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8 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)

Certifications are a quick way to gain skills that will boost your resume and raise your value as a job candidate. While not all certification programs are free, there are several reputable certifications that won’t take up too much time or money. Here are five carefully-vetted free online certifications we recommend. #1: Hubspot Inbound Marketing […]

What's the difference between resume vs CV?

Know the Differences Between a Resume and CV

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 […]

hard skills vs soft skills

Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills (and How to Use Them on Your Resume)

There are two types of skills used in resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a glimpse into the job seeker. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often learned in school, through certifications, […]

Best resume format: hybrid resume

Why the Hybrid Resume is the Best Resume Format

The hybrid resume, also called a combination resume, is a combination of the chronological resume format and the functional resume format.  The hybrid resume highlights the job seeker’s skills and achievements section first (like a functional resume) followed by work experience (the focus of a chronological resume format). While the chronological resume format seems a […]

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How to Block Someone on LinkedIn

Did you know LinkedIn allows you to easily block other users? Blocking someone on LinkedIn prevents them from seeing your profile and also prevents you from seeing their profile. If you block someone you are already connected to on LinkedIn, blocking them will simultaneously eliminate the connection. If there’s someone — or lots of someones […]