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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When to Add Self Taught Skills to Your Resume

When to Add Self Taught Skills to Your Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
One of the best ways to pickup new skills and knowledge is on the job. However, the workplace isn't likely the only place you learn new things. You may have a passion you pursue outside of work which rewards you with valuable skills. Or perhaps you decided to sign up for an online course. Self taught skills are no less valuable than those learned on the job, as long as you can back them up. If these self taught skills align with a job you want, it's smart to include them on your resume. We'll help you integrate them into your resume in a natural way. We'll also discuss how to talk about about them during the hiring process. (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundups
Searching for a new job is certainly no walk in the park. It can be challenging, and it's not uncommon for a few mistakes to be made. Unfortunately, the highly competitive nature of the job market means those mistakes could wind up costing you a job offer. Thankfully, many hiring managers and career specialists are aware of these mistakes, and want to help you avoid them. This week's advice should keep you from making simple mistakes on your resume, in job interviews, and during your job search.  (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundups
If you're going to be starting your job search soon, it's smart to begin working on your resume. Whether you're completely rewriting it or just doing some fine tuning, this week's Link Roundup has all the tips you need. We've also included advice on marketing yourself for a job even if you are under or overqualified. Finally, we end the links with a few tips to make you more successful at work. Read on! (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundups
We're back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! (more…)
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Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Should I Include ‘References Available Upon Request’ On My Resume?

Resumes & Cover Letters
'References available upon request' shows up on probably 50% of the resumes we see in our office. The phrase is certainly popular, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's right to use. It's easy to fall into the consensus trap and think a practice is right just because it is widespread. We'll look beyond the psychology, and discuss why it may make sense to leave the phrase off of your resume. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/18/17: Advice to Ace the Job Interview

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
While your resume is technically the first impression you give, the interview is the first in person impression. A lot of weight is given to the importance of the interview, and it's crucial to get it right. Today, we've gathered some of the best blogs, articles, and links with great advice on how to ace the interview, in addition to other topics. We hope these links help you knock your next job interview out of the park! (more…)
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5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

5 Things You Need to Bring to A Job Interview

Acing the Interview
When attending a job interview, there are a few items you absolutely must bring to leave the best impression possible. Although most of the items are straightforward, they can be easily forgotten if you're in a hurry. We recommend making a short checklist to review before you rush out the door! Just remember that all items are equally important, since they all have their own purpose. We'll discuss more details about why to bring them, and how they help you. (more…)
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How To Showcase Soft Skills in Your Job Search

How To Showcase Soft Skills in Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
Soft skills are a crucial component of every position. While they may not be listed in the job description, they are just as important as any technical skills. 'Hard working', 'strong communicator', 'organized', and all of those types of skills are important, sometimes enough so to be on a job description. Obviously as a candidate you want to indicate to your hiring manager that you have these skills, but how? In today's blog we'll describe how you can convey these in a way that is professional and tasteful. (more…)
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Link Roundup 8/11/17: Making Smart Job Search Decisions

Link Roundup 8/11/17: Making Smart Job Search Decisions

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups
Starting a job search involves many decisions. Deciding what font to use on your resume, deciding which photo to use on LinkedIn, deciding who to reach out to, etc. All of these decisions can play out in different ways, and they may be good or bad. Thankfully there are plenty of mentors and career experts to help you avoid those pitfalls. Today we have some great advice on decisions to be made on resumes, in interviews, and at your job. Read on to find out what they are! (more…)
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