Category: Resume Tips

Featured Image: Breaking Free from Title Bias on Resumes

Breaking Free from Title Bias on Resumes

We live in an era of job title creativity. Who wouldn’t want to be known as a “happiness engineer,” an “innovation alchemist,” or a “time ninja?” It’s all just a part of quirky company culture…until you start to look for your next job. Both recruiters and candidates are experiencing a new set of challenges as […]

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Featured Image: 5 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

5 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

Your resume is a potential employer’s first impression of you. On average, hiring managers spend approximately 20 seconds reviewing each resume before they decide whether or not the candidate should move forward. Since your professional fate is essentially determined by a snap decision, it is important to make those few seconds count and not include […]

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Featured Image: A Skills and Projects Repository Helps You Build a Great IT Resume

A Skills and Projects Repository Helps You Build a Great IT Resume

According to research firm The Radicati Group, workers sent and received nearly 125 emails per day last year. For most IT professionals, that probably sounds like a light day given how much organizations rely on their departments.   With everything from cybersecurity and the cloud to computer systems and new technologies flowing through their group, […]

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Featured Image: Identifying and Avoiding Red Flags in an Interview

Identifying and Avoiding Red Flags in an Interview

Although your resume and other screening tools are key factors employers use to make hiring decisions, the interview is your time to showcase your personality. The interview doesn’t start when you sit down and begin answering questions. It begins when you pick up the phone for a phone interview and continues through your interactions with […]

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Featured Image: The Importance of Soft Skills in an Automated World

The Importance of Soft Skills in an Automated World

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are making their way into every industry, changing job roles and responsibilities across the board. The skills hiring managers looked for on resumes five years ago are not the skills they emphasize now when looking for candidates. In many cases, hard skills (definable, teachable abilities) have taken a back seat […]

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Featured Image: Making a Great First Impression: Interview Dos & Don’ts

Making a Great First Impression: Interview Dos & Don’ts

Our experience shows that most hiring professionals almost always know within the first three minutes of an interview whether they’ll recommend moving a candidate to the next level. To get you started on the right foot with a potential employer, here are some dos and don’ts to take into consideration when preparing for your first-round […]

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Featured Image: Tips for Using LinkedIn to Help You Land Your Next Job

Tips for Using LinkedIn to Help You Land Your Next Job

Your LinkedIn page almost always serves as the first impression you make on potential employers, so it’s essential that you make it a good one. In fact, a Bullhorn survey of more than 160,000 recruiters found that 97 percent of respondents use LinkedIn to find job candidates and 64 percent use only LinkedIn for recruiting. […]

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Featured Image: New Year, New Job? Three Questions to Answer Before you Begin a Job Search

New Year, New Job? Three Questions to Answer Before you Begin a Job Search

As the calendar rolls over to 2019, the tight labor market shows no signs of loosening. That, combined with the tendency of people to consider making changes in their lives at the beginning of the year, likely means a slew of new job seekers in the coming weeks. If you think you might be one […]

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Featured Image: How to write a Human Resources resume

How to write a Human Resources resume

January 15, 2018 | HR Professionals, Resume Tips

If you’re in Human Resources, you probably spend a lot of time with resumes — it might even be up to you to decide which ones make it to the next stage of the hiring process. And although as HR professionals our careers may depend on judging resumes, how often do we really critique our […]

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Featured Image: What is an Executive Summary? Should I put my Career Objective in my resume?

What is an Executive Summary? Should I put my Career Objective in my resume?

January 8, 2018 | Resume Tips

We get a lot of questions about the “Career Objective” section of a resume. Does a little summarizing blurb at the top of your resume really accomplish anything? The hiring manager already knows you’re looking to obtain this type of position—that’s why you’re applying.  It would seem that by adding a career objective, you’re just […]

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