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12 Impactful LinkedIn Headline Examples from Real People

Your LinkedIn headline is one of the most visible sections of your LinkedIn profile. Not only does it stretch across the top of your profile page, it also introduces you on newsfeed posts, the “People You May Know” section, and LinkedIn job applications. Whether it’s being viewed by your business contacts or a recruiter, your […]

Resume Branding Statements: Adjectives or Accomplishments?

A professional brand is the representation of your unique value proposition in the workplace. It’s comprised of your articulated passions, professional style, perceived strengths and predictable results. Each of us has a professional brand, whether whether or not we’ve carefully crafted our public reputation. Our brand is how our network, leaders, and co-workers describe us […]

Fortune 500 ATS market share 2019

99% of Fortune 500 Companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring needs. There are hundreds of ATS companies on the market and are primarily used to help collect and organize large volumes of applicants. From large corporations such as Starbucks, Nike, and U.S. Bank using established player Taleo, to […]

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

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, […]

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5 Certifications to Add to Your Resume (For Free!)

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 […]

Best resume format: hybrid resume

Why the Hybrid Resume is the Best Resume Format

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 […]

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Can Thanking Your Interviewer Get You the Job? Why Thank You​ Emails Matter

You’ve probably heard that you should send “thank you” emails after your interview. You’ve probably also wondered: Does it really make a difference? Is it worth your time? And what happens if you don’t send one? I’m going to reveal how employers really view “thank you” emails and the situations where it can make a […]

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How to Post on LinkedIn (and How I Got 100k impressions)

I have been able to gradually boost my LinkedIn post impressions to 100k+ a week with thousands of comments, and climbing, through three key lessons I’ve learned. These are things you should know about how the LinkedIn algorithms works, as well as psychologically what catches people’s attention and compels them to engage with your post. An important thing to keep in […]