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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. [...]

Resume Make-over: Returning to the Workforce

Tweet Karen had an amazing resume with a lot of significant professional experience. The problem is, all of her experience is from over 15 years ago.  Like many women, Karen had a robust and successful career before taking time off to raise kids.  With her children in her teens, she is ready to return to [...]

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.

Why You Are Not Hearing Back After Applying

Tweet Are you generating job leads, but not getting any further in the process?  Receiving no reply or a negative reply after submitting your resume for a job opening is generally a sign that you did not stand out or not a clear match. Here are the three main reasons resumes and job applications fail:

Video Friday: Using Keywords on Your Resume

Tweet Can keywords get you hired? The answer is no, but they can be a tool in your job search. Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger explains how they work and how to use them.

Effective Cover Letters

Learn what makes your cover letter stand out when applying for a job.

When You Don’t Have the Required Years of Experience

Tweet Job descriptions often give very specific time requirements for certain skills. Should a job seeker apply even if they don’t have the exact number of years? YES!

Why Years of Experience Don’t Matter

Tweet Yes, you read the headline correctly. Years of experience do not get people hired. Why? Because experience does not equal success or future value. For example, I can claim 30+ years experience as a runner. Does that make me a candidate for the next Olympics? Could I be a track coach? Am I even [...]

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