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5 Creative Resumes That Did the Job (And 5 Keys to Building Your Own)

boring-resume

When it comes to your internship or job search, you’re probably wondering how you can differentiate yourself from other candidates. Maybe a creative resume seems like a good way to go.

Especially since over the last decade, Millennials have, with great fanfare in some cases, gotten creative with their resumes in order to land dream jobs and internships…   

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Rockin’ Resume [Infographic]

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Your resume, despite all the flaws that come with a hiring system that depends on them, remains a key component of a successful job search. And yet not many of us are aware of the “ground rules” that come with writing a resume.

This infographic from our friends at CollegeAtlas.org provides answers to some of those “do and ‘don’t” questions, and will help you begin the challenge of writing a rockin’ resume…
   

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7 Questions to Ask When Facing Tough Career Choices

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We’re told the professional decisions we make during our 20-something years set the foundation of our entire adult life.

No pressure, right?

One of those “no pressure” decisions will likely be: which type of job to pursue: the one that promises security or the one that promises experience? The higher-paid jpb… or the one with fast growth opportunity?   

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3 Things You’re Getting Really Wrong About Job Interviews

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I spent a Sunday afternoon coaching Jeff to get ready for an interview he had the next day. It was a company he really wanted to work for. He didn’t want to leave disappointed one more time.

And the day would be grueling. He had 5 one-on-one interviews – each an hour long. In between all that there was a lunch with a few of the team members.

To be successful in this interview, I knew he would need to change up his strategy completely.

While working with him, I saw beliefs about the interview I see in many new grad job seekers.   

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No Experience, No Problem: How 4 Young Pros Got Their Dream Gigs

No Experience No Problem

An Army combat engineer turned advertising executive. A banking executive turned career counselor. A mother of 12, now a communications writer. An Intel engineer turned comedian. These are not your typical career changes.

Here are the inspiring stories and creative strategies these people used to transition into a job they love — without related work experience or education.   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 16: Build Your Elevator Pitch

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Ah, the elevator pitch. The 30-seconds of speaking that baffles so many, and scares so many more. Why is the elevator pitch so gut-wrenching? Why do most young professionals put off perfecting their “all about me” commercial?

Because they’ve been taught to think the elevator pitch must be… perfect. Perfect words. Perfect cadence. Perfect delivery. And this couldn’t be further from the truth…   

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