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 […]
If you’re job search is taking too long, it’s time to figure out where the issue lies: your resume, interview skills, or where you’re looking.
The right skills for your resume depend on the job you’re applying for. Start here to determine the best skills to put on your resume.
To format promotions on your resume, look to your own work history first.
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 statement is used less often, due to its many notable pitfalls. However, at the right place and time, the once-popular objective statement still has its purpose. What is a […]
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, […]
Social media in the workplace can be awkward, but the good actually outweighs the weird.
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 […]
Recommending someone on LinkedIn can help further their career and strengthen your professional relationship. Plus, you might just get one in return!
Make your LinkedIn profile picture stand out. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Find out how to get endorsements on LinkedIn and make your LinkedIn profile even more competitive.
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 […]
A Quick Lesson in LinkedIn Etiquette: LinkedIn is not the place to use that photo your friend took of you in your favorite bar (even though the lighting was pretty perfect). LinkedIn is definitely not a place to share crass political or religious opinions (but is there ever really a place for that?). LinkedIn is […]
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 […]
Your LinkedIn URL could be more useful than you probably realize. Find out how to make it work for you and how to customize it.
Need to delete your LinkedIn account? We’ve compiled a quick guide and detailed step-by-step rundown to simplify the process, plus how to backup your LinkedIn data or cancel LinkedIn Premium. How to Delete Your LinkedIn Account Log into your LinkedIn account Select the tab under your profile picture in the top toolbar Choose “Settings and […]
Using Twitter in your job search is probably not something you’ve considered before. LinkedIn, and even Facebook, which both have more obvious job searching capabilities, may seem like the best social channels to put your energy, but don’t write off Twitter just yet. Here are a few unique ways to use Twitter in your job […]
Three real Jobscan users tell us how they found success using Jobscan, what their challenges were and what they would tell other job seekers.
Negotiating salary is awkward, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to negotiate salary comfortably and confidently.
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 you submit your resume through an online application, it automatically lands in the ATS. Many systems then scan your resume, “parse” or pull out information, and rearrange your resume into […]