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Making Your Resume More Recruiter Friendly

Recruiters spend just seconds looking at your resume. Not minutes – mere seconds. That means you have a short window of opportunity to grab their attention and make a strong case for why they should give your resume a second look. If your resume is too long, too short, too simple, too complex, too confusing, […]

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Tips for Tightening Up Your Cover Letter

Though the debate rages on regarding resume length, many people are in agreement that your cover letter should be short and sweet – no more than one page. There are always exceptions, but this is the general rule of thumb. If you’re onto a second page and still have more to add, chances are you’re […]

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Hybrid Resumes: The Best of Both Worlds

One piece of fairly consistent resume is advice is to steer clear of functional resumes; they’re often perceived as trying to cover up gaps in employment, short job stints, or other undesirable issues. Job seekers may like them because it’s an opportunity to more directly speak to the skills they have built over the years. […]

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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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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If you haven’t touched your resume in more than a decade – or are following outdated advice – chances are, it may include an objective.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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When Less is More on Your Resume

Your resume is a marketing tool, not your life history. Sometimes less is more – but this doesn’t mean you have to cram everything onto one page using slim margins and a tiny font. You want your resume to be readable but focused and engaging. Job seekers often make the mistake of trying to detail […]

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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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Is it Okay to Leave Jobs Off of Your Resume?

When it comes to your resume, lying should never be an option. At the same time, it also isn’t your life history. Your resume is a snapshot of your career and accomplishments to show employers what you bring to the table and why you are a good fit for the open position. If you spent […]

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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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