Resume Writing

Resume Writing

Avoid Resume Gaffes With An Editor CareerCast.com Mon, 02/27/2017 - 15:35
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CareerCast.com
A job seeker who attached a particularly unsettling headshot of actor Nicolas Cage instead of her resume made national headlines a few years ago. While this particular resume gaffe may have garnered some laughs, plenty of similar mistakes occur every day without the media coverage. And it's no laughing matter when it's your own candidacy for a job compromised because ... READ MORE
Resume Nightmares: The worst things you can do to your resume CareerCast.com Tue, 12/20/2016 - 15:45
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Michelle Kruse
The warm temperatures of summer may still be creeping into our days, but fall is officially here. Not convinced? Just take a look at the displays in your favorite big box store, which have begun to peddle their ghastly wears: masks, wigs and costumes galore. With ghosts and goblins in full frolic, those once midsummer night dreams may shift to ... READ MORE
Writing a Cover Letter From a Job Description: 4 Foolproof Hacks CareerCast.com Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:04
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Caileen Kehayas
Many jobseekers have an informative and condensed summary of their work and accomplishments contained within their resumes . While that is a great start, almost all job openings will also require a cover letter as a (hugely important) part of the application process.READ MORE
How to Create an Awesome Infographic Resume: Step-By-Step Guide CareerCast.com Wed, 02/17/2016 - 09:01
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Michael Gilmore
In a world where it is more difficult to land a job than ever before, and sometimes with hundreds of people applying for the same position, it is crucial for the applicant to stand out above their competition with a brilliant resume. It would also be good if they could do it in just a few seconds, because that’s how long it takes for the recruiters to decide whether or not they should be invited for an interview.READ MORE
Avoid Copyright Infringement On Your Resume CareerCast.com Fri, 07/17/2015 - 11:14
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Meg Guiseppi
You see a beautifully written, branded resume – or maybe a LinkedIn profile – of a job seeker with similar qualifications to yours, seeking the kind of job you want. It sounds a lot like you, and you don't have a lot of time, so you see no reason why you shouldn't use some of that good writing in your own resume or LinkedIn profile. Beware: This is a form of stealing known as copyright infringement.READ MORE
Early-Career Job Application Advice CareerCast.com Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:46
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CareerCast.com
Here at CareerCast.com, we published our Best Jobs for Millennials earlier this month. Though the market is improving, the youngest generation in the American workforce faces challenges unique to it. More of the Millennial generation is college-educated, thus the basement standard for most jobs has risen accordingly. Pay in entry-level jobs is also an issue due to student loan and other forms of debt Millennials accrue trying to stay ahead of the masses.READ MORE
Avoid Spam Filters When Submitting Your Resume CareerCast.com Thu, 05/14/2015 - 10:54
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Susan P. Joyce
Don't assume that your e-mail messages will be received by the intended recipient, particularly the first message you send to someone who doesn't know you and/or who isn't expecting a message from you. Spam Filters With "spam" (bulk, unsolicited, commercial e-mail and junk messages) reportedly making up over 98% of e-mail these days, and with much of it also carrying computer viruses, most public and private e-mail systems are protected by software filters.READ MORE
How to Fall in Love With Your Resume Again CareerCast.com Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:52
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Michelle Kruse
You have positioned yourself well since graduating high school. You got solid grades in college, scored the internship of your dreams, and gleaned enough experience to create a masterpiece: your resume. As the years have passed and jobs have come and gone, you’ve continued adding to the original document, bringing it to its current state. Which, if we’re being honest, may not be as impressive as it once was.READ MORE
Building Your Career Brand Biography CareerCast.com Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:20
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Meg Guiseppi
If you're not familiar with a career biography, think of it as an article written about you in "third person," for use on a Website or where ever an article about you might appear. Your resume plus your career bio are the foundation for your career brand marketing and online presence, positioning your unique promise of value over your competition. Today's career biography is not the stodgy, boring document you may have seen or used in the past. Energized with personal branding, your bio can be an interesting, vibrant journey through career highlights.READ MORE
The 25 Best Keywords for Your Job Search CareerCast.com Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:28
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Susan P. Joyce
Most resumes end up in a database of some sort: in the resume database of a job board, in an employer's applicant tracking system, in social networks like LinkedIn and Google Plus, or even in a recruiter's email inbox. Regardless of where they are stored, those resumes and social profiles need to be "find-able" when someone types in their search terms. Those search terms are commonly called "keywords." Your 25 Best KeywordsREAD MORE