Category Archives: Resumes

All You Need To Know About Your Resume Skills Section [Infographic]

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Other sections of your resume – like the experience, education, and employment history – are important.

But the skills section is your best opportunity to tell future employers who you are, what you can do, and what you, specifically, will bring to the job…   

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The Importance of Resume Action Verbs

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You know that keywords are important for applicant tracking systems (ATS). If your resume doesn’t contain the same keywords that recruiters are searching for, it may never even be seen by a human.

But what happens once your resume does make it past that first hurdle? What are the “keywords” that appeal to recruiters and hiring managers?   

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Mind the Gap: How to Address Resume Employment Gaps

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A professional resume writer has several tricks up her sleeve to address potential red flags that might concern an employer… including resume employment gaps.

As it puts you in the best light, an effective resume should always be honest and accurate, yet grey out areas that might appear to an employer as a negative…   

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Key to Success: Knowing How Recruiters Read Resumes

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How do you land that dream job? Knowing how recruiters read resumes is critical… and the first step is making is it past your prospective employer’s applicant tracking system. Even after an ATS narrows things down to a (somewhat) manageable stack of resumes, there are often still too many for recruiters and hiring managers to give serious consideration to each one. So, when a hiring manager sits down to start working through a stack of resumes, they spend about six seconds scanning them to see which ones they can eliminate right off the bat. That might sound unfair, but it’s really just   

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5 Resume Mistakes You Can NEVER Make

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I am simply amazed by the resume mistakes I see. The misspellings, the run on sentences, the formatting, and the blatant lack of attention to detail are simply astounding… I need a red pen just to mark up the resume! As I have said more than once, even in the age of social media and LinkedIn, resumes are essential in your job search. Which means there are common resume mistakes that must be eliminated. I want to share with you some of those common errors and hopefully you will NEVER make these mistakes. After all, a resume is, in many   

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Creative Resumes: How Far Will They REALLY Take You?

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Creative resumes, when you first see them, are amazing creatures to behold.

But in the end, are they anything more than eye candy for human resources pros, hiring managers or recruiters so tired of boring old formats their eyeballs are about ready to fall out of their sockets?   

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