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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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5 Reasons You’re Not Getting the Job Interview

Posted: June 30, 2015 at 3:48 pm

If you’re receiving little or no response to your resume and cover letter, then it’s time to take stock of how you’re conducting your current job search. Here are five of the most common reasons job applicants are not called in for an interview.

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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 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make On Your Resume

Posted: August 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

If you expect to be called in for an interview on your next job search, make sure you present a professional and clean resume that highlights your career accomplishments. Don’t leave anything that is relevant to the position you are seeking off the resume. That includes hobbies and volunteer positions—if those experiences are relevant to the position.

If you insist on writing your own resume, have a friend or associate look it over and note any typos or ways it can be improved upon. Ask someone you respect to judge your resume as a potential employer would.

Your resume is the ticket to your next job interview. Make sure it is as near perfect as it can be. If you can’t get it there on your own, hire a professional. At the very least, you should hire a professional to edit your resume after you have written it to ensure it meets these quality guidelines.

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