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Leadership skills are essential for many professional positions, but when you're searching for a job, these intangible abilities can be difficult to show on a resume. Focusing on ...
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Your career search can leave you feeling uninspired and exhausted when the right opportunities are not coming your way. However, finding work you love is an attainable goal. ...
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If you find yourself discouraged by the job search because you lack the experience desired, it may still be possible to nab the job you want. While experience is important, job ...
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When you start with your first entry-level position, you always have high hopes to advance your career. Sometimes, you wait for an opportune moment to make a move, but those may ...
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During a job search, you might be tempted to lie on your resume if you continuously come across positions you desperately want but don't quite meet the requirements. This scenario ...
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If you find yourself hanging onto an objective statement when immersed in resume writing, it's time to make some serious changes. Employers are seeking candidates who provide a ...
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You've spent hours painstakingly perfecting your resume, making sure every date is accurate, poring over the summary statement, sprucing up the layout and selecting the right ...
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Hiring managers receive stacks of resumes for open positions, and many of those resumes only get a cursory glance before being moved to the reject pile. If you're not getting ...
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If you're entering a new field or getting ready to graduate from college, you may be intimidated by job postings that ask applicants to have relevant experience, and chances are, ...
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Computer technology changed resume rules, thanks to the advent of applicant trackers, online job aggregators and smartphone apps that make applying for a job more efficient. ...
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You can never have enough skills to add to your repertoire, but you have limited space to list skills on your resume. Consider learning the following nine skills that look great ...
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Profit, progress and prosperity rarely materialize spontaneously. More often than not, successful people write plans, stay up late and give 110 percent along the way. Contrary to ...
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As your introduction to job recruiters and potential employers, your resume has to grab attention fast. You want the entire document to represent you in the best light and ...
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Your resume is your introduction to potential employers. Creating a resume for each position of interest takes a lot of work, but it's important to ensure your resume is as close ...
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The modern-day job search looks much different than it did decades ago. With an influx of online applications, hiring managers are able to streamline the process much more ...
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The primary goal of compiling a professional resume is to display your skills and qualifications, but as a job applicant, you also need to capture attention and show the company ...
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Writing a strong resume summary can boost your response rate from hiring managers, if it doesn't put them to sleep first. Traditional rules tell you to pack in keywords and use a ...
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Your resume is what opens the door to new job opportunities, so you can't afford to let it become a clone. Too many job seekers play it safe and end up with boring, drab resumes ...
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Writing a professional resume can be difficult when you're changing careers — the document must demonstrate that you can do the job without over-emphasizing your unusual ...
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Suzanne Droese founded her own PR firm in 2007. Her experience as a recruiting professional led her to write a blog giving her resume advice for people seeking a job. Take a look ...
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Soft skills create a mental roadblock for many jobseekers. In comparison to hard skills, which are easy to demonstrate during a job search, these intangible proficiencies can be ...
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Bas Kohnke, CEO of performance review company Impraise, says that as his company grew in 2016, he focused his hiring efforts on finding the best possible workers for his company ...
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Think of your resume as a billboard that sells you to the recruiter. Hiring manager sees hundreds of resumes each week, so yours has to stand out from the rest. With these 10 ...
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Since applicant-tracking robots have taken over the hiring process and automated the job search of thousands of companies in the United States, candidates for jobs have to learn ...
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If you're? frustrated with a fruitless job search, it may be time to reinvent yourself and the way you approach the process. Even the most qualified applicants who are active ...
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More and more job search experts stress your personal brand as a way to land your dream job. At its core, the way you market your skills must be memorable for you to stand out ...
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So you've just graduated college, or you're about to graduate, and now you're starting your first job. Stepping into your first real job can be overwhelming at times, and you can ...
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If your job recruiter seems to be more of a hindrance than a boon, it may mean that using that particular recruiter is not a good idea. The purpose of a recruiter is to match you ...
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If you're trying to land an interview to no avail, it may be time to evaluate your resume to determine whether it's turning off hiring managers. Think of this all-important ...
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First impressions are extremely important, especially in a highly competitive job market where job seekers rule the day. Your resume often represents the first impression you give ...
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Landing your dream job is rarely easy. If you want the position, there's a strong probability that others do too. Unless you have the unusual fortune of being the most qualified ...
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You likely already know your resume should be formatted so it appears clean and professional, you're probably careful to keep it to one page in length, and there's no doubt you ...
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If your job search seems stuck, it may be time to give your resume an overhaul. In a competitive job market, sending a strong, compelling message to hiring managers is vital. How ...
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Millennials are here, whether the workforce is ready or not. Experts in 2017 say this growing workforce should fill 47 percent of positions in the global labor force by 2020, and ...
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When you have great credentials, glowing references and years of experience, a job search should be easy, right? Not so much apparently, as highly qualified people get rejected ...
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While your graduation date may seem like a basic part of your resume, you aren't actually required, or expected, to include it in your education section. In fact, omitting your ...
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LinkedIn endorsements provide a quick and easy way for others to validate your skills and aptitudes. Because the process only takes a few clicks, endorsements don't carry a lot of ...
