Posts Categorized: Resume Tips

Improve the Impact of Your Resume to Get More Interviews

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While a dynamic personality can captivate a room, charisma alone does not guarantee a job. Before getting an offer, candidates go through an interview process. To even get an interview, candidates must first impress the hiring manager with a compelling resume. Since your resume is often your first impression, it needs to amazing. After all, if Read more »

Is Volunteer Work Worthy of Going On Your Resume? Absolutely!

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Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, network with like-minded individuals and possibly gain valuable experience. Whether you volunteer regularly or pitch in sporadically as time allows, the experience says a lot about who you are and what you care about. Employers want to hire candidates who are driven, passionate and willing to Read more »

Should You Include Temp Work on Your Resume?

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Working as a temporary or contract worker is a wonderful learning experience! It is a great way to broaden your skill-set in a short period of time and learn more about type of company culture you prefer. Plus, some industries rely heavily on temporary and contract workers, simply due to the nature of the projects Read more »

Can Action Verbs Help Your Resume?

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Responsible for… In control of… Had to manage… Was the leader of… Are these the words you are using to describe experience on your resume?  If so, it is time to revamp your resume! These are the words hiring managers read over and over as they sift through the pile of applications on their desk. Read more »

How Can You Make Your Resume Stand Out From the Competition?

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Your resume is arguably the first chance you have to sell yourself to a potential employer.  It is also what decides whether or not you get called in for an interview.  Recruiters today receive hundreds of resumes for each job posting, and your resume ends up as one of the many papers in a large Read more »

Reinventing Yourself and Your Resume

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When writing a resume, we have a certain image of our career in mind, an image of how it has progressed, and what we have done. It is this version that we present to employers when we apply for a job. But career counselor Penelope Trunk says that if we are looking to switch careers Read more »

Recession-Proof Resumes: Get Hired Before Everyone Else

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When it’s tough to find a job, the tough….write a recession-proof resume! Here are some tips to help you craft a resume that will help your application stand out from others. Most resume writers craft a resume using the standard chronological format, in which they list work experience in reverse chronological order (current or last Read more »

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

The Best “Action” Verbs for Your Resume

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As you write a resume, you must remember that its purpose isn’t to get you a job, it’s to get you an interview. A resume is to pique an employer’s interest in you so much that the hiring manager will call you in for an interview. It’s at the job interview that you can then Read more »

How to Deal with Gaps in Your Resume

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If you have a large gap in your work history, you may be worried that you’ll have an even harder time finding work in today’s tough economy. That needn’t be the case. Here are some tips to help you handle questions about “holes” in your employment history: If you’ve just found yourself “between jobs,” as Read more »

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