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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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Why Autumn is a Great Time to Update your Resume

The year is starting to wind to a close. Summer vacation is over, the kids are back in school, and fall and winter holidays are quickly approaching. Before you get caught up making Halloween costumes, deciding who’s cooking the Thanksgiving turkey, and trying to coordinate countless holiday events and parties, take the time to update […]

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Addressing Lack of Education on your Resume

A common section on any resume – and typically any job description – is education. Employers want to know what type of training you have and what degrees you hold. This can be a frustrating part of resume writing if you have not completed any higher education and jumped right into the workforce. Do you […]

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Do Creative Resumes Really Work?

Every so often a story gets picked up by the media about a job seeker that went above-and-beyond to apply for a job by creating a unique resume and sales pitch. Maybe they transformed their resume into product packaging (think candy bar wrappers or shampoo bottles), wrote a rap song, or developed a catchy video. […]

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Tackling Job Hopping on Your Resume

In years past, it was not unusual for a person to spend their whole career at one or two companies. Families settled in one area and that is where they stayed. Employees climbed their way through the ranks. While employees today are also moving up the corporate ladder, they’re doing so with different companies. People […]

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Why Your Resume Shouldn’t Be ‘One-Size-Fits-All’

When you’re desperate to find a new job, it can be tempting to throw your hat into the ring for any job that you have the slightest interest in or potential of landing – even if it’s not the best fit. The quickest way to do this is to create a catch-all resume that hits […]

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