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Resume Dilemma: Job Termination and Your Resume

Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these...
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10 Things Employers Love To See

Applying for a new job? Here are 10 things to showcase in your resume, cover letter, social media updates, and interview. Strategically highlight your strengths, and the right employer could find you irresistible!  

 1. Samples of work

In the old days, the only way you could show off your work was to carry a portfolio into the interview....
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Here’s Why the Resume Isn’t Dead Yet

While technology is an important part of the job search equation, it doesn’t trump thought-work, introspection and proper targeting. Yes, totally ignoring technology can potentially be harmful, in that disregarding its value could equate to missed opportunities. However, overshadowing the process with a hyper-focus on technology’s ability to catapult your results can be equally harmful.  

Why You Must Not...

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Resume, Meet the Computer: Top Formatting Tips for ATS

Considering how many employers have turned to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage online applications, it has become essential to consider how our resumes get “read” by these systems. Our resume is a marketing document - it highlights our skills, experience, accomplishments and VALUE to a particular employer. They are “targeted” to the employer’s needs and therefore often...
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Resume Checklist for Executives

Executives, it should come as no surprise that your job competitors will be strategic, sharp, and savvy top professionals.  Many of them will pursue a job search with precision and be highly qualified for the role.  Are you prepared to sell yourself, with confidence, in your resume? To be considered for a top position, your resume...
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You Really Don’t Want To Lie About These 5 Things On A Resume

It’s tough to stay competitive as a job seeker. It seems everyone has the same qualifications as you, if not better. Maybe you’ve considered stretching the truth on your resume just to have employers give you a chance. Don’t, because there’s a good chance you’ll be caught. In fact, 56 percent of hiring managers have found lies on candidates’...
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8 Things No Recruiter Ever Wants to See on Your Resume

Your resume is essential to helping you get a job – you’re unlikely to get far without it. As a record of your achievement, it (ideally) lays out for an employer exactly what you have done and therefore that you can do the job for which you’re applying. Sounds simple enough, but occasionally people slip up...
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8 Tips To Take Action With Your Career

Most careers don’t begin with a dream job. After one or two years, many careerists find themselves looking for a new opportunity to advance themselves. After five, 10 or even 20 years in your career, other types of career goals often emerge. Maybe you are looking for more work-life balance. Maybe you have discovered that working for...
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How to Network Your Way to a New Job

If you are a job seeker, it pays to look for more than one route to land your job. If you’re lucky and if you’re a perfect match, applying online directly may be the only thing you ever need to do. On the other hand, if you’re stretching to a new role that’s slightly beyond...
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10 Tips For A Successful Engineering Resume

It’s that time of the year again where spring is in full force, the sun is shining, birds are chirping and this year’s college graduates are spreading their wings and sending out resumes. Despite at least four years of schooling and tens of thousands of dollars spent on tuition, it’s unfortunate that their curriculum doesn’t...
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