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Top 10 Tips for Resume Greatness

GoGirl Finance | Posted 03.16.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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.

"Achieving The American Dream Is Hard": How One Nonprofit Is Helping Underserved Women "Move Up"

Ravishly | Posted 04.12.2015 | San Francisco
Ravishly

As most millennials can attest, the job market is rough. Attempting to navigate it is, at best, an enervating challenge. And that's for Americans who speak the language and understand the job searching tools at their disposal.

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.

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:

Why Your Resume Skills Won't Necessarily Make You Successful

Yina Sun | Posted 03.10.2015 | College
Yina Sun

But truly to lead, while keeping a team together, means more than those skills; it means being able to motivate each other when everyone is feeling discouraged, being able to unite the team when everyone hates each other, and being able to influence others instead of pushing onto them.

5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Randy Krum | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Randy Krum

Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.

The Thing About White Privilege

Melanie Curtin | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Melanie Curtin

In my world, travel is easy, jobs are plentiful, and the police are on my side. It would be easy for me to think this is how it is for everyone. It's not. Fact: I am privileged in this country just because I'm white.

LinkedIn and Your Resume: Strong Job Search Success Team

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the interesting things I've discovered in my discussions with recruiters and employers is that employers often compare the job seeker's resume and cover letter with that job seeker's LinkedIn Profile. If they don't support each other, your chance at a job is greatly diminished.

What Do (and Don't) Recruiters Look for in a Resume at First Glance?

Quora | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Quora

I primarily recruit for senior-level individuals. In my past life I was a campus recruiter and you read resumes of new grads a bit differently since experience is less of a factor. I'll address how I read a mid to senior level resume...

How Social Media Can Make or Break Your Job Search

Monica Zent | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Monica Zent

Is what you're posting on Facebook the reason you didn't get that job? As recruiters increasingly turn to social media during the hiring process, the answer could very well be "yes."

Starting Your Job Search When You Don't Know What You Want, You Just Want More

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

"I'm going to figure out what I want, and then I'll start my job search." Um, not to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but as someone who coaches for ...

6 Surefire Ways to Ensure Your Job Search Fails

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

As a coach who helps people find jobs, I frequently see people engaging in behavior that makes me think,"...are you absolutely determined to guarantee that you never get hired? Because if so, thumbs up, Kid! If so, you're aces! If not... oy vey."

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.

What Defines You?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

To these men and women (and many, many more), life is more than about doing a job and getting paid. It's about making a difference and following your passions. It's about connecting deeply to what you believe in, and expressing your values to others.

The 101 Skills I Gained From Blogging for Two Years

Danny Rubin | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Two years already!? Back in July 2012, I needed a way to learn more about the web, marketing, social media and everything in between. So I started Ne...

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.

9 Worst Items to Put on Your Resume

Danny Rubin | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

How do make your own resume exactly what an employer needs? Understand the audience inside and out.

Customized Resumes: Required in 2014

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Every recruiter I have spoken with strongly disagrees with the one-version-of-your-resume-is-fine philosophy. They believe that resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for.

Secrets for Creating a Knock-out Cover Letter

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Michael Feeley

Cover letters have value. Some people want them, others could care less. But be ready to write one. A cover letter covers why you're right for a ...

Best and Worst Terms for Your Résumé

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

If you describe yourself as accomplished, obviously adjectives are not enough. Include some details about achievements that help the prospective employer believe that those are not just empty terms.

Customize Your Resume In 5 Quick Steps

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer -- if/when they do actually see your resume -- will spend fewer than 10 seconds looking at it before deciding whether or not you are qualified for the opportunity.

Many Students Don't Have the Resume and Interview Skills to Actually Get Hired

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Have I really eliminated applicants because their resume was too stupid-looking to contemplate? Yes. That's what the delete button and the shredder next to my desk are for.

Are you LinkedIn?

Lindley Pless | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Lindley Pless

Here is my call to arms -- make a list of what you've done and bask in all that's been accomplished? Each tiny piece of the puzzle helps to make it a completed whole. That means all the little jobs along the way are what got us to our current state.

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?