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Your resume is your formal introduction to prospective employers. Every part of this document needs to come together to show your competence and qualifications, and the font is an ...
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When you're searching for a job, you want to gain every possible advantage over the other candidates who are vying for the same position. Social proof gives you that advantage and ...
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It's not uncommon for individuals age 40 and over to face ageism at work. It's also common for older adults to face ageism during the job hunting process. Part of this issue comes ...
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If you're having trouble landing interviews in a highly competitive job market, you're not alone. With tons of candidates for one high-paying job, standing out is harder than ...
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If you have found yourself in an executive position long term, it may not have occurred to you to polish or touch up your executive resume. However, when immersed in the job ...
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Your resume serves as a professional snapshot, which means you shouldn't include everything in your career on this document. Instead, make your skills, experience and ...
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When you job-hunt, your resume is the first impression you make on hiring managers. Before you even get to step foot in an interview room or shake an executive's hand, you must ...
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Resumes are supposed to give hiring managers a standard way to compare information about candidates, but they often end up making applicants seem like clones. As a job seeker, you ...
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One of the most important steps you can take when beginning your career is to find a career mentor who already works in the field and can provide guidance and support as you ...
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To increase your chances of landing an interview, you need to incorporate all the right elements when building your resume. However, you should also keep in mind what elements not ...
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Social media is no longer just a mashup of jokes, funny statuses and cat videos; it is now an important piece in a recruiter's toolkit. Up to 60 percent of employers now use ...
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The thought of navigating through the job search process is often intimidating and stressful for professionals. However, modern technology has evolved to take the pain out of ...
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The advice to make yourself stand out during the job search has become a staple for job seekers, but what does that advice really mean? If you want to score an interview, you need ...
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Here's a little tough truth: although you may have logged hours and hours writing, editing and proofreading your resume, it has been shown that most hiring managers and recruiters ...
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Building relationships with recruiters can help job seekers connect with companies that rarely advertise open positions. The downside is recruiters care most about keeping their ...
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Your resume is a business document, but it's also a mirror that reflects who you are. A personal touch can help potential employers form a picture of you in their minds, so it's ...
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When you're searching for a job, unexplained gaps in your work history could make employers wary about hiring you. However, if you can offer a good explanation for the resume ...
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As your graduation day gets closer, you might be too busy studying for final exams, completing term papers or preparing for the graduation festivities to focus on your upcoming ...
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As your job hunt turns into an exercise in submitting application after application to potential employers, remember that your resume serves as a marketing tool for your services. ...
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Job seekers should expect to undergo a pre-employment background check no matter what position they apply for in the contemporary job market, according to a March 2017 survey ...
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While many job seekers spend time crafting a resume that is general and applicable for any position within their industry, the most effective resumes are targeted to the company. ...
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When you're seeking a job, the more information you can glean about a company's culture, the more prepared you are for an interview with that company. By learning about the ...
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Standing out among other candidates and landing a professional job starts with making a strong first impression. Your resume is your introduction to recruiters, so it must ...
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Cold emailing is one way to get your foot in the door during a job search, but they don't always get results. If you're making these common mistakes, your emails could be on a ...
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Let's face it: resumes are not fun to read. For hiring managers especially, reading through piles and piles of resumes can be a monotonous chore. If you want to go far in the ...
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The idea of updating your resume can seem like an insurmountable challenge, but it doesn't have to be. There are several small changes you can make that can greatly increase your ...
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The transformation in how applicants craft a resume has significantly impacted how candidates compile their experience and skills during the job search. Instead of just listing ...
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Ageism may be illegal, but that doesn't mean older workers don't suffer from age-based prejudice during a job search. Although you can't change your age, there are a few things ...
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If you're fresh out of high school or college and seeking employment, you need an entry-level resume for your job search. With so much resume writing advice geared toward people ...
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Some jobs may require a curriculum vitae as opposed to a resume. When you run across this in your professional life, make your CV stand out from the crowd with a few solutions ...
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If you're sending your resume out to dozens of companies and waiting for weeks on end with no response, it may be time to reassess this ever-important document. Your resume serves ...
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Although technology makes a job search and application process easier for job seekers, a survey conducted in 2016 shows a wide gap and disconnect on the human resources side of ...
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Whether you left or lost a job, unemployment can weaken your confidence and drive you into survival mode. In the beginning, taking a short-term job might seem like giving up on ...
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Executive resumes are a different and complicated species. More comprehensive and detailed than a traditional resume, an executive resume is designed to paint a crystal-clear ...
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Imagine listing your job skills and telling your career history in just six seconds. That's your resume's job. Since the average recruiter takes only six seconds to determine if ...
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Job seekers facing frustration with the recruiting process are not alone. In fact, the process of hiring candidates has long dominated discussions among professional recruiters, ...
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Your resume is one of the most important aspects of your job search, as it helps form the hiring manager's first impression of you as a potential candidate for employment. Before ...
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Digital experiences are increasingly at the center of business operations and customer relations, so it's no surprise that tech proficiencies are the most sought-after ...
