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Powerful Verbs to Elevate Your Resume from Boring to Engaging

The last thing you want your resume is to be is boring and generic. If an employer could plug in someone else’s name and everything else still applies, chances are you’re headed for the “no” pile. There’s nothing that makes you stand out or entices them to want to learn more. One of the most […]

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Multiple Roles, One Company: Should You Condense?

Space is at a premium on your resume. You don’t want to drag things out longer than they need to be. At the same time, you want to paint a clear picture regarding your experience and accomplishments. One struggle that many job seekers face is how to structure their resume when they’ve worked more than […]

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Do Hobbies Belong on Your Resume?

When it comes to resumes, there’s a lot of hype about making yourself stand out from the competition. The job market is fierce, so you want to position yourself as best as possible and make employers want to learn more about you and not the other guy. Some people try to achieve this by making […]

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Post-Interview Thank You: What Should You Say?

One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make following an interview is not sending a thank you note – regardless of how the interview went. Whether it was the best interview of your life and you’re confident you landed the job or you couldn’t wait to leave and know you don’t want the position, you […]

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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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Should References Be Included on Your Resume?

One of the most common mistakes the team at Grammar Chic sees when it comes to resumes is the dreaded “References available upon request” line, or, even worse, actual references listed on the resume. This practice is far outdated, and it’s time to remove this content from your resume and use this valuable real estate […]

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4 Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Personal Statement

You’ve decided to take the next step in your academic career and apply for college or graduate school. You’re feeling really good about your choice and have the grades and/or experience to showcase your success. Then you see it: you have to include a personal statement with your application package. This can strike fear in […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Overlook the Value of Volunteer Work on Your Resume

Your resume is often the first impression a potential employer gets of you. Of course, you want it to be professional and reflect your career achievements, your education and training, and your key abilities. But where does volunteer work fit in? Many people overlook volunteering because it’s unpaid and may not be directly related to […]

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5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Own Resume

There’s no denying that the job market is fierce. There are often dozens of people fighting over the same open positions. If you’re not standing out for the right reasons, you’re missing your opportunity. When you’ve been submitting tons of resumes with little to no response, it may be time to consider double-checking your resume […]

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Bringing your Resume into the 21st Century

As with many things in life, resumes have evolved over the years. The formatting, content, and style have all gone through changes. If it’s been a few years since you’ve updated your resume, there’s a good chance that it could have dated features. For instance, hardly anyone uses AOL anymore, so it’s a good idea […]

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