Resumes and Cover Letters

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How to apply for and get a job you’re overqualified for

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 2, 2015 10:03 am


Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.



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The biggest mistake in a cover letter

Peter Harris| Feb 23, 2015 11:24 am


The role of the cover letter in job applications has changed with technology over the past decade, and clinging to its traditional use keeps many people from getting hired for jobs.



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The definitive list of resume dos and don’ts. Don’t break these rules.

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 27, 2015 09:25 pm


There are resume rules you should not break. Here they are. Live by them and you will drastically increase your chances of getting the great job you deserve.



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What happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Application revelation: What really happens to your resume after you apply for a job?

Peter Harris| Jan 20, 2015 11:57 am


Wondering why your professional resume isn’t receiving any response at all from employers? Here’s what really goes on after you hit ‘send’ – and what went wrong with your application.



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The seven most successful job search strategies for 2015

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 15, 2015 07:42 pm


Surveyed career experts list the most successful job search tactics being employed today. Try these tips to successfully land the position you want.



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Five things to cut from your writing right now

Elizabeth Bromstein| Jan 9, 2015 09:41 pm


Your writing can make or break your chances at getting the job, and affect how much money you make over the course of your career. Here are five things you should cut from your documents to make them stronger.



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The only skill that really matters in your resume

The only skill that really matters in your resume

Peter Harris| Nov 14, 2014 04:27 pm


Nobody cares about what you know – all that employers want to see is what you can actually do with what you know. Here’s how to find and highlight the one thing that a successful resume really needs to communicate.



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The truth about resumes: how to increase your application to interview ratio

Peter Harris| Nov 8, 2014 12:43 pm


It takes the majority of Canadians average of 10 applications and two interviews in order to land a job – meaning 80% of resumes aren’t making the cut. Here is how to increase your application to job interview ratio.



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The worst resume ever

The worst resume ever

Elizabeth Bromstein| Oct 21, 2014 07:07 pm


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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The one thing most resumes still get wrong

The one thing that most resumes are still getting wrong

Peter Harris| Sep 24, 2014 05:10 pm


Most traditional resumes make one of the biggest mistakes out there when creating a marketing document – focusing on the product and not the customer. And that’s what renders them ineffective and uninteresting to most employers.



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