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Posted February 10, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 10 Things Employers Don’t Want to See

When writing resumes for recent college graduate jobs, candidates should keep in mind that potential employers don’t want their time wasted.  The following post features an infographic with 10 things not to include in a resume.

In your job search, you’re competing against a lot of other candidates. Employers average 118 applications for a given job posting – and only 20% of those applicants are granted an interview. In most cases, there isn’t even a little room for error on your resume. This infographic from our UK friends Career Savvy (where a resume

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Posted February 07, 2014 by

Put a Little “Heart” Into Your Next Cover Letter

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

People rush to buy their loved ones some tangible expression of their affection at this time of year. A Valentine’s Day card, flowers, or chocolate are popular gifts of the heart.

What does this have to do with job-search cover letters? Actually, a lot. You’re not going to send a card or flowers to a hiring manager. But you can put a little ‘heart’ into your next cover letter––a bit of passion for the job you hope to win.

Show your emotional as well as your professional self so you will come across as a human being who cares about others, wants to be a team player, and is excited about helping company employees meet the goals of the organization. (more…)