Creative Resume Formats: What You Need to Know

After submitting resume after resume and hearing nothing back, you might be considering a daring new approach. Maybe it’s time to ditch that trusty Microsoft Word resume template in favor of a bold, creative resume that won’t be missed and can’t be ignored. Before you spend your weekend crafting your resume into a pizza box […]

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Social Media Profile Tips for Job Hunting

Employers nowadays are very particular about the people they choose to hire. More often than not, they prefer to generate background reports on candidates to help them make intelligent hiring decisions. In many cases, they check the candidate’s social media profiles as well, as a person’s online activities and social media presence can help employers […]

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How Desperation Hurts You in a Job Interview

Job hunting can be downright demoralizing. You send out resume after resume without getting anything in return. Why didn’t the hiring manager like what they saw? Did they even see it? After sending so many resumes into the void, even a rejection email can become a welcome acknowledgment. It’s natural for desperation to seep in […]

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Are Cover Letters Necessary Anymore?

Between all the resources that jobseekers have today — from career portals to social media networks — you might be thinking “do I even need these cover letters?”. Yet, many job applications still request cover letters along with your resume. The general consensus by recruiters is that the cover letter has become obsolete in many […]

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Networking Your Way to A New Job

As you seek new job opportunities and apply to job postings you find online, you will find yourself clicking and submitting your resume into a variety of online application systems. And, there are definitely great sites to check for online opportunities. But did you also know that during that time many people found new jobs through […]

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Craft the Perfect Resume Summary

  After posting an open position, hiring managers don’t have time to review every resume that’s submitted. You can gain an advantage by learning to craft the perfect resume summary. Your summary statement is a brief paragraph placed at the top of a resume (but after your contact information) that states your qualifications for the […]

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What Graduates Can Expect This May

There are more people making their way through post-secondary education now than ever before. This increase in graduates has both positives and negatives for those looking to start their careers. On the positive side, the increase means that it was likely easier for them to access higher education, which may not have been possible in […]

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Top Resume Formats You Need to Try

How can you be certain your job search process is not outdated? With the workplace evolving at a breakneck pace, it just makes sense that your resume should evolve, too. New resume formats are making it easier than ever to highlight the very best parts of your work experience. For one, the vast majority of resumes […]

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5 Red Flags That Recruiters Hate

Recruiters can open connections in your job search, help you negotiate your salary, and more. But keeping their attention and getting them to commit to helping you isn’t easy. After working as a recruiter for more than five years in Boston and New York, I’m going to share the biggest “red flags” that will scare […]