Author Archives: Kathryn Vercillo

21st Century Resumes: The Slideshow Resume

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If you want to stand out in the sea of job applicants today then you need to do something special. A plain old paper resume just isn’t going to cut it. In addition to being the same as everyone else’s resume, a regular paper resume doesn’t give you the room to really show off who […]

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5 Resume Ideas to Demonstrate Social Media Skills


Social media is one of the most powerful tools in the business world today. As a college student or a new grad you are of the generation that is most comfortable utilizing this important tool. This makes you an asset to the work world. Emphasize this ability by incorporating social media features into your resume. […]

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12 Tips for Your First Resume

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As you get ready to graduate from college you’re going to need to focus on creating your first grown-up resume. This is the document that is going to help you get your foot in the door and into the job market. Although you may not feel that you have much to put on your resume, […]

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5 Things Hiring Managers Are Looking for on Resumes

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There are a lot of tips out there for how to make your resume look great. However, they don’t all apply to the specific things that hiring managers are currently looking for. The 2011 job market is an interesting one. It is unique from past years in that hiring managers are dealing with applicants who […]

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Functional Resume vs. Chronological Resume


If you have a gap in your employment history then one of the tips that you’ve probably heard about is to consider using a functional resume instead of the more traditional chronological resume. The important thing to know before you do this is that there are some definite pros and cons to the functional resume. […]

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7 Ways to Deal with an Employment Gap on a Resume


Many people have been out of work for quite some time. If that’s the case for you then you may have to explain this employment gap at the interviews that you go to. But how can you make your resume great so that you get those interviews (and the chance to explain yourself) in the […]

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40 Resume Tips for Jobseekers


If you’re looking for a job then your resume needs to be perfect. Here are 40 tips that you can run through to make sure that your resume is as good as it possibly can be: Proofread, proofread, proofread. Add white space. Use bulleted lists. Select a normal font in a normal size, no exceptions. […]

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21st Century Resumes: How to Create a Video Resume

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Here is your step-by-step guide to creating a video resume:The 21st Century resume is an online, link-rich resume that employers can easily access no matter where they are located. If you want to take this resume one step further then you should look at enhancing it with multimedia options. In particular, you should consider creating […]

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21st Century Resumes: What is Resume Hosting?


There is a lot of advice out there about how to create the perfect resume. However what much of that advice fails to take into consideration is the fact that we are now living in the 21st century. Although the basics of resumes remain the same today as they did for our parents and their […]

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8 Things Unemployed People Can Do That Look Good on a Resume


Being unemployed can take a huge toll on your self-esteem. This makes it difficult for you to take pride in your resume when you are asked to explain it at a job interview. However, there are actions that you can take during unemployment that will build your self-confidence and will also look great on a […]

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