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  • By: Nabila Ikram
  • On: 12/26/2019 10:00 AM
  • In: Job Seeker - Resume
You’re in the market for a hands-on, “doer” job, but all the advice you receive says that your resume should be an “achiever” one- a resume that ...
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  • By: Sean Ahern
  • On: 12/12/2019 12:00 AM
  • In: Job Seeker - Resume
If you have a large gap of time on your resume in which you were unemployed, you’ll most likely need to explain why during an interview. There’s no need to panic ...
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Updating your resume is a task that most people avoid because it seems daunting, but once you get started it’s basically a breeze. And these three quick tips make it even ...
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Similar to an opening paragraph of an article, a resume headline defines who you are and what you excel at in a short sentence, and ideally captures the entirety of your resume in ...
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There is a semblance of truth in the cliché, “Looking for a job is a job on its own.” Job hunting is definitely more work than people realize. According to a ...
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Did you know employers receive between 75 to 250 resumes per job opening? With so many applicants, most companies - including 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies- use software ...
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We often overlook soft skills in the workplace. Most employers focus on hiring and keeping employees based on their credentials and technical skills. For example, an admin might ...
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Have you ever lied on your resume? You’ll be surprised to know that a whopping 85 percent of employers have caught applicants fibbing on resumes. People often stretch the ...
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When looking at your resume, there are many things to consider: what to include? What font to use? What order should it be in? Does this qualify as a relevant special skill? ...
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Have you been applying for jobs you’re qualified for, with little to no response?  Are you concerned with your lack of visibility in the job market? An ATS could very ...
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Crafting a focused, concise, and relevant resume is serious business. And, yes, developing a resume is a craft—perhaps even an artform—that requires patience and ...
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Twenty-four percentage of HR Pros believe that candidates fall flat when it comes to the resume, according to a survey by Nexxt. Combine that with all of the stats out there that ...
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Before you craft your resume, you need to figure out what goals your resume will help you achieve. Your resume shouldn’t just be a list of the tasks you performed over the ...
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If you're an upcoming college graduate or just now entering the workforce, you can still land a great job even when you have little experience. The key is to strengthen your ...
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If you plan to get a C-suite job in the near future, you need to polish your executive resume to make it stand out from others. Even if you know you're the perfect fit for a ...
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The purpose of a resume is to prove to a recruiter that you are a suitable candidate for the advertised job. To make your resume more convincing, it's best to include both hard ...
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Writing a resume is tough for many people, particularly those who are naturally humble. However, if you want your resume to help you find a good job, it must show that you have a ...
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According to a 2017 survey from CareerBuilder, 39 percent of HR staffers take less than a minute to glance at a resume. A full 20 percent spend 30 seconds or less perusing each ...
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You just decided that changing careers is your way to find professional happiness. There are plenty of great jobs out there, but here is a lot of competition. Discover some skills ...
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Thanks to low unemployment in the United States, as of December 2018, there are more jobs available, and more people are landing good-paying jobs. This means you have plenty of ...
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In this age of LinkedIn, some people assume they no longer need a resume. The truth is that resumes matter if you want to find your dream job. Social media profiles are a great ...
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When job hunting for the first time, your work experience might be the smallest section on your resume. Don't panic. Most employers want you to have entry-level skills, but they ...
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Every job seeker knows that a strong resume is essential to getting hired, but many applicants focus on the obvious: proper grammar, keyword inclusion, easy-to-read formatting and ...
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Whether you're applying for a job as a top-tier manager or for an entry-level position right out of college, your resume should have specific elements included in it. These items ...
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If your resume is dull, you might be missing out on job opportunities. Hiring managers often browse stacks of resumes every day, and it's easy to overlook a dull resume. ...
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For job seekers, a great professional resume is a make-or-break tool. A targeted, well-written resume piques an employer's interest, while an average resume makes you blend in ...
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If you're fed up with the limitations of working a traditional job, it might be time to consider self-employment. Working for yourself gives you the freedom to work how you want, ...
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Are you satisfied with your professional life? While finding a new job can be a daunting prospect, a career shift can go a long way in increasing your personal happiness and ...
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A robust employment history section in your resume demonstrates how well you're qualified for a particular position. Make sure to include four specific things in your history ...
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Are you tempted to beef up a puny resume with false information? Resume lies can have lasting consequences that derail your career when you least expect it. Even if you get away ...
