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soft skills you need to succeed

The Soft Skills You Need to Succeed in 2020

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 Work Experience in a Resume

How to Write Work Experience in a Resume

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 7 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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summary for resume no experience

Resume Summary with No Experience – Examples for Students and Fresh Graduates

If you’re looking for how to write a summary for your resume with no work experience, you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to walk you through exactly what to do, and then we’ll look at resume summary examples for entry-level job seekers, students and fresh graduates.  Let’s get started… How to Write a […]

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explaining gaps in employment

How to Explain Gaps in Employment (With Examples)

Explaining gaps in employment can be intimidating, but there are a couple of effective methods you can use. In this article, I’m going to show you how to explain employment gaps in your interviews, resume and cover letter… with word-for-word examples and sample explanations. Let’s get started with the interview first… Explaining Gaps In Employment […]

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good resume summary examples

10 Resume Summary 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

How To Improve Your Resume in 7 Steps

If you’re looking for how to improve your resume, the 7 steps in this article will help you do this immediately. Most job seekers don’t get a chance to see how employers really read their resume and decide who to interview, so we invited professional career coach and resume writer Kyle Elliott to share tips […]

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

How to Make Your Resume Stand Out: 6 Tips

Having a resume that stands out is extremely important in a competitive job market like the one we’re in right now.  And a few small changes can make the difference between getting a phone interview and never receiving a response after you click “submit”. So here are 6 ideas for how to make your resume stand out. […]

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how to format a resume

12 Resume Formatting Tips from a Professional

Nothing shuts down your job search faster than a resume with formatting issues. So we invited professional resume writer Virginia Franco to share how to format a resume step-by-step. Here is her exact method for how she formats and edits/proofreads a resume before sending it out! How to Format a Resume: 1. Contact Information Most […]

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resume sections and section titles

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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checklist for resume writing

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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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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