Celebrating The Fourth of July!
Commemorating the Fourth of July is a big thing for all of us, Americans. This is the date when the the Declaration of Independence was formally announced along with the irrevocable separation from the Great Britain. Many people get together on parades, barbecues, fairs, concerts, etc. It is one of the most important holidays held in the ...
What It Actually Means to Tailor a Resume?
If you have been in the job search business for a while, the recommendation "to tailor your resume for each and every job opening" must have become a boring cliche for you. Even if you are inexperienced job seeker trying to find some free help online with developing a strong resume, the advice to adjust your main marketing document seems ...
Resume Help: Listing Your Educational Credentials
Most job seekers don't believe their education plays a great role in securing them interviews; thus, they place this section in the back of the document and never actually think about the best way to list their credentials. While in some cases it may be true (education may not play the big role sometimes), there are cases when the opposit...
Know the Difference: Resume vs LinkedIn
Creating a powerful resume takes a lot of time and efforts. Right after the document is polished up it is usually sent to potential employers immediately. In most cases, a well-written resume is supposed to land a job interview. That is how things used to work in the past. Today is different become the competition on the jobs market has b...
Resume Writing: Turning Your Duties into Accomplishments
If you have ever surfed the internet in search of resume writing tips, then you have probably come across many articles that recommended to focus on accomplishments rather than routine responsibilities. And it's true. More than that, it is one of the most effective recommendations you can ever find online that change your approach to resu...
Cleaning Up Your Social Media
There are job seekers who believe that cleaning social media accounts is nothing but a waste of time. They think that employers don't bother checking candidates' social network profiles and this entire thing is just an annoying legend. However, it is hard to argue with statistics that says that one out of three employers have denied the j...
Job Search Facts to Re-think Approach to Applying for Jobs
If you have made up your mind to get a new job, there is a lot that will be going on during the next couple of weeks or even months. The thing is that applying for jobs is such a time-consuming and daunting task that rarely brings expected results. The entire process is often confusing or even intimidating. But that doesn't have to be tha...
Ways to Improve Your Resume (Even If You Think It's Good)
Job seekers are often encouraged to update their resumes with recent experience as well as optimize it to match changing employers' requirements and expectations. While it is a good piece of advice, many people are confused because they simply don't know how to improve one's resume. If there are no problems with understanding how to updat...
Cutting Your Cover Letter to One Page
The fact that most hiring managers in average don't spend more than ten seconds on reviewing a resume says a lot about how they approach cover letters. So if you are happy about your 2 or even 3 page cover letter, you might want to re-do the document because your message will likely be never read (or lost in the rattling of your accomplis...
Quantifying Your Resume Bullets Even If You Don't Work With Numbers
The fact that accomplishments look way more impressive than job descriptions do is kind of obvious. Generic or even custom written job descriptions will never match quantified achievements on a resume. You've probably heard it thousand times that adding facts and figures to your resume helps you stand out among other candidates. As a matt...