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Short Term Work: When Does a Job Become Resume Worthy Experience?

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Anthony Scaramucci didn’t exactly stay in his last position long enough to make it count. In fact, he was removed from the position just 10 days after he was appointed. Which leads us to an important question:

Just how long are you supposed to stay at a company before that job becomes a resume worthy experience?
   

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Resume Rejected? How to Avoid Getting Ruled Out at First Glance

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Cleary, the tons of messages about avoiding basic errors are not getting through. Surveys suggest this is not an isolated scenario… so many are having their resume rejected at first glance.

Here are some resume writing basics that will help you avoid having your resume rejected…   

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Job Search Gone Stale? Time for a Quick Resume Refresh

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I hear the same situation over and over again from candidates of all levels – “I haven’t updated my resume in years!” It may be time for a resume refresh.

It goes without saying that you should keep your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn presence up-to-date…   

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The 3 Keys to Submitting the Perfect Professional Resume Package

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Job hunting can be extraordinarily exhausting. It can be especially taxing when you feel like you’re not getting much response. Submitting your resume to dozens of employers week after week can feel like you’re fishing without a hook. However, one of the most effective things you can do to get a bite from potential employers is to spruce up your resume and cover letter. Let’s take a look at exactly what it takes to get the perfect professional resume you’ve been dreaming of.   

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One Page Resumes: A Myth of the Past That Simply Must Go Away

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One page resumes need to die? Absolutely, positively, and unequivocally. Unfortunately, the myth of one page resumes keeps getting perpetuated by well-intentioned yet hopelessly outdated career centers advising people to keep it short and sweet. But the real problem lies in the fact that in containing a compelling work history to only a single page, many people don’t really get to tell the whole story.   

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Why You Must Quantify Accomplishments: Numbers Speak Louder Than Words

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When drafting a resume, the one piece of paper that’s going to convince someone to give you a job based on your concrete accomplishments, what should you do instead of writing a paragraph of adjectives to describe what you did in a convincing way?

Get rid of all that and quantify accomplishments with numbers.   

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