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7 Words Smart Job Candidates Avoid in Cover Letters

Tedious, yet mandatory: writing a cover letter to pitch your qualifications and your personality in only a few paragraphs is usually the most difficult part of applying for a job.
The worst part: as a general rule of thumb, a cover letter can make or break your likelihood to get called in for an interview. ...
Sep 25

Why Every Job Seeker Needs More Than One Resume

Hunting for a job is hard work. In between researching companies you want to apply to, drafting your application materials, and networking, it can be a huge time suck. So it’s not a surprise that many people try to shave off time and effort where they can — it’s all about working smarter, not harder. ...
Sep 13

Cover Letter Trends: Introducing the e-Note

Just as resume writing and the entire job search process have evolved remarkably over the past few years, so has the process of writing letters to potential employers. The "old-school" cover letter has largely gone by the wayside and been replaced with e-notes—letters that are less formal, more direct and sent via e-mail or company website instead of an envelope. ...
Aug 30

Does Your Resume Pass The "6 Second Review?"

Recently a recruiter that I know mentioned in a conversation that she once read that, on average, recruiters spend less than 7 second reviewing candidate resumes. 7 seconds! Think about that! I was skeptical so decided to do a quick bit of research. Turns out several years ago The Ladders had a survey where they concluded that recruiters spent less than 7 seconds per resume. ...
Jun 28

7 Resume Tips to Help You Land a Job in 2017

Your resume is likely the first — and possibly only — thing an employer will look at when deciding whether or not to interview you. Smart job seekers know this document has to make a good impression, especially because most hiring managers spend mere seconds assessing a resume. ...
May 15

6 Resume Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

“You only get one shot — do not miss your chance to blow.” Eminem may have been referring to rap battles when he dropped this lyric back in 2002, but he just as easily could have been talking about resumes and the job search. ...
Apr 26

What Your Cover Letter Should Look Like in 2017

Cover letters are a tough and tricky business.
Striking the right balance between formal and conversational—while differentiating yourself from every other job seeker on the market—is no small feat. And the monotony of filling out online applications can make the task downright exhausting. ...
Apr 17

21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume

2/17/2017 Amy Elisa Jackson 

We have all heard the saying, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is perhaps most true when it comes to a job resume. While many companies use screening software to initially evaluate a candidate’s resume, recruiters are largely the first people you must impress. ...
Feb 17

Ask a Resume Writer: How Do I Include Soft Skills on My Resume?

1/18/2017 Anish Majumdar 


“Are soft skills worth highlighting on a resume? And if so, what’s a good way to do it?”
First things first: Yes, soft skills do play an important role in hiring. ...
Jan 18

How Not To (And How To) List Education On Your Resume

1/11/2017 Jennifer Broflowski 



When listing your education provide the institution you attended, degree and your major(s). If you have multiple degrees, you should start with your most advanced degree then work your way down (Master’s – Bachelor’s – Associate’s). ...
Jan 11

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