Is Your Cover Letter Robot-Approved?

Job seekers hate writing them and hiring managers get bored reading them, so why are cover letters still necessary? Many wishful thinkers have emphatically declared cover letters dead in recent years, but the fact remains that cover letters still stand between you and many available jobs. When applying online, the cover letter might be your first […]

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Is Facebook’s Job Search Feature Worth Using?

Early this year, Facebook quietly rolled out a new jobs section to help connect its 1.9 billion users with the 70 million businesses that are on the platform. Businesses can now post available jobs on Facebook as simply as sharing an update or new product with their followers. If Facebook has been distracting you from […]

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What Google for Jobs Means for Your Job Search

In May 2017, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced the launch of Google for Jobs at Google I/O, held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The company has been focused on making it easier for everyday humans to gain access to the information and services they use, and artificial intelligence is a huge part […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Your Job Seeking Friends

  Searching and applying for jobs can be overwhelming and tedious. You may know of a friend or relative who’s looking for a new job and could use some assistance. The holiday season is a great time to offer a gift to help them improve their resume for job applications in the new year. Consider […]

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3 Things to Know About Two-Page Resume Format

  Once you’ve been in the workforce for several years, you might find that your one-page resume format is bursting at the seams.  Is one or two page resume best? While a one-page resume is desirable in the sense that a hiring manager or recruiter is likelier to read it all, remember that an applicant […]

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How to Format Promotions In Your Resume

Resume examples are popular with job seekers for countless reasons, including the ability to learn how others format promotions or multiple positions with one company. The right method for promotion formatting for your resume depends largely on the details of  job history, current goals, and what you want to emphasize. Below are three different resume examples for three different […]

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Top 8 Best Job Search Websites of 2016

Some job search sites can make finding the jobs best suited to you simple. Others, like those that give you job search advice, can help you fill in the gaps that you’re missing in your application package. Here, we’ll review eight of what we think are the best job search websites of 2016. Careerealism Careerealism […]

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How to Select the Right Resume Tool

There are a lot of tools available that promise to improve your resume. But when you’re applying for jobs, time is at a premium. You can’t spend time wading through every resume tool under the sun. Here, we’ll talk about the major differences between resume tools so you can choose the one that works for […]

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4 Resources to Boost Your Resume Review

Job interview statistics are scary. Only about 2% of applicants to jobs actually get interviews. That means you want to secure your seat at that interviewing table by submitting a resume that gets past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), or virtual systems that scan to see that your resume keywords match the ones requested on the […]