Resume Writing & Job Search Blog

Ways Job Seekers Can Beat the Applicant Tracking System

Job seekers face various hurdles during the job search process, but one common struggle almost every job seeker faces is how to beat the Applicant Tracking System (also known as ATS). The fact is many resumes from qualified applicants get rejected simply because the software couldn’t read it. And, even for the resume that does make it through the chance…
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Networking Tips for Job Searching and Career Growth

Whether it’s informal networking or networking at professional events – love them or hate them – they can prove to be beneficial for your job search and career growth when done the right way. For some people, there’s a great deal of awkwardness to networking, but even the most introverted personality can come out a winner with the right approach.…
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Why the Jack-of-All-Trades Resume Often Fails

If you’re job search is lacking results, evaluate if you have a Jack-of-all-trades resume. In other words, if you have a resume that’s displaying a message that you’re great at everything, you may be missing the point of what the employer is looking for. A generalized resume lacks focus. The key message to the candidate’s value proposition is also typically…
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Things to Check on the Cover Letter and Resume for the Final Round of Review

The final round of review is the last stage before you go on to submit your cover letter and resume to the employer. Yes, we know you’ve probably looked it over a dozen times to get to the final version, but were you reviewing the right things? Some of the silliest and smallest mistakes are often overlooked that can cost…
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Tips to Handling Rejection as a Job Seeker

Being rejected is part of the job search process. Often a job seeker will go through several rounds of rejection before the right job offer comes around. While the experience can feel like a setback, it’s important to come to grips with the situation and know how to bounce back. Being rejected is not the end, it forges the way…
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