Link Roundup: All About Resumes

Link Roundup: All About Resumes

General Job Search Advice, Link Roundups, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
Your resume is your first impression before meeting a hiring manager or recruiter face to face. Make it stand out and count! This means no errors, accuracy, and an easy to read template. If you need some help with that, we’ve got you covered! Check out the links below for tips on building your resume and more. (more…)
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5 Things You Don’t Need to Include on Your Resume

5 Things You Don’t Need to Include on Your Resume

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
There are some things that don’t need to be included on your resume. You may think that the more information you provide, the better your chances of landing an interview, but that isn’t true. There is such thing as too much information, especially on a resume. Employers are scanning tons of resumes in a little amount of time! Make sure the important stuff stands out. Check out 5 things that you don’t always need to include on your resume below. (more…)
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4 Reasons Why You Aren’t Hearing Back From Employers

4 Reasons Why You Aren’t Hearing Back From Employers

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
Searching for a job can be a challenging process, especially when applying to dozens of companies and never hearing back. You’re taking tons of time to apply for these jobs, it’s frustrating to get silence in return! Why does this happen? Is it you, is it them, what could it be? Sometimes it is out of your control, but be sure you aren’t making these 4 mistakes in your job application below! (more…)
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Adding Soft Skills to Your Resume

Adding Soft Skills to Your Resume

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
Though negotiable, soft skills are actually an important element to a resume. Conveying your soft skills can be done in a multitude of different ways. Most candidates put them in a special section and list them out. While others list them within their job experience duties. Now what way is best and what skills should you be highlighting? We’re here to tell you! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Land the Job That is Best for You

Link Roundup: Land the Job That is Best for You

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters
As you know, the job search can be extensive. Sometimes it can take months to land an interview or position. It is important to use your time wisely and get the most out of your search. In this week’s roundup, we have compiled a list of great advice to speed up the search process AND help land the job that is right for you. (more…)
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7 Components of a Strong Resume

7 Components of a Strong Resume

Resumes & Cover Letters
There is a lot that goes into building a compelling resume. Everyone has a different background, so the way you set up your resume will always be somewhat unique. However, there are certain basic rules that should be followed, and components that should be present. Today, we'll walk you through what those are, and how you can implement them in your resume. 1. Legible Font No matter how amazing your resume is, it won't do any good if recruiters can't read it. When you are deciding which font to select, don't get too crazy. Go back to basics with common fonts that are recognizable and legible. Stick with serif, or sans serif fonts. Common serif fonts include Times New Roman, Georgia, and Garamond. Common sans serif fonts include Arial, Tahoma,…
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How to Make Your Resume Computer Friendly

How to Make Your Resume Computer Friendly

Resumes & Cover Letters
Working in recruiting, we see hundreds of resumes every week. It can be hard to keep up with all of them, so we utilize an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This machine pulls all of the relevant pieces off of a resume, and processes the data. Instead of having to read the whole resume, it's conveniently placed into a database. The way your resume is formatted greatly impacts how well the information is processed. Taking certain steps to format your resume will make it significantly more 'friendly' to these programs. Since most large companies are using the systems to help them manage their job applications, making your resume computer friendly is a smart move! (more…)
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3 Points Your Cover Letter Should Make

3 Points Your Cover Letter Should Make

Resumes & Cover Letters
Writing a cover letter can be overwhelming, because you are trying to accomplish so much with so few words. Trying to think of everything you want to say and trimming it down to fit into a short note can be challenging. So in today's blog, we'll explain three core points that every cover letter should make. No matter the industry or field, these points are the foundation of a strong cover letter. (more…)
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3 Proofreading Tips to Keep Your Resume Mistake Free

3 Proofreading Tips to Keep Your Resume Mistake Free

Resumes & Cover Letters
It goes without saying that your resume is one of the most important documents you will write. It's the item that an employer will use to judge whether or not they should interview you. So your resume could be the path to many great opportunities in your career. However, if there are mistakes on your resume, that path will be much longer. Today, we're going to share some of our favorite proofreading tips for keeping your resume mistake free. These don't take too long, and while some of them may seem odd, they are effective! (more…)
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Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Add Statistics!

Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Add Statistics!

Resumes & Cover Letters
Today we live in a very numbers driven world. Managers are worried about the bottom line and turning a profit. Wall Street motivates many statisticians to try and figure out what the next big break will be. Also, if you're conducting a job search, numbers play a big part in it, as you look for the right salary. Wherever you go, numbers drive the world. With that in mind, it would seem odd not to include any numbers on your resume, right? Having statistics on a resume act as proof that you accomplished something. If you're wondering why your resume needs numbers, read on! (more…)
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