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Posted July 07, 2014 by

Trying to Find an Internship? When to Include an Objective on Your Resume

For anyone trying to find an internship, it may or may not be wise to include an objective on your resume depending on the situation.  Learn more in the following post.

Featured: Featured It’s hard to even think about fall internships – as we just started summer internships – but with the start of July comes the start of the search for the perfect fall internship. I got a note from a reader last night asking me when to include and when not to include an objective on her resume

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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 April 07, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 10 Red Flags that Might Keep You from Finding Employment

In your search for jobs for recent college graduates, there are certain things employers don’t want to see on your resume.  Learn 10 red flags that might hurt your chances of finding employment in the following post.

Our friends at YEC asked members of their council to answer this question… Question: What’s one thing you never, ever want to see on a resume from a potential hire? Read on for some enlightening insights into the minds of some experienced businesspeople who may read your resume!

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Posted April 02, 2014 by

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

Close up of person looking at a resume

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…)

Posted February 21, 2014 by

Don’t Make These 5 Common Mistakes When Writing Resumes for Entry Level Jobs

College graduates, if you want to make a good impression with your resumes, be sure to avoid five common mistakes when writing them for entry level jobs that are found in the following post.

Writing a resume is easy. Right? You just type your responsibilities, a few metrics and just the right amount of buzzwords onto a Word doc. And voila, send that resume to every job posting you find. Wrong! Resumes are strategic marketing communications that must be created thoughtfully… and with some oomph…

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Posted February 13, 2014 by

Hot Careers Right Now: How To Score A Job In Health Care

Group of doctors and nurses in a hospital

Group of doctors and nurses in a hospital. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Health care and tech jobs dominate U.S. News & World Report’s annual best jobs of 2014 list. If you have your sights set on becoming a pharmacist, dentist, software developer or computer systems analyst in the health care field, these jobs are in “explosive demand.” But, just because they’re in high demand doesn’t mean there won’t be any competition. Get a leg up on the competition and land your dream job in the year ahead with these tips. (more…)

Posted December 03, 2013 by

On an Entry Level Job and Must Share Bad News with Your Boss? How to Do It Professionally

If you’re on an entry level job and ever need to share bad news with your boss, the following post offers tips to do so in a professional manner.

Breaking bad news to your boss is like being the sober sister on girl’s night; someone has to be the sacrificial lamb. While you may feel trepidatious about informing your supervisor that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong, the situation may be a blessing in disguise. (Click here to Tweet this thought.) Employers are

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Posted August 08, 2013 by

Applying for an Entry Level Job? 5 Tips When Choosing the Format and Font for Your Resume

It is true that the content of your resume is important, but that doesn’t mean its appearance should not be considered when applying for an entry level job.  In the following post, learn five tips to help you choose your resume’s format and font.

There are so many things that you have to pay attention to with your resume. Is it error-free? Do you sell yourself enough? Should you keep that job in that doesn’t really fit because it fills a gap, or remove it? Objective or no objective? With all of those concerns, you probably aren’t

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Posted July 22, 2013 by

Useful Tips on How to Make a Resume for Students

Lois Weldon

Lois Weldon

Having a presentable resume is very important for you to be able to land your dream or needed job position.  An impressive resume is very necessary to each and every kind of applicant including the soon to be graduates aiming for a way to earn money after ending the student life and students who wish to work while studying.  Below are the tips on how to effectively get the employers’ attention. (more…)

Posted May 01, 2013 by

What to Leave Off While Writing Your Resume

Leslie Anglesey

Leslie Anglesey

When you are preparing your resume, you want it to be letter perfect so you can convince a prospective employer that you are the best candidate for the job. One false move on this all-important document can get you passed over for a chance to be invited for that all-important interview. Which items have no place on your resume? Here are some examples of what you should not include in your writing: (more…)