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Hot Tech Skills Bend Resume-Writing Rules

What grabbed the recruiter’s eye was the security pro’s certification, on top of his resume and smack dab in front of her face. Read the story.

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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. Read the full story.

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How to Reapply After a Rejection

Don’t give up! Here’s how to tweak your resume and try again.

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How to Select a Resume Writer

Check out my latest article on TheLadders for questions you should ask and qualifications you should seek in a professional resume writer.

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Making Your Resume Format Machine-Friendly

I wrote this last spring but need to get it on my blog because I keep referring to it and have to keep tracking down the URL! Click here if you didn’t catch the package in the first go-round. It covers how to format a resume so that the software that recruiters use to store […]

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Top Resume Mistakes

I interviewed HR managers to find out which resume mistakes they see over and over again and how to avoid them. Click on through for the checklist I came up with to make sure your resume isn’t one of the clunkers.

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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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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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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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