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 »

6 Tips to Get your Resume Noticed in 6 Seconds

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Before we begin, let’s clarify the title of this blog. Due to the competitiveness of today’s job market, recruiters and hiring managers typically spend on average 6 seconds looking at a resume. In these 6 seconds, they decide whether to contact you or to trash the application. This is why we have developed a list… Read more »

10 Things You Should Know About Job References

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If you’re looking for a job, you’re bound to be asked to supply a list of references. This task might seem daunting, but the endorsements you receive from quality references are invaluable to landing a great job. To help you understand creating a list of references, here are some commonly asked questions about job references…. Read more »

The Importance of Writing a Cover Letter

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Whether it’s on job sites, like CareerBuilder, or company pages that have a job board, you have had to fill out applications online. When you apply online, you’ll notice that attaching a resume is required, but attaching a cover letter is usually “optional.” While this might be an optional aspect of the application, experts express… Read more »

Tips for Preparing your Job References

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The resume and cover letter are important aspects to any job application. However, the list of references is sometimes overlooked, but a very impactful piece to an application. There’s more to references than putting down contacts of people who have worked with you in the past. Here are tips to help you prepare contacts for… Read more »

4 Things to Take off your Resume

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Figuring out what to put and how to phrase things on your resume can be intimidating. Sometimes the most difficult part is keeping it one page without looking too cluttered. To make this easier, here are 4 things to eliminate: 1. Objective Statement Usually an objective statement starts out by saying “I’m looking for a… Read more »