How to Reach a Real Person in Your Online Job Search

Technology is changing the way we search for work. Technology has made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers via email. But with thousands of resumes being sent to human resources (HR) inboxes with the click of a mouse, HR departments were quickly overwhelmed screening hundreds or thousands of resumes; this was neither […]

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Don’t Make These ATS Formatting Mistakes

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 […]

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Job Seekers to Watch in 2019

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Job Seekers to Watch in 2019

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 […]

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LinkedIn Easy Apply: What Employers See When You Apply on LinkedIn

When browsing job listings on LinkedIn you’ll notice that some jobs have an “Apply” button while others have a “LinkedIn Easy Apply” button. What’s the difference between these two options? What is LinkedIn Easy Apply? While the “Apply” button will typically take you to a company’s job site, “Easy Apply” lets you apply without leaving LinkedIn. […]

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Note to Recruiters on LinkedIn: What, Why, and How for Job Seekers

Job searching isn’t just about responding to job postings or attending networking events. Recruiters are looking online for the perfect people to fill vacant jobs– people that may or may not be job searching for openings that might not be posted publicly. Most recruiters use LinkedIn to search for candidates, who in turn can use […]

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6 Pieces of Resume Advice that Stand the Test of Time

While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]