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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 [...]

Why You Still Need a Cover Letter and How to Write a Good One

Don’t ignore cover letters. Here is why and how to write a good one.

Getting Your Job Search Materials Ready

Tweet When I was in the midst of my search for an internship, I was excited to see an email from a company that I had just submitted my resume to. I was immediately asked for writing samples from my portfolio. Unfortunately, my portfolio was scattered all over the place and it took a considerable [...]

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.

Making Your Resume Stand Out

Tweet We often hear statistics about how many people apply for any given job opening. If the statistics are correct, recruiters and hiring managers sift through a lot of resumes. What’s the secret to standing out and being one of the resumes selected for follow up?

Quick Tips for Bringing New Power to Your Resume

Tweet Your resume should be under constant revision as you continually look for ways to improve how you present yourself and your value to potential employers. Here are some quick ideas for bringing new life to your resume:

Volunteer Work: Your Job Search Secret Path

Tweet Volunteering can be a significant leg up in your job search.  An ariticle in Fast Company, Volunteering Will Save Your Career (Or Put You In A New One), showed that 20% of hiring managers make decision based on volunteer work.  It can serve the same basic function as an internship: it can grow your [...]

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