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You Must Break These 2 Iron-Clad Resume Rules

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Ask ten so-called “experts” for resume writing advice, and you’re bound to get 10 different responses.

Not all of them will take today’s job search into consideration, however. Two traits in particular, once touted as iron-clad requirements for a good resume, can now officially be put out to pasture…   

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10 Things NOT to Put on Your Resume [Infographic]

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We talk a lot about the right formatting of your resume, the use of keywords to get past the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and what you should put on your resume. But we don’t talk enough about what should not go on your resume… the things employers see as a big red flags.

Today, we fix that. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t put on your resume…   

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How to Take Your Resume from Good to Great

Good to Great Resume

You have a pretty good resume: solid work history, relevant skills and keywords, and the best resume format to highlight it all. You’re ready to take the summer job market by storm.

But before you send it off to face those applicant tracking systems (ATS), your resume, no matter how good you may think it is now, could be better. And in most cases, in order to get an interview, it must be better…   

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The One Thing That Takes Resumes from Good to Great

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In a job market where every word on your resume counts, we are prone to generalizations. The point of your resume, of course, is to concisely convey relevant information about your work history and potential.

To do this, you need to use real examples of achievement. You need to quantify… everything…   

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3 Edits That Will Rapidly Improve Your Resume

Instantly Enhance Your Resume

In a recent piece by Jessica Ann Media, “How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content,” the word “kitsch” was defined as “content that lacks context.” She continued by saying how without discipline and focus “content can become clutter” – an untidy mess.

In your career, creating a resume is akin to content creation. You must undergo a process of sorting through vast amounts of content from the Web of your career, and then present it in a meaningful, organized and impactful way…   

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5 Tips for Putting Real Personality Into Your Resume

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A resume is supposed to be a purely factual document, right? Dull, straight to the point.

Absolutely not! But it seems true judging by the number of job seekers who send out dead dull resumes and wonder why they’re getting nowhere!

Each time you send out your resume you’re competing with an average of 70 applicants. So to stand out from the crowd, it’s absolutely vital that you inject some personality into your resume.

Here are five easy ways to do this:   

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