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What Do You Put in a Cover Letter?

So, what do you put in a cover letter? This post breaks down the basics as well as what to highlight in order to stand out from other candidates.

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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 it works: After…

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Top Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn for 2021

When searching for a job, whose advice should you trust? In this post, we share 25 LinkedIn job search experts whose advice will help you navigate the process.

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Optimize Your Resume

Unique Resume Templates That Will Make You Stand Out

When it comes to job searching, the process can feel a bit stuffy, redundant, and bureaucratic. Let's be honest, this process doesn’t necessarily scr...
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Resume Objective Statements: Examples, How-To, and FAQ

A resume objective statement is a short paragraph often included at the top of a resume. Not to be confused with a summary statement, the objective s...
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How to Write a Stay at Home Mom Resume and Get Back into the Workforce

“Mom!” “Mom...mom, mom, mom, mom...MOM!” MOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!” Being a stay at home mom is tough. It’s akin to being in the workforce with an extr
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LinkedIn for Job Seekers

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Top Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn for 2021

It’s that time of year again—when we release our LinkedIn Top Experts list! Each year, we compile a list of job searching experts who generously shar...
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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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How to Manage Your LinkedIn Saved Jobs

When searching for jobs on LinkedIn, you may want to save positions of interest to come back to later. LinkedIn conveniently provides a "save" butto...
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Applicant Tracking Systems

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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An Inside Look at iCIMS ATS Job Applications

iCIMS is a top applicant tracking system used by over 4000 companies. While it supports companies of all sizes, locations and industries, its target ...
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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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hired in new city

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 pandemic

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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Career Change Ideas for Hospitality Professionals

Whether you work at restaurants or hotels, casinos or concerts, the hospitality life is always an interesting one. But maybe you've decided to shift...
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jobs for former teachers

14 Well-Matched Jobs for Former Teachers

Teaching is a rewarding career and perhaps one of the most important jobs in society. Teachers often work under immense pressure and develop fine tu...
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mid-life career change

Transitioning Careers at 40? Tips for Your Mid-Life Career Change

We've talked about changing careers at 30 and changing careers at 50, so it seems natural to address the decade in between. Making a career change i...
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Job Search Strategy

what do you put in a cover letter

What Do You Put in a Cover Letter?

Writing cover letters is tough. It can also feel confusing—extremely confusing. What are you supposed to say to someone you’ve never met? How are ...
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Finding Your Perfect Job Match

Roses are red, violets are blue...is your current job the best match for you? We’ve all heard the cliches about dating and job searching. In both ...
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How to Find a Job in 2021: Tips and Tricks from the Experts

They say the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”  You might feel as if you...
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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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