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power words for resume - key words and verbs to use

80+ Power Words for a Resume: Verbs and Keywords to Use

The most powerful words you can put on your resume are verbs. While other job seekers are saying, “Responsible for…” you want to be saying, “Led,” “Managed,” “Grew,” etc. In this article, we’ll look at over 80 of these power words to use in a resume or CV. You’ll also discover how to find skill-related […]

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Should you hire a resume writer - when and why it makes sense

Should You Hire a Professional Resume Writer?

A lot of job seekers ask me, “Do resume writers really help? And should I hire a professional resume writer?” So in this article, we’re going to look at: When it makes sense to hire a resume writing service (and when you might not need it) What a professional resume writer really does, and how […]

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what to look for in a resume writer - tips for choosing

What to Look For in a Resume Writer: 10 Tips for Choosing

I’ve had a lot of job seekers ask me, “How do I find a good resume writer?” It’s a great question, because some writers are fantastic… while others aren’t worth the money. So I’m going to share 10 key things to look for before hiring a professional resume writer, and 7 questions you should ALWAYS […]

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chronological resume format - definition and how to write it

Chronological Resume: The Best Format? (And How to Write It)

If you’re wondering whether you should use a chronological resume format (also referred to as reverse-chronological resume format) or trying to get help with how to write it, then this article is for you. And if you’ve been told to use a functional resume because you’re changing careers or have a work gap, then this […]

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career change resume - format, samples, templates and more

Career Change Resume: Examples and Tips from Experts

If you want to change careers, you’re going to need a great resume to show employers why they should take a chance on you. You need to convince them that you’ll succeed in their role, even if you’ve done different work in the past. And while you can do some of this convincing in the […]

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How many pages should your resume be

How Many Pages Should Your Resume Be in 2020?

As a recruiter, one of the most common questions job seekers ask me is, “how many pages should my resume be?” There’s a lot of conflicting advice about when one-page resumes are best, when two-page resumes are better, and the main purpose of your resume to begin with! So I’m going to clear this up… This […]

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resume skills section with samples and examples

How to Write a Resume Skills Section (Examples)

Putting skills on a resume is a great way to show hiring managers what you can do for them, while also including relevant keywords on your resume. However, there’s one BIG mistake that I’ve seen many job seekers make with their skills section on a resume… and it can cost them the interview. So in […]

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How to get hired when being overqualified for job

How to Address being Overqualified for a Job

One of the toughest obstacles to getting hired: Being overqualified, or being told you’re overqualified by employers. You might hear it in rejection emails after applying for a job, in an interview question, or when you get feedback after your interview. No matter what, it’s frustrating, demoralizing and difficult to overcome! Don’t worry though, in […]

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what to put on a resume

What to Put on a Resume: 7 Things to Include

One of the most common questions I get: “what do I need to put on my resume? And what order should I put it?” There’s a lot of conflicting info out there about what goes on a resume and how to structure it. So I’m going to share exactly what to put on a resume, […]

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resume employment work history examples

3 Resume Work History Examples (And How to Write Yours)

If you’re looking for resume work history examples or just need some help writing your work history section on your resume, you’re in the right place. I’m going to walk you through how to write your resume employment history with real-world samples from professional resume writers and career experts, and I’ll also share the mistakes […]

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Resume Bullet Point Examples that Get Interviews

19 Resume Bullet Point Examples That Get Interviews

As a recruiter, the first place I look on your resume is the bullets under your recent work experience. Then if it looks like a good potential fit, I look back up to see your resume summary and other sections. Many other recruiters and hiring managers have told me the same thing too. So writing […]

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artificial intelligence resume

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Changing Resume Writing

Artificial intelligence is already making its mark on many industries. Computer algorithms can sort through and make sense of more data in a day than a human could in a lifetime, and it’s impacting how we look at information related to healthcare, sports, advertising and more. But what about resume writing and job searching? I […]

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