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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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Don’t Push Your Luck with a Generic Resume

When it comes to finding a job, you may be willing to settle for whatever you can get your hands on until the right opportunity comes along. Or perhaps you really have no idea exactly what you want to do because you’re experienced in many areas. While you should be proud of your ability 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If you haven’t touched your resume in more than a decade – or are following outdated advice – chances are, it may include an objective.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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Are Resumes and CVs the Same?

The terms ‘resume’ and ‘CV’ are thrown around a lot, and often interchangeably. Sometimes employers use CV because they think it sounds more formal and professional, though that might not actually be what they want. A resume and a CV are not one and the same and are often crafted for different audiences. What is […]

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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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Extracurricular Achievements: Do They Belong on Your Resume?

Many people view their resume as a stiff, professional document. While it is a reflection of your professional career and accomplishments, you also want to infuse some personality into it. You don’t want to look flat and one-sided. Including sections for volunteer experience and extracurricular achievements can help to round you out as a person […]

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Making the Most of Education on Your Resume

Adding an education section on your resume seems pretty easy, right? After all, it would appear cut and dry – list the school, your degree, maybe the year, and you’re done. However, it’s not always that simple. For instance, what if you didn’t finish your degree? Should you still include it? Does education go at […]

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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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