Articles about Resumes

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What we can learn from Meghan Markle … about updating a resume

We are only a few days away from The Royal Wedding there is so much information out there about anything and everything having to do with the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. From her dress to the food being served at the wedding to the flowers in her bouquet but we want to focus on something really sexy: how Markle will be updating her resume as she transitions from being an actress to an official Royal person. This is what everyone has been dying to know!

Job Search

7 of the most common mistakes recruiters make

If you do it correctly, executive recruiting can be a rewarding job. You get to work with interesting people, immerse yourself in diverse professions, and bring people together in a way that might not have been possible without you. But if you do the job incorrectly, it can become a constant battle against your bad habits.

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How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search

Let’s take a look at what you can do to prep your social media profiles for a job search, which might entail a background check or a critical look at your online reputation.

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If your resume shows any of these 7 things, it may cost you a job

While 75% of millennials think "job hopping" looks good, new numbers show that this may not be the case for tech employees. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology found that "frequent job hopping" was the most frowned upon thing among CIOs evaluating job candidates.

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This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

Resume

These are the 25 magic resume words that will land you the job: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

Finding enough different verbs to say “I did it” in a clever way is often a struggle for professionals writing their resumes. It's important that every bullet point in your resume include a success verb, not just an active verb. Here's what they are. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

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This is the single biggest mistake you’re making with your resume: Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

If there’s one trick to getting your resume right, it’s understanding that your resume is not about you. This is the biggest resume mistake, and how to get your resume template right. From the Ladders 2018 Resume Guide.

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Ladders 2018 Resume Guide

Ladders 2018 Resume Guide provides resume help, best practices and expert advice for how to write a resume, professional resume templates, resume formats and layouts, and effective resume writing advice for fast-rising and mid-career professionals.

Words at Work

Don’t mess up these words on your resume

These are words people commonly mess up at work. Don't let it happen to you, if you want to be considered a consummate professional.

Advice

6 keys to declutter your resume right now

Common wisdom tells us to limit all the important information on our resume to a single page, with just the highlights. Here's how to do it right.

Job Search

This CEO believes resumes are becoming obsolete — here’s why

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, believes that the key to finding strong talent isn’t looking at more resumes — it’s about looking in non-traditional places.

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12 tips for your best resume ever

Here's how to create a resume that will stand out for every kind of job.

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can’t Afford to Make

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.

What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

Beat the ATS by tweaking your resume with these simple tips.

8 Essential Tips for Writing Your Resume

Sell your hard skills effectively with these resume writing tips.

10 Skills that Look Great on Any Resume

Showcase these on your resume and increase your chances of getting the interview.

How to Proofread Your Resume

Should you proofread your resume backwards?

Make Your Resume Answer Someone’s Prayers

Show you understand the employer's needs and embody the solution.

Simple Microsoft Word tricks to improve your resume

Start your job search on the right foot with a clean, easy-to-read resume.

The Resume Litmus Test

Make sure that hiring managers actually read your resume by taking this quick barstool litmus test.

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7 little changes that’ll make a big difference with your resume

Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your resume and application? We're sharing the seven secrets to a more powerful resume.

Quiz: Is Your Resume Under-Formatted?

10 ways to tell if your resume is lacking the visual cues recruiters look for.

How Much Is Your Resume Worth?

A well organized, easy to read, and error free resume is your gateway into getting the interview.

Advice

8 Things On Your Resume That Annoy Hiring Managers

Avoid these resume techniques and phrases that annoy hiring managers.

Tips For Redoing Your Resume When Switching Career Paths

Fine tune your resume for the job you want, not the job you have.