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    Seven First-Time Resume Concerns

    When you're a college student or recent grad and trying to write a resume, especially your first one, you'll face questions you typically won't find addressed in the current blizzard of resume books. That doesn't mean your questions aren't valid; it simply means the resume experts often overlook them, because they generally target mid-career audiences. As The MonsterTRAK Career Coach, I've ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Resume Dilemma: Recent Graduate

    You've spent four years or more building your knowledge and perhaps even earned a high GPA. So why aren't employers clamoring for your services? The problem you and other new graduates face is that hiring managers are more interested in what you can do for them than what you did in school. So use your resume to convince employers that your ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes

    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes
    Avoid the Top 10 Resume Mistakes It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, especially if you've never written one before. Here are the most common pitfalls and how you can avoid them. 1. Typos and Grammatical Errors Your resume needs to be grammatically ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Job Termination and Your Resume

    Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé

    5 Signs Your Resumé is Passé
    The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt. The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your resumé’s straight out of 1994. And sometimes, it's the most minute details that make all ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

    Resume Tips for Technology Professionals
    With increasing numbers of job seekers competing for the most desirable technical jobs, your resume needs to be better than the rest to get noticed. Technical Summary Effective technical resumes clearly show the candidate's technical skills - a hiring manager shouldn't have to go fishing for this information. An excellent way to include technical knowledge is to add a Technical Summary ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Show Your Skills on Your IT Resume

    Show Your Skills on Your IT Resume
    Employers often screen candidates based on their technical skills, so job seekers naturally want to make sure they present their skills properly. As a result, creating a resume's skills section can be a challenge. Typical resume issues techies wrestle with include: - Whether to list skills alphabetically or in order of importance. - Whether to include every skill — but how ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How to Ask for a Resume Critique

    Is your resume as good as it could be? Are you happy with the number of calls you're receiving for job interviews? Is your resume email-ready, optimized for keywords and strategically written to market your best credentials? If you answered no to any of these questions, you would benefit from a third-party resume critique. Kathy Sweeney, a certified resume writer and ...
    Published almost 11 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Resume Dilemma: Not Enough Experience

    Resume Dilemma: Not Enough Experience
    It's a catch-22: You want a job to gain experience, but you can't find a job because previous experience is required. Don't be discouraged. You can still put your best foot forward and have a shot at the job. Follow these steps to create a winning resume: Select the Right Format The two most effective resume formats for entry-level workers are ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?

    Can Unrelated Jobs Really Hurt Your Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your resume? Many job seekers — mostly young professionals and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving it ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    How Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience

    How Volunteering Can Buy You IT Experience
    A supposedly hot certification or a few months of technology training isn't always enough to propel you into the market for tech jobs. Employers almost always prefer to hire people with real-world experience. To aspiring techies, it's a catch-22: You can't get a job without experience, and you can't get experience without a job. One solution: Volunteer work. Grassroots environmental groups, ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Internships & Your Resume

    Looking for a proven way to jump-start your postcollege job search, pursue a career change or just get an edge? Internships could be the answer. Here's how to use your resume to get an internship as well as portray your experience once you've completed one. The Internship Advantage Recent graduates and career changers have something in common: Minimal real-world work experience ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Showcase ROI on Your Technology Resume

    Showcase ROI on Your Technology Resume
    Forget your skills. Forget your certifications. Forget your degrees. Just for a minute, forget all those things you believe qualify you for a job as a technology wiz. Instead, think about this: How can you describe your value to a prospective employer in terms of return on investment (ROI)? Today's hiring decisions are made based on factors other than the number ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Rejuvenate Your IT Resume

    How to Rejuvenate Your IT Resume
    In a competitive job market, we have to do everything we can to make our resumes more attractive to hiring managers. This can be difficult for older workers, who fear that even if there's no bias (subconscious or conscious) against job seekers on the mature side of 40, a resume may make them look "overqualified" for the positions they want. Here ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    IT Resumes for a Digital Age

    IT Resumes for a Digital Age
    When you're applying for a job, you work hard to make sure your resume will command the attention of the first person who reads it. But it's increasingly likely that the first reader of your resume won't be a person at all. Inundated with hundreds—or thousands—of resumes for some positions, many companies are using technology to streamline resume screening. [widget:earn_your_it_degree] "Any ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    How To Make A Video Resume – Take One

    How To Make A Video Resume – Take One
    I challenge you to find a more appropriate time than now to focus on re-branding your professional image to set yourself apart from the plethora of IT job seekers. In order to reach the final interview round, professionals need to be creative and thoughtful in how they differentiate themselves from the others. As I reflect on how I might be able ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Resume Tips for a Career Change

    Resume Tips for a Career Change
    Looking for work can be difficult in the best of times…these are not the best of times. Advice about résumé writing abounds and experts offer astoundingly different opinions. How is a job seeker to know which advice to follow? The bottom line: no one way is the right way for everyone. [gate] For the job seeker, it is best to read ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Seven Steps to Refresh Your Resume

    A resume refresher doesn't need to be painful. And your efforts could pay off with big dividends. Arm yourself with an updated, high-octane resume, and 2010 could be the year that you land a better job. Now is a great time to reflect on your recent accomplishments and add them to your resume. Let these ideas guide you. reddit_url = ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when Yahoo! HotJobs recently ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
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