Resumes

A Very Short Course On How To Respond To A Job Ad

A Very Short Course On How To Respond To A Job Ad

Point-by-point guidance to landing an interview

A simple but effective approach to answering job ads. Sample cover letter included. Read More »

Build Self-Confidence with Resume Addendum

Build Self-Confidence with Resume Addendum

A resume tool to differentiate yourself in the job market

How to use a Resume Addendum as an extra tool to supplement your resume when appealing to prospective employers and recruiters. Read More »

Can You Ever Lie On Your Resume And Get Away With It?

Can You Ever Lie On Your Resume And Get Away With It?

4 whoppers to avoid if you want to get the job and keep it

"Seeking liars; apply within." An unlikely headline for any job. So why do people keep thinking they can fudge their credentials and get away with it? Read More »

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

How to Get a Job Without a Degree

Tips to compete in a crowded labor pool

Tips to gain qualifications for jobs that require degrees when you don't have the desired accreditations. Read More »

The Weekly Roundup: Writing a Rock Solid Resume, Part 2

The Weekly Roundup: Writing a Rock Solid Resume, Part 2

Recruiters and experts show you the path to resume perfection

Writing the perfect resume with advice from recruiters and experts from Careerealism, Career Bliss, Hired Guns, Social Hire, The Ladders and About.com Read More »

The Best (And Worst) Words To Have On Your Resume

The Best (And Worst) Words To Have On Your Resume

You don't want to make HR cringe

Your words are your first impression to a hiring manager. Use them wisely. Read More »

4 Tips for Giving Your Resume a Facelift

4 Tips for Giving Your Resume a Facelift

Anti-discrimination tactics for your resume

No reason to let people pre-judge you from your resume. Here are some practical easy ways to avoid putting a spotlight on your age or where you live. Read More »

This Resume Tool Got Me a Job in 5 Months

This Resume Tool Got Me a Job in 5 Months

The resume addendum works well if your job history is long

How a new tool - the resume addendum - can help set your resume apart from the pack, especially for the older unemployed. Read More »

Game On For The Older Unemployed

Game On For The Older Unemployed

Resume addendums and other new tricks for older jobseekers

A successful job seeker shares her tips on cover letters, time sensitivity and resumes for the older worker. These tips apply to people of all ages. Read More »

7 Reasons To Update Your Resume Even If You're Not Looking

7 Reasons To Update Your Resume Even If You're Not Looking

You never know when you'll be looking for a job next

There are many reasons to keep your resume up-to-date even if everything's going well at your present job. Read More »

How To Paint A Vivid Picture Of Yourself On Your Job Application

How To Paint A Vivid Picture Of Yourself On Your Job Application

Don't let your first impression fall flat

Applicants that stand out have the best chance to get hired, so why not let your resume, bio and LinkedIn profile bring you to life? Read More »

Common Job Application Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Common Job Application Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Build a solid application from resume to cover letter

You want to be the job candidate that stands out for his skills, not his bad jokes and weird resume paper. Read More »

Get Your Resume Out There The Right Way

Get Your Resume Out There The Right Way

Don't start sending a resume out until it's ready

The biggest mistake you can make is sending out a ton of a weak resumes. Read More »

Best Of: Resume And Cover Letter Crafting

Best Of: Resume And Cover Letter Crafting

Your first impression depends on these two

A comprehensive list of all the resume and cover letter-writing advice you need to build a solid application and set yourself apart from the job pool. Read More »

Don't Use These 10 Words On Your Resume

Don't Use These 10 Words On Your Resume

Show, don't tell. LinkedIn's annual survey of overused words

You may be responsible, creative and effective -- but so is the rest of the job-seeking world. Read More »

Veterans: Turn Your Military Service Experience Into a Civilian Job

Veterans: Turn Your Military Service Experience Into a Civilian Job

Veteran unemployment rates are higher but don't have to be

Returning veterans should talk about the skills they developed but not dwell on more harrowing parts of military service during job interviews. Read More »

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

New Study: Job Seekers Overconfident in Their Abilities

'Get a mentor, you need it,' say hiring managers

New study shows 85% of employers think job seekers don't have the skills they need. Yet, 72% of job seekers say they're doing a good job of marketing themselves to employers. Read More »

How To Keep Your Resume From The Applicant Black Hole

How To Keep Your Resume From The Applicant Black Hole

Keep the fancy formatting out of the picture

Follow these steps to ensure your resume stays out of the applicant tracking system black hole. Read More »

7 Outrageous Things People Actually Put On Their Resumes

7 Outrageous Things People Actually Put On Their Resumes

Creative or just plain bizarre?

These people thought they were being creative, but they just came across as strange or gross. Read More »

Hiring Managers Reveal 12 Worst Resume Mistakes

Hiring Managers Reveal 12 Worst Resume Mistakes

Learn from these real-life blunders.

CareerBuilder recently surveyed hiring managers, asking them to share the most memorable and unusual applications they've received. Read More »

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