Resumes and Cover Letters

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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The communications fails that cost people jobs

Three reasons why employers never respond to your job applications

Peter Harris| May 4, 2015 05:55 pm


Here are some (easy-to-fix) job search communications blunders that can be preventing you from ever landing an interview.



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You are not your resume

You are not your resume (and that’s why employers don’t get you)

Peter Harris| Apr 28, 2015 08:57 pm


A new study confirms it: Your resume gives potential employers the wrong impression of who you are. Here’s why they misjudge candidate personalities so badly.



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What employers see in your resume that you don't

What employers see in your resume that you don’t

Peter Harris| Apr 9, 2015 08:58 pm


You might think that finely-crafted resume you’ve slaved over is ready to conquer the job market for you, but here’s what it actually says about you (and why it won’t work).



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Five resume red flags that make employers reject you right away

Elizabeth Bromstein| Mar 18, 2015 08:12 pm


Hiring managers, particularly those with a lot of applicants, will immediately reject resumes based on a cursory look. Here are five red flags that will cause them to do so with yours.



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What employers really think of your resume

What employers are really thinking when they read your resume

Peter Harris| Mar 9, 2015 11:27 am


Knowing how employers look at resumes can help you craft it in the way that most appeals to them. Here are some of the often overlooked details that hiring managers pay attention to.



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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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Reading cover letters

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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Woman interviewing for a job

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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