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If you're an experienced professional and you're looking for a job, age discrimination can be a problem. Your resume might be the culprit, but with a few resume changes, you can ...
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Without a winning resume, you might find it difficult to land a job interview. Your resume is a snapshot of your professional and educational history, and there are certain things ...
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Gaps in employment history are more common than you might think. Some people take time off to raise a family or travel, while others take off to learn new skills or earn a degree. ...
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The relevant skills section of your resume can be a bit of a throwaway. Used effectively, however, it can make a big impact on potential employers. By choosing your skills ...
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When you're in the market for a new job, your resume can be your most powerful ally. It can be a major stumbling block, however, if you don't include the right type of ...
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When you decide to switch careers, you have a set of challenges to face when it comes to identifying what career you want, creating a set of goals and learning new skills. ...
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Getting an MBA is a big choice — after all, it takes a considerable amount of time and money to complete the degree. Depending on where you are in your career, an MBA can be ...
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If you're seeking a career in academia, you may want to forgo the resume in favor of an academic CV, or curriculum vitae. While a resume focuses more on your work experience, ...
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A resume headline is a single phrase or sentence at the top of the page that helps recruiters get to know you at a glance. While this snippet takes some time to perfect, it just ...
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When it comes to resumes, many hiring managers have seen it all, from multiple marathon winners to moonlighting opera singers. It can be difficult to know what skills and ...
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Soft skills represent a major part of hiring practices across many industries in the United States. A study from LiveCareer shows that among a dozen major occupational types, ...
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When you're applying for a job, it's essential to immediately let employers know why you're a prime candidate for the position. A great way to accomplish this is by placing a ...
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The traditional resume format has withstood the test of time, but the most successful resume for today's job seeker is anything but dry and boring. Here are a few major resume ...
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Your resume shows your relevant work experience and education, but it can go far beyond that. Create a resume that also highlights your passions to stand out from other ...
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There are so many things your resume should include, from your contact information and educational background to your work history and any special skills you have. But what about ...
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Keeping your resume updated is vital in today's competitive work environment. When you create a winning resume, you get more interviews and have more opportunities to show off why ...
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Whether you're fresh out of college ready to start your career, newly unemployed looking to break back into the industry or a long-time employee yearning for a change of scenery, ...
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Around 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies use applicant tracking software, or ATS, to vet candidates. Online job boards use the same software to wade through hundreds or even ...
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Some companies give job titles little thought, while others try to come up with creative titles to boost their employees' confidence. Knowing the value of a relevant, descriptive ...
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You've spent hours perfecting your resume and mailing it off to prospective employers, but the phone's not ringing. Most hiring managers sift through many resumes through the ...
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Things are going great. You love your current position, you're completely satisfied with your employer and there's no future career change in sight. Why would you possibly spend ...
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Hard skills are easy to measure because you gain these types of skills through a college degree, formal certification or technical expertise. Soft skills are harder to determine, ...
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Social media websites can enhance your job search efforts. These websites are especially beneficial to employers who use them to vet candidates before making hiring decisions. ...
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Job hopping is no longer a stigma for workers, and that's a good thing if you're looking for a better paycheck in 2018. Strong economic growth and higher wages lead to a better ...
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Submitting your resume to an employer might seem like a straightforward task, but it's best to be strategic when submitting this document. You can increase the chances of your ...
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You want your resume to be top-notch to impress the hiring manager and land you the interview, and you may think it's harmless to slip in a few white lies to bolster your chances. ...
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Resume lies can cost you a job and a chance at advancement. As many as 77 percent of recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers, or more than three-fourths of survey ...
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Job candidates say some weird things on a resume that can get them into trouble. Lying on a resume is no small thing, and it could cost you opportunities to advance in your ...
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Your resume summarizes your career for employers to gauge if you should get an interview. But a resume is more than just the sum of your work experience. This is especially true ...
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Applying for out-of-state jobs expands your horizon of opportunities while providing the exciting prospect of packing up your old life and trying something new. Unfortunately, ...
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Deciding on your career path is a life-altering choice that has consequences for years to come. One rule of thumb is to follow your passion to find professional happiness, but ...
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You never get a second chance to make a first impression, which is why you must choose your words carefully in your resume and cover letter. Fill your documents with action words, ...
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If you really want to stand out from the crowd during a job hunt, demonstrate that you're not just an adequate candidate, but an exceptional one. This means putting in the work ...
