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Category Archives: Resume Writing

Most Commonly Misused Words in Résumés

Misusing a word is a huge disappointment on a résumé. Mistakes happen, but you can limit them by thoroughly proofreading and doing a little research. Studies show that more than 60% of hiring managers have disqualified a candidate based solely on résumé errors. Spellcheck is a great tool for ensuring words are spelled properly, but […]

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Résumé Writing Tips- Keep it Concise and Relevant

According to Glassdoor and numerous other sources of research, hiring managers and recruiters spend about six seconds reviewing a résumé. This means that your résumé needs to be concise and relevant, and it needs to grab the reader’s attention. For many job seekers, the hardest part of résumé writing is pairing it down. What do […]

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Resume Design for Automated Screening

Approximately 90% of job applicants submit their resume online, and most of those resumes are scanned by automated technology (applicant tracking systems or “ATS”). So how do you get your resume “accepted” by these screening tools instead of rejected? Follow the below tips to increase the likelihood of your resume passing the system’s check.

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4 Tips for Writing an Effective Technical Resume

While some resume tips are applicable to every industry, Information Technology resumes present a few unique challenges. Technical resumes are typically wrought with acronyms and technical terms that can make them difficult to read and even more difficult to skim. Below are some tips to help your Technical Resume stand out and attract the attention […]

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What is the Best Format for an Effective Resume?

There are three main resume formats that are considered standard and appropriate for most job seekers. These formats include: Chronological, Functional, and Combination formats. Deciding the best format for your situation can be a challenge. Below are some tips to help you decide the most appropriate resume format for your experience and career goals. Chronological […]

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5 Must-Haves for Every Resume

Most hiring managers and recruiters will spend 6-8 seconds reviewing a resume, largely due to the volume of resumes they receive. On average, managers and recruiters receive more than 250 resumes per job opening. So how do you craft a resume that stands out from the other 249 applicants and gets the attention of the […]

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How to Stand Out as an Exceptional IT Candidate

With hundreds of candidates applying to Information Technology positions, it is important to make a great first impression. Below are some tips to help you stand out from other candidates: Have a memorable resume Your resume is a marketing tool to get you an interview. Think of it as your commercial. If a commercial is […]

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Are You Prepared for a New Job When Opportunity Knocks?

Opportunity can knock on your door at any time. Are you keeping your information up-to-date so you can be ready to jump into a job search or apply for an unexpected opportunity? If not, should you be? Many people make job changes when they are not on the market or actively looking for a new […]

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10 Common Resume Mistakes and Tips on How to Avoid Them

Writing an effective resume can be a daunting task, but these tips will help you write an effective resume quickly. Remember, a resume is a marketing tool selling your professional skills.

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Resume Verb Use….Not all Verbs are Created Equally in Resume Writing!

So you have finally started your job search and are diligently working on your resume.  You know your resume is more than an iteration of your employment history.  You know your resume is a marketing tool that sells you. You also know that a resume can make or break your chances of getting an interview.

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