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Posted December 29, 2014 by

Personal Statements & Resumes: How They Work Together

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

One of the most common mistakes that grad school applicants make is viewing their personal statement essay as an extended version of their resume. Besides being redundant, this misstep means that students are losing out on a critical opportunity to set themselves apart from other applicants.

Personal statements and resumes are meant to work together as part of a student’s overall application. A well-written, thoughtful personal statement and a detailed, organized resume will complement each other, working in tandem to paint a flattering portrait of the applicant. (more…)

Posted December 18, 2014 by

5 Tips on Creating a Resume that Will Land You Your Dream Job

Dusty Fox

Dusty Fox

To most of us in the working world, certain jobs attract our attention and stand out from the rest. And when you decide to apply for your dream job, you know that you’re going to have to step up your game. That means taking a cold, hard look at your resume and finding ways you can make it even better. If you’ve got your mind set on a dream-worthy job, whether for an international company or a local business, chances are that the competition is tough. You’ll definitely need to be prepared for an interview and sell yourself to the hiring manager, but first things first–you need to get that interview by impressing them with a winning resume. Here are 5 tips you should follow to whip your resume into shape and land that perfect position: (more…)

Posted December 17, 2014 by

Improving Productivity through Employee Recognition

Laura O. Tolentino

Laura O. Tolentino

Success in the business world is measured by turning a profit: Your business is at its best when you demonstrate that income outweighs expenses on your balance sheet. When the fiscal year ends, you take a closer look at those numbers and attempt to figure out where improvements can be made to increase overall efficiency. Whether you streamline the logistics process, eliminate non-performing sectors or re-allocate resources, improving the smooth functioning of your company is the goal.

However, many project managers miss out on a critical opportunity when it comes to increased efficiencies. Instead of looking at personnel and its impact on productivity, they take aim at other company assets and processes. The truth is that employees are among the most valuable components of a business, and they need to be nurtured and developed in order to reach their highest potential. Improving productivity through employee recognition is one effective way to show them their worth, so take the right approach when showcasing individual achievement. (more…)

Posted December 11, 2014 by

7 Reasons Your Resume is Getting Nowhere

Close-up of a businessman looking at resume holding in hand

Close-up of a businessman looking at resume holding in hand. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Have you been waiting for a long time to get a response to your resume?  If the answer is yes, then maybe it is time to make some changes.  Go back and look at your resume.  Can you see any mistakes that might be keeping potential employers from contacting you?  Here are seven possible reasons why your resume is not getting anywhere at the moment. (more…)

Posted November 19, 2014 by

5 Fears in Your Job Search You Can Overcome

Frightened woman - gesturing fear isolated

Frightened woman – gesturing fear isolated. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you have any fear(s) when it comes to your job search?  For example, if you are a recent graduate, you might wonder if you will find an entry level job with the degree you just earned.  Or, maybe you have not been working for a while and uncertain about how to get back into the workforce.  No matter what is holding you back from looking for a job, the important thing is to figure out how to conquer it.  The following are five fears you may experience in your job search and how to overcome them. (more…)

Posted October 27, 2014 by

The Most Effective Method to Compose a Resume Job Summary

Hand writing Summary with blue marker on transparent wipe board

Hand writing Summary with blue marker on transparent wipe board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is very essential to produce enthusiasm with a High-Affect Summary Explanation and declaration. Recruiting superiors are busy entities all over the world. It is certain that every single job posting may draw in a great attraction to many resumes. To get perceived, make the best profession summary proclamation. The objective of this area in your CV is to create a hard-hitting preliminary statement filled with your most looked for abilities, competencies, achievements and qualities. You could utilize the objective segment part in your resume to present your detailed career summary covering all the dominant and major areas of your expertise.

A resume without a summary or outline is like a body with no heart. Summary has a direct relationship with your resume. Well here are few steps to make a charming career summary for effective outcomes, when it’s lying beside many career resumes at a recruiter’s desk. (more…)

Posted September 29, 2014 by

3 Tips For Writing A Grad School Essay

Portrait of a serious young student writing an essay in a library

Portrait of a serious young student writing an essay in a library. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Applying to graduate school can be a stressful process, and one reason is that it can get personal. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate education, your transcript isn’t going to change—from a numbers perspective, you’ve done your job. But when applying to grad schools, you’re faced with the tricky task of framing that job while presenting yourself and demonstrating your accomplishments in the most appealing way possible.

In this process, one of the biggest chances applicants have to express themselves is in personal statements and essays. They vary in nature depending on the program one is applying for, but they’re almost always present in some capacity. Here are a few tips on how to best represent yourself in these essays. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Writing Your Resume for an Entry Level Job? Would You Be this Honest?

When writing your resume for an entry level job, being honest is important.  Check out the following post, and ask yourself you would be just as truthful.

Let’s be honest: only a very small percentage of resumes accurately depict someone’s full career and life experience. Everyone has little bits to hide. And, in some cases, a lot to embellish. Some of that embellishment is tolerated, even accepted as normal. After all, a resume is a marketing document – not

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

College Graduates, Are You Keeping a Record of Accomplishments on Your Jobs? 4 Reasons It’s Important for Your Career

While on their jobs, college graduates should consider keeping a record of their accomplishments.  Learn four reasons why doing so is important for their careers in the following post.

Do you keep an active list of career accomplishments, responsibilities and results? Do you obsess over quantifying your contributions at work? You should, because your career, someday, may depend on it…

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Posted August 12, 2014 by

Not the Usual Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs? How to Approach 3 Challenges When Writing Your Resume

The following post discusses three challenges a recent graduate might face when searching for jobs and how to approach them on his or her resume.

There is an abundance of resume advice and examples online. However, they’re mostly unhelpful if your work and life experience doesn’t fit neatly into a template. Let’s look at a real job seeker with non-traditional work experience and outside the norm career issues, and see what happens when we do a resume

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