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Why Didn’t I Land an Interview?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: July 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

You’ve found your dream job! You submitted your cover letter and resume as requested, but didn’t receive a call. So what are you doing wrong? Here are some reasons as to why you might not make the cut. A resume that doesn’t fit the bill—Let’s face the fact that we’re not all professional writers, and... » Read Full Article

The Reasons Your Resume Isn’t Getting Calls

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: June 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

You’ve tailored your resume, written unique cover letters, sent your follow-up emails. So why haven’t you heard anything back? 1. You’re Not Using Keywords Sure, you followed all the online directions, submitting Word docs of your resume and cover letter, dutifully filling out your contact info. But here’s the thing—no one may have actually looked at... » Read Full Article

4 Salary Negotiation Tips for the New Grad

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: May 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

You’re weeks or even days from graduating college- and that means you’re excited about making the “big bucks.” Too many times college grads will take the first offer, since it’s a lot more than your part-time gig pays. Don’t fall victim to a lower salary, and know your value—here are some tips to get the... » Read Full Article

Graduation is Here. What’s Next?

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 22, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s almost May, which means graduation. With the changes in the job market, how does a new graduate approach their search? Keep reading for some tips for a new grad in the job market. Plus, some advice for Millennials, who might not know what they want to do—and that’s ok. The Opportunity Often times a... » Read Full Article

How to negotiate the best salary

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: April 1, 2014 at 11:21 am

You made it through the interview process and you’ve reached the “official offer.” How do you make sure you’ll be paid what you’re expecting? Many candidates think they don’t have room for negotiating with a slowed economy, but this is far from true. Here are some tips to negotiate the best salary—which should start before... » Read Full Article

Turn a Temporary Position into a Job Offer

AUTHOR: Jessica Grant
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POSTED: March 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

In a competitive job market, securing a contract or temporary position for a great job is still a foot in the door. But how do you turn that position into something long term? Read on  for  tips from the ResumeEdge team for making this position a permanent one. Go Above and Beyond: If the position... » Read Full Article

Tips to Overcome an Online Degree Obstacle in an Interview

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

While more and more employers are accepting online degrees, some companies still view them as “less of an education.” Many recruiters say when you have an applicant that attended an onsite campus versus someone who attended classes online, the onsite candidate will get the job—they just feel they receive a better education onsite.  Here are... » Read Full Article

The Job Interview Checklist

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: March 4, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Job seekers are often frustrated when submitting their resume and never receiving a response—it just feels like a big waste of time. It could be that you’re getting passed over because you haven’t taken the time to make sure that you look good to a potential employer in places other than your resume. Many interviewers... » Read Full Article

Top Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Big Data Jobs

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: February 25, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I recently watched a video from Software Advice,  Mistakes to avoid when applying for Big Data jobs. They offer great tips for jobseekers in the data field and for jobseekers overall. Highlight your expert area Make note of these “expert areas” on your resume, your profile, and your online profile. Don’t just list yourself as a... » Read Full Article

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