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4 Free Minimalist Resume Templates

Streamline your design and put all the focus on your content with these professionally crafted minimalist resume templates. When searching through resume templates, it can be hard to find ones that aren’t cluttered with multiple colors, graphics, photos, skill rankings, and other unnecessary elements. Your resume is your chance to market yourself and your experience. The […]

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Resume Examples: Keywords for Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an interesting and challenging field, requiring knowledge of biology, medicine, and more, on top of typical engineering knowledge. It’s also a field poised for growth. “Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations,” according to the U.S. Bureau […]

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8% of Americans Have Master’s Degrees. Can Grad School Help You Find a Job?

Many signs point to an improving job market—for example, last week the number of people seeking unemployment assistance dropped to its lowest level since 1973, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate sits at 5.3 percent, which is the lowest it has been in 7 years. But the post-recession recovery hasn’t been even across […]

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Mechanical Engineer Resume Skills and Keywords (Examples)

If you’re looking for a mechanical engineer job, I’m a little bit jealous. I’ve been fortunate to work closely with many types of engineers in my career (structural, civil, software, chemical, electrical, industrial, and mechanical), and mechanical engineering quickly grabbed my attention and still hasn’t let go. It’s such a wide-ranging, diverse field, with so […]

What Job Descriptions Can Reveal About Employers

When you are researching a potential employer, there are numerous sources of information: the company’s website and social media presence, reviews on Glassdoor, and of course, good old-fashioned Googling. But don’t overlook the power of job descriptions—there’s a lot they can tell you a lot about a company. Just like your resume is a marketing […]

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Top 3 Baby Boomer Blogs for Career Advice

Workplaces and job searches have changed drastically since Baby Boomers started their careers decades ago. Technology has driven many of these changes. Every generation gets, well, generalized—and Baby Boomers are generalized as being technologically inept. This can make it harder for people in this age group (those born between 1946 and 1964) to find a […]

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Resume Examples: Keywords for Civil Engineers

Job seekers in STEM fields have brighter prospects than most. “Employer demand for so-called STEM graduates—in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—is high,” according to Associated Press economics writer Paul Wiseman. A crucial and versatile discipline, civil engineering offers a wide range of opportunities. If you’re looking for a new job in civil engineering, resume examples […]

Creating a Summer Job Resume

Summer is right around the corner (Southern Hemisphere readers: Come back and read this post in 6 months), meaning many people are looking for summer jobs. If you’re among them, use these format tips to create an effective summer job resume. Choosing your resume format Chronological resumes are the overwhelming favorite of employers because they make the […]

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Accounting Resume Skills and Keywords (Examples)

Job seekers with accounting skills on their resume are in high demand in today’s job market. “Individual majors most in demand at the bachelor’s degree level include finance, accounting, and computer science. These same three majors have topped the list since 2012,” according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2015 Job Outlook Report. […]

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Top 10 Pieces of Career Advice from David Letterman

Tonight the long-running “Late Show With David Letterman” draws to a close, and its host will retire from a career including more than three decades in late-night television. He is widely known for stunts—both off-the-wall and on-the-wall—and for making top 10 lists a cultural institution. Countless musicians and comedians have gotten their big breaks on […]

These Famous Quotes Will Give You Resume Help

Few people enjoy writing resumes, which explains why so many look for resume help. Perhaps the most important part of writing your resume isn’t the writing at all—it’s the editing. Knowing what to keep and what to trim takes objectivity, focus, and discipline. People become attached to things on their resumes, making the editing process […]