5 Tiny Resume Flaws You Can't Afford to Make

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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

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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?

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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

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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

6 Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios

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Create game-changing job application documents with these 6 digital profile tools. [TWEET]

By Robert Morris

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With so much competition for job placement these days, the need to stand out has never been more prevalent. A resume and cover letter simply aren’t enough. Fortunately for the job seeker, the hunt for a good career can be simplified with the abundance of digital resume and portfolio platforms at our disposal.

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9 Resume-Building Tools to Update Your Resume in a Snap

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Employers only spend about 6 seconds looking at each resume. So how do you make a lasting impression? [TWEET]

10_Resume-_Building_Tools_1The first thing recruiters see when they evaluate candidacy is your resume. On just one sheet of paper you have to fit what you’re all about, and more importantly, why they should pick you.

At TheLadders, we know how difficult this is and dug up some of the most useful tools on the Internet that will not only provide inspiration, but also help you construct or update your resume effortlessly.

Topics: Job Application, Resume, Motivation and Inspiration

8 Essential Tips for Writing Your Resume

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Sell your hard skills effectively with these resume writing tips. [TWEET]

By Andy Preisler

How much time does a recruiter spend reviewing a potential hire? 60 seconds? 30 seconds? 10 seconds?

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Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of job seekers are granted even less. On average, employers only spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before making the initial decision on a candidate. So what’s the key to securing an interview? Having a well-written, compelling resume.

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5 Free Resume Tools Every Job Seeker Should Know About

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Use these free resources to create outstanding resumes and develop your personal brand. [TWEET]

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Perhaps you haven’t updated your resume or cover letter in a while. You may be unsure of which experiences and skills should be highlighted and which should be omitted. You might also be unaware of some of the resume rules and media trends that will put you in the best position for success.

A stellar resume, cover letter, and list of references are crucial to finding a job, but not enough to really set you apart in a highly competitive market. This is why a solid personal branding strategy is so integral to getting your foot in the door, and hopefully into the interview rooms, of your target companies.

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5 tips to create an effective resume

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Your resume structure matters, so follow these tips -- don't burden your potential employer with a jumbled list of your work history! [TWEET]

By Cari Bennette

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Writing a resume involves more than simply listing job experiences and education. It must be a clear representation of you as a professional: including your skillset, qualifications and career goals.

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Simple Microsoft Word tricks to improve your resume

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Start your job search on the right foot with a clean, easy-to-read resume. Here’s how to make it. [TWEET]

By Asante Jarvis

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Everyone knows that a strong resume can propel you ahead of the competition. However, even if you have the proper qualifications, arranging your information in a neat, organized format is still important. The clearer and more concise your resume, the better. Optimizing your resume to ensure cohesiveness is a necessary step if you want employers to actually read it and consider you for the position.

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