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Productive Ways to Fill Resume Gaps

Tweet No matter if you’re in a career transition or between jobs, it’s vital you continue to build skills and successes you can show on your resume.  You will be viewed much more positively if you demonstrate recent achievements and continued growth than if you present a resume representing no new skill development or career growth over the last [...]

Avoiding Job Application Mis-Steps

Tweet You found a job that looks really interesting.  The last thing you want is for a lame mistake to ruin the chance for making a good first impression, or worse, cost you a shot at a job. Here are some classic mis-steps and how you can avoid them:

Are Keywords Overrated?

Tweet There’s a lot of talk about keywords and how they can help your job search. Job seekers are told to load up their resumes with keywords so that applicant tracking systems (ATS) will “find” them.  In fact, some resumes feature a huge block of keywords. The reality is that keywords are just one of [...]

Should I Put Volunteer Work on My Resume?

Tweet Volunteer work is a great way to get involved and help make your community a better place.  It might also help land you your next job.  Many people don’t think to put volunteer work on their resume because it’s not a “regular” paying job.   When writing your resume, include any skills or experience that [...]

Customizing Your Resume

Tweet Customizing your resume to each job is an important way to bring out your match to the position and the company’s needs.  It takes time and thoughtfulness to rework your resume each time you learn of an open position.  Here is a step-by-step guide to make it easier.

Video Friday: Sharing Accomplishments on Your Resume

Tweet You know your experience is an important part of resume, but are you utilizing those experiences to the fullest? In today’s video blog we talk about how to use your experiences on your resume to demonstrate your true value to a company. 

What Does Your Resume Convey in 6 Seconds?

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist. [...]

Keywords: What They Are and How to Use Them

Tweet One of the biggest tricks to being “found” by recruiters is to make your resume and online profile keyword-rich. If you’re a bit baffled by the term, you’re not alone. Keywords can be a source of confusion to the point where they are sometimes just ignored by job seekers. Ignoring them may mean your [...]

Should My LinkedIn and Resume be Different?

Your resume and LinkedIn profile share a lot of similar content, but should they be the same? What to include and exclude to make the most of both.

Three Ways To Present Temp Jobs On Your Resume

Tweet Much of the cautionary advice about presenting temporary employment on your resume suggests that it may raise a red flag to employers, or brand you as unreliable. However, freelancing, contracting and other short-term work do not have to show you in an unfavorable light.

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