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You already have a smartphone and you receive text messages on a daily basis. Leverage your texting prowess into a successful job search by embracing recruitment texts from HR, ...
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If you need help during your job search, you have several avenues open to you as you prepare for the next step in your career. Discover some relevant ways you can put yourself in ...
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Your resume needs to capture the attention of human resources quickly, or it may end up in a heap of tossed-aside documents. Although keywords that match the job description are ...
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Your resume gives an employer a snapshot of your professional life, but a trend in 2018 shows that companies are relying less and less on the traditional, one-page document. Macy ...
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Know when to submit a curriculum vitae instead of your resume so you do not miss out on a career-changing opportunity that can lead to a stable position with a great employer. A ...
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Your resume presents your best accomplishments in an easy-to-read format. This isn't easy to do when you're trying to cram 10 years of experience into a one-page document for a ...
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Computer algorithms and artificial intelligence programs may make hiring practices at large firms more efficient by saving them money. Computer programs reduce the need for human ...
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A resume is often your first — and last — chance to grab a hiring manager's attention and land an interview. Yet, it can be hard to show the value of your work ...
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Your professional resume is the key to capturing the attention of hiring managers. While it's important to detail your work experience and qualifications, your skills may be what ...
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Several industry disruptors have declared the resume dead over the course of the past 20 years. When Monster.com came onto the scene in 1999, it said that resumes were no longer ...
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At first glance, tech jobs seem to be the perfect fit for people with autism spectrum disorder, requiring little social interaction while capitalizing on unique thought processes. ...
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Changing careers is a big step that you shouldn't take lightly. Make sure you have the right transferable skills, or skills that workers in any industry need to succeed, before ...
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The labor market in July of 2018 shows a sunny outlook with low unemployment and plenty of jobs. Unfortunately, recent college graduates may not find a job that puts their degree ...
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Returning to work after a long career gap can be scary. You might worry that employers will see your resume gap and decide not to take a chance on you. However, there are ways of ...
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Changing careers is very common among workers, but it requires quite a bit of effort. Before you begin searching through online job postings or local newspapers, carefully tweak ...
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The job market in 2018 is booming in the United States. The economy is solid, and there are a record number of open positions. These facts might make job seekers think they have ...
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Regardless of whether this is your first job search or you're seeking a career change, it's crucial to take the necessary steps to find just the right opportunity. Kick start your ...
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A resume that stands out is an essential part of any successful job application. Even in the digital age, a well-written resume is important to support your job search. Follow ...
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Your resume often reflects your identity as a job seeker. A clear, well-organized document shows that you've identified the logical next step and examined how your work history ...
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Networking is the best way to land a great job in 2018, but you may not have those kinds of connections when it comes finding a position at a large corporation. That's when your ...
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A college degree may not be the end-all, be-all solution to career success. A 2018 study published by LiveCareer shows that having a post-secondary education lends well to ...
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It's no secret that finding a job can be a daunting process. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of landing the career of your dreams. Improve your ...
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Resumes have a job to do — sell your skills and motivate employers to contact you. If your job search is short on results, your resume might not paint an attractive picture ...
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If you're an executive looking for a job at a new company, you want to check on cultural fit before accepting an offer. An executive search is expensive and involves many people, ...
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Some people claim that resumes are no longer an important aspect of a job search, but experts disagree. Resumes provide a summary of your skills and experiences in a format that ...
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Avoid little white lies on your resume by remaining as accurate and honest as possible when it comes to high-level qualifications and skills. Lying about your past employment, ...
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One of the key ways to boost productivity in the workplace is to create a safe environment where employees feel valued and appreciated. However, you can also get creative when ...
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Even in the era of online applications and video interviews, resumes are still a key component of a successful job search. Many employers still make decisions about who to ...
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A career summary on your resume represents a vital piece of information that employers need to know about your skills and experience. Rather than an objective statement at the top ...
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If your resume is bland, boring or outdated, it's time to refresh your resume. This task is especially important if you're about to embark on a job search. Your resume should ...
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A well-written and comprehensive professional resume is the key to landing the position you desire. While industry trends have altered the way many candidates compile a resume ...
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Your current repertoire of job skills can enhance your future prospects for landing a position and also add value to your personal brand. Take a look some technical skills to put ...
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Every time you submit an application, send out a resume or attend an interview, there are other equally qualified candidates vying for the same position. The key to getting that ...
