Articles about Resumes

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Why you need to vet and coach your job references

At their best, a good job reference is your cheerleader. But at their worst, they can be the reason why you get ruled out of contention.

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4 ways to slash your resume down to one page

Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.

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5 ways to get ahead in your job search – before you even start

If you were to jump ship at work tomorrow, how prepared would you be to start up your job search again? Here's what to have ready — before the time comes.

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The Top 10 words men use on resumes versus women are shockingly different

Research by the University College London and recruiting platform Oleeo found that words women use on a resume may hurt their chances of landing a job.

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The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts

We asked career experts and hiring managers what cover letters have left lasting impressions on them, and they shared the best and the worst cover letters they’ve ever seen.

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How to keep your sanity in the job search game

Flip the script. You haven’t found the right fit yet, but don’t give up. Here are a few additional ways to keep your mind sane and your spirits up while between jobs.

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This is how you can tell when someone is lying on their resume

Ladders talked with Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for TopResume, to try to understand the motivation behind embellishing on your resume and how you can tell when someone is.

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How to address an employment gap in your resume

You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.

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The Do’s and Don’ts for writing your first post-grad resume

As a post-grad, it can often feel like the whole world is at your fingertips, but you have no clue where to start the career search. To help you set yourself up well as you kick off the beginning of your career, we’re tackling the first and greatest hurdle you might face: writing your resume.

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How do I use the right keywords on my resume?

On a resume, lead with your skills because, in the crowded, competitive world of online job applications, your skill set matters above all. Somewhere, a robot is waiting to call your name.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.