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Posted July 15, 2015 by

Caring for Your Cover Letter – 6 Tips for Success

Have you given much thought to writing a cover letter when applying for a job?  If not, you may want to think again.  Your cover letter supports your resume, but it also allows you to go into more detail about why you are the best candidate for a job.   Even if you are not required to have one, creating a quality cover letter can help you stand out from the competition.  Show how much you care about your cover letter by following these tips. (more…)

Posted February 25, 2015 by

Want Your Resume to Resonate with an Employer? Apply the Following Tips

How much thought have you put into writing your resume?  While the thought of getting your dream entry level job or other position is exciting, you need to first prove that you are the best candidate through a quality resume that speaks to a potential employer.  Whether it is your first time applying for a job or you’re returning to the workforce, you want to make the right first impression.  So, how can you accomplish this goal on your way to achieving the biggest goal, which is employment?  Apply the following tips for your resume to resonate with an employer. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2014 by

12 Writing Tips for Creating a Perfect Resume

Cari Bennette

Cari Bennette

It’s a bit of fine line, isn’t it? Knowing exactly what to put in your resume can be confusing. Too much irrelevant information will get you passed over. And not enough information may cause suspicion, as though you’re trying to hide something.

So, to compose the perfect resume, apply the following 12 tips from industry experts to ensure success. (more…)

Posted September 04, 2014 by

Searching for Jobs, Recent Graduate? 5 Tips You Can Learn from Online Dating

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, you may not believe that your job search could relate to online dating at first.  However, the following post shares five tips you can apply to your search from online dating.

Job searching is like online dating: you seek to find a great match and then put in the effort to woo the object of your desire. Another similarity: in both online dating and job searching, technology has enabled greater ease in the matchmaking process. Specifically, both dating and career sites allow users to upload personal

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Posted July 02, 2014 by

College Students, Writing Resumes to Apply for Jobs? Make Sure to Customize Them

When applying for jobs with their resumes, it’s important for college students to customize them for each opportunity.  Get some tips on tailoring resumes in the following post.

Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional in most situations. Resume/application customization is becoming increasingly important now that most resumes and applications are stored in an employer’s resume database or applicant tracking system (“ATS”). In addition, several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer – if/when they

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Posted June 23, 2014 by

Résumé Writing for New Grads

Laura Brown, PhD

Laura Brown, PhD

You’re graduating — congratulations on your achievement! If you’re like most new grads these days, though, you’re probably not spending a lot of time resting on your laurels — you’re on to the next big challenge in life: finding your first full-time permanent job. Your résumé is the centerpiece of your job application. Although many new grads worry their résumés are too brief to tell a good story about them, don’t worry — no one expects you to show 20 years of work experience on your résumé. Even if you have little or no relevant work experience, you can still create an impressive résumé that will catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. (more…)

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs? 5 Ways to Customize Each One

When applying for entry level jobs, be sure your resumes are specific to each potential employer.  In the following post, learn five ways to customize each resume.

There are few pieces of resume advice everyone believes in; everyone has a different opinion on just about every subject. However, there is one point every career advisor, mentor and resume writer agree on: for every application submitted, you must customize your resume. But how? What do recruiters and hiring managers look for? And

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