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PDF or Word: How Should You Save and Send Your Resume?

Once you’ve put the final touches on your resume and are ready to apply for a job, the big question becomes, do you save and send it as PDF file or a Word file? There are advantages and disadvantages to using both, and it largely depends on how it is being submitted. Before you decide, […]

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What Makes for an Effective Cover Letter?

Some job seekers view cover letters as something extra; an add-on that employers just gloss over anyway. After all, isn’t your resume where the most important information is? Yes and no. A well-written cover letter can convey information that may not be as evident in your resume and also provides a stronger case for your […]

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How to Create a Core Competencies Section on Your Resume

Recruiters spend just a few seconds skimming your resume to decide whether they want to learn more or move on. An easy way to attract their attention – and that of ATS – is to have a solid core competencies section that quickly highlights your key skills. One mistake that job seekers often make is […]

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4 Signs Your Resume Needs a Reboot

Writing a resume can be tough. The job market is highly competitive and not having the right information or format can decrease your chances of landing an interview. Hiring managers – or their ATS – know exactly what they’re looking for. But for job seekers, it can be difficult to balance what to include and […]

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How to Tackle Lengthy Job Experience on Your Resume

When you’re just starting out in your career, it can be a struggle to feel like you have enough information on your resume to attract hiring managers. On the flip side, once you’ve acquired a significant amount of experience, the challenge is figuring out what do with it all. Do you list the early days […]

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Proofing Your Resume for More Than Spelling Errors

Submitting a resume littered with mistakes can quickly zap your chances of landing an interview. First impressions matter; you want your resume to be polished, error-free, and easy to understand. When many job seekers go to proof their resume, they often give it a quick skim and see what spellcheck picks up. However, these programs […]

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Are You Making These Common Cover Letter Mistakes?

Cover letters – recruiters either seem to love them or hate them. But job seekers should learn to love them (and write them well) because it doesn’t appear they’re going out of style just yet. If given the option, it is better to include a cover letter and cover your bases than to skip it […]

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Resumes Have Changed Over the Years: Has Yours Kept Pace?

When was the last time you honestly updated your resume aside from changing a few numbers or adding a new job? If you’re having trouble remembering, it’s probably been too long. And just like most things in life, resumes have changed over the years. The tactics and format you used 10 years ago probably won’t […]

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Why Sending a Thank You Note After an Interview Matters

You may think that once you walk out of an interview, your job is done and the ball is in the employer’s court now. While this is true, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook quite yet. Whether you totally rocked – or totally bombed – the interview, you should still take the time to […]

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5 Quick Fixes to Clean Up Your Resume

When you pick up your resume, one of the first things you should notice is how it looks. Your eyes catches the document as a whole, not necessarily the actual text (though words in larger font do stand out). If your resume doesn’t look as polished and professional as you’d like, or something just seems […]

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