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Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

Recruiter: Why Most Job Seekers Get Overlooked

By Abby Kohut Job seekers around the country are all struggling with the same issues. A big one? They're "unfindable" by recruiters. While you may think it's a recruiter's job to find you, it's actually YOUR job to try to be found. The more you help the recruiters, the faster they will find you online and the... Read More »

Starting An Online Job Search? 5 Things You Must Do

Starting An Online Job Search? 5 Things You Must Do

By Susan Ricker The Internet has completely transformed the job search. Job seekers moved from circling newspaper ads to searching online job boards and using social-media tools, while many companies now recruit and research job candidates using online resources. But for many, the new online job-search... Read More »

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

Avoid These Dangerous Resume Mistakes

You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today's job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this... Read More »

8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

8 Words To Never Use On A Resume

My friend, Don Goodman, from Resume Wizards recently gave me his personal 18-point checklist for creating a good resume. As I read through it, all the bad resumes I've ever read came flashing back to me. Read More »

Do Cover Letters Help Get Interviews, Or Are They A Waste Of Time?

Do Cover Letters Help Get Interviews, Or Are They A Waste Of Time?

At the Secrets & Strategies career management group on LinkedIn this week, they were talking about some jobs guru who claimed cover letters are a waste of time and how you'll get more interviews if you stop using them. Another authority was cited as saying that hiring managers are peeved when they don't... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Ask an Expert: What Are Keywords and Why Do I Need Them on My Resume?

Ask an Expert: What Are Keywords and Why Do I Need Them on My Resume?

Corbis An AOL reader asks: What are keywords and why do I need them on my resume? We've all searched for something online by typing in a word or phrase that closely resembles the type of information we are looking for. We find information and make decisions about products and services via these types... Read More »

The Résumé Black Hole

The Résumé Black Hole

CareerBuilder.com Many job seekers today will tell you that the most frustrating part of the job search is after they hit "send" and their resumes are sent out into application oblivion -- never to be seen again. It's the common perception of the resume black hole -- a place where, instead of stars and planets,... Read More »

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