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Your resume serves as a professional snapshot that makes a prospective employer want to know more details about your soft skills, qualifications and background. Unfortunately, ...
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Your skills, experience and professional qualifications continually evolve, and so do the skills that companies look for in candidates. Consider adding an in-demand skill or two ...
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Company culture, like a particular soft skill demonstrated by a candidate, is one of those intangible things about an employer that you want to understand before you work there. ...
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Much like manufacturers that gradually replaced manual labor with automation, recruiters and HR professionals replaced manual review of resumes and cover letters with data ...
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The hard and soft skills you need for jobs of the future largely depend on the rapidly changing world of technology. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, consider these areas ...
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What are the most valuable assets workers bring to employers? That answer varies from company to company, but one CEO at a Michigan financial firm promulgates work ethic and ...
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Few things are as discouraging as listening to others talk about their passions when you clearly don't have one. If you frequently find yourself in this situation, don't despair. ...
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It can be difficult for job seekers new to an industry or fresh out of college to capture the attention of hiring managers when their work experience is slim. However, building a ...
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No matter how thoroughly you examine a company's website, a position's job description or an employer's LinkedIn profiles, you never truly get a sense of company culture until you ...
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With hundreds or thousands of qualified applicants applying online for every available job posting, how do you ensure your resume stands out from the pack? For starters, your ...
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Your resume must instantly make an impression on busy hiring managers, so it's important to maximize its impact. While thinking about what information you should include, give ...
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As a job candidate, you want your professional resume to stand out and capture the attention of hiring managers. Companies seek applicants who can display proficiency and ...
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Resume experts may warn you not to include your hobbies on a resume. You don't have much space to impress a recruiter, hiring manager or HR staffer, and the person responsible for ...
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Even if you are the most qualified candidate for a position, without a professional resume that accurately details your experience and skills, your chances of a job interview ...
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Some companies turn to recruiters to help them find budget talent, or quality employees willing to work for below-market-rate salaries. Although a good recruiting partner can help ...
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Setting yourself apart from other candidates in a highly competitive job market remains problematic, especially when you try to craft a document unlike anyone else's document. You ...
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Your resume serves as the first opportunity you have to make a lasting impression on the hiring manager. A lackluster resume may land in the reject pile, leaving you with no ...
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Although it's important for job seekers to customize their resumes for each position, the question of whether to include unique accomplishments is highly debated. It's appropriate ...
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Your resume is arguably the most important element of your job application, so it's important to make sure it grabs the attention of hiring managers. The words you use matter, so ...
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College degrees no longer offer a direct route to a higher-paying career. Landing a competitive entry-level job right out of college requires ongoing career development and ...
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Social media can be a minefield for professionals in any industry. From impulsive tweets to unflattering tagged photos, the potential for embarrassment is high. Whether you're ...
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A long-distance job search presents a variety of challenges, from costly interview travel to employers who are reticent about hiring candidates with no local ties. Distance ...
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Your resume reaches the hiring manager long before you ever get to dazzle him with your professional wardrobe, confident handshake and well-rehearsed responses, so you must rely ...
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Your job search is as unique as your personality, experiences and qualifications. Therefore, why should you conform to any rules? Despite many "unspoken" truths about ...
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If you've been a job seeker for a long time, it can be tempting to take even a low-paid job to bring your job hunt to an end. However, as well as the obvious disadvantage of ...
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You may feel as if you have to cram every last detail of your professional life into a one-page resume. However, this simply isn't the case as a good resume is all quality over ...
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Your resume and cover letter might be the keys to landing a job interview, but a hiring manager needs more to determine whether you're a strong candidate for a position. Hiring ...
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No one starts a job search with the goal of being miserable, but you can easily end up in a lose-lose situation by settling for anything that comes along. Any feelings of security ...
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Job hunting is often like a house of mirrors, and opportunities that seem perfect from a distance turn out to be duds once you face the day-to-day realities. While dream jobs do ...
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A common mistake many job seekers make is creating a generic resume to send out to dozens of employers. Unfortunately, hiring managers can spot a canned template from miles away ...
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You have to start somewhere. That's true for everyone who works in the corporate world, whether you're a teenager just starting at a fast-food restaurant or a high-powered CEO ...
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The job search certainly has its share of challenges and stress, but that doesn't mean you have to be miserable while you navigate the job market. The happiest job seekers ...
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Whether you're struggling with unemployment, bored by your current position or looking for advancement within your industry, the job search can be daunting. There's much more to ...
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You probably understand the need to put the right keywords in your resume to highlight your experience and qualifications. However, you might not realize that using generic, ...
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Due to the rising popularity of applicant tracking software, up to 72 percent of resumes are never even read by human eyes. To maximize your resume's potential, you have to know ...
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Your resume is the most important tool in your arsenal when it comes to selling yourself to potential employers. Therefore, it's vital to put time and effort into crafting an ...
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The start of a new year often brings a hiring spree, so job seekers shouldn't wait too long to start courting prospective employers. A career move is even more challenging when ...