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More and more companies are turning to returnship programming as a way to help skilled workers return to the office environment after an extended leave of absence. Returnships ...
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Crafting a viable executive-level resume is important for making a great first impression with a search committee. Even though you have the right connections and networking ...
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A killer resume is an essential tool to move your job search along to the interview stage. Regardless of your qualifications, you're not going to be hired if your resume doesn't ...
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Lying on your resume can spell your doom when it comes to landing a job, because the hiring manager finds out about your lie eventually. It may not be right away, but your ...
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Your resume represents a concise summary of your personal brand, and it relays vital information to prospective employers about your experience, skills and qualifications. ...
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Finding a perfect career might not happen overnight. Sometimes you take years to figure out what types of jobs suit you best, and there's nothing wrong with that. If you long for ...
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The content of your resume is extremely important, but many job seekers don't realize that how you name your resume as a file is just as important. Because so many resumes are ...
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It's essential for your resume to capture a hiring manager's attention within a few seconds. If it doesn't, your resume probably won't make the cut. Here are four tips for ...
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Employers often scramble to find qualified workers to fill a wide variety of jobs, according to Yahoo Finance. If the job market is booming, why do individuals have trouble ...
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During your job search, it's crucial to pay close attention to detail when compiling a professional resume and cover letter. Recruiters and hiring managers often review thousands ...
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During your job search, it's crucial to pay close attention to detail when compiling a professional resume and cover letter. Recruiters and hiring managers often review thousands ...
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Is your resume holding you back? Along with a cover letter, your resume is the only hope you have of convincing the hiring manager that you're worthy of an interview. With so much ...
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The time you spend giving back to your community can reap new benefits once you start a job search. Volunteer experience helps to beef up your resume and paint you in a positive ...
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You have some time gaps on your resume, and you already know ahead of time that your future employer is going to ask about them. This situation gives you an opportunity to master ...
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There are many opportunities to make a mistake on a job application, whether you misspell the hiring manager's name, mix up the names of your previous supervisors or accidentally ...
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As most people move through their careers, they learn valuable career lessons, and all too often, they find themselves looking backward and thinking, "I wish I'd known that ...
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Your resume is the first thing a hiring manager sees, so it's imperative that it capture attention in a positive way. While there are plenty of checklists out there to remind you ...
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Your resume must make a great first impression with a recruiter or hiring manager if you want to reach the interview stage of landing a job. That means showcasing relevant ...
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The labor market is healthy as of April 2018, and experts believe job growth should continue to climb throughout the year. Tailoring your job search materials to online ...
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Parenting skills translate well to job skills for several reasons. You can apply the same skills you use at home in an office setting, and the lessons and strategies you learn ...
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A hiring manager has plenty of resumes to sift through once he posts a job description. That's why your resume must stand out from the rest if you want to increase your chances of ...
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By 2020, nearly 40 percent of the American workforce could be independent contractors seeking freelance opportunities. This push towards more freedom in the workplace leads to ...
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Unfortunately, age discrimination happens in the workplace whether it's intentional or not. Companies may think that older workers aren't tech savvy enough to handle a ...
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When submitting a professional resume, the reality is that recruiters typically scan your document for a few short sections. Your application materials and cover letter must be in ...
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Choosing the right keywords on your resume helps you succeed when applying for jobs through online job boards. These keywords are usually one to three words that describe a ...
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Your resume touts your personal brand in a succinct format that captures the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. Improve your hireability by paying close attention to ...
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Your resume is the key that gets you in the door to an interview. Unless this vital document is flawless, selling your skills and qualifications to the hiring manager and ...
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Finding a great job can be difficult, but it's especially hard if you're making mistakes that ruin your chances with hiring managers. A job search is a job in itself, and it's ...
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Job seekers and employers both use social media during the employment process. Job seekers use social networks to find contacts and get recommendations for positions. Employers ...
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Quirky titles help a resume stand out from the crowd, but they may also cause confusion with a hiring manager who is trying to ascertain your particular skill set. You can still ...
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The job market in 2018 is highly competitive because there are plenty of job openings, companies are hiring and the economy is adding jobs. Applicants must keep up with the latest ...
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Some essential skills for the contemporary workplace do not show up on a job posting. This is not because your future employer neglects to mention them. Rather, it's because ...
