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HR survey uncovers why so many people aren’t getting hired

Peter Harris| Sep 11, 2014 10:07 am


A new survey of HR professionals and candidates uncovers a significant disconnect between the two groups during the hiring process – and reveals what is keeping many people from getting jobs. Here’s where candidates fall short.



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The one word in your resume that convinced me not to hire you

The one word in your resume that convinced me not to hire you (and it wasn’t a typo)

Peter Harris| Sep 5, 2014 07:54 pm


Here’s a how a senior candidate for a marketing role lost her chances of being hired based on a single word in her resume – and it wasn’t a typo or a spelling mistake.



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Employer survey: How to land a job in a creative field

Peter Harris| Sep 2, 2014 10:01 am


Want a role that lets you make a living using your creative skills on the job? A new survey says that there should be an upswing in hiring for these positions throughout the rest of 2014. Here’s how creative employers hire and what they’re looking for.



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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.



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Here’s why no one is reading your resume

Peter Harris| Aug 15, 2014 02:45 pm


There are profiles you stumble across in online dating that make you wonder who would ever get in touch with them. They’re called undateables. Some of those same mistakes often turn up on resumes, and they can make you unhirable.



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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.



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The perfect resume

[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.



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The four most commonly misspelled resume words

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jul 23, 2014 07:10 pm


Avoid making the most common errors on your resume by careful proofreading and maybe turning to a third party. We’ve got the most common spelling errors people make on resumes.



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The three things employers want to see in your resume

The three things that employers want to see in your resume

Peter Harris| Jul 4, 2014 11:05 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 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.



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