Knowing how to fill out a resume is also about knowing what to leave out.

When to Leave a Job Off Your Resume

Remember this: A resume is a marketing document that quickly shows a potential employer how you are a fit for their job. It is not a career biography. To determine which jobs in your past to leave off your resume, consider the following questions from Lori Williams, Resume Writer and Career Coach at Unstoppable Communications: Will […]

Resume Guides for Specific Industries

So many people write a resume focused on their needs – not the needs of the employers. In other words, they focus on their previous work history and responsibilities and what they want to do next. A good resume, however, focuses on results and achievements, and matches the needs of the job description for each […]

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How to Use Jobscan: A Step-by-Step Guide

 Why Resume Optimization Matters The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and […]

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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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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How can you be certain your job search process is not outdated?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 […]

The Freelancer Resume Writing Guide

If you’re a freelancer, like me, you know it has major benefits. Working from home, making your own hours and choosing your own clients, to name a few. You also know it has major stress points. One of the biggest stress points is constantly looking for new clients to keep your business growing. As freelancers, […]

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Skills by Industry for Your Job Search

With a new year should come new job skills. As 2016 comes to a close and you apply for jobs, start learning about new in-demand skills. That way, when planning your job search and applications, you can enhance your resume by taking an online course, or by tailoring your resume to current resume keywords. Adding new […]

It’s Time to Plan Your Job Search for the New Year

Don’t wait until January to search for jobs! Get ahead of the game — and ahead of the flood of 2017 new year job applications — with a solid job search plan. It’s important to be well-prepared so that you have enough time to research positions and companies, craft solid cover letters and resumes, and […]

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10 Resume Tips We’re Thankful for in 2016

Hiring slows for most companies by late November through December—which makes it the ideal time to launch a smart, well-organized job search. Why? Because the key to finding a new job in any season is knowing how to look for a job. Start now with good resume tips and be miles ahead of January’s job-seeking crowd. […]