Category Archives: Resumes

Enhance Your Resume with Inexpensive Online Courses

Posted: May 1, 2017 at 9:00 am

Online courses can make your resume sparkle with names from famous universities like Harvard, Yale and MIT. Even liberal arts courses which have no direct relevance to your job create the halo effect that comes from putting the name of an iconic university. Most courses are free, but to really impress employers, you’ll need to… Read More »

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What’s the Difference?

Posted: March 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

Although most job seekers don’t think about the difference between hard and soft skills,  hiring managers think about it all the time. Hard skills include computer skills like Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint; bookkeeping and accounting; software development; foreign languages; mathematics and statistics; project management; and data analysis, just to name a few. As you… Read More »

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Getting Hired Over 50

Posted: December 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

Let’s face it. Americans are obsessed with youth. All things being equal, most hiring managers tend to choose a younger person instead someone over fifty. There are many fields, like advertising and fashion that target younger buyers, where employers assume

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What Are Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?

Posted: October 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

You may never have heard the term Applicant Tracking System (ATS), but it’s something you need to know about, because when you apply for a job over the internet your resume is probably being read by an ATS. An ATS is a computer program that scans, reads and selects resumes of potential candidates before a… Read More »

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Guide to online resume builders

Posted: March 25, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Resume builders are fantastic online tools that break down the process of creating a resume into a series of simple steps. There are many different types of resume builders to choose from.

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