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Resume Success Tips for 2013

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: May 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

Resumes have evolved over the years, the same as everything else. Two decades ago, a resume was simply a listing of professional tasks and academic history. An objective statement was generally at the top, telling the hiring manager what the candidate was looking for. Little thought was given as to what the targeted company was... » Read Full Article

Getting the Job is Only the First Step

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

For the majority of us, having the perfect resume, then being invited to interview and ultimately landing the job is the end of an often long and arduous, but ultimately rewarding, journey. However, there is the actual job to contend with, which includes remaining employed. Just recently, A.J. Clemente became an unexpected Internet sensation when he got... » Read Full Article

What’s the correct resume design for you?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: April 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

One of the first things a hiring manager or recruiter sees is your resume design. In a split second, that individual will form an opinion of your document. The verdict will either be – ‘this looks professional’ – or ‘what a mess’. If the conclusion is the latter, your content may not be read. There... » Read Full Article

Hiding Gaps in Employment

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: March 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

Many of us have had a break between jobs due to our positions being outsourced, eliminated or because we had personal obligations that demanded our time. As most job seekers know, hiring managers and recruiters take job gaps into consideration when they’re determining whether they’ll call a candidate in for an interview. You Can’t Change... » Read Full Article

Keyword Tips for a Better Resume

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: February 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

For the uninitiated, keywords are noun phrases that employment scanning software picks up on when a computer, rather than an individual, screens a resume initially. With so many applicants applying for the same position, HR staff are inundated and rely upon computers to eliminate job seekers who don’t match much of the position’s criteria. To... » Read Full Article

Words to Avoid on Your Resume

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: February 19, 2013 at 8:18 am

When you consider that each hiring manager sees hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes a year, you have to take into account that some wording will lose its impact and meaning when used repeatedly by countless individuals. A recent article in PR Daily News focused on problematic words and phrases. The article quoted a survey developed... » Read Full Article

Improve Your Resume by Streamlining and Targeting It

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: February 7, 2013 at 8:41 am

If you’re one of the millions of viewers who’ve watched the A&E show Hoarders, you know what happens when individuals are reluctant to give up anything and simply compile stuff until it overwhelms their lives. Information hoarding is no different and it will seriously dilute the effectiveness of your resume if you insist on listing everything you’ve... » Read Full Article

Minimizing Unemployment on Your Resume

AUTHOR: Lou H.
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POSTED: February 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

Employment gaps are rarely good on a resume. An employer wants to hire people who are stable and have had solid work histories. This ensures that companies don’t put countless hours of training into an individual only to have the person quit a few months down the road. Even if your employment gaps are due... » Read Full Article

Content is key in resumes

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: February 1, 2013 at 9:08 am

Many of us worry about the font to use in our resumes (hint: Times New Roman or Arial are the best). Others wonder if one page is standard or is it two pages? Frankly speaking, a resume is as long as it needs to be provided it contains only relevant information for the new job... » Read Full Article

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