Resume Tips: An Infographic

Although high-tech digital job application tools are gaining in usage by companies — especially larger ones, the resume remains a key document in most employment searches. So, it is  essential that we do everything we can to have our resume stand out from our job applicant competitors. As Mark Wallace writes for Akken Cloud: “Finding […]

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Resume Tips You Can Use

In this post, let us discuss six aspects of resume design – and provide tips accordingly:   What is the purpose of a resume? A resume should attract the attention of a prospective employer and interest the prospective employer to invite the applicant to an interview. A resume is NOT the vehicle for a person […]

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Can You Pass the “8-Second Resume Test?”

Many times, resumes are processed by computer software looking for key words — or busy executives inundated with job applicants. So, we have to make sure that OUR resume is the one that is read and liked! As Don Goodman writes for Careerealism: “Skimming – that’s what hiring managers are doing when they are going […]

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Get Noticed on LinkedIn!

Stand out better on LinkedIn, THE premier social networking site for professionals. Don’t treat your LinkedIn page in a casual way. Be serious — and present a great self brand! Don Goodman, writing for Careerealism, offers these 4 key suggestions. They may sound simple. But are you effectively following all four tips? Optimize Your LinkedIn […]

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How to Keep Your Resume on Target

Is your resume too long? Is it unfocused? Does it include unnecessary material? If you answer yes to any of these questions, it’s time to act. Here’s some good advice from Cheryl Simpson, writing for Careerealism, who offers ten tips for keeping your resume on target: Say more with less — “Cut out words that […]

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A Bundle of Resume Tips

In this post, let us discuss six aspects of resume design – and provide tips accordingly:   What is the purpose of a resume? A resume should attract the attention of a prospective employer and interest the prospective employer to invite the applicant to an interview. A resume is NOT the vehicle for a person […]

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Is It OK to Leave a Job Off Your Resume?

This is an interesting ethical question. Ethics includes questionable behavior that involves both errors of commission and omission. For many job applicants, the answer depends on how likely the applicant feels that the company will actually find out the about omission — and not the ethics of the situation. So, consider this note to Suzanne […]

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How Many Resumes Do You Need?

In today’s highly competitive job marketplace, the answer to this question should almost never be one — unless you find the same exact job descriptions listed for multiple openings. Resumes need to be tailored to specific jobs and companies. So, consider this advice from Dawn Rasmussen (president of Pathfinder Writing and Career Services), writing for […]

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“How to Create a Personal Brand Without Being a Jerk”

This is an interesting article title, right? Yet, it’s true. We need to communicate who we are and why we are the right applicant for a job — without coming across as too cocky or arrogant. As Joshua Waldman writes for Careerealism.com: “Branding is a very creative process. So, put on your creativity hat. Seriously. […]

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