Posts Tagged ‘resume’

Dos and Don’ts for Your Best 2016 Resume Format [Infographic]

So you’ve followed our eight easy tips for improving your resume, eliminated these 35 words from your resume and added these 20 words to it instead. What’s next? You may not be surprised to hear this, but go over your resume again, this time for its formatting. Great resumes use a lot of white space, […]

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8 Easy Tips to Improve Your Resume

Our recruiters see hundreds of resumes a week, and they generally make the same improvements to them over and over again. After you've cleared your resume of glaring mistakes, eliminated unnecessary words and used power words throughout, clean up even more with the eight tips below to improve your resume. Use numbers. For IT consulting […]

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The 20 Most Hilarious Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes

A disclaimer before you start reading this: None of the following resume and cover letter mistakes and hilarities comes from anything we have ever received. However, our recruiters and hiring managers would agree that resume and cover letter mistakes make them think twice about interviewing or hiring a candidate. So after you have a chuckle […]

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Why You Should Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

With a reported 347 million users, LinkedIn is one of the oldest social networks and the world’s largest professional network. Among those looking for a job, LinkedIn is a good place to start – and where your job search may likely end, as 94% of recruiters use social media, including LinkedIn, to fill open positions. […]

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How to Drive a Recruiter Absolutely Bonkers

When you want a job, you should express that desire to a recruiter or hiring manager. But you shouldn’t feel so desperate for a job that you call a recruiter immediately after sending your resume to see if he or she has reviewed it yet, expect a recruiter to write your resume for you or […]

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35 Words You Can Cut From Your Resume Right Now

When The New York Times was in its earliest years, the publication charged by the letter to print anything submitted, coining the term “$10 word.” It’s rumored the verbose Charles Dickens was paid by the word, though that’s more likely because he committed to his novels’ length in advance. Today, brevity may mean more money for […]

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Update Your Resume with These 20 Power Words

Still using words and phrases like “think outside the box,” “dynamic,” “results-driven” or “self-motivated” on your resume? Then it’s time for you to punch it up with power words. Seasoned recruiters have read so many resumes that they’re good at scanning them and looking for keywords, so grab their attention immediately with concise, meaningful words. […]

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