Category Archives: Resumes

How to Carefully Craft a Resume Sure to Impress

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Does “Applicant Tracking System” or “ATS” mean anything to you? If you’re a job-seeker, they should… and after reading this post, they will.

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software platform used by 90% of large and medium businesses…   

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Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

RIP Resume

Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit. So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig:   Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific ideas   

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Finding it Hard to Show Soft Skills on Your Resume?

Sherlock Holmes

While known for his intellect, Sherlock Holmes’ lack of people skills is well-documented.

So it’s a good thing he has John Watson to teach him what those people skills, or soft skills, are: adaptability, leadership, ability to communicate, problem solving…   

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Will Your Resume Pass the “Sink-or-Swim” Test?

Sink or Swim

Lou Adler, the well-known performance-based recruitment evangelist, believes an old recruiting method is making a comeback: “throw people in over their heads and see if they sink or swim.”

And this what-is-old-is-new-again hiring method begs the question: How do you get your resume ready for the “Sink-or-Swim” test?   

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Writing the Modern Resume [Infographic]

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In the Social Age, writing an impactful resume has never been more important, or more difficult. Layout, font choice, content customized to the job description, demonstrating achievement… so much goes into getting it right.

Thankfully, this infographic from Template.net is going to help you write a resume that captures the attention of recruiters… and lands you the job interview!   

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10 Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Must Avoid [Infographic]

10 Resume CV Mistakes

Everyone thinks their resume is top-notch… everyone’s confidence level is high when they hit the ‘Send’ button.

And yet recruiters and employers will tell you that 80 to 90% of the resumes they receive are not written well… and end up in the digital trash can…   

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