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Category: Entry Level

You’re a New Graduate and Your Degree Doesn’t Fit the Position

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: May 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Many entry-level candidates either graduated in a field that is considered “industry-soft” (eg: History, English, Liberal Arts, etc.) or in such a crowded field (eg: Information Technology, Marketing, Education) that when it comes time to find a job, they must seek something outside their field of interest.... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Enhancing Your Candidacy with Courses & Seminars

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POSTED: April 8, 2008 at 7:53 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME In many professions such as Accounting, Medicine, Nursing, and Law, professionals are required to maintain skills through continuing education and seminars. By providing this information to a hiring manager, you’ll be stating unequivocally that you are prepared for the demands of the current industry, and that you... » Read Full Article

The Professional Touch: Effective Networking Using Professional/Academic Affiliations

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POSTED: April 1, 2008 at 7:56 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Because resumes are sent electronically or by regular mail, it’s not often that you can use your networking savvy until – or unless – you’re called in for an interview. However, by listing memberships in professional and academic societies, your resume is a silent partner in networking... » Read Full Article

When Your Relevant Professional Experience is Minimal

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POSTED: February 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Whether you’re just starting out in your chosen profession or you’ve been forced to transition to another career because of the fluctuating needs of the economy, there may be times when you’re faced with having little professional experience to offer an employer. However, there are ways to... » Read Full Article

Worried About Being Considered Too Young for a Position?

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POSTED: January 22, 2008 at 10:57 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME The best way to overcome reverse age discrimination (eg: you’re considered too young for a major position, rather than too old), is to deliver a flawlessly crafted, exceptionally professional resume that details your relevant skills and qualifications, while showcasing your accomplishments. The best format for an up-and-coming... » Read Full Article

If You Were Fired From Your Last Job

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POSTED: November 27, 2007 at 8:39 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Few things are as disheartening to a professional as being fired from a position. But there are ways to minimize the damage on your new resume, and make it an effective marketing tool. 1. Let the resume format work for you in downplaying the loss of a... » Read Full Article

If Your Jobs Have Mainly Been as a Contract Worker

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POSTED: November 20, 2007 at 8:03 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW, SME Temporary (contract) employees are the wave of the future. Companies no longer have to worry about benefits or keeping someone on who doesn’t fit in with the corporate culture. Of course, that leaves many individuals with ten or more short-termed positions to detail on a resume. Although... » Read Full Article

If You Do Not Have the Required Education for the Desired Position

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POSTED: October 25, 2007 at 8:04 am

by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW No matter how well you prepare for a career, it’s rare when your professional or academic background perfectly matches all of the employer requested qualifications. Despite this, there are ways to overcome perceived deficiencies in your academic history, while proving you are a good match for the position.... » Read Full Article

When Your Professional Experience, In General, Is Lacking

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POSTED: October 16, 2007 at 8:37 am

  by Darlene Zambruski, ResumeEdge.com Managing Editor, CPRW Recent high school graduates, some stay-at-home moms, and those individuals who are just starting trade school or vocational college are faced with extra challenges in creating a resume that will prove their worth. As with all resume content, it’s imperative to focus on what you do have... » Read Full Article

Resumes for New Lawyers

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POSTED: July 31, 2007 at 8:44 am

by Lynne Rhys, JD, ResumeEdge.com Editor, CPRW If you’re a second- or third-year law student, you may already be applying for clerkships or permanent jobs following law school. Graduation from law school is no small feat – it takes dedication and stamina (and maybe slight masochistic tendencies) to withstand the brutal rigors of this three-year... » Read Full Article

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