Resume Writing & Job Search Blog

Job Hunt Mistakes Those Trying to Return to Work Make

Anyone who’s been unemployed and job searching for longer than they’d like will have feelings of vulnerability, which ultimately impact their level of confidence. Unfortunately, this is where the job hunt can go downhill. A lack of confidence can lead to insecurities and feelings of hopelessness. There may be a period where the job search mission is put on halt.…
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Job Seekers: Know When to Use a CV vs. the Resume

For most job seekers in the U.S., the resume is the more common document used. However, there are professions where a curriculum vitae (CV) is the standard form. Both documents serve to help the job seeker relay information about their professional and educational background as well as skills to prove their capabilities and qualifications for a job, but the styles…
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3 Tips to Personal Branding and Securing Your Next Job

If you haven’t given much thought to your personal brand, it’s time to start now! Those who get hired are also typically the ones with a well-established personal brand. As a job seeker, it’s critical to have a personal brand because it can make an immediate first impression – it informs employers you’re the right fit and the candidate they…
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The 4 Things That Matter on the Technical Professional’s Resume

Hiring managers have seen so many resumes that they can quickly tell when they have a candidate that’s just all talk and one that’s legitimately experienced, talented, and ready to excel on the job.  For those in the tech field, it’s critical to have a resume that immediately informs hiring managers you’re qualified and ready for the job. Employers want…
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5 Tips to Personalizing the LinkedIn Invitation to Connect

By now you’ve probably heard the advice that you can’t go about job searching without job networking. Job networking is indeed one of the more effective methods when job searching. Many job seekers are doing it with ease today thanks to social networking platforms like LinkedIn. While contacts are literally at your fingertips, it does require that communication is customized…
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