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RezScore's 4 Favorite Resume Hacks

RezScore's 4 Favorite Resume Hacks

By Sean Weinberg Believe it or not, but the entire team at RezScore loves resumes. We love their usefulness, their flexible nature, and the fact a resume gets you hired. (Who doesn't love that?). Since we're all about resumes and we're just a smidge nerdy, we've naturally come up with our very own set of... Read More »

How To Customize Your Primary Professional Branding Tool: Your Resume

How To Customize Your Primary Professional Branding Tool: Your Resume

Your resume is the primary branding tool to introduce and position yourself to the professional world. It is, quite simply, the most financially important document you will ever own: when your resume works you work, when it doesn't you don't. Properly executed, a carefully branded resume insures that... Read More »

5 Silly Resume Mistakes That Cost You The Job

5 Silly Resume Mistakes That Cost You The Job

By Sean Weinberg Everyone has had that "Oh, shoot!" moment. Whether it was when you dropped that carton of eggs or forgot the index cards with your wedding vows on them, all you can even think or say is "Oh, shoot!" Your job search probably has a few of those moments sprinkled throughout as well. We're all... Read More »

10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

By Alina Dizik In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career switch, even after having built successful careers in another field. Nowadays, mid-level career changers -- such as software developers who now work in finance or... Read More »

Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

Resume Solutions: What To Do When You Have Skills For Multiple Jobs

"I've always been successful with whatever has been thrown at me. How do I take all my varied skills and combine them into a resume that works?" -- Karen W., Ohio. Read More »

What Does Your Resume Font Say About You?

What Does Your Resume Font Say About You?

There are a lot of decisions involved in constructing the perfect resume: what work experience to prioritize, what details to provide, what skills to exaggerate. But one deal-breaking decision often gets slight attention: What font to use? Read More »

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

Sell The Gap On Your Resume

By Elinor Stutz A common question from job seekers these days is, "How do I explain being out of work for a year or longer?" This is where a few sales techniques may successfully be applied. The first is to approach the problem from a positive standpoint and leave fear behind. Whenever you meet with... Read More »

Keeping Your Resume Out Of The Online 'Black Hole'

Keeping Your Resume Out Of The Online 'Black Hole'

The online "black hole" -- in job searching, it's the equivalent to where that missing sock goes in the dryer. While there is no magic formula for getting your resume noticed online, there are some tricks of the trade to make sure it's not automatically sent to the "just not that into you" folder. So before... Read More »

Top Secrets Of Expert Resumes

Top Secrets Of Expert Resumes

It seems that no matter how good we have it, we all want a better job. That means keeping track of job listings, networking, tracking down leads, analyzing potential employers and scheduling interviews. But these depend on other people, word of mouth, and the quality and quantity of job postings available at... Read More »

The Pocket Resume: Every Job Seeker's 'Must Have' This Fall

The Pocket Resume: Every Job Seeker's 'Must Have' This Fall

This fall, think small. Shrink your resume and take it everywhere you go. It's called a pocket resume and whether you print it on a business card or plop it on your iPhone with an app, it's a great way to share some of your strengths. Because of its diminutive dimensions, you won't give most of your... Read More »

What Hiring Managers Really Want To See

What Hiring Managers Really Want To See

When you're job searching, simply getting the attention of potential employers can be a challenge. Of course, there are always a few tricks to keep employers intrigued, no matter what job you're eager to land. Wondering what hiring managers want to see? Here, job-search experts weigh in on what makes job... Read More »

Moving Past Black And White: 4 Ways To Add Some Flair To Your Resume

Moving Past Black And White: 4 Ways To Add Some Flair To Your Resume

We've heard about it constantly for the past three years: There are more job seekers applying to fewer jobs, leaving employers with fat stacks of resumes on their desks and little time to review. This situation leaves employers with little choice than to immediately reject a vast majority of resumes without... Read More »

Let's Get You Hired! 3 Very Effective Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

Let's Get You Hired! 3 Very Effective Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

If you are in your fifties or sixties, I don't have to tell you that you have an uphill battle when it comes to finding a job. Believe it or not, I am helping more and more job seekeres in this age group, and they consistently tell me that they don't feel valued. They say that companies seem to want younger... Read More »

A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

A Resume Is Not Enough: Why Students Need Professional Online Profiles

Perhaps you've heard about LinkedIn, the professional social network, but you're not sure exactly what it is. Or, you've set up a LinkedIn profile but you don't really know what to do with it. Read More »

4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

By Gerrit Hall Writing your resume can be overwhelming. Between the first draft, the revisions, the second opinions, your computer crashing, and submitting a final draft, it's easy for the task to fall through the cracks. However, the job search should be fun, not like beating your head against a brick wall. Read More »

The 500-Year Evolution of the Resume

The 500-Year Evolution of the Resume

Trying to craft the perfect resume is one of life's more frustrating endeavors. Not only is it not easy to describe mundane work-related activities in colorful terms, but in today's digital age, job seekers have to ensure that their resumes can make it past electronic scanners and applicant-tracking systems. Read More »

Anatomy Of A Memorable Resume

Anatomy Of A Memorable Resume

Important pieces to help you land the interview By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder A memorable résumé is crucial in helping you get your foot in the door. "The structure and strategy behind a résumé are often the keys to engaging employers," says Laura Smith-Proulx,... Read More »

Turning a Lot of Experience Into An Effective Resume

Turning a Lot of Experience Into An Effective Resume

How to use a varied work history to your advantage Perhaps, generations ago, students graduated from college and found jobs related to their majors. They stayed at these jobs for several years before moving on to the next job, which was still in the same industry but hopefully a step up. For today's... Read More »

How To Trick The Automated Screening Process And Get Your Resume Noticed

How To Trick The Automated Screening Process And Get Your Resume Noticed

Before you apply to any job opening, before you set up any account or profile on any website, before you do anything, wouldn't it be nice to have the inside story on what the manager is looking for in a candidate? Especially the required skills or knowledge that they want you to have, so you can highlight that... Read More »

10 Useless Resume Words and 10 Eye-Catching Ones

10 Useless Resume Words and 10 Eye-Catching Ones

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder "Generic hyperbole belongs on cereal boxes, not on resumes," says Duncan Mathison, a career consultant and co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: 6 Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough." "If it does not pass the 'so what, anybody can make... Read More »

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