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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 February 28, 2014 by

How to Write a Good CV

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Someone working on a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A CV is nothing more than a type of resume that outlines an individual’s education and work history. However, writing a good CV while attending college or just graduating is very important, as this will be your representation to potential employers.

Understanding what potential employers look at most will guide on writing the best CV so it will draw attention and put you on the minds of those looking to hire someone with your qualifications. When you sit down and start writing your CV, it would be best to jot down your information prior to typing to ensure you have all the information at hand. (more…)

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 January 21, 2014 by

Would You Hire Yourself for an Entry Level Job?

As an applicant for an entry level job, you’re more likely to see your point of view when it comes to your job search.  However, what if you were a recruiter trying to find the right candidate for a position?  The following post shares how you might view a recruiter’s position.

You feel your resume was perfect (even your mother proofed the newest version). Your cover letter came from a template you found online (you have every confidence it was the best of the bunch). And yet… you don’t get called in for an interview. What could have happened?! To answer this question,

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Posted October 04, 2013 by

What Not to Put on Your Resume

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Someone filling out a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You probably have an idea of what to include in your professional resume—job highlights, academic accomplishments, relevant skills, and more, depending on your field. But as you’re writing it up, are you thinking about what not to put on your resume? And making sure you avoid those things?

Leave personal matters at home

When adding items to your resume, ask yourself, “Is this something upon which I want them to make a hiring decision?” The employer can’t discriminate based on a lot of that personal information, so don’t put yourself or an employer in a position where they know too much about you. It’s not a good idea to write all about your personal life, such as how many children you have, your race or religion, your marital status, or your age. If it won’t affect your ability to do the job, keep it off your resume. (more…)