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Making Your Marketing Message Stand Out

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Making Your Marketing Message Stand Out

Long gone are the days of the objective statement. Employers already know that your goal is to get the job for which you are applying. The emphasis now falls on your marketing message. This is the first glimpse into who you are as a professional and what should grab an employer’s attention and make them want to keep reading. If this section is missing or poorly crafted, you run the risk of being overlooked because employers cannot quickly and accurately get a positive impression. If you want to make your marketing message stand out, consider...

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Why the Holidays are a Great Time to Ramp Up your Resume and Job Search

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Why the Holidays are a Great Time to Ramp Up your Resume and Job Search

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, some job seekers may decide to wait until the New Year to resume their search efforts. However, keeping your resume sharp and maximizing job search efforts throughout the holidays could pay off. Many businesses take little time off and continue working as normal which means they’re still in the hiring process and looking for qualified applicants. Here are a few reasons to consider boosting your efforts during the holidays rather than letting them lag: Employers are looking to fill positions before...

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Could a “Pain Letter” Boost your Chances of Landing your Next Job?

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Could a “Pain Letter” Boost your Chances of Landing your Next Job?

Hiring managers get dozens or even hundreds of applications for job openings. They spend a short time scanning through applicants to pull out those that have an initial fit and move on from there. That leaves many people off the radar from early on. Job seekers diligently tweak and refresh their resume and cover letter to try to catch the hiring manager’s attention, incorporate the right keywords, and align themselves with the position. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes not. Before you send out your next cover letter and resume combo,...

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5 Buzzwords that aren’t Actually Helping your Resume

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5 Buzzwords that aren’t Actually Helping your Resume

Your resume is often the first impression that an employer gets of you. As such, job seekers strive to make it attractive and eye-catching. This means having the right key words to generate positive attention and make it through a resume scanner and into the hands of a person. Before you try to integrate a lot of words that you think sound great and make you look more impressive, consider the meaning behind them. Here are five words that may not be helping your resume as much as you think they are: Responsible for This short phrase tends to...

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What Twitter Can Teach you About Resumes

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What Twitter Can Teach you About Resumes

Social media has taken a firm hold in today’s world. It has become an integral part of many businesses as a way to engage with customers and also for individuals to connect with one another. If you’re not up-to-date on how to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or other platforms, you run the risk of missing out on valuable opportunities. Depending on your career field, a potential employer may be looking for you to have these skills. In addition, platforms such as Twitter can also help you to boost your resume by following some of...

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4 Signs it’s Time to Revamp your Resume

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4 Signs it’s Time to Revamp your Resume

If you’ve been using the same resume for a while now and you’re not seeing the results you would like, it may be time to consider giving your resume a refresh. Your resume should be a fluid document that you are continually tweaking and adjusting. It is not something that should be set in stone. For each job opening that you apply for, you should be looking for ways to make your resume align better with the qualifications and description. If you haven’t touched up your resume in a while, here are some signs that it may be time to: You’re not...

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Going Overboard: How your Resume is Making You Look Desperate

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Going Overboard: How your Resume is Making You Look Desperate

With the rise and fall of the economy and the competitive nature of the job market, many job seekers are doing whatever they can to improve their chances of landing a job. While some of these efforts are beneficial, such as freshening up your wardrobe or preparing in advance for common interview questions, others detract from your chances of even being invited for an interview. Your resume is often one of the first impressions that a potential employer gets of you. It is your moment to shine and portray your strongest qualifications and...

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Didn’t Get the Job? How to Use Your Interview to Improve Your Resume

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Didn’t Get the Job? How to Use Your Interview to Improve Your Resume

The goal of your resume is to land an interview which then helps you to land a job. While your resume may get you to the interview stage, this may not be enough to keep you moving forward. This can seem like vicious circle at times, but rather than letting a rejection get you down, use it as motivation to better yourself and your resume. Feedback from your interview can help you to make adjustments on your resume that present you as a stronger candidate for the next position you are applying for and garner more positive attention. Take the...

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Is Resume Length Holding You Back? Here are Some Ways to Fix It

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Is Resume Length Holding You Back? Here are Some Ways to Fix It

Resume length is a topic often up for debate. Some people hold fast to the belief that it should be no more than one page, while others seem to have no limit in mind. A one-page resume is suitable for new graduates or those just starting out in a particular field, but those with several years of experience under their belt often find that two pages better meets their needs. For those in C-level positions, it may be necessary to go to three pages, but any more than this is generally too much. You want to make sure that you are highlighting...

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Is Your Resume Showing Your Age?

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Is Your Resume Showing Your Age?

In today’s highly competitive job market, job seekers need to stay on top of their game and show that they are just as qualified – or even more so – than other applicants. But in your haste to present your outstanding qualifications, you may be dating yourself and contributing to unintentional bias. The presence of certain information on your resume can inadvertently sway decisions because they show that you are not up-to-date on the current trends and expectations. Does your resume fall victim to any of these common mistakes? Your list of...

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