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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Send Your Next Resume

How good is your resume? If you're not hired yet, chances are good your resume isn't doing its job well. If you're not getting interviews and the right kind of attention from prospective employers, it's time to update your resume so it works as hard as you do. What are…
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How to Turn Your "Everyone" Resume into the One That Gets Noticed

How to Turn Your “Everyone” Resume into a Resume That Gets Noticed

Remember when you could send out 100 copies of your resume, and expect to get hired? Today, templates are a quick highway to the trash. Hiring managers don't want to sift through a pile of resume templates that sound generic and stale. The person reading wants you to tell him…
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Use the Right Words on Your Resume to Get Hired Fast

Words that Work: How the Right Words Help You Get Hired Faster

No matter how suited you are for the position, you'll never get your foot in the door without a resume that communicates your value. Your resume has a single job: to get you an interview. It only has a few seconds of attention to get the job done. It's not…
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How to improve the objective statement on your resume

Why Your Objective Statement is Costing You the Job, and What to do Instead

Take a look at your resume's objective statement. What message are you sending? Here's what hiring managers know right off the bat: every candidate in the resume pile has the exact same objective. Every one of them wants to get hired for the job. No matter how fancy or polite…
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5 Things That Should Never Be on Your Resume

5 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

Your resume is the gateway to the next great moment in your career. It's your sales pitch. Its job is to convince employers that you're worth a second look. It's the tool that keeps you in the hunt. But it only takes a couple seconds to get your resume trashed.…
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How to Handle Employment Gaps on Your Resume with a Glass Half-Full Approach

Writing the perfect resume is a piece of cake. Mix decades of experience with a skill set perfectly suited for the job you seek. As long as you have all of this, and no employment gaps, writing that job-winning resume is a breeze. If you have six minutes, we can…
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6 Interview-Winning Resume Tweaks That Take 6 Minutes or Less

Is your resume making the phone ring? Unless you hire a professional to do the heavy lifting, you'll probably spend hours agonizing over every word of your resume. You've probably second-guessed, stressed, and obsessed, because so much is at stake. You need to get hired, and you can't afford to…
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Sell Yourself: Don’t Send Out Another Resume Until It Has These 4 Things

Every year, during the Super Bowl, companies willingly spend $4 million or more for 30 seconds of your attention. Why? These companies believe they can make a positive, lasting impression on you in less than 30 seconds. In those 30 seconds, they believe they can convince you to change your…
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Does your resume pass the 20 second test?

7 Tips for Getting Your Resume Noticed in 20 Seconds

Your resume has only 20 seconds to get noticed. Be sure to use these tips to get your resume noticed in 20 seconds? It's a tough job market out there and recruiters and hiring managers often have tens or hundreds of resumes submitted for each job posted. A resume has to be…
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4 resume writing tips for those leaving the military and entering the civilian work force

Tips for Translating Military Jobs into Civilian Language

4 Resume Writing Tips for Translating Military Skills to Civilian Resume Language - Resume Help to Those Leaving the Military and Entering the Civilian Workforce: 1. Translate military job titles into civilian job titles. As a member of the U.S. military, you have done outstanding work, often risking everything to serve…
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