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Resume mistakesWhat’s Ruining Your Resume?
Your resume is the first thing a prospective employer sees, and you don't need it hindering your chances at getting an interview. Find out if you've made one of these three mistakes on your resume.

Resume closeupIs Your Resume Aging You?
Today's job market is especially tough on older job seekers, so you don't want your resume inadvertently giving your age away before you even get to the interview. Here's how you can avoid age bias on your resume.

Resume7 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out
In today's highly competitive job market, your resume needs to grab attention and make a great first impression. Here are seven tips to make your resume irresistible to hiring managers.

5 Common Information Technology Resume Mistakes
If you're an experienced IT pro, chances are your skills are in demand -- somewhere. But your resume will determine whether you get the all-important opportunity to talk those skills up and show them off.

Elements of a Good Resume Objective
Your objective statement is the very first thing potential employer's see when they look at your resume. Find out what should go into your resume's objective to give you the best shot at an interview.

Five Pragmatic Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Resume Gets Seen by Hiring Managers 
If you're on the job hunt, you're competing with more people than ever. Here are five things you can do to make sure hiring managers give your resume the attention it deserves.

When Well-Written Resumes Don't Work
Job seekers spend more time fretting over their resumes than any other process during a job search. This is because most believe that the resume serves as a magic bullet. But no matter how great you sound on paper, the reality is that a resume can get you only so far in the job search, even if it is well written. Read more >>

Who's Reading Your Resume?
What is a job seeker to do when there are so many conflicting ideas when it comes to resume etiquette? Who should you write the resume for? Computer software? The screener? The recruiter? The decision maker? The answer is yes to all three. Read more >>

4 Resume Makeover Tips
With a few minor adjustments, your resume can be improved to the point where it ends up in the callback pile as opposed to the trash bin. Give your resume a makeover and avoid common mistakes with these four tips.

Your Resume Should Have Character
The notion that employers are only interested in where you have been and where you are heading is pure nonsense. Experienced hiring managers take into account both your experience and your character. Read more >>

Overcoming an Employment Gap
If you've been unemployed for a while, hiring managers may view your experience as outdated. Your resume is your door-opening ticket to job interviews, but not if it throws up red flags. Here's how you can handle an employment gap on your resume without fudging the numbers.

Creating a Great Resume
The primary difference between a good resume and a great one is that a great resume will pave the way for a great interview. Read this excerpt from The Play of Your Life to learn just what goes into creating a great resume.

The Interviewable Resume
It is rumored that the only word William Shakespeare wrote on his resume was "Available." We’ll probably never know if that is true. But it raises an interesting question. How much information is too much and how much is too little when dealing with resume copy? Read more >>

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers
In the job search craze, there are those who land a job right away and those who struggle through the process of finding one for a long time. With many job seekers vying for only a few open positions, ‘luck’ rarely has anything to do with it. Read more >>

Three Steps to Writing Your Own Resume
While most professionals hire a resume writer, some draft their own resume. Here are three steps to follow to create a powerful resume on your own. Read more >>

Is Your Resume on Target?
Your resume is going to end up in a pile of dozens or even hundreds of others who want the same job as you and are just as qualified. Here's how to be sure yours makes the cut.

Resumes That Work
The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader's attention. Here are 10 tricks of the trade for writing a winning resume.

Looking for a Job? Give Yourself a Chance.
Is your resume killing your chances at getting a job before you even get to the interview? Here's an employer's top ten list of common mistakes found on resumes.

Writing an Executive Resume
Whether you are looking for a job or for investors, executives need resumes that point out their true worth. Here's a suggestion for how to create them.

Get in the Game with a Stellar Resume
Your resume is your calling card. Therefore, it should stand out from the rest and go the extra mile in presenting you as the most qualified candidate. These guidelines can help you create the most effective resume possible.

Resume Mistakes That Will Kill Your Job Search
There are many things you don’t have control over during your job search, but how your resume represents you isn't one of them. To have a successful resume, be sure you avoid these common mistakes.

Top 5 Resume Mistakes
Don't wait till you've been job hunting for months with no results to get your resume up to snuff. Find out what mistakes you should avoid so you can avoid problems later. Read more >>

How to Use References
For most companies, reference checking is an important and necessary part of the hiring process. Take action to make sure your references actively help you secure the job you want.

Targeted Resumes
Smart job seekers understand that effective resumes are actually job proposals for a single job. Learn how you can make a targeted resume work for your job search.

Resume Samples
Are you looking for examples of resumes to help you write your own? Or just want to see what other people are using? If so check out the Resume Samples by professionals around the country.

Secrets of Resume Writing Revealed! 
Many job seekers miss the mark when creating their resumes, because they don't focus on building a resume that will meet the needs of their audience: the prospective employer. How can you make sure that your resume will get read? E. Rene' Hart explains the secrets to writing a professional resume. Details >> 

Your Ticket to Job Searching Online
The Internet and World Wide Web have opened many new avenues for job seekers and employers alike. Employers are finding that using the Internet to advertise position vacancies can be extremely beneficial, allowing them to reach a global pool of candidates they would never have been able to pinpoint by advertising locally. 

Tips for Writing a Scannable Resume
In order to be a contender in this new age of scanning technology, your resume must be formatted appropriately. Designing a scannable resume is easy to do if you heed these helpful tips.

Is Your Online Resume User-Friendly?
Unlike resume writing, there are some specific "rules" to scannable resume formatting. However, in our eagerness to make our resumes "computer-friendly" we have forgotten about making them "user-friendly".

Most hiring decisions are made at the first interview. How you come across in that interview could be as important as your experience and job talents. Read these interviewing tips that will help you get the job you want.

Fibs that Job Seekers Tell
How honest are job candidates when applying for jobs? Are they really earning what they say they are at their present job? Do the really have the experience they claim? And what about the rest of the details on their applications? Are they likely to be accurate? How often are those bright-eyed, eager job candidates likely to be telling the truth about their prior experience and salary history? Find out what fibs job seekers tell in this informative article.

A Beginner's Guide to Cyber Resumes
The Internet - whether we like it not - is changing our world. The writing is on the wall: Within the next five to ten years, the paper resume as we know it will be phased out in favor of the electronic version. We can either fight the trend or ride the wave. Obviously, we can't fight it, so why not ride the wave? There's a lot to learn about Internet job searching, but here's a brief overview.

Top Secrets of Resume Writing
Too many job hunters downplay their resume as just a piece of paper that usually doesn't work. Maybe you're one of those who believes, "My resume isn't perfect, but I'll explain myself in the interview". But there's the catch: You may not get the interview for no other reason than your resume, which often gives employers their first impression of your professional standards and talents.

Electronic Resume
So, just what is an electronic resume? There are actually three kinds. The first is a paper resume that becomes an electronic version against your will when it is scanned into a computer. Second is a generic computer file that you create especially to send through cyberspace without ever printing it onto paper--an e-mailable version. And, third, is a multimedia resume that is given a home at a fixed location on the Internet for anyone to visit at will. Let's look at each kind in turn.

Designing The Perfect Resume
Face it . . . no matter how well your resume is written, if its design is less than neat and easy to read or isn't a good match for your industry, the chances are good that it won't get read. 

Internet Job Hunting
What an exciting time to be looking for a job! In addition to the traditional job hunting tools of paper resumes and networking, in today's brave new electronic world you also have the opportunity to search for jobs and post your resume on the Internet.




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