Nine Résumé Tricks That Can Backfire

A topnotch résumé is vital to getting hired in the job of your dreams. And because of that, you want to do everything you can to make it sparkle and shine. After checking for spelling and typos, grammar and accuracy,...

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Red Flag Resumes You Want to Avoid

You're applying for a job and you've researched, reworked and rewritten your resume several times. Great! You've done the hard part and now you are preparing to send it out to prospective employers. But before you do, look at your resume...

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Yes! Spelling and Grammar Do Count

Long ago, before computers were used in schools, whenever teachers gave out a writing assignment, a host of hands would shoot into the air to ask a question. And the question was always the same. "Do spelling and grammar...

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5 Tips to a Visually Appealing Resume

Writing a resume is challenging and time-consuming. After it's well-written, tailored, and grammatically correct, it's time to make sure it's noticed and read by recruiters and potential employers. Creative resumes are acceptable in almost all fields, particularly those industries...

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7 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

You've worked on your resume until it's perfected and now you're ready to send it out. All that's needed to complete the task is to write a cover letter. You understand that while the cover letter is not quite as...

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Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

Didn't the dreaded cover letter go out with the horse and buggy, or at least with the VCR Does anyone even write them anymore?  Who needs them? The answer is, you do. If it's been a while since you've had to apply for a...

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5 Tips to Improve Your Resume Right Now!

Recruiters decide within seven seconds whether or not to read your resume or trash it. That doesn't give you much time to grab their attention. To avoid becoming history, put in a little more effort and do the work...

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Avoid These Words in Your Resume

Many people think resume writing is easy.  After all, it's a basic list of facts, (what your educational background is, when and where you worked, and what your job description was). Then, all that you need to do is...

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8 Important Do’s and Don’t’s for Your Resume

As a self-marketing tool, the purpose of the resume is to communicate your strengths in writing to an interested employer. You need to know what the employer is searching for and how this stacks up with your particular assets. Here are eight tips on...

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Top 8 Resume Trends for 2016

Each year the job search process shifts slightly, particularly with resumes. Here are the Top 8 Resume Trends in 2016. 1. Contact Information Is your name visible on the resume? Does it really stand out? The generally accepted font for a...

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