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Resume writing is an anxiety-inducing experience for many people, so the idea of creating custom versions for each job application doesn't inspire much enthusiasm. Yet, making the ...
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As a newcomer to the job market, it's common to feel unsure about how to proceed with your job search. However, with preparation and assistance from professionals or mentors, you ...
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A college degree does not necessarily translate to career success. Thanks to varied opportunities and a highly competitive labor market, all you need are the right skills for the ...
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Writing a professional resume doesn't have to be challenging when you're lacking work experience. In fact, you can impress potential employers with the unique experiences you ...
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Temp work may seem like dead-end grunt work to someone seeking full-time employment. However, landing a temporary job serves several good purposes on your road to a fulfilling ...
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A job search, especially one that leads to a fulfilling and rewarding career, is similar to strength training. Building muscles and strength takes a long-term commitment. You also ...
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If your career is at a standstill, even after numerous attempts to advance it, consider hiring a career coach. These paid professionals have the knowledge, experience and ...
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You have to consider your resume your first impression. Oftentimes, it’s all the hiring manager has to determine whether you’re worth taking the time to interview. So, ...
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Transitioning from an entry-level job to making a long-term commitment to your current profession is a big step. Jump start your career and reach the next level with these steps ...
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A survey from CareerBuilder notes that as many as 39 percent of employers may hire back former workers in 2018. That's due to the highly competitive job market where viable talent ...
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Think of your resume as your ticket to that coveted interview. It has to include all the pertinent information necessary to capture the hiring manager's attention and earn you an ...
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Changing careers can lead to a fulfilling professional life. Make sure you tap into the transferable skills you can use at your next opportunity regardless of what field you ...
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Even in technical jobs working with machines, software and computers, soft skills are the key to landing a position in a highly competitive labor market. Employers want the entire ...
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Artificial intelligence has transformed not only how the workplace operates but also the world. With technological advances, as a job seeker, you can seamlessly hunt for jobs, ...
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Do you daydream about hanging up that suit and tie, giving up the morning commute and saying goodbye to office drama? While being your own boss, working from home and doing work ...
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Many people make resolutions around the new year. StatisticBrain notes that just 4.1 percent of Americans said they wanted to find a better job in 2017 for career resolutions. The ...
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Past experience is one of the most important points on your resume, but hiring managers are looking for more than just a list of your previous jobs. Tweak your resume to include ...
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Predicting future jobs is a complex process, but researchers have found that if job seekers are actively boosting their skills and staying on top of industry trends, their chances ...
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Discovering what career suits your personality is something you should figure out sooner rather than later. That's because you can save yourself a lot of heartache by getting to ...
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In a very competitive labor market, hundreds of people might apply for one job. Of those applicants, only a few typically land interviews. Your resume gives interviewers a first ...
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Developing new business skills is the key to remaining relevant in today's ever-changing professional landscape. Even if you're fully satisfied with your current position, you ...
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Back in mid-December 2016, CareerBuilder noticed a trending hashtag on Twitter that was "WhiteLiesOnMyResume." Apparently, people took to the social network to tout the ...
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Errors on your professional resume can drastically decrease your opportunities as a job seeker. Even just one error can cause a hiring manager to dismiss your application. Improve ...
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At the beginning of the year, many people feel motivated and ready to launch new professional endeavors. However, it is also common to feel stuck in a rut and ready for a change. ...
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As an active job seeker, you may feel like you have limited time to secure a professional job. However, it only takes a few steps during your job search to improve your chances of ...
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Earn a promotion in 2018 thanks to a robust economy, a competitive labor market, and a few tips from bosses who are in the know. Discover 10 skills you need to move up the ...
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A survey conducted by job aggregator FlexJobs reports that 97 percent of respondents say that a job with flexibility has a positive impact on their lives. Discover six reasons why ...
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It's essential to quantify your experience on your resume. This means including numerical data with experiences to give prospective employers a clearer picture as to how you ...
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Your job search preparation requires you to put together a professional resume and cover letter that outlines pertinent skills to the job. However, if you find yourself constantly ...
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You can still add your personality to a resume while maintaining a standard format with white space, bullet points and a career summary. In addition to unique accomplishments and ...
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The job search process can be an exhausting, especially if you're putting in hours of resume writing, job board scouring and interviewing only to be disappointed with no job ...
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Your work history gives prospective employers an idea of how you gained your experience, knowledge and qualifications for a position. Provide just the right amount of relevant ...
