Tag Archives: Resumes

How to Become the Perfect Candidate in 3 Steps [Infographic]

How to Become the Perfect Candidate

During the job search, everyone wants – no, needs – to create a great first impression. But as many job seekers have found… this not-so-small task is easier said than done.

So how do you create a unique first impression in your resume, online presence and during the job interview – all at the same time?    

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How The Best Careerists Build the Perfect Resume


Recently, I’ve been writing about word choice and phrasing, which is incredibly important when writing your resume.

Today, I thought I’d take a step back and address how resumes should be constructed and formatted, because if the format doesn’t appeal to the reader or help your resume past the ATS… words and phrases don’t matter that much…   

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How Do Recruiters Really Read Your Resume? [Infographic]

We work hard getting our resume just right. Sometimes, we agonize over every word choice, bullet and paragraph.

And yet we often still miss the mark. Why? Because we don’t yet understand how our intended audience consumes what we’ve written…   

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8 Facts About ATS Job Seekers Must Know


Many job applicants and resumes must first survive the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before a live person even looks at them.

To find out how to get your resume found within Applicant Tracking Systems, so that it can then go on to the real human beings who will call you for interviews, read on…   

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Value Propositions: The Answer to the “Why Should I Hire You” Question

Sell Yourself

Value propositions are used in business all the time. A business’s value proposition would be a summary of what a customer could expect to gain from using the business.

For job seekers, a value proposition takes a similar tone… it states exactly what a company can expect to gain by hiring you…   

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7 Ways to Ensure a Valuable Job Application


Don’t press “submit” on that job application. Not yet. You’re not done. Even though you’re itching to find a new gig, cool your jets. The market is saturated so you need to be sharp. A recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, found roughly 2.4 million employees are dashing for the exit every month. A “jolt” for your boss, maybe. For you, it’s a chance to start fresh. Before you send off the resume/cover letter combo, run all your documents through this seven-question checklist. The reason: you need to make sure your writing is relevant, meaningful and frankly worth reading from   

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