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When working with a professional recruiter, it is common for candidates to receive requests that prompt changes to their application materials. Rewriting your resume may seem like ...
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Your resume is the most crucial element of your job search. In fact, an effective resume is what prompts hiring managers to seek out more information about you as a potential ...
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More and more, companies seek employees who possess soft skills and people skills, as opposed to candidates with industry experience within a specific field. There are several ...
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Your professional resume is often your sole representative during a job hunt. Done well, it paints a compelling picture of who you are as a professional and convinces an employer ...
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No amount of clever formatting can condense a long-winded resume, so every statement should paint a compelling picture of your capabilities. A 2014 CareerBuilder survey reported ...
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Whether you crave the freedom to manage yourself or feel drained by nonstop social stimulation, finding a career that lets you work independently can boost your job satisfaction. ...
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It is often said that most hiring managers only devote a few seconds to skimming over your resume before deciding whether to move forward. Whether that statement is true or not, ...
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If you vowed to leave your old job behind, the start of a new year can inspire you to get career plans back on track. Unfortunately, a well-intentioned job search can quickly ...
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These days, it's almost impossible to make an impact with a resume that simply features a list of jobs, skills and degrees. Job recruiters are bored with these types of resumes, ...
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You knocked your interview out the park and your future employer offered you a job. Now what? Now it's time to negotiate your contract. Just because the employer places a written ...
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Your resume is arguably the most important element of your candidate application. As such, it should present you in the best possible light. To ensure your resume is top-quality ...
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Even after preparing extensively for the job search, perfecting your resume and capturing the attention of hiring managers, if you neglect to follow up properly and if you stop ...
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Launching a job search in a different field doesn't have to be a challenge. In fact, approaching a career change is often an exciting time for job seekers. If you are ready to ...
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When your resume beats the odds, and reaches a human reader, you have 30 seconds or less to convince hiring managers you deserve an interview. Avoid a boring list of job ...
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You can usually count on scanning software to handle your resume before a hiring manager ever sets her eyes on it. With tough competition and limited job opportunities in the ...
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Employees are often eager to please their superiors, especially if they're working for their dream company. However, there are times when an employee should step back and ...
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How long does a prospective CEO have to wait to hear back from an employer after filling out an online job application? The answer is simple: CEOs use a nontraditional job search. ...
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Knowing when to apply and when to move past a job ad can save you a lot of time and effort during your job search. It only takes a few moments and possibly a quick Web search to ...
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When you're searching for a job and filling out job applications, it's important to stay connected to the people who might hire you. Of course, you're eager to find out as much ...
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Your resume is arguably the most important component of your job application. If it's not performing the way you'd like, consider a rework. Great resumes include the right ...
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Sometimes, having a professional-quality resume that lists relevant education and job experience just isn't enough to generate interest from job recruiters. It's also important to ...
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If it's been a while since you actively participated in a job search, your resume could probably use an update. With more companies using applicant tracking software and ...
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As a job seeker, your primary goal is likely impressing hiring managers with a professional resume and cover letter. However, if your resume doesn't win over recruiters or ...
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It's not uncommon for job seekers to create bland, generic resumes that don't convey their strengths, skills or values. Making this mistake can quickly land your resume in the ...
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Hiring managers use resumes to get a quick overview of who you are and how you can help them. If your resume is too busy to interpret with a quick glance, it may be glossed over ...
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If your job search is suffering, ask yourself whether you've acted in your own best interests. Wanting a great job is not the same as working for it, and you can quickly set ...
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You know you're supposed to list job skills on your resume. But what do you list? Is it important to say you can use Microsoft Word? Does it matter that you took four years of ...
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The thought of finding your first professional job might overwhelm you, especially if you're fresh out of college and have minimal job experience. There's no need to worry, ...
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Movies sometimes claim robots are taking over the world, and it may feel as though that's true when you're on a job hunt. More and more companies have turned to applicant tracking ...
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If you're job hunting without a strategy, you're probably missing opportunities to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. Employers want multifaceted job candidates who ...
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Developing a strong relationship with a headhunter has benefits for both sides of the partnership. You help the headhunter by having the skills and qualifications for the ...
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Wondering if your resume is sending the right message to employers? Take a long, hard look at your skills section — chances are you're including skills that employers just ...
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It can be frustrating applying to multiple jobs with no callbacks. If this is the case for you, it may be time to overhaul your resume. Busy hiring managers only have a few ...
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When it comes to your resume, less is more. Hiring managers devote very little time to reading it, so it needs to be concise, clear and polished. Moreover, widespread use of ...
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Despite its illegality, age discrimination still occurs during the hiring process, and if you are an older worker, being proactive is the best way to ensure you get fair ...
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When you're just out of college, an entry-level resume is your ticket to a professional position. A great resume convinces employers that your education and skills are an asset to ...
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Hiring managers, recruiters and HR departments often receive hundreds of resumes for one job opening, so how do you make your resume stand out? For job seekers, that's the ...
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If you find yourself struggling to produce an effective resume that shows off your skills and your personality, you are not alone. Many applicants navigating through the job ...
