Best and Worst Terms to Use in Your Resume – Ranked by Hiring Managers

In a recent CareerBuilders survey, over 2,200 hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they typically see in resumes as good or bad terms to use. The results really weren’t too surprising, but they are interesting to note, particularly if you are currently submitting resumes for job opportunities. The 15 Best Resume Terms These are the […]

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How to Quickly and Easily Customize Your Resume for EACH Opportunity

Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional in most situations. Resume/application customization is becoming increasingly important now that most resumes and applications are stored in an employer’s resume database or applicant tracking system (“ATS”). In addition, several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer – if/when they do actually see your resume […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Customize Your Resume

I’ve spoken or interacted with several job seekers recently who think that customizing their resumes for specific opportunities is a waste of their time. I’ve even heard from a professional resume writer who agreed with that approach. One resume, sufficiently generalized to cover a wide range of employers and opportunities is fine. They say. NOT […]

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3 Assumptions You Shouldn’t Make About Job Postings

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Online Reputation and Your Job Search

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Job Hunting While Employed – VERY Dangerous!

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Should Employers Require Salary History from Job Seekers?

In a word, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo! Yet, employers often require the current salary field to be completed in the application form (or the applicant is excluded from consideration). Many employers even ask for the most recent IRS W-2 Form in the USA, as proof not only of the salary paid, but also of the length of unemployment. […]

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Keys to Job Search Success: Overcome These 3 Assumptions Employers Make About You

When an employer or recruiter posts a job these days, they are usually buried under an avalanche of applications and resumes, an average of 250 for each job, according to a recent industry survey. And, to make matters worse, usually only 10% (or less) of those responses are from people who are actually qualified for […]

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Turning Today’s Rejection into a Job Offer Next Month: It’s in the Stars!

The job sounded great. The interviews went well. You liked the people, and they seemed to like you. The job, the organization, and the people felt like a “good fit.” You were one of the finalists, and you were almost positive that this one was IT! But you didn’t get the job offer. Dang! Being […]

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Climb Out of the Resume Black Hole in 3 Steps

This is the major complaint of job seekers today. They submit their resume and it seems to drop down a black hole. Nothing happens after the submission. No response from the employer, and, certainly, no job interview or job offer. Reasons Your Resume Doesn’t Receive a Response There are many reasons you receive no response to your […]

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