Link Roundup 3/24/17: Keeping Your Career Fresh

Link Roundup 3/24/17: Keeping Your Career Fresh

Link Roundups
This week's Link Roundup is all about keeping your career fresh. If you don't make an effort to seek out new opportunities and skills, you may find yourself unhappy in your job. Check out the links below for great job search tips, and advice on moving your career forward. I Built A Bot to Apply to Thousands of Jobs at Once - Here's What I Learned Have you ever been frustrated by the failure of your resume to get you the attention of a hiring manager? If you've applied to a large company and haven't heard anything back, your resume was likely put through the gauntlet of an ATS - Applicant Tracking System. Most large companies have these automated sorters that weed out resumes that don't contain the necessary keywords.…
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Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
If you've been working on your resume recently, you've probably pondered including a beginning paragraph. These few sentences are known by a few aliases: resume summary, resume statement, resume objective, etc. Many years ago, the resume objective was popular. It positioned where you stood in your career and the type of job you were looking for. Now however, the summary is more popular, for a few reasons. Wondering if you've set up the beginning of your resume correctly? Read on to find out. (more…)
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Making Your Job Search Full Time

Making Your Job Search Full Time

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
At some point in all of our lives we have to conduct a job search. While some professionals are looking for the first time, others are looking for work after finding themselves out of a job. Whether you're new to it or experienced, it can still be a challenging process. Today we're going to discuss how you can fully focus your efforts on your job search to work efficiently. (more…)
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How to Write a Resume: Make it a Living Document

How to Write a Resume: Make it a Living Document

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5', Resources for Job Seekers
Throughout your career, you continue to gain more experience and learn more skills as you move from job to job. You grow as an employee and absorb more knowledge and expertise. Despite this, many workers don't keep their resume at pace with their current abilities. Instead, they elect only to update it when they make a major career change or begin a new job search. There are many reasons this hurts your career. Your resume should truly be a living document. We'll discuss what that means, why it's important, and the best way to do it. (more…)
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Cover Letters, Worth the Type?

Cover Letters, Worth the Type?

All About Recruiters
When looking for jobs, many postings have an optional cover letter submission. Job seekers generally find many jobs they'd like to apply to. As an applicant, writing out a cover letter and a resume that is tailored to each job can be cumbersome. This begs the question, are cover letters really worth the time? In short, yes. If you'd like the long version, read on! (more…)
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