Category Archives: Resumes

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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The 5 Best Video Resumes that Prove Unconventional Resumes Can Help Land a Job

Posted: February 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Black and white paper resumes remain the norm in most hiring practices; however, they also have a nickname, “obituaries,” because they tend to show what an applicant did in the past in a very bland way. If a job post asks for one of these, be sure to submit one, but find a way to spice up your application by including a video resume as a separate file or a URL potential employers can click on. Here are five of the best examples to get you started.

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Can I Create a Resume If I Dropped Out Of College?

Posted: January 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm

It’s a fact: not everyone is cut out for college life, for one reason or another, and this might lead to someone dropping out before finishing a degree program. For those who have dropped out of college, there is nothing holding you back from being successful in the business world or from creating a resume. Just because you dropped out of school, it does not mean you have nothing else to put on a resume. It also doesn’t mean you will look “bad” to potential hiring managers.

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