Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

Job Hunting Advice: Resume Writing

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By: CareerCast.com
As the old adage says, there's no second chance to make a first impression. In the case of your job search, however, the first impression may be the only chance you are afforded to make any impression on a prospective employer. Your resume is often the first impression made during a job search. Ensuring your resume is the best it ... More
By: Karen Dikson
Job hunters are eager to apply for that perfect position -- often at the expense of submitting the perfect cover letter and resume. Here are five tips to ensure your resume and cover letter are at their best.More
By: 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 ... More
By: 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 ... More
By: 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.More
By: 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.More
By: 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.More
By: 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.More