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Customize Your Resume for That Plum Job

With resumes, there’s no such thing as one size fits all; know where, how and why to tweak, advises resume pro Steve Burdan. Check out the full story here.

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Resume Verbs: Before and After

Certified professional resume writers Andrew Pearl and Tina Harlan provide some examples of how they’ve punched up bland resumes with action verbs. Click here for the full story on TheLadders.

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How Verbs Make Your Resume Sizzle

Your resume’s verbs can limp across the document and put hiring managers to sleep, or they can grab a recruiter by the throat, inspiring him to reach for the phone to schedule an interview. Lunge for the full story and devour it here.

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The Problem-Solver Resume

Your resume should present you as the answer to an employer’s problems. This article, posted on TheLadders, provides guidelines on how to uncover their pain points and put yourself out there as their solution.

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Getting Your Cover Letter Noticed

Understanding your cover letter’s electronic journey will give you an edge when matching wits with automated applicant tracking systems. This article gets into the ATS technology of how your cover letter gets parsed. To read the full article, click here, and for the accompanying article on TheLadders, which will keep you from making those lame […]

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How to Craft an Attention-Getting Resume Title

The language you use to describe yourself on the top of your resume can define your job search. Choose your job title carefully.

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Always Have a Plain-Text Resume On Hand

Word .docs look terrible as plain-text files if you just change the extension. Check out this article I wrote for The Ladders to find out how to create a plain-text resume, how to ensure your formatting meets best practices no matter what version you’re using, and when exactly to use such a beast.

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When Companies Merge, Do Resumes Fall Through the Cracks?

In an era of consolidation, hiring software collates every applicant’s resume. Read this story, which I wrote for The Ladders, to make sure you stay at the top of the pile.

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Prepare to be Quizzed: The Job Assessment

Traditionally used to screen out entry-level applicants for retailers, pre-hire job assessment tests help shrinking HR departments weed through senior-level applicants. Click here to find out more in the story I wrote for The Ladders.

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How to Choose Your Job References

How do you pick the directors, coworkers and direct reports who will be your job references? And once you’ve picked them, how and when do you put them in front of a recruiting professional? For a condensed version of the story I wrote for The Ladders, click here. For the complete story, read on: According […]

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