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2021 Career Services Advice For Recent Grads

The year 2020 changed, well, just about everything for recent grads—pretty drastically. Coronavirus invaded the world, causing millions to become sick. Remote work became not just popular, but actually necessary in many industries. Mass unemployment plagued the US in record numbers. But 2020 also forced us to connect, value, and job search differently. It opened […]

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Remote Job Search Advice for 2021

With almost everyone who is able working from home during the global pandemic, there’s a definite rise in the desire for many professionals to continue the remote work trend even once it is safe to go back into the office. In this article, I’m sharing a few strategies that can help you find—and land—a remote […]

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Phone Interview Tips to Stay Calm and Speak Confidently

Meeting face-to-face for an interview is currently out of the question for most industries. However, interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting in person.  Why? They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes […]

Entry-Level Resume

How to Write an Entry-Level Resume

An entry-level resume outlines your skills, accomplishments, and past work experience (if applicable) at the beginning of your career. Early career professionals and recent graduates use this type of resume when applying to entry-level jobs.  Creating an entry-level resume can feel like a daunting task. How are you supposed to recap your work experience if […]

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Resume Tips for Avoiding Ageism: (Part II: For New Grads and Early Career Professionals)

One of the most interesting insights from Jobscan’s Hiring Professionals Survey on Ageism was how many recruiters commented on the prevalence of reverse ageism, (age discrimination against young workers). Especially in economic downturns, young workers have to worry about ageism, too. In my last article, I shared 10 ways older workers can avoid ageism on […]

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

There are two types of skills recruiters look for on resumes: hard skills and soft skills. When used correctly, they work together to form a powerhouse resume that provides the hiring manager a comprehensive understanding of the job seeker’s capabilities. What are Hard Skills? Hard skills are taught skills. They are quantifiable and are often […]

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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 […]

20 ATS-Friendly Resume Templates

There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping […]

How to make an ATS Resume

How to Create an ATS Resume

Creating an ATS-friendly resume is a highly effective way to increase your interview chances and shift the job search odds more in your favor. In this article, we’re talking about how to optimize your resume for applicant tracking systems (ATS) by including job-specific keywords and using a parsable format. What is an applicant tracking system? […]