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Are Resumes Outdated?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

With Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media popping up like wildflowers, many candidates wonder - Do I really still need a resume? The answer is yes. Here’s why. No Social Media is Perfect If you think it’s difficult to write a resume – condensing your skills, knowledge and achievements down to one or two pages... » Read Full Article

What’s the Best Resume Format for You?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

In a tight job market, candidates worry about everything from the font choice on their resume to its size. They wonder – “Should I put my LinkedIn url on my resume or should I only include my email?” They worry about whether they have enough experience or too much or not the right kind. All... » Read Full Article

Getting an Interview? These Valuable Tips Can Help You Land the Job

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Receiving a job prospect call and getting an interview can be the beginning of a lucrative career, depending on how you present yourself to prospective employers. In today’s competitive job market, even high quality candidates may be overlooked or turned down for positions for any number of reasons. But one sure-fire way to kill any chance at... » Read Full Article

What to Do After Getting Hired

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 17, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Your hard work in creating the perfect resume, applying to several companies, and acing your interviews has finally landed you a job. Congratulations! You want to make a good first impression that hopefully carries you throughout your career with your employer. Follow these guidelines on what to do after getting hired. Keep Quiet and Observe... » Read Full Article

Dress for Interview Success

AUTHOR: Ashlie Hadden
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POSTED: October 15, 2013 at 9:38 am

Are you preparing to interview for a creative position or at a startup? Let your personality shine through! Don’t get caught up in interview wardrobe stereotypes. Step outside the boring box and show the interviewer what you are really made of. This is your chance to make a stellar first impression and can set the... » Read Full Article

What Employers Want Besides Your Resume: Your Credit Report

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Depending on the type of job for which you apply, potential employers routinely check your credit report before offering you a position. They realize that your resume only reveals what you want them to know about your history. Because a credit report is compiled by a third party without your participation, it more objectively reveals... » Read Full Article

Tailoring Your Resume to Refine Your Job Search

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

You wouldn’t buy a suit two sizes larger than you normally wear. And you would not wear a bathing suit to a business meeting. You want your clothes to fit, be appropriate, and get noticed for all the right reasons. The same holds true for the one-size-fits-all resume. Your resume needs to be appropriate, fitting,... » Read Full Article

Top Questions on Getting a Job – Answered by Our Expert

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 1, 2013 at 10:47 am

During ResumeEdge’s first Ask An Expert live series on Google+, we received many great questions concerning resumes, interviewing, job search and how to stand out among hundreds, or thousands, of other equally-qualified candidates in a poor job market. As the ResumeEdge Managing Editor and SME (Subject Matter Expert), I heard you and responded. Because I... » Read Full Article

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