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4 Resume Blunders That Drive Recruiters Crazy

Quora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Quora

If my eye doesn't know where to go, either because you've crammed too much onto the page, or haven't broken up your information into digestible sections, you're making it hard for me.

This Woman Created A Resume For Airbnb And It Went Viral

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business

  In April, an online resume modeled after Airbnb’s website went viral, racking up nearly half a million hits. The resume -- or what ...

Your Résumé Will Probably Need The Help Of This Résumé Angel

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.07.2015 | Comedy

  Booty69@gmail.com? Maybe not the best contact info. Writing your résumé is super boring, but it is essential to adultin...

How To Prepare For An Interview

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

Finding your first job can be challenging, but there are ways you can set yourself apart from the rest. Use these tips from life coach Laura Baron to ...

How Job Seekers Can Get Around This Common Problem

S. Kumar | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
S. Kumar

Even most standard online applications allow you to make a personal statement in a comment box, so use that to help the reviewer understand why your track record, no matter how diverse or indirect, has honed you into the type of professional they're looking for.

Andrew Lord

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

Spoiler alert: Times New Roman isn't one of them.

6 Ways to Think Like an Employer

Ray Rogers | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Ray Rogers

Gow do you convey to a prospective employer that you are the perfect candidate for their particular position? Start by following these tips.

Learn How to Sell Yourself to a Future Employer

Jill Jacinto | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Jill Jacinto

You can give anyone a rundown on the latest season of "24," Net Neutrality or the Amazon vs. Hachette showdown, but when it comes to talking about yourself, it's a much different story -- especially when asked about your professional experience, industry, desires and goals.

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Is More Compelling Than Your Resume

Ellevate | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Ellevate

While your resume can help you get the interview for a new job, a fully optimized LinkedIn profile can bring you more business, more connections, and can increase your professional reputation. That is a value worth achieving.

How to Use the Summer to Jumpstart Your Legal Career

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Summer is the elusive time in between semesters when students take a break from law school, but continue to work hard as students of the law. Very quickly, they learn that summers may not be quite as glamorous and relaxing as portrayed.

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 06.28.2015 | 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!