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Beyond The Black and White: Generation Y Resume Options

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No longer is the standard one or two page black and white resume the only option. Generation Y grads have grown up on the computer and they know how to do more than print a Word document. A few of the other Yellow Brick Road bloggers have written about modern resume options over the past […]

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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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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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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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How to Use Keywords in Your Resume


It’s tempting (and often encouraged) to send out one resume on multiple applications. After all, you poured hours into that thing to make sure it looks right–it even has the right font. The danger to that is missing out on the opportunity to pack your resume with specific keywords that recruiters are looking for. So what are those keywords? Luckily, right in front of you, scattered throughout the job posting. Here’s a quick guide on how to use them to your advantage.

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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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8 Resume Myths Debunked


When you set out to find a new job the first task at hand is to update the dreaded resume. I say dreaded because most people have no idea what to put on a resume; they either include every personal detail about themselves or so little information you’d think they were part of the witness […]

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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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