Author Archives: Dana Leavy-Detrick

The Post-Interview Follow Up: Timing and Other Rules of Thumb

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Whether you just had a phone conversation or an in-person meeting. So what should be your top priority now? The post-interview follow up.

That’s right: a letter to the interviewer(s) thanking them for their time, and also reaffirming your interest in and qualifications for the role…   

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A Winning Formula for Writing a Career Change Cover Letter

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a career change cover letter should make the connection between the skill and experience-based qualifications in your resume, and your interest and relevance to the particular role, organization, and industry at hand.

This can be particularly important for career changers looking to illustrate why they’re making a change…   

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The Descriptive Keywords that Make Your Resume More Powerful

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The point of the resume is to make a solid first impression. But doing so requires strong, descriptive keywords that effectively market your experience.

No hiring manager wants to read a resume that’s full of nondescript adjectives, or one that lacks powerful verbs…

   

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Job Search Gone Stale? Time for a Quick Resume Refresh

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I hear the same situation over and over again from candidates of all levels – “I haven’t updated my resume in years!” It may be time for a resume refresh.

It goes without saying that you should keep your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn presence up-to-date…   

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Job Titles Can Make or Break Your Resume with Recruiters

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Applicant tracking systems (ATS) and job boards alike utilize keyword-driven search functionalities to evaluate resumes and assess a candidate’s potential fit.

While you can’t always control job titles, you can determine how you are depicted on paper. Just as important, you can impact how your resume will be received by technology that depends on keywords.   

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Entry-Level Job Seekers: It’s Your Turn for Some Resume Tips

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The term entry-level job typically refers to candidates with less than 5 years of professional experience, and includes those just starting out in their careers, as well as individuals in high school and college. For entry-level job seekers, putting together a resume poses a unique challenge in determining just what experience and attributes should go into a document.   

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