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  • Ensure Your Cover Letter is Read with These 3 Great Strategies

    Ensure Your Cover Letter is Read with These 3 Great Strategies

    Sitting at your computer wondering if your cover letter will even be read by the hiring manager? Have some important information you need to communicate to the hiring manager, but the resume isn't the appropriate place? Use these three strategies to ensure your resume is read by the hiring manager EVERY time.

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  • Common Resume Questions-Answered!

    Common Resume Questions-Answered!

    1.Should I use my middle initial on my resume? Using a middle initial makes the most sense for people with fairly common last names. One way to help with this decision is to search your name on LinkedIn and see how many results are returned.

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  • Promotions and Longevity: Are You Giving Yourself Credit?

    Promotions and Longevity: Are You Giving Yourself Credit?

    Many job seekers we work with worry about the appearance of job-hopping on their resumes. Job-hopping is a common concern today, not only because of layoffs due to the economy, but because of the perception that Generation Y workers often quit their jobs...

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  • How to Approach Your Job Search If You've Been Fired

    How to Approach Your Job Search If You've Been Fired

    Getting fired is always a tough situation, but it doesn't mean that you'll never achieve job success again. Although challenging, if you approach your job search after a termination strategically you can get back work. The first and most important step...

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  • Resume Mistakes to Avoid

    Resume Mistakes to Avoid

    The resume is one of the very first things a potential employer will use to decide on the best candidates for an available job. Many employers will only give a resume a 20 to 30 second glance before deciding to keep it or toss it out. You need to make sure...

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  • Elements Of A Strong Resume

    Elements Of A Strong Resume

    What elements make up a good resume? Try on this list: brevity, clarity, positivity, attractiveness-and truthfulness. Your resume is your calling card to hiring managers and human resource departments. Because it represents you, two things are paramount.

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  • Ensure Your Resume Commands The Hiring Manager's Attention

    Ensure Your Resume Commands The Hiring Manager's Attention

    We all want the coveted call back and no one likes to spend hours sending out hundreds of resumes, only to feel the desperation of no return calls. Before you start feeling hopeless or shred your resume apart for the 20th time just to start over, check out these three strategies to make sure your resume is right on target.

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  • What One Element Will Catapult Your Resume To Success?

    What One Element Will Catapult Your Resume To Success?

    Wishing there were a secret to landing your resume at the top of pile? Or how about when the hiring manager scans your resume and he or she immediately places you in the "call for interview" stack -wouldn't we all like to be there? Here is one strategy you can implement in your resume today to start receiving more results tomorrow.

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  • Is It All About What You Want Or What You Can Offer?

    Is It All About What You Want Or What You Can Offer?

    Today's job market demands more from job seekers. You can't get by on the same sloppy resume that would have gotten your foot in the door two or three years ago. In fact, the styles/trends/content have changed dramatically in the past year alone. So why are you still using an objective?

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  • Does the Resume Fit? If So, Then Use It.

    Does the Resume Fit? If So, Then Use It.

    Know the expression, 'If the shoe fits, wear it'? Well, a great rule of thumb for job search 2.0 is, 'If the resume fits the job description, use it'. If it doesn't, then tailor it to the specific position for which you are applying and to your strengths.

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  • Resume Writing Tips for College Grads and Other Entry Level Job Seekers

    Resume Writing Tips for College Grads and Other Entry Level Job Seekers

    A strong, well written resume is an invaluable tool for your job hunting success. And for entry-level job seekers, like college grads, it's even more critical. Since you may not have any on-the-job...

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  • Resume Writing Strategies for Bilingual Professionals

    Resume Writing Strategies for Bilingual Professionals

    As a bilingual job seeker, you boast a very special skill that is in top demand by many companies. A polished, well-written resume that highlights this aptitude will help you gain an audience with employers in many industries, including healthcare, financial...

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  • Translating Your Military Experience into a Resume

    Translating Your Military Experience into a Resume

    Crafting a polished resume is a difficult task for most. This, however, is an unavoidable part of the job search process; one that can be more challenging for veterans. Not only can they be unsure of how to translate their military experience into civilian terms, but...

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  • What are the Different Types of Resume Formats?

    What are the Different Types of Resume Formats?

    Resumes are like advertisements. As such, its important to decide which type of ad in this case, format - you will use before you begin the resume writing process. Depending on the type of job you are applying to, different resume formats may apply...

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  • Resume Writing Tips for Women

    Resume Writing Tips for Women

    Modesty is a virtue. But when it comes to writing a resume women should throw that old adage out the window. Its time to toot your own horn! When writing a resume, women have a tendency to downplay their own accomplishments which can impede the impact...

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  • Resume Writing Tips for Disabled Americans

    Resume Writing Tips for Disabled Americans

    If you are a person with a disability, one of the first considerations you make during your jobs search is to decide if you will or will not disclose your disability. While being transparent during the interview process is recommended, when writing a resume you do not need...

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  • The Importance of a Cover Letter to Your Job Search

    The Importance of a Cover Letter to Your Job Search

    You've probably heard this statement before from recruiters or career counselors: in addition to your resume, you must have a cover letter. Never has the cover letter been as important as now. With the recession improving only marginally for thousands of job seekers...

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  • Resume Strategies for Those Transitioning Careers

    Resume Strategies for Those Transitioning Careers

    The U.S. Labor Department recently said that the average person changes careers (thats careers, not jobs) 3-5 times during their lifetime. Whether you're a mother re-entering the workforce after a leave of absence or you're transitioning from the military to civilian...

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  • Key Elements to Build a Winning Resume

    Key Elements to Build a Winning Resume

    Your resume should be viewed as one of the most important marketing tools that get you in the door to meet with hiring employers. While your resume alone will not land you a job, it can certainly help with your job search goals. From a title that matches...

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  • Resume Writing Tips for Older Workers

    Resume Writing Tips for Older Workers

    For older workers about to write a resume, similar to the job search process, there are some challenges you face. The way you write your resume and position your skills will determine how you stand out from other job candidates. Here are some tips you can follow...

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  • Managing Your Online Reputation

    Managing Your Online Reputation

    Managing your online reputation in today's world is more important than ever. Whether you are a LinkedIn maven, a Word Press fanatic, or you launch Facebook more times a day than you'd rather admit, odds are you've joined the social media revolution...

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  • How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    How to Leave a Job Gracefully

    While everyone has a Jerry Maguire fantasy of walking out of the office with flare, you should always approach every aspect of work with professionalism. The way you approach quitting a job can impact your career, so you need to be careful. If you want to leave...

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  • Video Resume: Is it Right for You?

    Video Resume: Is it Right for You?

    Even as the economy begins to make improvements, there are still many incredibly smart and talented professionals looking for work. If you're one of them, you've no doubt been exposed to endless 'how-to' tips on putting together a great resume, interviewing well...

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  • Things Employers Want to See on Your Resume

    Things Employers Want to See on Your Resume

    While job search strategies may have shifted with the advent of social networks and more recruiting taking place online, one constant remains – you need a solid resume, say our career experts. Whether you present this in standard written form or via your...

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  • Polish Your Resume for 2015

    Polish Your Resume for 2015

    The New Year is always the best time to revamp your job search efforts. Outside of networking, your resume is the single most important tool to get you that interview...

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