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5 words upper-level Fortune 500 employees use to stand out on LinkedIn

A study of 750 LinkedIn profiles of workers at Fortune 500 businesses, showing the top words included include "leader,"  "strategic," and "innovative."

Advice

#UnqualifiedForTech shows us that jobs define ‘qualified’ all wrong

Being qualified for a job means you can do the job you are hired for, not what your college major was for. Your unconventional background can be a plus.

Advice

6 reasons recruiters say they’ll toss your resume in the trash

These things will make your resume stand out — in a bad way.

success

5 common career mistakes to avoid at all costs

Don't fall victim to these traps.

levelling up

9-year-old ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ applied to NASA job listing

And NASA responded.

Marc's Newsletter

Here’s how to supercharge your resume in 38 minutes

So what makes a good resume? The first thing you need to know is what your resume is actually for. The answer may surprise you — and change the course of your career.

The Job Search

7 words smart job candidates avoid in cover letters

Ace the cover letter now.

Resume

12 tips for your best resume ever

Here's how to create a resume that will stand out for every kind of job.

Age in the Workplace

New study proves it really is harder to find a job as you get older

The largest-ever study of age discrimination says the trend is very real.

The 8-minute resume

We’ve had over a year of experience now with our powerful, free Resume Reviewer, which does a terrific job at helping you understand what’s wrong and what’s right with your resume.

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can’t Afford to Make

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless.

Get your free resume review in 35 seconds or less

Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched last year.

What Gets Your Resume to the Hiring Manager?

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

8 Essential Tips for Writing Your Resume

Sell your hard skills effectively with these resume writing tips.

10 Skills that Look Great on Any Resume

Showcase these on your resume and increase your chances of getting the interview.

The Y2K Bug… on your resume

You may remember this global panic around the turn of the century.

How to Proofread Your Resume

Should you proofread your resume backwards?

Make Your Resume Answer Someone’s Prayers

Show you understand the employer's needs and embody the solution.

Seasoned is For Steaks, Not Your Resume

Leave the “seasoned” for the steaks, and choose more powerful, effective words when crafting your resume.

Your Job Application’s Journey

Knowing what recruiters and hiring managers do with your resume at every step of the application will let you set expectations about if and when you will receive a response.

Simple Microsoft Word tricks to improve your resume

Start your job search on the right foot with a clean, easy-to-read resume.

The Resume Litmus Test

Make sure that hiring managers actually read your resume by taking this quick barstool litmus test.

7 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Resume

Wondering how to get recruiters to notice your application?

Out of Work, Not Out of the Running

"I’ve been looking for a job" is no way to account for your time unemployed.

The 8-Minute Resume

You're eight minutes away from a better resume.

Quiz: Is Your Resume Under-Formatted?

10 ways to tell if your resume is lacking the visual cues recruiters look for.

How Much Is Your Resume Worth?

A well organized, easy to read, and error free resume is your gateway into getting the interview.

Advice

8 Things On Your Resume That Annoy Hiring Managers

Avoid these resume techniques and phrases that annoy hiring managers.

Marc's Newsletter

A Free, Modern, Beautiful Way to Write Your Resume Well

We launched the world's best resume writer this morning.

Marc's Newsletter

Get Our Free Resume Review in 35 Seconds or Less

Our very popular Resume Reviewer launched three months ago.

Tips for Adding Visuals to Your Resume

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

10 Things You Should Never Include in your Resume

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

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

Get instant feedback on your resume with our Resume Reviewer.

Check Your Resume For Common Mistakes With This Fast Tool

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

Expert Tips: How to Construct an IT Resume/CV

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

Powerful Phrases That Will Transform Your Resume

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

Data Analytics Career Transition 201: How to write a killer resume and ace the interview

Craft a resume that will land you an interview in the world of big data, business intelligence and analytics.

6 Amazing Tools to Create Perfect Digital Resumes and Portfolios

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

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

Employers only spend about 6 seconds looking at each resume.

5 Free Resume Tools Every Job Seeker Should Know About

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

5 Tips to Create an Effective Resume

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

How to Write the Perfect Resume to Make a Career Change

Considering a career change?

16 Things You Should Remove From Your Resume

Quit distracting recruiters with these unnecessary items today.

It’s not you, it’s your resume.

If you're like most people, you have a resume that includes something like this: • Hired as Director, Tri-State Area • Responsible for a budget of $1.

Here’s What a Mid-Level Professional’s Resume Should Look Like

Great experience doesn’t automatically equate to an impressive resume.

Tips for Creating an Excellent Resume to Land an Internship

A successful career starts with a great resume.

The 24-step Modern Resume

Resume Checklist: Follow these best practices to ensure your resume gets through the spam filter, applicant tracking system, and to the recruiters and hiring managers.

The Skills Employers Value Most From Military Veterans

Make the military-to-civilian career transition easier by highlighting these sought-after strengths.

How full-time parents can reclaim a full-time job

You don't have to be paid for your efforts to list them as work experience on your resume.

How to Close the Gaps in Your Resume

Prove you’ve kept your skills relevant during time off by showcasing your unpaid experience.