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How a Stellar Resume Can Overcome Current Hiring Trends

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

The latest data from Indeed.com on industry employment trends isn’t encouraging. For July 2013 it breaks down into a bleak picture for typically high-paying industries, while there is far more activity seen in traditionally low-paying service sector jobs. The Statistics Aren’t Pretty The following industries actually saw a decrease in job postings in July 2013 from... » Read Full Article

Resumes to Get Your First Job After College

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 23, 2013 at 2:00 am

There’s an excellent article posted on The New Talent Times, a Software Advice blog, that details what hiring managers are looking for in new grads. What’s stated may surprise you. Let’s take their preferences one at a time: Does the New Grad Have a Definite Goal? In other words, do you know what you want... » Read Full Article

Streamlining Your Resume for Maximum Impact

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: August 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

When you’re out of work, your first inclination may be to apply to everything. You create a resume that fits every conceivable job you’ve done with the hope that one of those countless applications will result in an interview. Unfortunately, that’s wishful thinking. An article on Monster.com, provided tips on streamlining your resume. The points... » Read Full Article

Tips to Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

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

As my last post stated, social media is one of the best ways to maximize your job search. And it all begins with having a dynamite LinkedIn® profile. This video has some good ideas on how to enhance your information so that you’ll get noticed, whether you’re looking for your next career opportunity or clients... » Read Full Article

Cover Letters that Won Interviews

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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

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