Category: Resume Tips

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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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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Featured Image: How long should a resume be?

How long should a resume be?

November 13, 2017 | Resume Tips

You’ve heard time and time again what should go in your resume, but how long should a resume be? The short answer is no more than two pages, preferably one. The longer answer is that it depends. Gone are the days of three-page resumes. Though longer resumes are still acceptable in some rare cases, they’ve […]

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How to Write a Cover Letter

October 30, 2017 | Jobseeking Tips, Resume Tips

As we say frequently in our blog, job hunting isn’t easy. It takes work to find work. And applying for a job you really want adds an extra layer of anxiety. So what can you do to ensure that you get called in for an interview? Grab their attention—with your cover letter! Many candidates don’t […]

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Featured Image: How to Impress the Computer Reading Your Resume

How to Impress the Computer Reading Your Resume

December 19, 2016 | Resume Tips

Maybe you consider yourself someone who “works well with people”; a “people pleaser.” Someone who’s charismatic, confident and has no problems with job interviews. You can please people; but what about computers? According to the Wall Street Journal, almost all large companies use an “applicant tracking system” to sort prospective employees. About half of all […]

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Featured Image: Do you need an e-portfolio?

Do you need an e-portfolio?

April 25, 2016 | Career Advice, Resume Tips

These days, pretty much every job requires the creation of documents, media in the form of documents, images, presentations, and online content. For this reason, portfolios aren’t just for designers and photographers any more! A good e-portfolio could help you stand out and give you an edge over competitors in the job market and will […]

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