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Does your resume follow the latest key trends? Thanks to modern technology, resume writing changes very rapidly. What might work in 2015 may completely change by 2016 when new ...
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Online or digital applications are supposed to make job searches easier. Although it obviates perusing paper classified ads, the massive amounts of information you have to input ...
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Although a resume can provide an employer with a glimpse of who you are or what kind of an employee you might be, the format limits you to certain information. To get the job you ...
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As you begin your job search, your focus should be on crafting a professional resume and cover letter, building your network of industry contacts, and wowing the hiring managers ...
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Do you notice that the labor market is getting more competitive as the economy improves? Statistics compiled by Glassdoor.com seem to agree. The average corporate job opening sees ...
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Similar to a resume, a curriculum vitae contains information regarding your educational background, work experience, skills and achievements, but the CV is typically lengthier ...
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Do you think your resume is just a boring piece of paper? As Oscar the Grouch says, "Ding dong, you're wrong." Gone are the days when your resume is just a list of your ...
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Whether you're just starting out in your job search or you're months into the process without any leads or interviews, you may want to consider working with a recruiter to improve ...
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Resume reviewers claim that a resume only gets about 30 seconds or less of their time. Because 30 seconds goes by fast, you need to capture the reviewer's attention right away and ...
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Think of your resume as a key that unlocks the door to your dream job. Unless this document is polished to perfection and impressive enough to catch the attention of the hiring ...
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Job seekers often focus on highlighting and selling their skills and experience during a job search, but it is also crucial to develop a personal brand to attract the attention of ...
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Great letters of recommendation are a powerful asset during a job search. A compelling letter from a reputable person can instantly take you from a promising candidate to a top ...
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A key element of the job search is narrowing your search to find the best opportunities. Many candidates opt to use a job recruiter to boost their efforts. However, finding a ...
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You spend several hours polishing your resume, adding keywords from the job description and tailoring it to the employer. But are you missing some key elements that could mean the ...
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By trying to make the hiring process more efficient, employers often overlook highly qualified candidates who don't have the most compelling resumes. Hiring managers quickly skim ...
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As a job candidate for a leadership position, your resume must accurately describe your skills and qualifications for upper management. Increase your career opportunities with ...
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Too often, job seekers leave achievements off their resumes that don't fit a certain mold. Don't be afraid to list professional accomplishments that are useful and relevant to ...
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Before your resume makes it to a hiring manager, it often passes through a rigorous resume-screening software system. These systems, employed by several companies, are designed to ...
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If your resume isn't reaping the results you want, it may be time for a refresh. With the stiff competition and rapidly changing dynamics of the job market, it can be difficult to ...
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A powerful personal brand can give you a competitive advantage in a job search — it defines who you are as a professional and helps employers understand what you bring to ...
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As you settle into a new position or take on the day-to-day duties of your current job, you may lose sight of your career goals. Whether you aspire to work for a different firm, ...
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When writing a resume, do you struggle to think of things to include? If so, you're not alone. Many young people — particularly recent college graduates — find it ...
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Devoting years to one job was once a sign of loyalty and experience, but employers are starting to question how much a professional can grow when repeating the same duties year ...
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During your job search, it can be difficult to send your resume out to lots of different companies and get little to no response. Hiring managers often have strict guidelines that ...
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When you're applying for job after job with no response, it's probably time to rethink your strategy. A job search quickly becomes a black hole when your resume never reach ...
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There are times when a job search is productive, and there are times it isn't. However, everyone needs to make a living, and it may be necessary to take a job that is okay but ...
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You need your resume to stand out from the crowd if you want employers to notice you during a job search. One way to accomplish this is to submit an unusual format or even pull a ...
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Hiring managers are often flooded with applications for a single open position, so creating an engaging resume is important if you want to stand out from the rest of the ...
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The job hunt can be both rewarding and frustrating; while you want a better job, you may have to work hard, remain patient and stay vigilant in order to find the right opportunity ...
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Within a few seconds of viewing a resume, recruiters typically decide whether to continue reading or ditch the document. To keep your resume out of the shred pile, craft one that ...
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When you really want a particular job but don't quite fulfill the requirements, it can be tempting to lie on your resume to increase your chances of getting it. This is always a ...
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Olympic athletes need to stay organized to meet their training goals and do well during competitions. Using strategies these elite athletes employ is a great way to keep your job ...
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A successful job search relies heavily on preparation. Candidates need to spend ample time not only completing application materials but also compiling career goals. Prepare for ...
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When you're on the hunt for your dream job, sending out resume after resume to no avail can discourage even the most optimistic of job seekers. Sometimes a dash of creativity is ...
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When you're knee-deep in the job search, it can seem like an endless parade of applications, phone calls and rejection letters. Conventional methods of looking for a job may not ...
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A good resume isn't enough to get hiring managers' attention in today's competitive job market. To truly make an impression during your job search, your resume must convince ...
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Nearly every job seeker knows a complete resume should include educational background, work experience, skills and qualifications, and significant achievements, but how can you ...
