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[Infographic] The secret formula for the perfect resume?

Peter Harris| August 27, 2015 11:30 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.



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Why employers hate your resume – before they’ve even opened it

Peter Harris| August 14, 2015 01:26 pm


Overlooking this one crucial detail hurts many people’s chances of getting hired – before they’ve even applied for the job: what they call their resume.



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How recruiters read your resume (so you can construct it accordingly) [Infographic]

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 11, 2015 04:47 pm


A comprehensive list of resume dos and don’ts that will help get yours read and noticed.



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How to avoid the most common grammar mistakes in English writing [Infographic]

Peter Harris| August 7, 2015 11:28 am


Employers will scrutinize your emails, blog posts, and social media profiles to see how well you communicate and pay attention to detail. Avoid the most common errors people make.



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The biggest mistake on a resume

Peter Harris| August 6, 2015 09:42 am


There are about five or six common mistakes that people make when preparing their resumes, but most of these stem from the one Biggest Mistake. Here’s how to fix it.



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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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