Category Archives: Resumes

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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Passive Voice: How to Avoid this Costly Resume Choice

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It’s time to take a trip on the “way back when” time machine. Today, we’re going back to that day in junior high where Ms. Periwinkle preached on about the dangers of writing in the passive voice.

Don’t worry… your resume, cover letter, and job prospects will thank you for taking the trip.   

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Wordsmithing Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

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Wordsmithing your resume can be challenging, even frustrating.

But doing it well is one of the keys to getting past the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) used by most companies today…

   

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Resume Templates that Stand Out (And Win Job Interviews)

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When you’re applying for a new job, your resume needs to be on point. And one of the best ways to do that?

Using pre-made resume templates…   

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