Adding Numbers to Your Resume

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In other words, quantifying your accomplishments   If you’re an avid follower of our blog and social media platforms, you may have heard the advice to add numbers to your resume. But what does this actually mean? Recruiting professionals give this advice for you to add percentages, dollar amounts, and other types of numeric amounts… Read more »

Turn Your Duties into Accomplishments

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The resume and cover letter are your keys to gaining an interview, so it’s very important to make sure you persuade the hiring manager to give you the time of day. The best way to persuade a hiring manager is by describing your accomplishments at your previous jobs, not your responsibilities. Difference between Accomplishment &… Read more »

5 Tips to Work through Job Search Writer’s Block

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From writing cover letters to tailoring your resume for different job applications, you’ll be doing a lot of writing during your job search. You may consider yourself a great writer and this might not bother you as much as it would others, but what would you do when you come down with the dreaded writer’s… Read more »

7 Tips to Successfully Fill Out a Job Application

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Nowadays, recruiters use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to pre-screen job applicants, so they can narrow down the right set of applicants. This is why it’s important to properly fill out the online job application. Here are some tips to help. Read Job Description(s) One of the biggest pet peeves for hiring managers is that the… Read more »

5 Tips for Updating Your Resume

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With the New Year, it’s important to establish resolutions to help us better ourselves. Whether it’s resolving to lose weight or improving your skills professionally, simply establishing those goals provides us with the motivational tool to accomplish them. If your resolution this year is to find a job, then you’ve come to the right place…. Read more »

Important Sections to Include on Your Resume

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The design of your resume may be eye-catching for hiring managers. However, the most important question to ask yourself, does it answer questions that a hiring manager might have? In order to answer their questions, format your resume with these sections and key information. Contact Information It doesn’t matter if you sent your resume by… Read more »

How to Format Your List of Job References

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Every hiring manager is different. Some see asking for references as a formality, while others will call every contact you include on your reference list. While your list of references is no more than a list of contacts for the hiring manager to evaluate, the way it’s formatted can impact the way you are perceived… Read more »