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Minimizing Job Hopping On Your Resume

RESUME WRITER: Kelly L.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: August 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

by Kelly L, ResumeEdge Certified Writer Job hopping used to be a huge red flag for hiring managers. While it’s still a big issue, it’s not uncommon to have several jobs lasting only a year or two, especially in this weak economy. Contributors to Job Hopping The job market’s evolved. Decades ago, companies offered career-long... » Read Full Article

Why Most Resumes Are Never Read

RESUME WRITER: Craig S.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: August 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

by Craig S, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – You’ve sent that shiny resume out all over the place. Any moment now, the world is going to knock at your door! Then, reality sinks in. The phone doesn’t ring. Your email doesn’t ping. Nothing but junk mail and bills in the mailbox. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.... » Read Full Article

What to Put on Your Resume if You Don’t Have Any – or the Right Kind – of Experience

RESUME WRITER: Krista H.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: July 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

by Krista H, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – No experience? The wrong experience? No problem! If you feel as though you can’t win against the competition, review these tips to improve or revise your resume, cover letter and Linkedin profile. There are many times in your life when you may feel that you have  “little to... » Read Full Article

Tips for an Outstanding Healthcare Resume

RESUME WRITER: Kimberly S.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: June 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

by Kimberly S., ResumeEdge Certified Writer – Healthcare is the largest industry in the American economy. If the trend continues, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of jobs in healthcare will continue to rise—and healthcare will remain a great industry for job seekers. Whether you’re already in healthcare and looking to... » Read Full Article

Why Objectives Are Obsolete

RESUME WRITER: Shawn P.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: May 28, 2013 at 8:13 am

by Shawn P., ResumeEdge Certified Writer – There was a time when resumes were considered complete and well put together if they included: Contact information An objective statement A listing of prior jobs Candidate’s education You can usually spot job seekers who believe these old-school resumes still work because they use the phrase “references available... » Read Full Article

Less IS More With Resumes

RESUME WRITER: Craig S.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: May 21, 2013 at 7:33 am

by Craig S., ResumeEdge Certified Writer – Ah, the resume. Your testament to personal success. Your life is a novel, your career an epic. But will just seven pages do? Don’t do it. Less is more with resumes. The resume is a marketing tool—not your life story. “An autobiography is a book a person writes... » Read Full Article

New Grads: Make Your Resume Stand Out from the Competition

RESUME WRITER: Bob M.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume, Employment Tips, Find the Right Job
POSTED: April 9, 2013 at 7:42 am

by Bob M, ResumeEdge Certified Writer – For many college students, the month of May brings a new level of excitement and apprehension, as well. That’s because, for them, it is time to graduate. However, the market has not been very kind to college grads in recent years. True, the average unemployment rate for people... » Read Full Article

Minimizing Unemployment on Your Resume

AUTHOR: Lou H.
CATEGORY:
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

How to Write a Resume When You Have Little Professional Experience

RESUME WRITER: Darlene Z.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: September 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Recent graduates, some stay-at-home moms, and those individuals with little professional experience are faced with extra challenges in creating a resume that will prove their worth. As with all resume content, it’s imperative to focus on what you do have to offer, rather than what you lack. All it takes is a creative approach in... » Read Full Article

Revive Your Resume for New Opportunities

RESUME WRITER: Darlene Z.
CATEGORY: Build a Better Resume
POSTED: September 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Revive, by definition, is to restore from an inactive or unused state; to become active or flourishing again. After weeks or months of submitting your resume to a countless number of job postings with little or no response, the job search process can become very frustrating and discouraging. Maybe it’s time to consider reviving your... » Read Full Article

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