Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

Should I Include a Photo on My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
When you initially constructed your resume, you probably came across a few templates that include a section for your photo. This may have led you to wonder yourself if your resume should include your head-shot. While this is common practice in Europe, you're likely better off not including a picture on  your resume. We'll break down a few of the key reasons for not doing so below. (more…)
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Should I Include References On My Resume?

Should I Include References On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
Are you considering including references on your resume? If so we can help you decide if it's a smart step for you to take. You may decide to include them thinking that it  will show the hiring manager that you are confident in your qualifications, and what those references will say about you. However, including references on a resume is an outdated practice in the current job market. There are many reasons why you shouldn't include them, and a few select times when you should. We'll discuss both in today's blog, so read on below to find out the reasons for both approaches. (more…)
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Why Just Applying Won’t Get You A Job Anymore

Why Just Applying Won’t Get You A Job Anymore

General Job Search Advice
Years ago, you could walk your resume into a business establishment, and expect to get a call back in a few days. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. A wealth of qualified applicants combined with online job boards have changed the game. Now, simply sending in a resume and applying will no longer get you a job. You have to be determined, smart, and utilize other channels to see true results in a job search.  (more…)
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Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

Should My Resume Have a Skills Section?

General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters
When it comes time to build a resume, there are a few questions you have to ask yourself. What font will I use? Will I list my experience by chronology or relevance? And of course, should I have a separate skills section? The answer is yes! However, if you'd like a more thorough answer than that, keep on reading to find out why it will help you.  (more…)
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3 Steps to Writing a Great Cover Letter

3 Steps to Writing a Great Cover Letter

Resumes & Cover Letters
It can be challenging to sit down in front of a blank page and fill it with words. This is especially true when you know it could be what helps you find your next job. All that pressure can make it tough to get your words on paper. Today, we'll present a simple 3 step template that you can use to design your own killer cover letter and hopefully find a great job. Read on below for the first step! (more…)
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Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

Writing a Great Resume Summary/Statement/Objective

Resumes & Cover Letters
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 conducted 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

Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
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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