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Your resume is a living document

Years (and years) ago, when looking for a job, you had a resume developed and sent the same document out to all jobs you found in the classified job ads, no matter how different they were. Jump to the present and you just can’t do that. Employers expect your resume to be specifically focused on […]

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www.Preptel.com

If you are a job seeker, you need to know about Preptel. I am going to start with a caveat though, which is that networking is the best way to get a job. Having said that, job seekers should use all avenues to find a job, so that does include using job boards to submit your […]

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Changing Careers

It’s a tough market to try and change careers but if you are going to have any chance whatsoever you need to make sure you focus your skills to match the requirements for these types of positions. Here are 5 things to think about. 1. Research to make sure you don’t need additional schooling or […]

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Paste The Posting Into the Resume

This is a quick post. I have been writing about how difficult the ATS systems are making it for job seekers’ resumes to be selected. A tip that seems to be working is to put a heading “Job Posting” and then paste the job posting you are applying for at the BOTTOM of your resume. […]

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Employers – Stop Confusing Job Seekers

As a professional resume writer, I, and many other resume writers I know,  tell job seekers to avoid using overused words such as team player, results-oriented, strong communication skills, etc in their resume.  Yet, employers continue to include these words in their job postings. Let me talk to the employers for a moment … Employers, it is […]

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How Creative Should I Get with My Resume?

When creating a resume there is a balance that has to maintained. There are lots of elements to juggle when determining how creative you want to get. Adding columns, tables or charts sound cool and can get you noticed, but make sure it is in a good way! So when considering the style and formatting […]

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… BUT THESE ARE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

If you are a job seeker who is writing your own resume and have done your research on the subject, then you have heard to include accomplishments. Sounds good, but what does it mean? I talk to job seekers daily and review resumes all the time. It isn’t unusual for the job seeker to say they have […]

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