Knowing how to fill out a resume is also about knowing what to leave out.

When to Leave a Job Off Your Resume

Remember this: A resume is a marketing document that quickly shows a potential employer how you are a fit for their job. It is not a career biography. To determine which jobs in your past to leave off your resume, consider the following questions from Lori Williams, Resume Writer and Career Coach at Unstoppable Communications: Will […]

Wordsmithing your resume for tenses, titles, and other common problems.

Wordsmithing Your Resume: Tenses, Plurals, and Optimized Keywords

If you’re unsure whether to write your resume in past tense or present tense, traditional advice sides with common sense. If you’re describing something in your past, use past tense. Managed, coded, designed, marketed. If you’re describing something you’re still doing in your current job, use present tense. Manage, code, design, market.  Simple enough, right? Not so fast. […]

how to research before an interview

How to Research a Company Before an Interview

On average, one job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those resumes, an average of 6 candidates will get called for an interview. If you have been called for an interview, congratulations! You stood out from a huge group of applicants. However, you still need to beat out an average of five other people that the […]

How to get a job as a software engineer.

What Do Companies Look For in a Software Engineer? IT Recruiter Insights

By the latest estimates, there are currently over 21 million developers in the world. Yet, 62% of them are open to new job opportunities with another 13% actively looking for a job, according to the annual StackOverflow survey. What’s more, the interview process and writing/updating a CV top the list of challenges software developers find […]

What are Knockout Questions?

Knockout Questions: How One Answer Can Tank Your Job Application

When applying for jobs online, most of us focus on crafting a perfect resume and writing a cover letter that will make an impression. However, there is another gatekeeper standing between you and a job interview that is less forgiving than either of those– knockout questions. What are knockout questions? Knockout questions are typically asked […]

Should you use LinkedIn symbols? (no)

How to Add Special Characters to Your LinkedIn Profile (and Why You Shouldn’t!)

LinkedIn breathed some life into its stale interface with a recent Facebook-esque redesign. While some users have taken this as a cue to flood your feed with tired memes, LinkedIn has retained its reputation as the straight-laced, corporate social network. That’s not a bad thing. LinkedIn is the place for professionals. For the same reasons […]

How to spot an ATS applicant tracking system

How to Spot an ATS

Savvy job seekers know that their first step to getting an interview is optimizing their resume for applicant tracking systems, or ATS. Hiring managers are inundated with job applications for any online job listing. For many companies, ATS is a necessity that makes it possible to easily collect and filter large numbers of applicants. That […]

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7 Ways to Attract Recruiters and Find the Perfect Job with Social Media

If you’re looking for work online, there are lots of places where you can start casting your net. Plenty of job seekers are already using unconventional means to get hired– 86% of workers who are still within their first decade of employment use or have used social media to seek out jobs. Recruiters have noticed and […]