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7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

7 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume For Someone With No Experience

Emphasize goals and know your audience

The most important things to think about when you're creating your first resume are your job goals and your audience. Here's a sample resume to illustrate. Read More »

How Long Is Too Long For A Resume?

How Long Is Too Long For A Resume?

AlamyThis would be too long. By Marcelle Yeager How long should your résumé be? It's a long-standing debate among recruiters, but there is one thing they agree on: it needs to be relevant. This is true whether you're just out of school or have worked for 20 years, and it means your... Read More »

15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

No one needs to read your list of hobbies

Hiring managers receive dozens - sometimes hundreds - of resumes for any given opening. Here are some tips to keep your out of the trash pile. Read More »

Want A Job Down South? Sorry, Not Jewish Enough

Want A Job Down South? Sorry, Not Jewish Enough

Study looks at employment discrimination by religion

A recent study suggests that in the South, the most religious part of the US, there is discrimination against religious job applicants except Jews. Read More »

Can You Spot A Fake Resume?

Can You Spot A Fake Resume?

When there's a need, companies rush in to fill it

If a resume came across your desk would you be able to tell if it was legitimate or fake? ABC News exposed the business behind fake resumes. Read More »

This Is Exactly What A Hiring Manager Scans For When Reviewing Resumes

This Is Exactly What A Hiring Manager Scans For When Reviewing Resumes

You have only six seconds to make a positive impression

Hiring managers only look at resumes for a matter of seconds. Here's what you can do to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Read More »

19 Reasons Why This Is An Excellent Resume

19 Reasons Why This Is An Excellent Resume

Ditch the mission statement

While resumes should be tailored to the industry you're in, this example offers a helpful guide for entry- and mid-level professionals. Read More »

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

That's right: six seconds.

According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on candidates. Read More »

Ask Jack: Overqualified, the Undead, and Job of the Week

Ask Jack: Overqualified, the Undead, and Job of the Week

Jack can improve your work life. You just have to ask.

AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Read More »

How To Write A Great Resume

How To Write A Great Resume

Highlight your strengths and trim the fat

A beginner's guide to crafting a resume that will catch a hiring manager's eyes. Read More »

Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

Higher level jobs require special attention to detail

Senior and executive level positions can be particularly tricky to nab. Learn to decode the job description to give yourself an edge. Read More »

How To Keep Your Resume Out Of The Scrap Pile

How To Keep Your Resume Out Of The Scrap Pile

Avoid these common mistakes

Biggest resume mistakes you don't know you're making – but may prevent you from landing an interview. Read More »

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 »

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