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The Skill Set Most Employers Want

The Skill Set Most Employers Want

Soft skills work ethic and dependability top the list

In a survey of hiring managers, CareerBuilder finds so-called soft skills are in high demand. 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 »

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles All Job Seekers Should Read

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles All Job Seekers Should Read

Five awesome pieces of career advice I read this week

Five great pieces of job search advice I read this week from Mashable, Careerealism, Daily Muse, Fast Company and Hired Guns Read More »

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles All Job Seekers Should Read

The Weekly Countdown: 5 Articles All Job Seekers Should Read

Five awesome pieces of career advice I read this week

Five great pieces on job search and career advice from Mashable, Careerealism, Daily Muse, Brazen Careerist and The Hired Guns 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 »

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut

By Miriam Salpeter If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do... Read More »

The Most Common Lies On Resumes

The Most Common Lies On Resumes

It's the ultimate temptation of the job search -- lying on your resume. The tendency to embellish information on a resume is so widespread, nearly half (46 percent) of job applicants commit some form of resume fraud, according to ADP, the human capital management and research firm. Read More »

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Application Gets Seen

8 Ways to Make Sure Your Application Gets Seen

By Anna Pitts Applying for jobs is a challenging task, one made all the more difficult when you know your recruiter has dozens of other applicants to consider. Instead of getting lost in the crowd, here are some things you can do to fast-track your resume to the front of a long queue: Read More »

Resume Tips For Career Changers

Resume Tips For Career Changers

Six things career changers should do to make sure their resumes are top notch. Read More »

A Trick To Get Your Resume Past Applicant Tracking Systems

A Trick To Get Your Resume Past Applicant Tracking Systems

By Vivian Giang When you apply for a job at a larger firm, there's a high chance that your resume will be scanned by a filtering software for words related to certain job vacancies. This kind of automation process will also reject your resume if it doesn't "meet traditional, business-dictated document... Read More »

Why Your Resume Stinks (And What To Do About It Now)

Why Your Resume Stinks (And What To Do About It Now)

There's nothing like a 90-minute session with a resume maven to point out how little you know about your own accomplishments-or how lame you look on paper. I knew I needed help, but when Miriam Salpeter, a job and social media coach, began her critique, my head started spinning. Read More »

Stop Making These Resume Mistakes

Stop Making These Resume Mistakes

By Brad Hoover Your tie is straight and your hair is neat. You've practiced that perfect handshake. You're more than ready to dazzle a potential employer ... but none of that matters if you haven't yet gotten the call for an interview. Remember: It's not only your experience or skills that will make or... Read More »

Are These Resume Buzzwords Killing Your Chances?

Are These Resume Buzzwords Killing Your Chances?

Zillions of resumes are useless except perhaps for lining a bird cage's floor. The main cause? Resume advice has changed little over the decades, so most resumes today feel moldy, cliche-larded, as if spewed from resume software or a hired gun from the disco era. Read More »

Online Job Search Tips for Older Workers

Online Job Search Tips for Older Workers

By Casey Dowd The internet has changed the job-hunting process for all generations. Whether you are a baby boomer, generation Xer or Millennial, online job searching is key. What's surprising is that older workers might be beating out their younger counterparts when it comes to online job searching. Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: Create A Resume That Gets Recruiters' Attention

Veteran Resume Makeover: Create A Resume That Gets Recruiters' Attention

When it comes to the challenges of job hunting, simply getting your resume before a hiring manager can be an obstacle. Too few job seekers, however, are adept at making their experience and talents stand out on the page. One example is the resume of Alex Doe (a pseudonym), below. He leads with a "summary of... Read More »

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Convey A Professional Image

Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Convey A Professional Image

It's not always easy determining which information to include on a resume -- and in which order. Air National Guardsman Clay Doe, a pseudonym, thought that listing his planned bachelor of science degree was a priority, which is why he included it as the first item on his resume. But Doe would do better to... Read More »

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

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

Many veterans don't worry about updating or even having a resume until they need to look for a job. But by then, it can be too late. Anxious about finding a job as soon as possible, many job seekers do a slapdash job, creating a resume that doesn't present a full picture of their achievements. That's just... Read More »

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

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

Like many military veterans, Jess Doe (a pseudonym) had trouble articulating the responsibilities of her civilian job. Her single-page resume (below) reflects that problem. Doe's most current position, for example, as an assistant instructor at a taekwondo studio in Wisconsin, lists but two responsibilities... Read More »

How To Get A Job If You're Over 50

How To Get A Job If You're Over 50

Q: I am over 50, and just got laid off after working in the same place for 15 years. How should I approach prospective employers and deal with the age issue? I have a lot of experience, but the age thing seems like a big deal. Signed, Confused No one doubts it is difficult to find a job after working in one... 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 »

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