Category Archives: Resumes

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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Free Resume Templates To Help Make Your Resume Stand Out

Posted: December 8, 2014 at 12:18 am

In any job search, the name of the game is to stand out from other candidates to get picked for an interview. One way to do this is with we well-designed resume that’s geared specifically for the career you want to go after. In order to grab the attention of the hiring managers and recruiters, your resume needs to scream, “I’m the best!” loud and clear.

Creating a resume that stands out doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some examples of free resume templates that will help you accomplish this mission.

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5 Most Important Points to Include in a Cover Letter

Posted: October 26, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Most people are aware that job applications often require a cover letter. However, few realize how much this letter can help them obtain an interview, and hopefully, a job offer. If you are interested in making an unforgettable first impression on a potential employer, here are five important points to include in your cover letter.

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5 Examples of Clever and Professional Creative Resumes

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm

When it comes to writing creative resumes, the options are limitless. A creative resume can step outside of the boundaries of a traditional resume, while retaining professionalism. Many creative job seekers hope to show off their unique skills, while also promoting their value to recruiters in this industry. Even with the job market picking up, the competition can be tough.

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Tips for Sending a Follow-Up Email after Sending a Resume

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Some potential employers are good at following up with job candidates and some aren’t. It’s inevitable that you will send out a resume and a cover letter then hear crickets, maybe not on every job application, but at least on some. So how do you follow-up with these potential employers by e-mail without blowing your chance at getting the job?

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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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What Should Be Included in My Cover Letter For My Resume?

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

In today’s job market, having a professional introduction is everything. Think about it for a moment. People spend a great deal of time developing social media profiles, producing intro videos, and creating online portfolios of their work – all in the hopes of getting noticed by the right hiring company.

In terms of a resume, a cover letter is akin to delivering an elevator speech to a new prospect or introducing yourself to a new network. Therefore, while you may give your resume much thought, a well-written cover letter is worth it’s weight in gold.

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How to Prepare for a Phone Interview in 5 Simple Steps

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm

What exactly is a phone interview and why did you get asked for one? The phone interview is a critical step in the selection process for many recruiters. They often use this to screen candidates and decide if they are suitable to bring in for an in-person interview. Therefore, you can pat yourself on the back – because out of the hundreds of applicants that applied for the job, YOU got invited for a phone interview. This means you have the right qualities to start with. It also means you need to make the most of the time you spend on the phone with the recruiter.

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