Category Archives for Resume/CV

How to say you're a quick learner on resume

Don’t Say You’re a Quick Learner on Your Resume

When I worked as a recruiter, two of the most common phrases that I saw on resumes were “quick learner” and “fast learner.” Yet these terms mean very little to hiring managers. Every job seeker can (and often does) claim this without evidence. Coming up, I’ll share examples of what to say instead of “quick […]

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The best colors for a resume

The 3 Best Colors for a Resume

The best colors for a resume are black, white, and blue. Blue is commonly used in workplaces and is associated with professionalism and trust. Many large websites, from Facebook to LinkedIn to Twitter, use blue as their main accent color. Blue also gives the reader a feeling of calmness and serenity. If you’re looking for […]

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What recruiters look for in a resume

What Do Recruiters Look for in a Resume?

I’ve looked at thousands of resumes as a job recruiter. In this article, I’m going to share what recruiters are looking for in a resume, and specifically what they look for at first glance. I’ll also share what hiring managers look for in a resume so you can make sure your resume is getting you […]

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what are soft skills- definition and example skills list

Soft Skills Definition and 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 examples: 74 soft skills that relate to every type of job (for students and […]

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10 best online resume builders websites -review

10 Best Free Resume Builders for 2022

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 List Accomplishments on a Resume - Examples

Sample List of Accomplishments for Resume (35+ Examples)

Listing accomplishments on your resume can get you more job interviews and get you hired faster. Yet many job seekers don’t know the right way to list accomplishments and professional achievements on a resume. Coming up, we’ll look at: 35+ resume accomplishment examples How to brainstorm your own list of achievements to write about Where […]

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

What Makes a Good Resume? 9 Ways 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

Resume Keywords: 80+ Verbs and Power Words 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 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 Long Should a Resume Be?

As a recruiter, one of the top questions people ask me is, “How many pages should my resume be?” In this article, I’ll explain exactly how long your resume should be… for experienced professionals, college students, and more. How Long Should a Resume Be? Your resume should be long enough to include all relevant experience […]

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