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If you've been working on finding a job, the holiday season may not seem like an ideal time to finally secure that perfect position. However, with the right approach, looking for ...
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Business executives need resumes too, despite vast amounts of technology and resources at their fingertips that help them to take their careers to the next level. Executive ...
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Candidates know that during a job search, highlighting their experience is crucial, but the debate between whether or not education is more important than your experience seems ...
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An objective statement is a one-line intro to your resume that can make or break whether you get a call back from an employer. Discover how to handle this small, yet important, ...
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Whether you're just starting out in your career field or your looking for an employment change, the job search can be an incredibly frustrating process. When you feel like you're ...
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Whether you've been working at the same job for a while or are new to your company, if you dread going to work every day, it might be time to reassess your career priorities. ...
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A midlife career change isn't something to take lightly, but if you find yourself unhappy personally and professionally, it's a viable option. The right job opportunity can boost ...
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Temporary jobs are extremely common in today's job market. According to the American Staffing Association, staffing companies hire almost 16 million Americans to work as temporary ...
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Whether you already have a full-time or part-time job or simply want to earn some extra money for holiday shopping, getting a holiday job is a great option. Holiday jobs allow you ...
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Landing your perfect job may take months, but you must remember that the end result of your job search is well worth the hard work you put into it. Rather than fret about how a ...
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Figuring out how to fill up a blank resume is disheartening when many entry-level jobs require a few years of work experience. Since you can't travel back in time to rack up ...
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When preparing your cover letter and professional resume during your job search, it's important to stay on top of industry trends. Employers usually look for something different ...
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Just like building a successful, long-term company, the key to having a successful job search is to diversify your efforts. The reason you should diversify is because companies ...
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Building a better resume starts with letting go of old resume ideas from years past. When starting your job hunt, don't just add your most recent work experience to the end of ...
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Balancing standards with realistic expectations is a challenge when you're unemployed. As the search drags on, it gets harder to work through daily feelings of stress and ...
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When you think about the future, do you see a clear path toward your career goals? All too often, career goals become blurred, lost in the day-to-day requirements of a job and ...
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Underemployment issues do more than just erode your financial ability to maintain your lifestyle. Working less than 40 hours per week can erode your confidence, destroy your ...
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As of 2017, the job market is highly competitive and people on a job search may decide to embellish their experience and qualifications to try to get ahead of other candidates. ...
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Your resume sets the stage for your job interview. It sets the first impression and determines whether the hiring manager even wants to meet you. Don't send out this ...
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Many job seekers fall into the SEO trap, relentlessly trying to pair up the phrasing on their resume and cover letter to match the phrasing in the job description. Craft a better ...
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Your resume format matters, which is why job seekers often struggle putting together a document that clearly outlines their skills and achievements. Learn how to craft application ...
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When you search for a job, expect your future employer to check your social media accounts. With a simple search, employers can determine your professionalism, cultural fit and ...
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Whether you're just starting your professional life or changing careers in your 40s or 50s, you have plenty to think about as you transition from one phase of your life to ...
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There are many rules when it comes to resume writing, and many job seekers aren't sure which ones to follow and which ones to dismiss. While it's always best to make sure your ...
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You quit or lost your job and you wonder about your career because you don't know how soon a job search may show results. Your next position needs to be financially solvent, a ...
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There are tons of details to remember about your job search, from writing a cover letter to shaking hands at an interview. As you prepare to land your dream job, take into account ...
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Unconscious bias happens every day, and it can hurt your chances of getting a job. Employers and candidates don't even realize it's happening, which is why experts refer to this ...
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There are dozens of potential mistakes you can make when crafting your resume, but one mistake in particular is the one millions of job seekers make every day, and that's writing ...
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Your professional resume is a crucial element of your job search. While crafting this document, many job seekers underestimate themselves, though, and neglect to put their best ...
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Age discrimination is still an issue in the modern American workplace in 2017, even though the practice is technically illegal. Statistics show that the unemployment rate for ...
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Employment expert Liz Ryan responds to readers' inquiries, and she read about a woman who felt ripped off by a company who forced her to pay for her expenses during an out-of-town ...
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Let's face it. You want the opportunity to land a high-paying job with big career prospects. Knowing you earn what you're worth and can grow within your field makes it easier to ...
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Sometimes, it's important to step back and take an objective look at your career to determine if it's truly right for you. A good income, job security and a solid retirement plan ...
