resume keywords can help

How Resume Keywords Can Help Get That Interview

Chances are, as a job seeker, you’ve hit the ‘send’ or ‘submit’ button to apply for a job opening and then spent days waiting for a call back that never came, leaving you to wonder if your resume was swallowed up by the Cyberspace void or actually seen and rejected by a real live person. […]

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Resume Optimization – How to Do a Proper Resume Layout

A resume is an important tool with which to reach potential employers. It is your opportunity to make a first impression by demonstrating your skillsets, experience, and capabilities. The hardest part is being satisfied with the finished product and starting to apply for your ideal job, but learning how to do a proper resume layout […]

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Hard and Soft Skills, Hard skills, soft skills

Hard and Soft Skills in Your Resume – What’s the Difference?

One thing you should realize is that employers are looking for candidates with hard and soft skills so it’s vital that your resume has a good balance of both. Let’s face it, when it comes to job searching today, it’s a hirer’s market! Companies are often inundated with applicants for open positions and regularly receive resumes […]

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Job Matching

In the Job-Matching-Mix – Landing the Job

As a job seeker, you try to find as many opportunities as possible to increase your chances of landing a job. The problem is, it’s a common mistake for job seekers to apply to too many positions without job matching first to ensure that they are actually a qualified candidate whom recruiters would actually consider. […]

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College Grads

College Seniors – Job Prep Before You Graduate

In today’s world, advanced degrees are not automatic golden tickets to dream jobs for college grads. It takes effort on the part of the graduate and job prep before you graduate, to land a job post-graduation. If you’re a senior, here’s how you can prepare for your professional future:  Explore what type of work you […]

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Job offer

Nailed the Interview – But No Job Offer

It’s enough to drive you crazy… Clearly your resume is acceptable because you got to the interview process, so the fault doesn’t lie there. You had ready-answers to SOAR questions (Situation, Obstacle, Action, and Result) that clearly demonstrated your skills, intelligence, and resourcefulness. Where is your job offer? The Reasons This list could be interminably […]

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Look at Your Resume

Take Another Look at Your Resume Baby

You’ve spent hours working on your resume, fine tuning everything so that you are sending the message you want to convey to the hiring manager. The problem is, your resume might not even make it to the hiring manager if doesn’t receive a high enough “score” from the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and that score […]

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Quit Your Job

Quit Your Job? The Do’s and Don’ts!

Despite some dramatic scenes in the movies, à la Jerry Maguire, leaving a company for any particular reason does not usually involve that much spectacle. You may have had co-workers who left quietly, without drawing attention to themselves, in a seemingly amiable departure. Now it’s your turn to leave your current place of employment and […]

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Resume Writing Services

Resume Writing Service Expectations – Then What?

It’s only the beginning And here you thought going to those Resume Writing Services was the end of it.  The way they promote and sell their product, you would think all you have to do is mail the end result to some unsuspecting employer, and they will sweep all the other resumes into the garbage […]

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Resume Best Practices

Resume Best Practices To Get Noticed In 2015

Resume Optimization Hiring Managers and Recruiters are going to be looking for some specific information.  Some of your resume best practices are pretty basic, however, if they don’t find these things, your resume is going to end up in the round-file (wastebasket). If they do find these things, you’ve bought about another 30 seconds of […]

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