Category Archives for Resume/CV

what are soft skills- definition and example skills list

What Are Soft Skills? (74 Examples)

If you’re a job seeker trying to get noticed, it’s important to use the right balance of hard and soft skills in your resume and cover letter. In this article, I’ll share the following: Definition: What are soft skills? Soft skills list: 74 example soft skills that relate to every type of job (for students […]

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10 best online resume builders websites -review

10 Best Free Resume Builder Websites for 2021

There are quite a few free online resume sites, but some are MUCH better than others. Some also appear to be free but will make you pay at the very end or you won’t be able to download your newly-created resume. So in this article, I’m going to review the 10 best resume sites that […]

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How to update your resume - steps and examples

How to Update a Resume Step by Step

Updating your resume can be tough if it’s been a long time or if you just lost a job and need to start job hunting quickly. And there are a couple of big mistakes you need to avoid that can cost you job interviews! Fortunately, I’m going to walk you through how to update your […]

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How to List Accomplishments on a Resume - Examples

How to List Accomplishments on a Resume (35+ Examples)

Listing accomplishments on your resume can get you more job interviews, but there’s a right and wrong way to do it.  And many job seekers waste a big opportunity by not knowing: What type of accomplishments to include (and what to leave off) The two best places to put these achievements on your resume to […]

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what makes a resume good - how to know if your resume is good

What Makes a Resume Good? 9 Signs to Know

In this article, I’m going to explain how to know if your resume is good or not in 9 steps. After working for years as a recruiter, I’ve studied what makes a good resume and how to know if your resume is good enough to get you hired, so that’s what this article will reveal. […]

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power words for resume - key words and verbs to use

80+ Verbs and Keywords to Use in a Resume

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 more than 80 positive, impressive-sounding verbs and action words to use on your resume or LinkedIn. Let’s get started… Positive […]

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

Are Resume Writers Worth It?

The opinions and assessments shared on Career Sidekick are our own. We may earn commissions from purchases made after visiting links on our site. A lot of job seekers ask me, “Should I hire a resume writer?” or, “Are resume writing services worth it?” You want to know the pros and cons before you invest […]

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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 2021?

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

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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