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Debunking the Myths of References

References, just like an Offer Letter, seem to have received a negative perception over the last ten years. There are more job seekers than ever who wrongfully do not spend a moment’s thought on their professional references. This is similar in strategy to sending a...

Keywords and Skills to Insert in Your Resume

Your resume is the gateway to a company’s recruiter and/or hiring manager. Unfortunately, you may have to go through the applicant tracking system and its computer scan of your resume first.  Regardless of the process, there are some keywords and skills that virtually...

Stay Honest with Your Resume

You hear and read a lot about ethics in the workplace. Large companies will have entire departments focused on the subject and, at the very least, virtually all employers have some type of policy regarding the topic. Most business relationships are built, at least...

Creating a Resume for ATS Screening

It was not that long ago that you could count on an actual human being to physically review your resume to determine your candidacy. In the past, you would not necessarily expect it to be a long read, but a person would need to look at your qualifications and...

Presenting Education on Your Resume

The education section probably should be one of the easiest areas to write about, but traditionally can prove to be the most difficult. The spectrum of errors can range from providing way too much information, to failing to add critical items that could help your job...

How to Use Numbers in Your Job Search

It is common for Job Seekers to hear from others that they need to incorporate numbers in their Cover Letter and/or Resume. We have increasingly become a data driven society, especially in the world of business. So, it is not surprising that for a job search, it is...

Quickly Customize Your Resume

To virtually all Job Seekers, the concept of editing your basic generic resume to better reflect the requirements of each specific position seems like a “no brainer”. The fact that this customization work rarely happens is probably a result of the perception that this...

Make Your Resume More Readable

When writing a resume, the initial goal is to draw the Recruiter into reading the document you have submitted. The next step is to then have this person identify you as a viable candidate for the open position you are seeking. So much effort is placed on the concept...

Formatting Your Resume

A resume is a written document that a job applicant creates to outline their qualifications for a position. This document is your introduction to a prospective employer, formally informing them of your interest in working for the company. Usually, the submission of a...

How to Be a Better Proofreader

In so many of my advice articles, I have referenced the need to have error-free documents. Whether it is your Cover Letter, your Resume, or some other correspondence, your submission should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Being 100% correct may not provide...

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