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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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Are Online Resume Builders Worth It?

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You sit down to write your resume and what’s the first thing you do? Probably stare at a blank page for a good half hour. If it’s been years since you’ve had to write a resume chances are you don’t even know where to start. And even though there are countless resume tips and articles […]

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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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5 Topics an Interviewer Can’t Touch


On a job interview you always want to present yourself in the best possible light, and that usually means being as cooperative and pleasant as possible. So what do you do if your interviewer starts asking questions that make you uncomfortable or that you don’t want to answer? You don’t want to blow your chances […]

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3 Tips to Get Your Resume Past a Job Recruiter


You’ve written your resume, sent it out and now you’re waiting for the interviews to come rolling in. However, it’s been weeks and the only offer you’ve received for a job interview is from your Uncle Stanley, who works at the local Ikea as manager of the Schlinkel-Rënikva Loft Bed department. He’s looking for an […]

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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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7 Avoidable Resume Mistakes

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As the ripples of the economic downturn are felt further and wider, more and more people are brushing up their resumes.  However, resume-writing isn’t what it once was, and there are common mistakes that people make, even when they’re being careful and conscientious.  In a time when good jobs have hundreds of applicants, it’s important that […]

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10 Resume Dos and Don’ts


You know the drill: keep your resume to one page, use a clean font, and write plenty of action verbs. But beyond that, how do you know that your resume isn’t getting tossed in the trash? Now that e-mailed resumes have become the norm, employers are flooded with applications and scan at a pace quicker than ever before. Dust off that document and follow these rules to make yours shine.

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