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How to Explain Gaps in Employment: Sample Answers for Interviews and Resumes

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: … This article is inspired by an email I received from a reader. I cut the personal details out. Here’s the main idea: ‘I live in MD but want to relocate to FL where my fiancee has a job offer. I have an unemployment gap of […]

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5 common resume mistakes to avoid for job seekers

Job Hunting? Don’t Make These 5 Common Resume Mistakes

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. A job interview will allow the company to determine if you have the experience they’re looking for, but without a great resume you won’t even get a foot in the door. This quick 5 point checklist will cover 5 common […]

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what should you put on your resume

Wondering What to Put on Your Resume? Focus on Numbers

Resumes usually contain words for the most part, and words tend to get skimmed over, especially when they’re in paragraph format. The more words you put on your resume, the less the hiring manager is actually going to read. It’s ironic but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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how to explain employment gaps on your resume

How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

UPDATE: New, improved version of this article available here: … Having a gap in your work history isn’t automatically a deal-breaker when applying for new jobs, but if you approach the issue in the wrong way, it could negatively impact your job search. The two times this issue will come up is during an interview, and on […]

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do you need an objective on your resume

Does Your Resume Really Need an Objective?

An objective is often one of the first things listed on a resume. It sometimes appears before crucial information such as recent jobs, technical skills, and educational background. But why? Is your resume objective really telling the hiring manager anything substantial? Will the hiring manager even read it? Do you even need an objective on […]

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what should the perfect resume include

What Should the Perfect Resume Include?

The perfect resume might look slightly different for two different job candidates, depending on how far along they are in their careers, what industry they’re in, etc. But in general there are a few things that you should include in almost any resume you create though. The checklist below highlights some of the most important areas […]

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