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Cover Letters that Won Interviews

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: August 9, 2013 at 2:00 am

Monster College ran an article a few years back that detailed points in cover letters that garnered interviews for candidates. The rules haven’t changed since the piece first appeared. If you’re going to include a cover letter with your resume, it’s best to know what not to do and what will work. Never Be Repetitive... » Read Full Article

Hiring Trends for 2013

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

In any endeavor, it’s always wise to arm yourself with information about the challenges you’ll face and the steps needed in order to succeed. It’s no different when it comes to your career and a job hunt. So what are the defining trends for 2013? Human Resource professionals were recently polled by Refresh Leadership. The... » Read Full Article

Resume Tips for Those Reentering the Workforce

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 30, 2013 at 2:00 am

Whether you’re a parent who’s taken time off to raise children or you find yourself without an industry and job due to outsourcing, you need to understand how to craft your resume for maximum impact. (Picture credit: workoneindy.org ) One of the points in an article on WorkOneIndy is to update your skills before you look for... » Read Full Article

What to Expect When You Are Expecting

AUTHOR: Evan Roth
POSTED: July 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

Hopefully, I got your attention with this headline! Many women will recognize this book title that has been a best seller for many years for pregnant women. Since many of our ResumeEdge readers are employed while looking for that next job, what should you expect of yourself as you expect to soon be employed in... » Read Full Article

What is a ‘Vine’ Resume – and Will It Work for You?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 16, 2013 at 2:00 am

Until I’d read a Mashable.com article on the first-ever ‘vine’ resume, I’d never heard of it or Dawn Siff. Apparently, Ms. Siff used Twitter’s Vine to search for a position. Interesting concept. Somewhat entertaining. There stands Ms. Siff holding a Rubik’s cube to indicate her strategic skills. She brandishes a light saber to show that... » Read Full Article

Are Your Cover Letters and Interviewing Skills Making You Unforgettable?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

If they’re not, then you’re wasting your time. You will not get the job. An interesting article on Mashable.com, detailed what five hiring managers found most unforgettable about candidates. Their information is informative and telling. Behave as if You’re Part of the Team The Chegg’s Director of Talent Acquisition, Amy Knapp, had this to say:... » Read Full Article

5 Deadly Resume Mistakes

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 9, 2013 at 8:25 am

Watched a YouTube video that details the author’s take on the worst mistakes any candidate can make on a resume. The video posed some good points that I’d like to share and expand upon. 1. Using Someone Else’s Copy for Your Resume I have to admit, this is a first for me. I never considered... » Read Full Article

Why Passive Job Seekers are in Demand

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: July 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

First, you might ask – what in the world is a passive job seeker? According to an article on Mashable.com, a passive job seeker is one who “currently has a job but would be open to taking a better one.” As we’re all painfully aware, many employers are now putting these dreaded words in their... » Read Full Article

Tech Jobs with High Pay and the Resume You Need to Win Them

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
POSTED: June 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

Historically, information technology positions have paid well. Even with the struggling economy that truth hasn’t changed. In a recent article, Salary.com presented nine high-paying tech jobs with salaries between $50,000 and $100,000 annually. Here’s their list: Data Architect Median salary: $100,717 These individuals create database systems, while also enhancing data transfer between them. In this field,... » Read Full Article

3 Tips for Job-Seeking Grads

AUTHOR: Don Fornes
POSTED: June 14, 2013 at 2:00 am

It’s become widely understood that many recent college graduates are having a hard time finding a job right out of school. Unfortunately, eagerness, while a critical attribute to have, can only get you so far. The website Software Advice has been hiring like crazy recently. And as their company has grown, they’ve interviewed thousands of recent grads.... » Read Full Article

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