Category Archives: Resumes

5 Things Every Recruiter Looks For on Your Resume

5 Things

Today’s tight job market presents job-seekers with a barrage of fluffy blog posts promising “secret” information recruiters “don’t want you to know.”

The truth, of course, is that there is no special trick. But there are five things every recruiter looks for in a resume…   

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How to Create the Perfect One Page Resume

One page

A resume isn’t about including everything. It’s about including the RIGHT things.

Still, you might have a lengthy internship and work history and think, “How am I supposed to put all of my jobs on one page?”   

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3 Formatting Tips for a Resume That Gets Results

job scan

Keywords. Skills. Proper fonts. Quantified statements.

There are many components that a resume absolutely must have in this age of applicant tracking systems (ATS). With so much energy spent on content, it’s easy to forget about the importance of presenting that content through a solid resume layout…   

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How The Best Careerists Build the Perfect Resume

Resume

Recently, I’ve been writing about word choice and phrasing, which is incredibly important when writing your resume.

Today, I thought I’d take a step back and address how resumes should be constructed and formatted, because if the format doesn’t appeal to the reader or help your resume past the ATS… words and phrases don’t matter that much…   

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How Do Recruiters Really Read Your Resume? [Infographic]

We work hard getting our resume just right. Sometimes, we agonize over every word choice, bullet and paragraph.

And yet we often still miss the mark. Why? Because we don’t yet understand how our intended audience consumes what we’ve written…   

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8 Facts About ATS Job Seekers Must Know

ATS

Many job applicants and resumes must first survive the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before a live person even looks at them.

To find out how to get your resume found within Applicant Tracking Systems, so that it can then go on to the real human beings who will call you for interviews, read on…   

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