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Baby boomers who have to find another job later in their careers may think it's a difficult proposition. Job loss, for whatever reason, along with the resulting loss of income ...
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Your resume describes your unique skills, enables you to brag about your greatest accomplishments and explains to hiring managers how you can bring value to their organizations. ...
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Sometimes, no matter what you do during a job search, things simply don't go your way. You might have the perfect resume, ample industry contacts and in-demand skills, but this ...
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Sometimes perfecting your resume is more about taking things off than making additions. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that more equals better. The best resumes get right to ...
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Searching for a job is often a stressful, lengthy process, and if you're not having luck nabbing interviews, you might be tempted to embellish the truth on your resume to make ...
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Searching for employment is hard enough when everything is stacked in your favor. So, imagine how difficult it gets when you have a resume that’s scaring potential employers ...
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You've spent days working hard to get your resume just right or hired a professional to ensure its perfection, so why don't you have more interview offers? Getting the right job ...
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Face it. As a job seeker, the odds of getting interviews through online applications are slim. Hiring managers want impressive job candidates, but they use applicant-tracking ...
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Your actions during your job search significantly impacts your opportunities in the professional world. Your professional resume, especially, provides details of your skills and ...
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Millennials continue to dominate the workforce, landing many of the top-level positions from which baby boomers retired. These younger organizational leaders don't want to see the ...
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Your resume should stand out from all others, so it's important that you spend time crafting, editing and tweaking until you have the perfect document to sell your skills, ...
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While creating a polished resume is still the most essential part of your job hunt, it's not the sole factor in determining your success. To boost your chances of landing a great ...
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Writing your first resume can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available. A good resume is critical to getting your foot in the door, so don't ...
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Hiring managers have to work their way through hundreds of resumes, and most of the time, these resumes all start to look and sound the same. LinkedIn released its annual list of ...
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Can college activities help you get a job after graduation? According to surveys of employers, business owners look for more than just academic qualifications when they employ ...
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If you're trying to land a job, a solid resume is essential. Even if your experience, skills and references are impeccable, you won't get your foot in the door if your resume ...
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During any job search, it can be difficult to accept rejection when it seems you've done everything in your power to impress the hiring manager. Ever wonder how hiring managers ...
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If you're fresh out of high school, a recent college graduate or an adult with little or no job experience, crafting a professional resume can be tough. But don't get discouraged. ...
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When crafting your resume, it can be tough to decide what information is vital and which should be removed. If you're sending out lots of resumes but getting nowhere in your job ...
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Your resume serves as a brief snapshot of your professional career that leaves your future employer wanting to investigate more. At just one page, a resume cannot include your ...
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A resume is an all-important tool for catching the attention of potential employers and scoring an interview, but no matter how much a job seeker obsesses over a resume, their ...
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With so many official and unofficial rules to worry about, job seekers can easily make minor resume mistakes from time to time. However, hiring managers agree the most important ...
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Regardless of your job search situation, there are a few must-do actions you need to take before applying for any position. The first two must-do actions involve your resume, and ...
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If you're trying to find a better job, you might be wondering how to get a leg up on the competition. Do you need more experience, a better network or a resume overhaul? The job ...
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Working a portfolio career serves many purposes. In the gig economy, where one person could have several side hustles to make ends meet, building a portfolio can form an important ...
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Your resume is the primary document employers use to determine if you're qualified to progress to the interview stage, so creating a CV that's professional and gives employers a ...
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Are you searching for employment with a useless resume? If so, your document has a high likelihood of ending up in a recruiter’s shred pile. Review this list of the 10 ...
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If you're serious about landing a job, forget about crafting a single resume and sending it to multiple employers. This strategy is outdated and unlikely to yield positive ...
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Your resume can open doors, but it can also slam them shut. In today's competitive world, standing out from the other applicants is no easy feat. Writing a resume that looks ...
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Age discrimination happens often during the contemporary hiring process, even though it's illegal. That's because hiring managers may feel as if older workers aren't as savvy with ...
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Being stuck in a job search rut is mentally exhausting, but before you fall into passive mode and start applying for any opening you can find on the job boards, take a step back. ...
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It is essentials for professionals to have an executive resume on hand, but producing a document that thoroughly explores your skills and experience is a challenge. In fact, it ...
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Creating a resume that sells you to potential employers can be a challenge. Today's business world is competitive, and there are almost always plenty of other equally or more ...
