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Top resume tips and bad avice you probably shouldn't follow.

6 Popular Resume Tips That Are Actually Bad Advice

Most resume tip resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces…

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How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job: A Great Profile Is Not Enough

There’s an old saying that goes something like, “A great website that is not promoted is like a billboard stored…

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11 Impactful Ways to Update Your Resume for 2021

Resume trends come and go, and that was especially true with 2020. Last year, so much changed, and the job…

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Top resume tips and bad avice you probably shouldn't follow.

6 Popular Resume Tips That Are Actually Bad Advice

Most resume tip resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces of advice out there that could ...
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update resume

11 Impactful Ways to Update Your Resume for 2021

Resume trends come and go, and that was especially true with 2020. Last year, so much changed, and the job search process was no exception. Because o...
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Best resume format: hybrid resume

Why the Hybrid Resume is the Best Resume Format

When it comes to creating a resume, choosing the right format can be tricky. You must highlight your skills, experience, education, and more within (...
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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job: A Great Profile Is Not Enough

There's an old saying that goes something like, "A great website that is not promoted is like a billboard stored in your basement." This sentiment rem...
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How to Create a Winning LinkedIn Cover Story Video (10 Step Guide)

Between the pandemic eliminating in-person interviews and shifts in social media trends, video has recently become an integral part of the hiring pro...
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How to Write a LinkedIn Summary (About Section): Examples and Tips

The LinkedIn summary or “about” section is often under-utilized by LinkedIn users. Many leave it completely blank or type in a short tagline better s...
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Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking Systems - What you need to know

8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re no...
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ATS formatting mistakes for your resume

Don’t Make These ATS Formatting Mistakes

To understand why resume formatting matters to applicant tracking systems, you first need to understand how resumes move through ATS. Here’s how ...
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How to make an ATS Resume

How to Create an ATS Resume

Creating an ATS-friendly resume is a highly effective way to increase your interview chances and shift the job search odds more in your favor. In thi...
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Jobscan: How It Started, How It’s Going

Jobscan recently surpassed one million users. From a numbers standpoint, that’s really exciting! However, it means so much more than the numbers (and...
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Kelly Built a Network and Landed a Job in a New City using Jobscan’s LinkedIn Optimization

When Kelly, a long-time software engineer, moved from Denver, Colorado to Hilton Head, South Carolina, he didn't realize how valuable having a local ...
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Hired During the Pandemic: How a Real Jobscan User Landed a Job

“In the midst of the pandemic, I was actually hired for a position.” Veronica from Austin, Texas had been working for the same company for more th...
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Career Change

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Navigating the Job Search After Leaving a Toxic Work Environment

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! But what does that actually mean?  For many businesses, Mental Health Awareness Month introduces an op...
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career change resume

How to Write a Career Change Resume

There are many reasons for career changes: the realization of a new passion, a need for more financial security or the feeling of being stuck in an un...
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4 Things to Know Before Quitting Your Job to Follow Your Dreams

Sure, you might have forgotten about your career and gotten a job, but when that no longer satisfies you don’t just give up on it. Yes, there is...
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Job Search Strategy

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To Whom it May Concern? How to Address and End a Cover Letter

In our modern age of personalization, To Whom It May Concern is both an antiquated and detached way to address a cover letter. It may also imply that...
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How to send a thank you email letter after an interview

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview

You’ve probably heard that you should send “thank you” emails after your interview. You’ve probably also wondered, “Does it really make a differen...
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Why can't I find a job? Why you can't find a job.

What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job (4 Real Problems with 4 Real Solutions)

At one point in your life, you might ask yourself: Why can't I find a job? Think of your job search journey like a hose in your front yard. When it's...
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Jobscan for Universities

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How to Write a College Student Resume: A Guide for Recent Grads

The objective of any resume is to demonstrate your skills, experience, and value to potential employers. This can be a challenge for college students
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2021 Career Services Advice For Recent Grads

The year 2020 changed, well, just about everything for recent grads—pretty drastically. Coronavirus invaded the world, causing millions to become ...
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Timely Career Advice for Graduates—Straight from the Experts

Graduating college during a pandemic is certainly a unique experience and one that’s causing anxiety for many grads. How will I find a job? Are there...
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