5 Helpful Resume Formatting Tips

5 Helpful Resume Formatting Tips

Resumes & Cover Letters
In a previous blog we discussed how you can optimize your resume, and today we're going back to basics and talking about formatting. How you format your resume influences your chances to move forward in the hiring process. If you make it easy for a hiring manager to understand, they are more likely to bring you in! Today we'll be discussing a few easy and simple formatting choices you can make to help your chances. (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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Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

Here’s Why You Should Notify Your References

General Job Search Advice
References play a big role in the hiring process. Typically, references are the last step before a job offer is made. The company has sat down with you in an interview, and had you discuss your skills and qualifications. Now that they've heard from you, they want to hear from an impartial party. The role of these people in your job search shouldn't be understated. Acting as a reference is a big favor, so you should make sure you do all you can to prepare your references for when they may be contacted. Today we'll discuss the importance of notifying your references and why you should keep in communication with them. (more…)
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Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundup 6/2/17: Advice for College Graduates

Link Roundups
The month of May has just ended, which means there are many recent college graduates entering the job market! It's both an exciting and challenging time. Thankfully, there's a wealth of information online to help! We've curated the best up-to-date advice that should help any recent graduate find their footing in their job search. The best part is, most of this advice is applicable to any job seeker, so if that's you, read on! (more…)
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Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

Tips for Proofreading Your Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
Your resume ultimately serves as the determining factor that either moves you forward in the hiring process, or leaves you behind. For this reason, it's astonishing that some candidates don't proofread their resumes prior to sending them. Since a resume is so important, it's smart to give it a proper read over. While proofreading certainly isn't fun, one small grammar mistake could wind up costing you the job. Something so trivial shouldn't cost you the job. To help, we'll be discussing proofreading tips when working on a resume. (more…)
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Link Roundup 4/27/17: Best Job Search Practices

Link Roundup 4/27/17: Best Job Search Practices

Link Roundups
This week we have some great advice from a variety of sources across the web. If you're looking for some advice to assist your job search, we have it here! Resumes, interviews, and networking are just a few topics that are covered in today's Link Roundup. How to Write Resume Bullets That'll Make the Hiring Manager Pay Attention By now, you should know it's important not to put paragraphs in your resume. Bullets are the method of choice for listing accomplishments, skills, and responsibilities. Hiring managers won't typically take the time to read whole paragraphs, so bullets are the way to go. However, it's important that the contents of those bullet points is eye catching and impressive. This in-depth breakdown from The Muse will guide you through the best way…
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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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