The 8-Minute Resume

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

You're eight minutes away from a better resume.

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Last week I mentioned our powerful, free Resume Reviewer, which does a terrific job at helping you understand what's wrong and what's right with your resume. 

We'll be announcing tools to help you write your whole resume soon, but in the meantime, I'd like to share with you this simple 8-minute guide. It'll take you 8 minutes to read, probably an hour or two to do, and provide months of benefit in reducing your resume anxiety. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

Get Our Free Resume Review in 35 Seconds or Less

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

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Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched three months ago. Tens of thousands have used it. On average, 87% say it's useful. 

And 86% said they'd recommend it to their friends. 

If you'd like to get your resume reviewed in 35 seconds or less, for free, visit our Resume Reviewer here.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Resume

Posted by Michelle Hawley

05:11 PM

Help your resume stand out from the crowd by adding unique visuals.  [TWEET]

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Before deciding to add visuals to your resume in any way, you should first consider if it is appropriate for the job you are applying for.  This specific way of spicing up a resume is geared toward more creative jobs, where working with visuals is important for day-to-day functions.  A great example of an industry where visuals would be rewarded would be graphic design.  Typically, creative fields are just more receptive to candidates who can think outside the box.  More traditional industries, however, are going to give more pushback toward using visuals in any form.  If you are searching for a career in this type of industry, using visuals could actually harm your chances of securing an interview or position. 

If you’ve come to the conclusion that using visuals on your resume would enhance your job prospects, follow these tips to get the most out of your resume.

Topics: Resume

10 Things You Should Never Include in your Resume

Posted by Michelle Hawley

02:51 PM

Learn what to avoid including in your resume for job search success. [TWEET]

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Preparing a resume can be difficult to do.  Even if you consult the internet, there is so much information that it can be hard to take it all in.  While you may have already read up on what you should include in your resume and how to word it just so, have you taken the time to learn about what you should not put in your resume?  These simple do-nots can make the difference between getting the interview or getting your resume thrown into the trash.

Topics: Resume

Don't Let a Typo Stop You From Landing a Dream Job

Posted by Marc Cenedella

08:00 AM

Get instant feedback on your resume with our Resume Reviewer.


Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched for members two weeks ago. The comments - "amazing", "nice little tool", "I wish I saw this before using my resume" and "didn't find that tool very useful, other than reconfirming what I already knew, that I need a new resume" -- were very much appreciated by us and will help us make Resume Reviewer even better. 

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

Check Your Resume For Common Mistakes With This Fast Tool

Posted by Marc Cenedella

11:14 AM


With our new Resume Reviewer, we can tell you in about 35 seconds where you're getting it right and wrong with your resume...

Get your free resume review in less than a minute here.

Topics: Marc's Newsletter, Resume

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can't Afford to Make

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless. [TWEET]

By Kaysie Garza

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Even though the words “detail-oriented” have no business appearing on your resume, you should still be able to demonstrate it through quantifiable accomplishments and examples.

If you’re a seasoned resume tweaker, you know how to spin duties as otherworldly achievements. You even know how to elaborate on your transferable skills in a way that doesn’t resemble an antique auction (Fast learner! Team player! Sold!).

Yet, even with all your real-life expertise and resume knowhow, you may be saying more about your true work habits without using many words at all. How is this possible? It’s all in the details, of course. 

Topics: Job Application, Resume

Expert Tips: How to Construct an IT Resume/CV

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:00 PM

Find the do's and don'ts when it comes to crafting a stellar IT resume and cover letter. [TWEET]

By Chris Ward & Shawn Powell 

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As the IT job market becomes increasingly competitive, landing the right job has become almost an art form. Which is why a resume template with fill-in-the-blanks will no longer put you at the top of the pile.

Although there is no set way in creating a perfect resume or cover letter, there are a few key commonalities that are absolutely necessary to include and/or avoid.

Though there isn’t just one right way to develop or present a resume or CV, the materials successful candidates submit to prospective employers have a few commonalities.

Topics: Resume, Cover Letter

What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

Posted by Guest Contributor

01:48 PM

Beat the ATS by tweaking your resume with these simple tips. [TWEET]

By Ryan Winner

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Many companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sort through resumes and streamline their hiring process. These systems scan resumes for keywords that are inputted into for specific hiring positions. Then, resumes are scored on a scale of 0 to 100 for relevance. Only the resumes with the highest scores are passed on to recruiters. 

The main takeaway from this information is that the right choice of keywords will ultimately be the deciding factor on whether you advance in the job searching process.

Here are a few tips on how you can tweak your resume so that it reaches the hiring manager. 

Topics: Job Application, Resume, Stress and the Job Search

Powerful Phrases That Will Transform Your Resume

Posted by Guest Contributor

04:21 PM

Optimize your resume with words that will showcase your true value to recruiters. [TWEET]

By Jung Viera

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Here’s the harsh truth: the average recruiter spends less than six seconds scanning a resume before making an initial decision on a candidate.

If you want to capture employers’ attention, you’ll need a well-written and well-organized document that clearly illustrates your qualifications. Not only is it imperative you have the desired experience and skillset, but you also need precise terminology to properly showcase your experience and skills.

Need help deciding which words or phrases should and should not be included on your resume? Check out this guide below:

Topics: Job Application, Resume, CareerAdvice