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Top 15 Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn for 2019

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 […]

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LinkedIn Easy Apply: What Employers See When You Apply on LinkedIn

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. […]

How to tailor your resume to the job description

How To Tailor Your Resume To the Job Description

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 application. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]

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Note to Recruiters on LinkedIn: What, Why, and How for Job Seekers

Job searching isn’t just about responding to job postings or attending networking events. Recruiters are looking online for the perfect people to fill vacant jobs– people that may or may not be job searching for openings that might not be posted publicly. Most recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates, who in turn can use […]

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6 Pieces of Resume Advice that Stand the Test of Time

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 […]

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Spooky, Scary, Horrifying Resumes for Halloween

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 […]

Top questions to ask in an interview.

4 Important Questions to Ask in an Interview (and Why)

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 […]

How to write a linkedin summary

How to Write a LinkedIn Summary: Examples and Tips

The LinkedIn summary section is often under-utilized by LinkedIn users. Many leave it completely blank or type in a short tagline better suited for the 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 estate. Whereas […]

How do recruiters find you on LinkedIn? You need an optimized profile.

The Only Way Recruiters Will Find You on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is where motivated professionals come together and recruiters know it. 87% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates, more than all other major social media networks combined. If you’re serious about your job search, simply having a LinkedIn profile is not enough. To get found by recruiters on LinkedIn, you must cut through […]

20 ATS-Friendly Resume Templates

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 […]

Applicant Tracking Systems - What you need to know

8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 98% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes […]

Hidden skills for your targeted resume

The Hidden Skills Missing From Your Targeted Resume

Using the same resume to spam open jobs is a great way to rack up rejections. A better approach is to craft a targeted resume based on the specific skills requested in the job description. Unfortunately, the targeted resume approach relies on a job description that provides actual guidance through a comprehensive list of skills […]

How to write your work experience resume section.

6 Steps to Writing Your Resume Work Experience

The work experience resume section can make or break your job application. It’s where recruiter’s eyes spend the most time, meaning every detail about how you describe past experiences is critical– right down to the formatting. Here are 6 things you need to know about writing your resume experience. Resume work experience order Regardless of […]

How to write a military to civilian resume.

Military-to-Civilian Resume: How to Translate Your Service Experience

How to write a military-to-civilian resume Get started by creating a master military resume Consult your VMET and fitness evaluations for ideas and resume content Translate your military titles and skills for civilian readers Focus on experience that is relevant to the job for which you’re applying Top-load your resume with targeted keywords and accomplishments […]

Resume Skills Section: How to write a skills section for your resume.

4 Ways to Write a Resume Skills Section (with Examples)

Whether you’re trying to catch a recruiter’s eye or rise to the top of an applicant tracking system‘s rankings, seeding your resume with relevant resume keywords should be a top priority. One simple way to do this is through a resume skills section. A designated skills list is an optional resume section and not part of a […]

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52 Resume Tips to Transform Your Job Search

Creating a resume for your job search should be easy. Download a template, write up your work and education history, then fire it off to eager potential employers. But once you start, the questions start piling up. Are objective statements still a thing? Do I put the company name or my job title first? Which […]