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Posted January 21, 2015 by

Resume Etiquette for Today’s Job Seekers

An HR manager scans through dozens of resumes on a routine basis, and can tell an unprofessional candidate for a job right from a glance at his/her resume. Why bear the brunt of an imperfect resume when you can follow simple guidelines to make yours stand out? Include relevant keywords for your job, whether it’s about touting you prowess as a team leader, a problem solver, or a dependable team building resource. Be careful about formatting your resume smartly; provide succinct contact information, use readable and classy fonts, make the content 100% relevant for the job, and avoid any flashy graphics or colors. Then, trust bullets to communicate more about your achievements, but limit their usage. Avoid clichés and jargon, and compile a coherent resume. (more…)

Posted September 08, 2014 by

Does Your Resume Have the Skills that Recruiters Want?

If you want to impress recruiters with your resume, make sure it shows the skills that will attract them.  Learn more in the following post.

Sitting down to write a resume is an intimidating experience. You need to decide on a format, a branding statement, how to list your work experience, and of course, how to highlight your skills. It is the latter, highlighting your skills the right way, that seems to give job seekers the most trouble. In

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

Want to Write a Resume Recruiters Will Notice? 7 Tips to Achieve this Goal

Job seekers, if you’re wondering how to impress recruiters with your resumes, the following post has seven tips that will help you achieve this goal.

Having been one, I know this for a fact: Recruiters are a cynical bunch! Having spent a large portion of their professional lives reading resumes, they have seen every trick in the book. And this makes them extremely hard to impress…

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Posted June 26, 2014 by

College Graduates, Bringing Certain Career Skills to the Jobs You’ve Applied for? How to Make Them Important to an Employer

While college graduates may bring career skills suited to the jobs they have applied for, it’s essential that they show potential employers how important these skills are.  Get some examples of how to do so in the following post.

Us career gurus often tell you to veer away from those “overly common” skills thateveryone puts on their resume: creativity, good communication skills, team player, independent thinker, goal-oriented, and the list goes on. Because here’s the thing guys – nobody ever gets hired because their resume states that they’re “creative”. The

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Posted May 15, 2014 by

What Does Today’s Resume Look Like When Applying for Jobs for Recent College Graduates?

When writing today’s resumes for jobs for recent college graduates, applicants should know what recruiters and employers are looking for in candidates.  The following post includes an infographic that highlights these things.

How do you differentiate your resume from all the others? What will make the recruiter sit back and their chair a little bit and say, “Hey, wait a minute… we may have a live one here!”? To understand how to take your resume from the trash to top of mind, we present this infographic from our friends

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Posted May 07, 2014 by

Want Your Resume to Attract Potential Employers for Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Cliches Not to Use

When writing resumes for recent graduate jobs, employers want to see if you stand out from other applicants.  In the following post, learn seven cliches you shouldn’t use if you want to attract companies.

You may think your resume is already tip top, but put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter. They look at hundreds of resumes every day. To them, most look exactly like all the other nondescript resumes in their pile. If you’re using the same tired phrases as everyone else, you’re not as exciting —

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Posted April 02, 2014 by

Resume Makeover – Tips to Make Your Resume a Spicy Treat to Entice the Recruiters

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Close up of person looking at a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You want to be the siren of the job market, yet you can’t even secure a single interview. Have you ever wondered why such a cruel thing only happens to you when others are getting 2 to 3 interview calls in a week? It is undoubtedly because your resume isn’t just as chic as you wanted it to be.

Regardless of how perfect you think you are for the job you, chances are that your tedious resume would get in the way, closing all the doors that lead to a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. Therefore, you seriously need to consider giving your resume a makeover and turn it into the “Mjölnir” to beat all the competitors out there battling for the throne. (more…)