Resumes and Cover Letters

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The 5 biggest resume mistakes according to Google’s head of HR

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 2, 2015 04:00 pm


Laszlo Bock has looked at more than 20,000 resumes. Here are the mistakes he sees most often.



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The simple literary writing technique that can get your resume noticed

Peter Harris| June 23, 2015 02:19 pm


Consciously or subconsciously, we are always looking for patterns, for stories we can relate to. That’s the key to a persuasive, memorable, and stand-out resume.



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The cover letter is out: What’s hot (and what’s not) in job searching in 2015

Peter Harris| June 18, 2015 04:21 pm


To be successful, your job search needs to keep up with the evolving technological and cultural trends of the time. Here’s what’s trending in job searching right now.



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The 5 best and 5 worst ways to begin and end an email (now with actual research!)

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 12, 2015 04:41 pm


We surveyed hiring managers to ask how they prefer job candidates begin and end their communications. Can you guess what their favourite greetings and sign offs are?



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21 things every job seeker needs to know how to do

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 11, 2015 03:38 pm


If you’re going to get that great job you want, there are a number of things you need to know how to do. Here is a list of everything you should master, from the beginning to the end of the job search.



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Five essential skills

Five in-demand skills you probably already have that can get you hired fast

Peter Harris| June 11, 2015 01:35 pm


We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Start with these essential, in-demand skills that you probably have right now.



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The secret formula for the perfect cover letter

Elizabeth Bromstein| June 10, 2015 01:06 pm


Writing a cover letter is a necessary part of the job search, and usually the most painful. Here’s how to do it – painlessly.



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Three things employers want to see in your resume

The three things that employers want to see in your resume

Peter Harris| June 2, 2015 09:05 am


Resumes are boring to read, and hiring managers are busy. Since there are really only three things that they care about in your job application, make sure these are clearly communicated at first glance.



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The worst cover letter ever?

The worst cover letter ever

Peter Harris| May 12, 2015 11:32 am


It only took three words for this particular cover letter to completely sink a candidate’s chances of landing an interview.



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How to write a resume for a high-paying job

How to write a resume for a high-paying job (with sample)

Peter Harris| May 5, 2015 07:40 pm


Each industry has its own set of conventions for resume formats and content, but top-level, high-paying jobs share one key qualification that can set candidates apart.



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