume from Boring to Engaging

The last thing you want your resume is to be is boring and generic. If an employer could plug in someone else’s name and everything else still applies, chances are you’re headed for the “no” pile. There’s nothing that makes you stand out or entices them to want to learn more. One of the most common culprits of a boring resume is word choice; more specifically, verbiage. Take a look at your resume. If you’re using the same verbs over and over again to start your bullet points, it’s time to make a change. Imagine you’re a recruiter skimming...

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Making Your Resume More Recruiter Friendly

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Making Your Resume More Recruiter Friendly

Recruiters spend just seconds looking at your resume. Not minutes – mere seconds. That means you have a short window of opportunity to grab their attention and make a strong case for why they should give your resume a second look. If your resume is too long, too short, too simple, too complex, too confusing, or a variety of other adjectives, chances are, it’s being passed over. While there is no perfect solution to make sure your resume checks all of the right boxes – after all, no two recruiters or hiring managers are exactly alike – there...

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Multiple Roles, One Company: Should You Condense?

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Multiple Roles, One Company: Should You Condense?

Space is at a premium on your resume. You don’t want to drag things out longer than they need to be. At the same time, you want to paint a clear picture regarding your experience and accomplishments. One struggle that many job seekers face is how to structure their resume when they’ve worked more than one position at the same company – especially if they’ve been similar roles. It can be deceiving if your resume notes you’ve been senior director for seven years when really you started out as an associate and worked your way up. Some people...

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Tips for Tightening Up Your Cover Letter

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Tips for Tightening Up Your Cover Letter

Though the debate rages on regarding resume length, many people are in agreement that your cover letter should be short and sweet – no more than one page. There are always exceptions, but this is the general rule of thumb. If you’re onto a second page and still have more to add, chances are you’re missing the point. Furthermore, employers don’t want to read a novel. A cover letter is your way to quickly and succinctly grab their attention. It is not an autobiography, nor should it rehash your entire career or resume. Start by carefully...

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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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