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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

How to Format a Resume: 12 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

Resume Sections and Titles: All Sections of a Resume

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, titles, and how to write each section. I will share a few extra tips and reveal a couple of optional sections you can use to get even more interviews, […]

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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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What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume

What Happens When You Lie on Your Resume? 10 Hidden Dangers

Should you lie on your resume? Lying on your resume can be tempting when you’ve sent out many resumes and just aren’t getting interviews. You start to get discouraged, stressed, and probably a little angry. However, in our opinion, it’s RARELY worth lying on your resume, and there are a lot of bad things that can […]

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how to tailor a resume to a job

How to Tailor Your Resume to a Specific Job Description

If you’ve read any type of resume advice online there’s a good chance you saw many recommendations that you should tailor your resume for each job. You’re probably wondering- Is it really necessary?? It might be tempting to skip it, because yes- it takes time. But it really will make a huge difference in the number of companies […]

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applying for jobs out of state

Applying For Jobs Out Of State? This Resume Tip Can Help

Your resume is extremely important in finding a job and is the biggest factor in whether you get the interview or not. Living in one state (or country) and applying for jobs out of state makes it even more vital. And one of the biggest hurdles is how to list your location on your resume when applying for […]

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common resume mistakes to avoid

11 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. So in this article, we’re going to look at 11 common resume mistakes that might be costing you interviews.  If your resume already passes these tests, great! If not, fix these common mistakes before applying for more jobs. You […]

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