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Is Job Hopping an Automatic Red Flag on Your Resume?

For older generations, it was not uncommon to stay with the same company for 20 years or more. Employees found a career and company they liked and stuck with it. However, nowadays, it’s more common for employees to change jobs after just a few years. Job hopping used to be seen as a black mark […]

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Conquering the Politics of Resume Writing

In an ideal world, there would be no bias or discrimination when it comes to reviewing resumes or hiring candidates. However, we live in an imperfect world, and try as they might, recruiters and hiring managers may still have inadvertent or subconscious biases. The best thing that job seekers can do is remove any information […]

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What Should Your Summary of Qualifications Include?

If you’ve spent any time working on your resume over the past few years, or even skimming job-related articles, you’ve probably seen that objectives are out and summaries are in. But even knowing this crucial fact, it can still be challenging to figure out what you’re supposed to say at the top of your resume. […]

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There is No Perfect Resume: Finding What Works for You

If you’ve ever asked others for advice while updating your resume, you’ve surely heard differing opinions on what you should and shouldn’t include, how to phrase things, the font, the style, the length, and everything else imaginable. These answers are all correct and yet incorrect too. The truth is, there is no perfect, one-size-fits-all formula […]

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Why Objectives on Your Resume are Out and Summaries are In

If you haven’t touched your resume in more than a decade – or are following outdated advice – chances are, it may include an objective. While this used to be common practice, it’s not anymore. Objectives are out the window and the more coveted summary of qualifications have taken their place. As a job seeker, […]

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Underqualified? Make Your Resume Show Your Potential

Imagine it: You’re scanning job openings and you find a position that seems right up your alley and are confident that you could be successful. Then you get to the bottom and see that it lists qualifications that you don’t have. Should you chalk it up to a loss and move on? Not necessarily. Properly […]

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Why Lying on Your Resume is Never a Good Idea

It can be tempting to tell little white lies on your resume. After all, the job market is competitive and you want to give yourself a fighting chance. And what’s the big deal about changing a few details here and there or embellishing a bit? Here’s the problem: It can lead to a lot more […]

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Are Resumes and CVs the Same?

The terms ‘resume’ and ‘CV’ are thrown around a lot, and often interchangeably. Sometimes employers use CV because they think it sounds more formal and professional, though that might not actually be what they want. A resume and a CV are not one and the same and are often crafted for different audiences. What is […]

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Structuring Your Resume for a Career Change

Change now and then is good. It keeps things interesting and keeps you learning. After spending a few years working in a certain field, you may realize that you want to use your skills in a different way, or pursue a new career all together. It’s not uncommon for people to go back to school […]

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Finding Balance When Presenting Your Job History

When creating your resume, how far back should you go? Should you showcase all 40+ years that you’ve been in the workforce, or should you consolidate and just highlight the past several years? Depending on your history and the type of position you’re applying for, the answer may vary. Also, don’t forget that your resume […]

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