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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 […]

39 Resume Accomplishments Examples to Demonstrate Your Value

Resume accomplishments are work achievements that are both measurable and unique to a job seeker’s experience. These accomplishments on a resume are different than duties or responsibilities in that duties and responsibilities are similar for any employee in a similar role, which accomplishments are unique, provable statistics. Using resume accomplishments in place of responsibilities makes […]

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8 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 […]

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Know the Differences Between a Resume and CV

A resume is a short document of career highlights customized for each new job application. A CV is a long, in-depth breakdown of all your work, education, achievements, and projects within a specific field.  The difference is demonstrated by the word origins: The French résumé can be translated as “summary” while the Latin curriculum vitae […]

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Here’s Why You Should Not Include a Picture on Your Resume in 2020

In 2020, our communications—even corporate communications—are highly visual. We commonly speak in memes, GIFs, and emojis, so attaching a picture to your resume may seem like a good idea. But not so fast… There are several reasons why a picture on your resume could hurt your candidacy and, in most cases, no real benefits of […]

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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 […]

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You Don’t Need Numbers to Show Accomplishments on Your Resume

If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping […]

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Spooky, Scary, Horrifying Resumes for Halloween

Resumes can be scary to create, but just as horrifying to read. Recruiters and hiring managers are subjected to comic sans, puke green font, typos, inappropriate headshots, and other terrors! Before you submit your resume, really contemplate how you’re presenting yourself. Go a step further and get a second opinion from a friend or upload […]

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How to Improve Your Resume with Focus and Consistency

Many websites offer advice on how to improve your resume via fancy fixes and attention-getting flourishes, but it’s the simplest details that make critical differences. Your resume’s path to the “yes” pile lies in your ability to master the fundamentals. Take a step back and ask yourself what is really necessary. Still getting your resume […]

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Featured Resume Template from Irina Pichura

In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Irina Pichura out of New York City. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn and check […]