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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 »

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

The concept of "selling yourself" to get a job may be unethical. Read More »

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Is It Time To Jump Start Your Job Search?

Jump on these job search trends and increase your chances of landing a position. Read More »

This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

This Resume With Errors Led To A Job Of A Lifetime

Career and job-search experts often caution job seekers to proof their resumes and make sure there aren't any typos. But recently, Marco Arment (pictured, right, at a laptop), who was Tumblr founder David Karp's first hire, posted to his blog the resume that he used back in 2006 to get a job at the microblogging... Read More »

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

Things You Should Leave Off Your Resume

By Leslie Anglesey Your resume may only be a single page, but it's a potential minefield when it comes to your career. On one hand, you want enough information so the employer sees what a stellar candidate you are. On the other, you don't want to step into any pitfalls that will give the hiring manager reason... Read More »

Sample Resume For A Career Changer

Sample Resume For A Career Changer

Lisa Marshall wanted to get out of the mortgage industry, and into a different finance-related role. Check out her new resume. Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: Get a Job Recruiter's Attention

Veteran Resume Makeover: Get a Job Recruiter's Attention

Educational achievements are an important asset in job seeking, but when it comes to resumes, veterans should lead with their work experience. Read More »

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

'Likeonomics': Will Being Likable Make You More Employable?

Ever ace an interview only to find out you didn't get the job? If so, you likely asked yourself a lot of questions about what went wrong: Did I talk about myself too much? Was my handshake too aggressive or too weak? Did I wear the wrong outfit? The painful truth is that it probably wasn't any of those... Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Convey A Professional Image

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Convey A Professional Image

While some veterans use their resumes to display their likability, when it comes to job seeking, it's best to keep it professional. Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Adapt The Resume To The Job

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Adapt The Resume To The Job

Having an updated resume always on hand can help veterans to be prepared when it comes time to finding a new job. Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Tailor It To Online Job Search

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Tailor It To Online Job Search

Creating a resume isn't easy for anyone, but job seeking veterans often struggle with providing enough detail about their work experience. Read More »

Incredibly Dumb Resume Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

Incredibly Dumb Resume Mistakes That Hiring Managers Hate

Any career expert will tell you that resume customization is key to standing out in a job search. You need to include key details that will spark the hiring manager's curiosity and make her want to take a second look. However, divulging such personal information as your ties to the mob? Not a good idea. Read More »

Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

Yahoo CEO Says He Didn't Provide Fudged Resume

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is assuring his colleagues that he didn't supply the incorrect information that led the troubled Internet company to list a bogus college degree in his official biography, according to a person familiar with the matter. Thompson told other top Yahoo... Read More »

1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

1 White Lie Allowed On Resumes

Q: I was just fired from my job. I am at a bit of a loss on how to move on from here. I had been out of work for five months prior to this position and worked there for 2.5 months before being terminated. In those weeks, I did not rack up any accomplishments I would typically list in a resume. Should I... Read More »

Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

Resumes In 2012: What's Old, What's New?

By Justin Thompson It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when... Read More »

3 Ways To Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

3 Ways To Beat Applicant Tracking Systems

By Mona Adbel-Halim Campus career centers were designed to aid both their students and their alumni during their job search needs. While resume advice and mock interviews are fine and dandy, you also need to work toward teaching your students how to navigate new technologies to obtain jobs. With the increase... Read More »

Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

Go To A Paperless Resume: 4 Ways To Get Results

By Mona Adbel-Halim As you search for a job, keeping track of numerous different resumes can be difficult. Have you ever considered moving to a paperless resume as a way to keep track of your work history and experience? Paperless resumes are easy to create and use. There are a number of sites that offer... Read More »

Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

Seasonal Work On A Resume? 3 Things To Consider

By Sean Weinberg Whether you wrapped presents in the mall or were a lifeguard last summer, you probably have worked at least one seasonal position in your career. Seasonal work is a great way to gain experience, make some extra cash, and close large gaps in employment. But what happens when it's time to... Read More »

Anatomy Of An Outstanding Resume [Infographic]

Anatomy Of An Outstanding Resume [Infographic]

In today's competitive job market, creating the best resume possible may seem daunting. It can help to view the process much like an elaborate puzzle that comes together piece-by-piece. Begin by making sure all your contact information at the top of page -- the header -- is current and free of errors. In... Read More »

Top 10 Overused Resume Buzzwords

Top 10 Overused Resume Buzzwords

By Anthony Cintron Are you a flexible, motivated, skilled problem solving go-to-person with a proven ability to listen actively and attentively? I bet you're also a strategic thinker with an excellent ability to meet demanding deadlines too. Just be sure not to put that on your resume if you want to get an... Read More »

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