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How to Get Your Resume Read – The “Screen Test”

If you’re looking for how to get your resume read by hiring managers and recruiters, then you’ve come to the right place. When most people think of how technology has changed job searching, they think of applying online and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). While there is no doubt that technology has transformed the job application […]

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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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How Artificial Intelligence Could Change 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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soft skills you need to succeed

The Soft Skills You Need to Succeed in 2018

It’s natural to want to show off your impressive hard skills when you are looking for a new job. But to succeed in today’s job market, jobseekers have to include an equal balance of hard skills and soft skills on their resumes. New research suggests that even those jobseekers who are adding soft skills to […]

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How to Write a Flawless Resume Work Experience Section

The work experience section of your resume is one of several factors that will determine whether you get the interview – and get the job. A well-written work experience section will show recruiters at-a-glance the jobs you’ve held and what you’ve accomplished over the course of your career. Here are six tips for how to […]

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how to put keywords on your resume

Resume Keywords: A Jobseeker’s Silver Bullet

Ask any recruiter and they’ll tell you: Putting the right keywords on your resume is critical to achieving success as a jobseeker. But do you really understand why keywords are important, and how you should go about using them? Read on for all the ins and outs of incorporating keywords into your resume so you […]

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How To Write A Summary For A Resume With No Experience

There are a lot of resources out there on how to a great resume summary, but it’s difficult to find good advice on how to do it if you have no work experience. So I’m going to walk you through what I recommend doing it, to make it as simple and easy as possible. If […]

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resumes that stand out - by the numbers

How To Write Resumes That Will Stand Out – By The Numbers

I’m going to reveal a simple, easy formula to write resumes that will stand out and get read, so you can get more interviews immediately. Writing a resume that gets read, and gets you callbacks, is tough. Trying to boil your work struggles and successes onto a few pages often results in a super wordy […]

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Avoid These 4 Common Resume Mistakes

Thanks to a strong job market and a high number of people flocking to it – competition for top jobs and top pay are steeper than ever. Your resume is one of the the most important tools for getting interviews and landing these top jobs, and there are a couple resume mistakes that you need […]

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How To Explain Gaps In Employment (With Examples)

Explaining gaps in employment can be intimidating, but there are a couple effective methods you can use. In this article I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily explain employment gaps in your interviews, with word-for-word examples and sample explanations. (I’ll also cover how to explain gaps in employment on your resume and cover […]

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good resume summary examples

10 Resume Summary Statement Examples That Get Interviews

There are a couple big reasons your resume summary statement (or your CV “profile” if you’re in the UK) is so important. Someone asked me recently: “Biron… I heard hiring managers only spend an average of 10 seconds reading a resume. So resumes are meaningless, right?” My answer: “That’s how long they take to scan your resume while […]

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How To Improve Your Resume (In Under 20 Minutes)

You recently received word of a job opportunity and need to send in your resume ASAP! You open up your resume and it’s… let’s just say it’s not the prettiest. Plus, you’re a busy person, don’t have hours to spend updating it and don’t want to dish out $200+ for a resume writer… Well, no […]

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