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Despite being a highly qualified candidate with plenty of desirable skills, you can still miss out on exciting and lucrative career opportunities if you don't sell yourself to ...
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The convenience of applying for jobs over the internet can drive job seekers to focus all their energy in the wrong places, allowing basic mistakes to go unnoticed. While ...
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Searching for a new job requires dedication, time and effort. Even the most diligent job seekers can make crucial mistakes during the job search. Learn how to avoid these five ...
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Your resume is the one document that opens all the doors during a job search. Hiring managers take one look at it and decide whether or not you move forward in the hiring process. ...
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After spending hours editing, condensing and polishing your resume, you haven't gotten many callbacks or interviews. While this could be due to a competitive candidate pool, you ...
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In today's job market, having a good resume isn't enough. You need a truly great resume to catch the eye of a busy hiring manager and actually secure an interview. Make sure your ...
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Many people believe that your LinkedIn profile is basically the internet version of your resume. While LinkedIn has certainly changed the face of modern hiring practices, it ...
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Resume writing is one of the key elements of making your job search successful. The information you include can make or break your chances of capturing hiring managers' attention. ...
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You've been on a dozen interviews and you're waiting to hear that you've landed that one particular dream job. Meanwhile, you get a call from one of the other hiring managers, and ...
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The hiring manager is the person responsible for giving you a position, and he can also be your future boss. This supervisor knows what the job entails better than anyone else in ...
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Getting a job in today's competitive job market can be a challenge for any job seeker, but for recent graduates with little to no work experience, the challenge can seem nearly ...
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It takes a lot of time, care and thought to write your resume. You have to use the correct keywords and formatting, and list relevant experiences to catch the attention of the ...
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Certain resume mistakes could doom your job search to failure. Any of these key errors in your resume might lessen your chance of getting the job of your dreams, and they go ...
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When you fill out an application for a job, chances are good that one of three people will read your resume to discern if you're a good fit for the position. How you deal with ...
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The job market is constantly changing, which means that you also need to evolve to remain relevant. This advice applies whether you are a new graduate or an experienced ...
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In today's job market, some hiring managers receive hundreds, if not thousands of resumes for each available position, causing many resumes to be overlooked or discarded by ...
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Commonly accepted resume rules help job-seekers create readable, succinct resumes that don't drive hiring managers crazy. However, a few misguided rules have become so overused ...
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The job search can be challenging if you don't have inside information about which companies are hiring or what skills employers desire. Hiring a recruiter is often a popular ...
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One of the most successful efforts in your job search is accurately listing your professional skills on your resume. Employers seek out candidates who can effectively communicate ...
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Keywords are a vital part of the job search process thanks to applicant tracking systems that attempt to rank candidates based on their qualifications. The difficulty with this ...
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After spending four or more years completing exams and research papers while heeding every bit of advice from your professors, the last thing college grads need is an earful of ...
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In the age of keywords and hiring software, the design of your professional resume might seem unimportant. When your application makes it through the system and in front of a ...
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When you're on the hunt for a new job, there are a lot of details to take into consideration. Not only must stand out from everyone else, create a properly formatted resume and ...
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While any application materials you submit can play a role in landing — or not landing — a new position, your resume format may actually be the key to capturing a ...
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A job search requires you to craft an engaging cover letter, polish your portfolio and compile a resume that shows you are the ideal candidate. However, your resume objective can ...
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A curriculum vitae and resume seem like similar concepts, and the two terms are often used to refer to the same thing. However, there are a few key differences between the two ...
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The hiring process often seems arbitrary from an applicant's perspective. You may feel frustrated when employers choose job candidates who don't meet all the requirements. Because ...
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Every candidate has a different job search strategy in mind when it comes to landing the perfect job. Some people love mining their network, while others get a thrill out of ...
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When the job market is flooded with candidates, it's an uphill battle just to get your foot in the door, and a killer professional resume helps you stand out from the crowd. ...
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When crafting a winning resume, it is crucial to highlight how and why you are a good fit for the position. However, many job seekers do not realize the importance of a skills ...
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It doesn't matter if you've immersed yourself in the job search for one month or one year — no matter the time frame, it's important to evaluate your methods to determine ...
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Facing the job market as a new graduate can be an intimidating thing, whether you're leaving college or high school. As a job seeker, you are up against hundreds of other ...
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As a new job seeker, it can be challenging to put together application materials, focus on resume writing and network when you are not sure how to begin the job search. The key to ...
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During your job search, your primary goal is to capture the attention of recruiters and hiring managers by selling your skills in an engaging manner. However, if your resume falls ...
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Gaps in your professional resume happen for a number of reasons, including periods of unemployment, extended travel and family emergencies. These work history gaps inevitably come ...
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Women or men who choose to stay home and take care of their children often find themselves at a disadvantage or at risk of discrimination when revealing this information during a ...
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Finding your dream job isn't a matter of if — it's a matter of when. There are so many types of positions in the contemporary marketplace that you can find your passion, ...
