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7 Resume Turn Offs

No two resumes are the same. No two jobs or employers are the same. There is no exact science for crafting the perfect resume – sorry to break it to you. However, there are generally accepted guidelines, styles, and formats to follow for creating a more effective resume. There are certain features and information that […]

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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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Is It Time to Update Your Resume?

Your resume is a work in progress; a fluid document that changes with the times. Or at least it should be. If your resume is a file lost in the abyss of your computer and one you rarely think to look at, you may want to take a new approach. Oftentimes people don’t think to […]

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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If you haven’t touched your resume in more than a decade – or are following outdated advice – chances are, it may include an objective.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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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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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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Conducting Your Own 6-Second Resume Scan

In a perfect world, recruiters would spend time carefully reviewing each section of your resume to see if you’re the right fit for an open position. In reality, they only spend about six seconds on their cursory glance to decide whether or not you make the cut. That means that you have very little time […]

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4 Signs it’s Time to Revamp your Resume

If you’ve been using the same resume for a while now and you’re not seeing the results you would like, it may be time to consider giving your resume a refresh. Your resume should be a fluid document that you are continually tweaking and adjusting. It is not something that should be set in stone. […]

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