Category: Resumes

The Best Graduation Gift Is A Resume

The best gift I have ever received was a professionally written resume.   Although I asked for cash for my graduation gift, my beloved late father Don Goodman (founder of About Jobs) gave me a different kind of paper. It was my first professionally written resume and while it wasn’t what I asked for, it’s proven to be what I really needed.…
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5 Ways to Improve Online Job Hunting in 2018

While many of the strategies you have been using for job hunting may still apply in the online world, there are tweaks you can make to reap better results when online job hunting. The Internet is where many job seekers begin the process of researching job listings, finding employers, and applying to jobs, but that may not be sufficient alone.…
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Protect Your LinkedIn Profile from Being Plagiarized with This Privacy Setting Change

Your LinkedIn profile is unique to you and it should be kept that way. There may be specific selling points that put you ahead of competitors. You may have also invested a lot of time in crafting content to build your professional presence on LinkedIn. So why have all of that taken away from you? Unfortunately, if you don’t carefully…
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4 Ways to Spot Employers Using Applicant Tracking Systems to Screen Resumes

In an earlier post we provided tips to producing a well-written resume with a resume checklist, and we indicated the importance of having an applicant tracking system-ready, or ATS-ready, resume. As more employers are inundated with resumes, it becomes harder to find the right talent. So, many employers have resorted to ATS software to help screen resumes that come in.…
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Words to Avoid on the Resume & Job Interview

One moment things are looking good, but that can quickly change with a bad choice of words on the resume or at the job interview. Your choice of words, both written and spoken, can impact your job search results. The goal of your resume is to help inform employers about who you are as a professional, what you have accomplished,…
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