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Although tailoring a resume to an employer, proofreading the document thoroughly and listing your most relevant skills are important steps to creating the perfect job application, ...
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A successful job search combines several key elements into one basic strategy: show you're a perfect fit for the employer. Some people examine statistics before using a certain ...
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A hiring manager may perceive someone as the perfect fit for a job, but the reality is that no one's perfect. That's okay, simply because everyone is human and everyone has ...
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Changing careers is so common, it's become almost a rite of passage for modern professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, even highly skilled workers in ...
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Job seekers have plenty of reasons to follow up with employers about positions for which they've applied. Whether you find a job opening on an aggregator website, with a company's ...
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Many job seekers write their own resumes when they're on the hunt for a new job. This makes sense because you know your own career better than anyone else. When the job search ...
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The average time human eyes scan your resume is around 20 seconds. That's how long you have to impress someone with your previous experience, skills and relevant information to ...
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You've probably honed your resume until it sparkles, and you're likely very proud of it. However, what you think of your resume doesn't really matter. The important thing is what ...
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Creating an effective resume requires time, energy and research. However, a great resume is a must in order to ensure you come across as an organized professional who is both ...
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These days, a resume needs to get past two gatekeepers to advance in the job search process: It needs keywords for applicant-tracking systems and then proper formatting so human ...
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Oftentimes, a job seeker's first mistake is made in the job search itself. You may have all of the qualifications, education and experience necessary for your ideal position, but ...
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Before you even think about attending a job fair or picking out an interview outfit, you have to be sure you have a top-notch resume under your arm. Whether you're a recent grad ...
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Even though 70 percent of employers say a referral is the most important method they use to hire someone, you still need a resume to show your work experience on paper. Upgrade ...
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When job seekers engage in an active job search, they fill out applications, submit resumes and contact employers. Meanwhile, passive job searches happen when employers seek out ...
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When writing a resume, imagine your reader as a critic with a short attention span. Hiring managers have to shrink their candidate lists as efficiently as possible, making them ...
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Career growth requires more than just staying up-to-date in your chosen field. In today's fast-paced environment, it is also essential to grow job skills that are useful in many ...
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As a job seeker, you research the most effective methods to try to get a call for an interview. Sometimes you submit an application with the perfect cover letter, great references ...
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The job search can be challenging if you find yourself without any direction. Keep yourself focused and put your professionalism on display to enhance your career opportunities. ...
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If you've found yourself sending out one resume after another without any response, it may be that your application materials are dead on arrival. Boost your opportunities by ...
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Your resume is a key tool in helping you score an interview, but a great resume is more than just a list of your education and experience. Hiring managers often page through ...
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Errors usually occur on a resume due to a lack of proofreading or simply not knowing how to format the document. However, some job seekers decide to put ridiculous statements on a ...
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One of the crucial aspects of your job search involves crafting a resume that helps you stand out from the rest of the candidates. The time spent resume writing is well worth it ...
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Thanks to the Internet, you have tons of options to try to find jobs. You have job boards, job aggregators, individual company websites, social media and recruiters with an online ...
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A powerful resume captures the attention of applicant trackers and HR managers alike. Including the right keywords from the job description, organizing it with bullet points and ...
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Building an all-star resume is much like going on a first date. You put your best assets on display for the person in front of you. Your outfit is perfect, you make the other ...
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Your resume is one of the most important pieces of your overall candidate profile, and it is more important than ever to ensure it makes it into the hands of an actual hiring ...
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Your personal brand is essential to launching a career and expanding your opportunities. Growth is a common basic need, explains Jürgen Salenbacher with CareeRealism. ...
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A seemingly unavoidable hurdle of adulthood is overcoming your inexperienced status to make employers take you seriously. Even with a degree, you need work experience to build ...
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A job search is challenging when you're learning the basics of interview etiquette while also perfecting your resume and cover letter. However, you can reduce the stress of this ...
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Finding the perfect job involves more than seeking out a company that needs your skill set. The best job search ends with a position at a company that feels like home with ...
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How you submit your resume can be as critical as the information it contains. If you noticed a mistake on your first submission, or if you just haven't heard back yet, you may be ...
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Your resume mistakes are a problem when they become the types of errors that HR managers see often. These errors make it difficult for hiring managers and recruiters to get past a ...
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Mistakes on a resume can doom your job search before an HR manager even gets to delve into your skills, qualifications or work history. That's why it becomes imperative that you ...
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Resume errors can say a lot about your personality and work ethic. If you make the wrong mistake on a resume, it may cost you an interview and, therefore, a job opportunity. ...
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Mistakes on a resume can doom your application to the discard pile before HR even calls to check your references. Once someone says "no" before asking former supervisors ...
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Your resume represents the first impression you leave on a recruiter or hiring manager, and even small mistakes can cause them to place your resume in the discard pile. Putting in ...
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Multiple positions within one company may present some spacing issues within your resume. However, you can work around it using two basic techniques. How you list them depends on ...
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Working multiple jobs for the same employer shows your loyalty and dedication to one company. While this loyalty may impress a future employer during an interview as you make a ...
