Resumes and Cover Letters

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Six things the person looking at your resume wishes they could tell you

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 21, 2015 10:54 am

As you know, you only get a few seconds to make a first impression. And we hope you’re not using that time to make the person reading your resume bang their head on the desk out of frustration.

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The worst resume ever

The worst resume ever

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 17, 2015 07:07 am

A staffing professional shares the two worst resumes he’s ever received and now we’re sharing them with you. We hope you’d never make these mistakes.

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How to match your resume to a specific job [infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 9, 2015 01:54 pm

We’re always yammering on around here about customizing your resume to fit the position for which you’re applying. Here’s a visual of how to do that.

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11 questions to ask yourself before submitting your resume

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 8, 2015 04:49 pm

You’ve found a posting for a job you want and you’re about to send in your resume and cover letter. Before you do, go through this list of questions to ask yourself, to be sure you’ve covered all the bases.

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Six ways your resume looks old and costs you jobs

Renee Sylvestre-Williams| July 7, 2015 10:26 am

When your resume crosses a recruiter’s desk, it has just seconds to make a great impression. An outdated resume makes you look out of touch.

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How to apply for (and get) a job you’re not quite qualified for

Peter Harris| July 6, 2015 03:03 pm

Ever stumbled across an ad for a job you’d be perfect for, except for the fact that you don’t have all of the required qualifications? Here’s how you can get it anyways.

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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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