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Posted June 13, 2014 by

Want to Impress Recruiters with Your Resume Using Soft Skills? 5 Ways to Show It

If you want your resume to shine before recruiters using soft skills, the following post has five ways you can show it.

Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard

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Posted May 12, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? Best and Worst Terms to Use

When writing resumes for entry level jobs, recruiters and employers will likely appreciate some keywords, while dismiss others.  In the following post, learn some of the best and worst terms to use on a resume.

In a recent CareerBuilder survey, over 2,200 recruiters and hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they like, and don’t like, to see in your resume. Check out this list, and then review your resume (at least) one more time…


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Posted May 08, 2014 by

Does Your Resume for an Entry Level Job Include These 10 Common Mistakes?

Young entry level job seekers can hurt their chances to find employment if they make any of these 10 common mistakes in the following post.

In the past year or so, I have seen 200 to 300 resumes written by college students. Based on that experience and my interactions with recruiters and other career advisers, one thing is clear: just about everyone makes the same mistakes. This is not a scientific survey by any means. However, ranked by frequency I submit to you the top

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Posted December 30, 2013 by

Revamp Your Resume to Land Jobs for Recent College Graduates

Because you only have so much time to impress recruiters and employers with your resume, it’s important to make yours interesting in an effective way.  So new grads, learn how to revamp your resumes to land jobs for recent college graduates in the following post.

For every position they post, recruiters are faced with an onslaught of hundreds (if not more) resumes. Your resume has just a few seconds to stand out, and to sell you as better than your competition. The following is a case study, a true story of working with a student one-on-one, that

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Posted September 20, 2013 by

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

Robin Ryan

Robin Ryan

According to our national survey of human resources personnel and hiring managers, your resume gets a 15 second glance. 15 Seconds! In today’s competitive job market, your resume has to be a door opener.

Here are five important techniques to use to make your resume get noticed. (more…)

Posted April 26, 2012 by

50+ Strong Action Verbs You Need to Use on Your Resume Now

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Stop using passive terms on your resume; passive terms dilute the quality and value of what you offer the employer.  Seriously, if you’re using any of the following terminology, you need to make a change today!

Demonstrated mastery of … Responsibility for … Duties included … Worked with … Familiar with … Knowledge of (or) Knowledgeable in …

These passive terms are not action-oriented, and they make for a rather lackluster resume.  Instead, show the employer exactly what you’re capable of achieving and bringing to the table!  Below you’ll find a list of 50+ strong action verbs that you can put on your resume NOW to spice things up! (more…)