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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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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Link Roundup: Crucial Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Link Roundup: Crucial Job Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Link Roundups
Landing a job interview is a great sign. It means that a recruiter or hiring manager looked at your resume, and thought that you might be a good fit for the role. So your next step should be focusing on knocking the interview out of the park. The last thing you want to do is make a simple mistake, in that interview, and have it take you out of the running. Read on to find out how you can avoid those mistakes and more! 4 Things You Should Never Ask While Being Interviewed One of the most common ways candidates shoot themselves in the foot during job interviews is by asking the wrong questions. A common misstep is constantly asking about salary, benefits, and compensation early on. If the recruiter…
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3 Things You Should Do When Job Searching in 2018

3 Things You Should Do When Job Searching in 2018

General Job Search Advice
To remain competitive in the modern job market, you have to update your tactics over time. New technologies,  unemployment, and many other factors can change how companies hire. If you're not aware of these trends and don't respond to them, you may be drastically decreasing your chances of getting hired. Today we'll break down three things you should do to conduct a successful job search in 2018. (more…)
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Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundup: What You Need to Know About the Job Market

Link Roundups
With unemployment reaching a rare low, the job market is in a unique place. If you have the right set of skills, it's a great opportunity for you to find a company that will value you. In this week's Link Roundup, we pulled our favorite links that will help you understand the state of the current job market. Also, we've collected some of our favorite articles with job search advice. Check out the links below! Unemployment Rate Hits 3.9%, a Rare Low, as Job Market Becomes More Competitive In the latest job market news, the unemployment rate has continued to drop. This has tightened the market, and employers are having more trouble than ever finding the right candidates for their open positions. This puts job seekers in a great place…
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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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