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Senior exec brought down in the midst of a promotion – for a resume falsehood from years earlier

Peter Harris| Sep 17, 2014 10:16 am

Even a small lie about your past can be hanging over your head well into the future. Walmart’s vice president of communications resigned last week after it came out that he hadn’t actually earned the university degree listed on his resume.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Latest News & Advice, Resumes,

Infographic: the top five resume fails

Elizabeth Bromstein| Sep 8, 2014 05:40 pm

It’s actually quite likely that you’re making one of these extremely common resume errors. The good news is they’re easy to fix.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes,
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Five non-traditional resume formats to make yours stand out from the pack

Simon Cohen| Aug 22, 2014 03:17 pm

The standard resume can be boring, not least for the candidate sending it out. Here are five technology-enhanced ideas you can use to do something different and interesting with your application.

Category: Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,

The exact resume keywords employers search for by industry

Elizabeth Bromstein| Aug 12, 2014 07:08 pm

Our internal research shows the keywords employers use to find resumes by industry. Make sure your resume contains these words if you want to get noticed.

Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris| Jul 29, 2014 07:30 am

Data analysis of millions of resumes reveals the keywords, resume length and sections that top-rated resumes by employers have in common as well as the weaker elements to avoid at all costs.

Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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The most common resume lies, and what you can really get away with

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 18, 2014 02:40 pm

Roughly 40% of people lie on their resumes, and many more exaggerate. Find out what the risks are, what you can get away with and what the fabrications are that HR professionals are most likely to uncover.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job Search Strategies, Resumes,
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The seven deadly sins of the job search

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 24, 2014 07:17 pm

From not preparing to generic resume blasting, these are the worst job search mistakes you can make. Avoid these deadly sins or you’ll never get a job.

Category: Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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140 career tips in 140 characters or less

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jun 6, 2014 03:02 pm

140 bite-sized bits of career advice from our archives – from the search to the interview to the workplace. These should answer most of the questions you’ve ever wanted to ask.

Category: Career Dilemmas, Job interviews, Job Search Strategies, Latest News & Advice, Life At Work, Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,
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“Employer fried me for no reason” – Canadian employers reveal what will get a resume tossed

Peter Harris| May 21, 2014 09:23 am

A new survey of over 300 senior managers in Canada shows how many mistakes they’re willing to tolerate in applications before tossing them – and some of the biggest blunders they’ve seen in resumes.

Category: Resumes,
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Seven resume grammar mistakes that make you look dumb

Lola Brown| May 12, 2014 08:08 pm

Grammar mistakes can undermine your credibility and affect your chances of getting the job. Don’t fall into these easy traps that can make you look dumber than you actually are.

Category: Resumes, Resumes and Cover Letters,