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2018 Resume Advice: What Employers Look for in Your Resume Every Time

2018 Resume Advice

Knowing what a potential employer wants to see on your resume is incredibly nerve wracking. What’s more, trying to find a perfect balance of experience, personality, and how you fit into the job description isn’t easy.

As such, there are some habits that most of us have grown accustomed to but employers don’t necessarily want to see on a resume today. So it’s time for some 2018 resume advice!   

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Grammar Mistakes that Kill Resumes and How to Avoid Them

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When it comes to your professional resume, there’s no excuse for poor grammar. While word processing programs have certainly come a long way, nothing beats good ole knowledge.

With that in mind, here are the top 7 grammar mistakes we see in resumes. Just as important, we’ve included tips on how to avoid them.   

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5 Ways to Showcase Leadership Skills on Your Resume in 2018

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Regardless of the type of the job you’re looking for or a company’s size, you need to showcase leadership skills on your resume. After all, they belong to the group of the most sought-after soft skills that employers look for in candidates.

So how can you best demonstrate leadership skills on your resume?    

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2018 Resume Tips to Start the New Year Right [Infographic]

2018 resume tips

The new year is fast approaching, so now is a good time to dust off your career marketing materials and start anew.

Thankfully, GreatResumesFast put together this terrific infographic of 2018 resume tips…   

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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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