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Resume Advice

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

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.25.2014 | 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.

What New Graduates NEED to Know About Applying for Jobs Internationally

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Sandy Malone

Before you start applying for jobs internationally, do the basic research on what kind of work visas or permits you'll need to have to accept the position.

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.

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.

Off-ramping? Not So Fast

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

To stay competitive and reach your potential in a workforce that you're likely going to have to be a part of much longer that you originally imagined, you can't ever really take your "toe out of the water."

What Your Resume Says About Your Age

Grace Williamson | Posted 06.30.2013 | DC
Grace Williamson

Job seekers tend to resuscitate the resume they used to find their previous position by simply adding another block to detail their most recent position. What many don't realize is that they need to pay special attention to remove information that may date them and inadvertently lead to age discrimination.

Why Your Resume Is Not Enough, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

The resume is on the decline. According to career expert Nicole Williams, employers are looking for the people who fit their needs on services like Li...

4 Tips for Your Resume Update!

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 04.23.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

A great resume, and I don't mean just the contents of it, can open a door even if you don't exactly have the exact skills that the company is looking for. A sloppy resume will slam that same door shut -- even if your experience is exactly aligned with the available position.

Three Simple Resume Tips

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Because of the resume's omnipresence in our job searches, it's essential to get it right. Here are three very simple resume tips to help you maximize the impact of this all-important document.

The Secret to a Resume That Gets Noticed

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

If you're struggling in the job market, perhaps you need something that makes you stand out and get noticed. The kind of experience that overshadows anything you could learn in a retail environment or office.

Dare to Live Beyond Your Resume

The Daily Beacon | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

So if resume building consumes your life, resume writing is painful, interviews are nerve-wracking and the final goal is ambiguous, why do we allow ourselves to be consumed by this?

5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.30.2012 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

With limited job opportunities and competition levels remaining high, your resume has to be top-notch. Here are five tips to make sure employers like what they see.

Disconnect Between The Unemployed And Employers Comes Down To Resumes

Sean Weinberg | Posted 10.10.2012 | Impact
Sean Weinberg

The disconnect in the hiring process begins with resumes, and when a job seeker is unaware that their resume requires improvement, the time spent searching for a new job is bound to increase.

How Can We Solve Unemployment? Focus On The Individual

Morgan Norman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Morgan Norman

While giving it all that you've got is certainly encouraged, what if there's something inherently wrong with how the candidate presents themselves? How can they manage the way their professional career goes if they aren't managing themselves properly?

How I Got My Groove Back

Molly Blake | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

Particularly during this hum-drum economy, having glaring gaps in a resume is foolish, especially when volunteer opportunities are abundant. And I'm not alone in the belief that true volunteer work in your chosen profession is worth mentioning.

Proofread Backwards

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.17.2012 | Books
Maureen Anderson

If your résumé sports typos, what's the potential employer going to think? That you're suddenly going to pay more attention to detail once you get the job? Probably not.

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

How To Put Internships On Your Resume, From Tory Johnson (WATCH)

Posted 09.06.2013 | MarloThomas

Tory Johnson, CEO of Women For Hire, discusses whether or not it's okay to put a job title on your resume for an internship. Part of the series Monday...

How to Snag a Sweetheart and a Sweet New Job this Valentine's Day

Nicole Williams | Posted 04.11.2012 | Women
Nicole Williams

I have a few years of online dating techniques to lean on and YES, they work for your career!

4 Career Lessons From A Serial Job Hopper

Posted 11.21.2011 | Women

By Elizabeth Lowman | The Daily Muse Confession: I have been in the workforce for 10 years and have held nearly as many jobs. In my defense, I have...

Resume Advice After a Career Break: An Interview With iRelaunch

Kristin Maschka | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Kristin Maschka

I noticed that a number of people find my blog because they are searching for information on dealing with a gap in their resume due to time out of the...

Job Search 101

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Adele Scheele

It is a hard business. But the fact is that a successful job search requires far more work than anyone expects. Looking for a full-time job is a full-time job in itself.