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Résumé Tips

Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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 06.28.2014 | 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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10 Ways The Job Search Has Changed

Posted 09.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman If you haven't looked for work lately, be sure you know the new rules about resumés Job searchi...

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.

Binge Drink or Build a Resume this Summer: Expert Offers Advice for Students and Parents

Melissa Luke | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Melissa Luke

There is a good reason why companies don't hire college students with master's degrees and no professional work experience: They don't know anything. Why would you want a master of nothing running a company?

Career Branding: How to Market Yourself Well

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

When applying for a position it is most beneficial to properly "market your brand" so that an employer can easily evaluate your candidacy based on how you specifically are qualified and how you are better equipped than the competition.

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...

The New Resume?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

Vala Afshar is searching for the right candidate to fill a six-figure position at his company, but he won't be viewing a single resume. Instead, the c...

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.

This Might Be The Greatest Resume We've Ever Seen

Slate | Will Oremus | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

There are bad online resumes, there are good online resumes, and then there's Philippe Dubost's online resume. Dubost, a web product manager, b...

What I Learned From Being Laid Off

The Levo League | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
The Levo League

Living in fear of a lay off is not beneficial, but being aware that it could happen to you at any time will likely encourage you to take the following precautions, which will leave you prepared in the event of you do get laid off.

7 Tips For Writing a Job Post That Gets Results

Steve Roberson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Small Business
Steve Roberson

A job post is an advertisement. You're letting the world know about a fabulous opportunity at your organization. You want people to be lining up to apply, but the goal is to make them the right people.