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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Don’t Make These ATS Formatting Mistakes

To understand why resume formatting matters to applicant tracking systems, you first need to understand how resumes move through ATS. Here’s how it works: After you submit your resume through an online application, it automatically lands in the ATS. Many systems then scan your resume, “parse” or pull out information, and rearrange your resume into […]

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Top 10 Free Resume Builder Online Reviews

Resume builders are interactive online resume templates that allow you to plug in information and build a cohesive resume. Some free resume builders are extremely structured and require little effort on the job seeker’s part, while other resume builders let you take the lead. Whatever your current needs are, we’ve got you covered. These are […]

How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn

Did you know LinkedIn offers users the ability to download a resume version of their LinkedIn profile? Did you know it’s actually a decent resume? Here’s an example of a resume downloaded from LinkedIn: How to Download a Resume from LinkedIn While your LinkedIn resume isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for your job search, this little-known secret […]

How to tailor your resume to the job description

How To Tailor Your Resume To the Job Description

If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job application. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a […]

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6 Pieces of Resume Advice that Stand the Test of Time

While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career […]

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The Complete Guide to an Effective College Student Resume

Whether you’re still working toward your degree and just need to pay the bills, or you’re embarking on your first post-graduation job search, you’ll need to produce a resume. The guidelines below are just what you will need to get started with your college student resume. 1. Write a master resume Set your job search […]

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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 […]

5 Solutions for the Long-Term Unemployed

Most of the people I know have been unemployed at one point or another. There’s a sense of despair that comes with losing their source of income. Perhaps more devastating is a sense of emotional turmoil, which can include sadness, anger, self-doubt, fear, isolation, and even depression. A special category of unemployment identifies people who’ve […]