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.
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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 […]
If you’re like me, you might have “one page only!” ingrained in your brain when it comes to how long a resume should be.
Podcasts are so in right now. From true crime stories to economics, the world of podcasts is enormous. If you haven’t listened to job search podcasts, you should give it a try. Some of the top thought leaders in the career and job search space share their personal knowledge. Many also interview other experts in […]
How to Build a Resume Resume builders are interactive online resume templates that allow you to plug in information and build a cohesive resume. To build a resume using a resume builder, follow these easy steps: Find a resume builder you like (our free builders below are all great options). Make sure you have your materials […]
You might be surprised to learn that YouTube is such an awesome resource for job seekers looking to learn more about the job search. Many of the top career experts and strategists have channels dedicated to helping job seekers succeed. Everything from resume writing to interview questions to mastering the perfect handshake can be found […]
Did you know LinkedIn offers users the ability to download a resume version of their LinkedIn profile? Did you know it’s actually a decent resume? Here’s an example of a resume downloaded from LinkedIn: How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn While your LinkedIn resume isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for your job search, this little-known secret […]
Customer service professionals are a necessity for every company, in every industry, all across the world. Whether the company sells a product or provides a service, customers will always have questions they need answered and concerns they need to voice. That’s good news for you if you’re working on a customer service resume. As a […]
There are many reasons for career changes: the realization of a new passion, a need for more financial security or the feeling of being stuck in an unfulfilling job, to name a few. Whatever the reason, career change is inevitable at some point in most people’s professional lives. Approaching a job search for an industry […]
A resume is a living document that should be customized for every job. A curriculum vitae (CV) is a comprehensive document you may not change for months or years. There are other differences: Length, update frequency, format, and focus. What is a Resume? Resumes are short documents, usually only one or two pages total, that […]
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 […]
Resume accomplishments are work achievements performed by a job seeker that are both measurable and unique to their experience. Accomplishments on a resume are different than duties or responsibilities in that duties and responsibilities are virtually the same for any employee in a similar role. Using resume accomplishments in place of responsibilities makes the most […]
Many job seekers put their resume writing energy into creating the bulk of their resume: the experience and skill sections. As a result, the education section becomes a bit of an afterthought. But with applicant tracking systems parsing resumes and analyzing for job description requirements, more attention (and better formatting) should be paid. We’re here […]
While objective statements are ideal for some job seekers, resume summaries work better for others. Each type of introductory statement highlights a different set of goals and serves a different purpose. And, for many job seekers, neither resume introduction statement will be the right fit. What is a Resume Objective Statement? If you’ve been at […]
How to start a resume with a summary statement A resume summary statement is a short paragraph at the beginning of a resume that highlights a job seeker’s professional skills and experience. It gives hiring managers a glimpse into the job seeker’s expertise before diving into their resume. The goal of a summary statement is […]