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You might be thinking of changing careers because of dissatisfaction with your current job. Maybe you've outgrown your role at your company or reached the highest level possible ...
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Studies show that most recruiters don't spend more than 12 to 15 seconds scanning your resume. That's the amount of time you have to make a positive impression on your potential ...
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Whether conscious or subconscious, age-related bias against older job seekers is still commonly seen in many industries. Unfortunately, you may be making mistakes that let hiring ...
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Your reputation may precede you in several ways as you search for a job. Your colleagues and former supervisors may have certain opinions of you, while customers or clients who ...
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When you're seeking employment, standing out from the rest of the applicants can be tough. Even if you're highly qualified, there's always a strong chance that other job seekers ...
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A career fair represents a traditional way to network your skills into landing a good position. You come to the fair armed with copies of your resume and maybe even some business ...
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Your resume is often the only thing that stands between you and the job you want. Therefore, putting it together in a way that looks and sounds like every other resume out there ...
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If you just lost your job, despair not. With the right steps, you might find yourself hired again faster than you think. It's true that how long you're unemployed largely depends ...
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A professional certification validates a particular skill set in the eyes of an employer. A certification usually run through an independent third party that's different from your ...
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There's no question that your resume is essential to the job search process. It introduces you to employers and helps them determine if you're a suitable candidate for the ...
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Building the perfect resume takes time and effort. It can be a tedious process, but the long-term results of your labor are worth the headache. In today's competitive world, a ...
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Resumes hold great importance in the work world, as most job seekers wouldn't even think of seeking employment without one. You likely have your resume stored on an electronic ...
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You went to school to become a lawyer but then fell in love with the real estate business. You started out as a teacher but then decided to become a nurse. Career changes are ...
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Standing out from other job applicants can be tough. Your resume is your ticket to your new career, but there's no guarantee that it will actually get you in. You can tip the odds ...
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It's no secret that finding a job can be tough. In order to stand out from the rest of the herd, it's critical that you have an outstanding resume. Most people can create a resume ...
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Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to your resume. Still, many job seekers embellish many aspects of their resumes in hopes of catching a hiring manager's attention. ...
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Even when you work year-round, summer is often a slowdown period as companies wrap up their fiscal year and employees take vacation days. Fortunately, summer can be the perfect ...
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Regardless of the industry you plan to enter, the job search is a crucial time to develop life skills designed to help you succeed as both an applicant and an employee. Improve ...
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As of June 2017, economic reports indicate that more job vacancies exist than were available in the year 2000, but millions of Americans in the middle class are without work. If ...
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First jobs teach you a great deal about working with people, solving problems and taking initiative. Job hunting is more competitive than ever, making it essential for teens and ...
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CareerBuilder reached out to its social media followers to find stories about how people landed a position as their first job. Although it's great to hear tips, tricks, strategies ...
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Increase your chances of making an impact with potential employers by creating an effective resume that helps you stand out from competitors. Never create a one-size-fits-all ...
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A resume template gives you a basic idea of what your document should look like. The trick is to jazz up the template to tailor it to your style and to the needs of the employer. ...
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Your resume, a single sheet of paper, could be the one thing that stands between you getting the interview that lands you the job of your dreams. When it comes time to craft your ...
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When you spend a lot of time looking for a job, you may not realize when job search depression starts to set into your life. You might feel discouraged that you haven't found a ...
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Are you sending out resume after resume and still not landing a job? Whether you're unemployed with the hopes of starting your career or just looking to find a new, more ...
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With hundreds of applicants for every job opening, it can seem impossible for your resume to stand out among a sea of similarly qualified peers. If you are applying for jobs in a ...
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You have many aspects of your resume to figure out before submitting it for consideration. You have to get your previous employers lined up, list all of your relevant skills and ...
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The landscape of the job market is changing rapidly with advanced technology and the need for individuals who embrace innovation. Highlighting your job skills and tangible ...
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As a job seeker, it's crucial to have materials crafted that are designed to showcase your skills and experience. Building a perfect resume doesn't have to be a challenge. In ...
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College graduates probably don't land their dream job straight after receiving their degree. Achieving career bliss usually takes time, energy and effort before you find your ...
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Employers check social media of prospective candidates even more in 2017 than they did in 2016, outlining the importance of your social networking posts as they relate to landing ...
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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 ...