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A compelling resume tells a cohesive story about where you've been and where you're going. When your work history is disjointed or only involves one or two employers, a poorly ...
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You have tons of experience within your industry after working for many years. You worked your way up the corporate ladder to earn a management-level position before switching to ...
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Listing multiple positions from one company on a resume is tricky for several reasons. You must convey these jobs succinctly without taking up a lot of space on the page. Plus, ...
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A dubious work history can taint your job search, and many employers don't waste time investigating unless your credentials surpass most of the competition. Emphasize your ...
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The average Joe or Jane is an unknown variable to recruiters and hiring managers, who often rely on self-reported and third-party information to find promising candidates. That's ...
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If the same old strategies have not been successful during your job search, it may be time to reinvent yourself to kick-start a new career. Focus your efforts on learning as much ...
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It is not uncommon for people to change careers, especially if they are frustrated with their current job situation, feel unfulfilled or have no opportunities for advancement. ...
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If you're taking the first steps back into the job market after a long hiatus, you may be surprised to find how much the marketplace has changed. Often, job seekers find that they ...
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Although the job search is a competitive process, you don't have to stretch the truth to land your dream job. An honest approach shows that you are a true professional. Showcase ...
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It can be frustrating to find the perfect job posting, only to discover that you do not have the required qualifications. As a result, some job seekers resort to lying, ...
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Resume fraud is a fact of life, as any hiring manager or job recruiter is well aware. Studies show that as many as 49 percent of employers have discovered lies on employees' or ...
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As a hiring manager, you are probably seeking applicants who are qualified, personable and professional. Honesty should also be one of the key qualities you look for in a job ...
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After spending years honing your skills, gaining valuable work experience and making connections, the last thing you need is to be labeled as dishonest. Candidates who embellish ...
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Before human eyes see your resume, it often goes through applicant tracking software that ranks your resume in line with others received for the same post. There are many reasons ...
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For many job openings, resumes have to get past applicant tracking systems before catching the eye of someone in human resources. To successfully make it through both electronic ...
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Applicant tracking systems help HR managers and recruiters quickly narrow a field of hundreds of candidates. This type of computer software saves staff time and money as ...
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Thanks to advanced computer software, employers have access to great tools that can help narrow down huge pools of applicants very quickly. Applicant tracking systems are ...
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Before human eyes ever view your qualifications for a job, a computerized applicant tracking system examines your resume. The software analyzes the content of your document, ...
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Procrastination often gets a bad name. People may view the practice of putting off tasks until the last minute as a sign of laziness or deem you as disorganized or careless. ...
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Procrastination can be debilitating for job seekers if they continue to put off polishing resumes and writing cover letters. However, there are some benefits to procrastinating if ...
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The job search can be challenging when you feel as if you are not making progress. As a result, you may feel less energized to compile cover letters and perfect your resume. ...
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It's common to procrastinate once in awhile. You may drag your feet and get a little behind, which is bound to happen. However, when you work with an employee who procrastinates ...
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As a self-managed activity, your job hunt may be prone to delays when you don't have official deadlines to keep you motivated. The thought of wading through job postings and ...
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With so many career buzzwords floating around, you may be skeptical about the importance of defining your personal brand. Here are three ways a strong brand can improve your job ...
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Social media offers a quick way to communicate with people within your network. In terms of personal branding, services such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter all play an ...
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Consumers are overwhelmed with marketing noise from businesses and professionals fighting to grab their attention, so a personal brand helps you connect on a human level, giving ...
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A personal brand is essential for modern professionals in all industries; it guides the way you market yourself to employers, business contacts and clients. Although building a ...
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Crafting your own personal brand is one of the most effective ways to express your experience, knowledge, skills and talent to key players in the job market. Arguably more ...
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It takes time to customize your resume for each job opening, but there's a good reason to do so. Susan Joyce of Work Coach Cafe says recruiters are not impressed by a ...
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After spending hours writing and proofreading your resume, don't make the mistake of sending it out without making it as visually appealing as possible. Content is very important, ...
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Although the content of your resume is what really interests recruiters, the layout is also important. The right layout makes it easy for recruiters to identify your skills and ...
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With many job postings receiving hundreds or even thousands of applications, you need to find a way of making your application stand out from those of other candidates. If you're ...
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The rules for resume formatting seem to change with the seasons as career experts weigh in with their preferences. Creative companies may count you out for having a boring layout, ...
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Keywords are words and phrases that name essential experience, responsibilities or qualifications related to the types of jobs for which you may be applying. They appear ...
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Action words are the foundation of a quality resume. Carefully chosen verbs show prospective employers exactly what it is you have accomplished to paint them a good picture of ...
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Whether you are just starting your job search or deep into the process, it is important to evaluate your experience, qualifications and skills with every new application you ...
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When you send your resume in for a job, you hope the job recruiter or hiring manager reads it thoughtfully and thoroughly, picking out all your best qualities and noticing your ...
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Thanks to contemporary computer software, finding a job is as easy as inputting the right keywords into an Internet search. However, the process also works from the hiring ...

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