There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping […]
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 this article, we’re talking about how to optimize your resume for applicant tracking systems (ATS) by including job-specific keywords and using a parsable format. What is an applicant tracking system? […]
We’ve put together a few tips to help you personalize your cover letter, whether you know the hiring manager’s name or not.
A resume is a short document of career highlights customized for each new job application. A CV is a long, in-depth breakdown of all your work, education, achievements, and projects within a specific field. The difference is demonstrated by the word origins: The French résumé can be translated as “summary” while the Latin curriculum vitae […]
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Your LinkedIn headline is one of the most visible sections of your LinkedIn profile. Not only does it stretch across the top of your profile page, it also introduces you on newsfeed posts, the “People You May Know” section, and LinkedIn job applications. Whether it’s being viewed by your business contacts or a recruiter, your […]
Whether you’re trying to wrap up a job search, lay some groundwork for a future career move, or cultivate influence and credibility within your industry, networking on LinkedIn is so much more than collecting contacts. We Asked: How to Network on LinkedIn We reached out to 10 experts with a series of questions to learn […]
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You’ve been told you need to be on LinkedIn. You created your account, wrote a killer LinkedIn profile, and optimized it for recruiters, but that’s only the start. Only about half of LinkedIn users have logged on in the past month and countless accounts are empty, outdated, and abandoned. To get the most out of […]
See exactly what happens within an ATS when you have a table on your resume.
LinkedIn should be a vital part of your job search. You can build your professional network, apply for jobs posted on LinkedIn, or craft a profile that attracts recruiters. Ideally, you’re doing a little bit of each. LinkedIn can also be one of the most valuable learning platforms in your job search, but only if […]
When browsing job listings on LinkedIn you’ll notice that some jobs have an “Apply” button while others have a “LinkedIn Easy Apply” button. What’s the difference between these two options? What is LinkedIn Easy Apply? While the “Apply” button will typically take you to a company’s job site, “Easy Apply” lets you apply without leaving LinkedIn. […]
If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job description. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]
LinkedIn is the number-one online networking tool for professionals and job seekers. With that in mind, it might make sense to upload a resume to LinkedIn. But that’s not really how LinkedIn is meant to be used. How to upload your resume to LinkedIn anyway If you want your resume on your LinkedIn profile, there […]
While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]
Replying to a job listing isn’t the only way to find a job. Recruiters for companies large and small are constantly looking for the right people to improve their teams, whether or not those people are job searching. This happens on LinkedIn more than anywhere else, meaning one of the best ways to get a […]
Resume length advice hasn’t changed much over the past 60 years. A September 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times advised job seekers to: Keep it short. One page is best. Two are okay; anything longer is likely too much for a prospective employer to plow through. But get everything important in. A skimpy outline that […]
Resumes can be scary to create, but just as horrifying to read. Recruiters and hiring managers are subjected to comic sans, puke green font, typos, inappropriate headshots, and other terrors! Before you submit your resume, really contemplate how you’re presenting yourself. Go a step further and get a second opinion from a friend or upload […]
When searching for questions to ask in a job interview, you’ll be confronted with lists of questions covering every possible aspect of the role, company, interviewer, and more. Unfortunately, there aren’t typically opportunities in an interview setting to run through the “top 50 questions to ask in an interview” list you found online. You’ll need to […]
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 suited for a LinkedIn headline or a resume summary. But whether you’re using LinkedIn to find a job, market your business, or build your professional brand, the summary section is important real […]