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Résumé Tips

Times New Roman Is A Bad Choice For Résumés, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

Times New Roman may be a classic font, but it’s apparently a no-go when it comes to applying for a job. Bloomberg recently spoke to a group of t...

Mastering the Online Application

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

The idea that your resume and cover letter are getting sent into cyberspace can be intimidating, but keep in mind you can always follow up on an online application. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you master the online application.

Top 10 Tips for Resume Greatness

GoGirl Finance | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
GoGirl Finance

While the times certainly are a-changin' with more creative approaches surfacing, we haven't seen the end of resumes yet. They remain the centerpiece of most job applications. Until it goes the way of the buffalo, you need to make sure you get your resume right.

Mulligan Time: 5 Foolproof Ways to Tap a New Career

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Danielle Wolffe

It turns out, taking a Mulligan, doing it over, is the key to survival in today's convoluted, fast changing economy. If you have chosen to give reinventing yourself a try, make sure you do it correctly.

6 Resume Mistakes Executive Job Seekers Should Avoid

Ellevate | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Ellevate

I have seen countless resumes of those in leadership roles over the years. Executives don't take the opportunity to really show not only how they've overseen organizations, divisions and departments, but also what they've accomplished and the impact they've had.

11 Terrible Resume Mistakes That Are Keeping You From Getting Hired

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

Don't do this on your resume. Or this. And definitely NOT this.

Paolo Mercado: Focus on Building Skills, Not Careers

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

How do you turn the most difficult situations of your career into the most triumphant one? Paolo Mercado, Head of Marketing & Consumer Communication -- GCR Nestle China Ltd, shares how growing up in a family that allowed him to discover his creative side early has helped kick start his career in the creative industry.

5 Things That Will Make or Break Your Resume

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Sandy Malone

Based on Devon and Kayla's observations, and my own experience, I've created a list of five things that will make or break your resume:

The Easier it Gets to Apply for a Job the Harder it Is to Get One

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

When I read about people who say "I've sent out 1,000 resumes over the past two years and didn't get one response," I feel sorry for them.

5 Resume Rules You MUST Ignore

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Unless the employer is small, with fewer than 100 employees, the process of posting jobs and collecting resumes is automated. Succeeding in today's environment means learning new ways to succeed while ignoring old, out-of-date ideas.

Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.

How to Write a Successful Resume and Win the Interview

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Change the drudgery mindset immediately and have some fun -- simply tell the truth about who you are. List the rich facts about your original, talented self.

A Wake-up Call: Making My Career Happen

Beverly Troxtell | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Beverly Troxtell

Why was I letting my career just happen, and letting others repeatedly take the helm? Why wasn't I awesomely driving my career ship with intent? Why wasn't I making it happen?

13 Telltale Signs That You Didn't Get the Job

John Egan | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
John Egan

Was there anything along the way that could have tipped you off that you'd be rejected by a prospective employer? Oh, yes. Experts offer these 13 telltale signs that you won't -- or didn't -- get the job.

How to Tailor Your Cover Letter and Resume for Different Positions

Her Campus | Posted 05.26.2014 | College
Her Campus

A generic resume and cover letter just don't make you stand out, but these tips and tricks can help you make a great first impression and land your next dream job or internship!

Knock Their Socks Off in 3 Steps With Your Job Application

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Can you follow directions? Can you communicate clearly?

It's Time for Resume Reform

Nate Hanson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Nate Hanson

There are so many qualified people for any given job. Just getting an interview is nearly like winning the lottery. It's time to fundamentally change the way people apply for jobs. We need a format that allows the applicant to express their unique personality in a beautiful format.

Graduating & Beginning

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Adele Scheele

You will be stepping toward the great unknown and to begin, you have to begin now.

What Your Resume Says About Your Programming Skills

Brian M. Kelly | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Brian M. Kelly

Your resume is a window into your programming skills and your personality. Make a special effort to overhaul yours to be viewed as a more desirable candidate to potential employers.

Why Your Resume Won't Get You Hired

Bondilyn Jolly | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Bondilyn Jolly

I want to know why I should hire you and what value you bring to the company. Although I may be impressed by your past achievements, they are merely that, the past. I'm interested in the future and how you are going to contribute to the growth of my company moving forward.

Start Bragging to Advance Your Career

Amanda Augustine | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

Whether you're updating your resume, preparing for salary negotiations, or are in need of a pick-me-up after a bad day at work, a brag sheet is a useful document to own.

4 Résumé Tips For Older Workers

U.S. News and World Report | ERIC BRICKER | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty

Looking to launch a second career? Follow these tips to revitalize your résumé Every year, millions of Americans over age 55 happily choose to re...

Your Résumé Is Your Résumé

Marlena McMahon-Purk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business
Marlena McMahon-Purk

My resume is just that -- my résumé. Before I even interview with you, you're instructing me to edit my own information out of my own résumé and put your name on it?

Resume Advice for the Recent Grad

Amanda Augustine | Posted 09.30.2013 | College
Amanda Augustine

Craft a strong resume that says you're ready for the workforce. Here are seven tips to help you send the right message to prospective employers with your resume.

When Does It Pay To Go Back to School In Midlife?

Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty

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