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Guide to Resume Sections, Categories, Titles, and Headings

If you’re wondering what sections to include on a resume, you’re in the right place… We’re going to go step-by-step through the most important resume sections/categories, as well as recommended titles and headings to use. We’ll also look at how to write each section, plus some proven resume writing tips and a few optional sections […]

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How To Turn On And Use LinkedIn “Open Candidates” (Plus More New Features)

If you’ve been on LinkedIn lately you might have noticed a new feature called LinkedIn Open Candidates. You can use it to “signal” recruiters that you’re open to new opportunities, without your employer seeing… At least in theory. But does it really work? Let’s look at how turn on LinkedIn Open Candidates and how to best use […]

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Resume Writing Checklist: 5 Steps to Get Your Resume Ready for Today’s Job Market

Picture this: You’ve been working for the same company for maybe 3, 5, or 10 years, you haven’t really needed to “interview” for a job because you are extremely well-networked, and you are positive that you have the communication skills to convince someone to hire you. In short, you know what you are doing in […]

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Job Search Networking Tips for Job Seekers

Job Search Networking: Tips for Job Seekers

Networking is the FASTEST way to find a job for most job seekers.  Effective job search networking lets you “skip the line” when applying for jobs and get interviews quickly. And the interviews are often easier, too! When you’re introduced to a company through your network, they’ll trust you more and you’ll already start the […]

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Best Linkedin Profile Tips for Finding a Job

5 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips From a Recruiter

I’m going to share my five best LinkedIn profile tips to help you get noticed immediately by recruiters, employers, and anyone else who is searching for talent on LinkedIn. You want more clicks and views, but you also need to impress people once they click or they’ll just leave. So we’ll cover how to get clicks, but also how to […]

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How to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile: The #1 Best LinkedIn Tip

Best LinkedIn Recommendation Examples (And How to Get Recommendations)

There are 450 million users on LinkedIn, and one of the best ways to stand out is to get LinkedIn recommendations. You may also be asked to give someone a LinkedIn recommendation, so in this article, I’m going to give you some of the best LinkedIn recommendation examples out there so you can write your […]

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how to avoid age discrimination on your resume when applying for jobs

How to Avoid Age Discrimination When Applying For Jobs: 6 Resume Tricks

Age discrimination has been illegal for some time, but the reality is that resume styles have changed dramatically in the past decade. And a resume written in a style from 2005 is far more likely to get placed at the bottom of the pile… or thrown out altogether. I invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share her best […]

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What To Do When You Can’t Find a Job In Your Field – 11 Smart Ideas

So you finished school, got your degree and you’re excited to use it. But what happens when you can’t find a job in your field? I’m going to show you 11 things you can do right away. Sit back, relax, grab a notepad so you remember all of this, and then scroll down to get started. […]

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How to Attract Recruiters on LinkedIn: 3 Quick Fixes and 3 Habits to Get Noticed

Here’s the deal: If you want to get noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn you need a plan to stand out. LinkedIn has over 450 million registered profiles so you can’t just sit and wait for it to happen. We invited professional resume and LinkedIn writer Virginia Franco to weigh in with her best tips for how […]

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The Best Day and Time to Apply for a Job Online

So you’re wondering… what is the best day to apply for a job? What about the best time to apply for a jobs online during the day? Good news – we did some research and here’s what you need to know: The Best Time to Apply for Jobs Online: (For the best day to apply for a job, […]

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should i use a recruiter to find a job

Should I Use a Recruiter in My Job Search?

You need a new job and you want it to be as painless as possible. So you’re wondering… “Should I use a recruiter in my job search?” The answer is “it depends.” I’m going to show you how to decide for yourself if you should use a recruiter. First things first… we need to separate the two […]

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What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume

What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume? 10 Hidden Dangers

Should you lie on your resume? Lying on your resume can be tempting when you’ve sent out many resumes and just aren’t getting interviews. You start to get discouraged, stressed, and probably a little angry. However, in our opinion, it’s RARELY worth lying on your resume, and there are a lot of bad things that can […]

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