Applicant Tracking Systems - What you need to know

8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

What do you know about about applicant tracking systems? If you think the first obstacle to getting a job interview is a recruiter’s judgment, you’re not seeing the whole picture. 98% of Fortune 500 companies and a growing number of small and mid-sized businesses filter resumes through an applicant tracking system (ATS) before someone takes […]

Resume Accomplishments

Resume Accomplishments: A Resume Writer’s Take on Standing Out

As a resume writer, I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the importance of resume accomplishments throughout your job search. Accomplishments are the most potent element to set yourself apart in writing. It’s that simple. And they’re also very useful during job interviews. Most resumes are filled with roles and responsibilities, and that makes them […]

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 […]

Make your social media profiles more professional while job hunting.

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 […]

Desperation in your job interview

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 […]

Are cover letters necessary?

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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How to Network for a Job in 5 Steps

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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The Most In Demand Jobs for Recent Grads

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 […]

resume-formats

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 […]