Category Archives: YouTern

Wait! Don’t Start Your Job Search with a Resume Update

another resume update

I have said this before, and I am going to say it again: I despise resumes.  They are historical.  They state what you’ve done, not what you can do and not necessarily what you want to do next.

In today’s search for work, it is a waste of time to do another resume update without a job posting to specifically target…   

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9 Things Your Resume Must Have to Secure a Live Interview

live interview

Everyone has advice on what you schould include on resume. Some of that advice is good, and some is outdated. Trying to follow all of that advice and cram everything into a one-page resume can overwhelm you. So, what are the absolute essentials? What absolutely has to be on your resume before you’ll even be considered for a live interview. We asked the members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to tell us what they look for.   

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6 LinkedIn Secrets: How Many of These Have You Discovered?

Linkedin Secrets

Now that the new LinkedIn changes have been rolled out to everyone, let’s take a look at the very best and oftentimes hard-to-find features on the brand new Microsoft LinkedIn site.

Some of these features may be hard to find, but I promise that you’ll have improved success on LinkedIn if you take advantage of these hidden LinkedIn secrets…   

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5 Pieces of Expert Cover Letter Advice to Help Open the Interview Door

expert cover letter advice

While a resume gives you a complete introduction to the potential employer, a cover letter adds that personal touch that makes you stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Here are five tips sure to help you open the door to more job interviews…   

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Lifelong Learning: 11 Ways to Continuously Improve Your Soft and Hard Skills

lifelong learning

Ask anyone with a highly successful career. They’ll tell you: Lifelong learning — and specifically continuous development of both soft and hard skills — is the single best way to improve your career prospects. So we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this simple question: For the young careerist, what is the single best way to improve both soft and hard skills?
   

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Exaggerating Skills: The Dos and Don’ts of Elaborating on Your Resume

exaggerating skills

In some ways, exaggerating skills is a big no-no. However, there are certain aspects of your professional history that can and should be exaggerated a bit.

We’ve laid out clearly the dos and don’ts of exaggerating skills on your resume to help guide you through the writing process…   

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