Posts Categorized: Resume Tips

Identify and Bridge the Skills Gaps on Your Resume to Get a Job You Want

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In order to find their dream jobs, job seekers must be ideal candidates. No one is perfect, but it is possible to improve the perception recruiters and hiring managers have by tailoring your resume to the job. One aspect of this is to bridge any gaps between your own skill set and those of the Read more »

Self-Reflection Enables Job Search Success!

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Self-reflection is an important tool at any stage of your career, but it is especially critical when looking for a new job. Without it you could find yourself in a prolonged job search or an undesirable working situation. After all, if you don’t know yourself (your strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, values and goals) how can Read more »

How to Get Noticed by Companies When Searching for a New Job

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Looking for a new job can be a taxing process, often requiring a great deal of time and effort. To be successful, you need to do more than simply update your resume, you need to stand out from the competition. While this is often easier said than done, the outcome is well worth the effort. Read more »

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 »

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