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6 Job Seeking Lessons Learned from the Life of a Freelancer

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I’ve now successfully made the transition to a freelance writer, and here’s the thing: freelancing is just as cool as you’ve heard. I get to make my own hours, choose my clients, and take meetings in my PJs.

But freelancing is also just as hard as you’ve heard, and I’ve learned a lot of job seeking lessons…   

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Resume Keyword Stuffing: The Opposite of Optimization for Job Seekers

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Many hiring professionals use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to narrow down applicant pools. Savvy job seekers have responded by researching ATS and learning about keyword optimization.

Some have resorted to resume keyword stuffing…   

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Recruiters Hate the Functional Resume Format: Here’s an Alternative

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“Recruiters hate the functional resume,” a veteran recruiter in the healthcare industry told us. “It’s a waste of time.”

But not everyone’s career follows the same path. For some, a linear trip through their past job titles isn’t the most effective way to tell their career story. They need to find a different way to communicate their skills and expertise on their resume…

   

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Addressing Cover Letters When the Hiring Manager’s Name is a Mystery

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What’s the best way to replace “To Whom It May Concern” when addressing cover letters?

Here are four tips for figuring out who to address in your cover letter…   

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Everything You Need to Know About a Craigslist Job Search

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The major job boards are an essential component to the job seeker’s toolkit. But have you considered looking for a job on Craigslist?

Here’s a roundup of what you need to know, and where you should use caution, during your Craigslist job search…

   

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Should I Really Apply? 6 Questions to Ask Before Submitting Your Resume

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So how do you avoid wasting your time and effort with those applications that might not go anywhere?

Before submitting your resume, ask yourself these six questions…   

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