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Friday, Nov. 28, 2014
Critical Elements of a Successful Resume
Posted Sunday, August 3, at 8:41 PM
When research suggests that hiring managers only look at a resume for six seconds, it's important that your own application contains all the critical elements of success. But what if you aren't sure what they are? Here are just eight components of an excellent resume...

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Tips to Avoid a Mid-Career Crisis in Tech Fields
Posted Wednesday, August 21, at 2:56 PM

Tech professionals are aware of this characteristic of their industry. They know that rapid changes in technology are common and that the tech used today may not be popular tomorrow. In order to keep up with these changes, they need to be able to manage their careers appropriately...

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Resume Advice For New Teachers
Posted Tuesday, July 30, at 1:42 AM

As a new teacher, getting your first interview can seem daunting. One of the keys to getting your foot in the door is to have a well crafted resume that speaks directly to your future career as a teacher. Not sure how to get started? Keep these tips in mind as you begin crafting your resume...

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Cover Letter Advice for People Entering the Job Market
Posted Wednesday, June 12, at 11:05 PM

The employment prospects for individuals who have just completed their graduation may not be very bright, but you can significantly increase your chances of success by launching an extensive search. Proactiveness pays, many a times handsomely, when seeking a job. To make your job prospects better, send a well-written and customized cover letter with every job application...

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Facts behind Successfully Landing a Nursing Job
Posted Wednesday, May 22, at 5:38 PM

The nursing job market is very active with lots of opportunities, but it is still quite common to see nurses out of work. Why does this happen? The answer lies in a lack of understanding of the job market and even the nursing industry. If you want to successfully land a nursing job, you need to remember the following facts...

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How to Get Ahead in Accounting
Posted Monday, March 25, at 7:16 PM

Accountants have a unique position among other employees: their work is always in demand. Everyone from big business to individual needs an accountant, so the job field is open and waiting for the right person. Unfortunately, many accountants get stuck in a rut. ...

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Lesser Known Reasons For Resume Rejections
Posted Monday, December 3, at 7:15 PM

A resume can be rejected for some common reasons, most of which are known to job seekers. However, with recruiters reviewing an average of 5,000 resumes per year, there are bound to be more than a few reasons for resume rejections because any acceptable reason can make their job a lot easier. Given below are some of these lesser-known reasons for resumes to get rejected that many job seekers do not think about...

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Your First Professional Resume
Posted Tuesday, August 14, at 9:01 PM

Now that you have graduated, it's time to put together your first professional resume. While this may seem like a daunting task, it doesn't need to be at all! This is your chance to showcase your skills and background to make you stand out in a field of applicants. Different jobs and internships will post what they are looking for in terms of qualifications, so it's best to begin with one resume and tweak as necessary...

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Entry Level Resume Advice
Posted Tuesday, February 28, at 1:22 AM

They say that nothing is harder than getting started, and when it comes to finding an entry-level job in the current job market, they're entirely correct. Entry-level jobs give you the experience that you need to climb further in your chosen field, but if you are right out of school or otherwise brand-new to the industry, it may feel as though you are only getting doors slammed in you face. ...

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Ways You Can Improve Your Resume
Posted Monday, November 21, at 4:06 AM

Writing a work resume that captures the attention of a potential employer and conveys the feeling of integrity and enthusiasm of the applicant is truly an art form, but it does not take a master prose stylist to construct one. There are a few guidelines that will make all the difference between a poorly arranged resume that reeks of frailty on the part of the author, and one that stands out from all the rest. ...

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Phone Interview Advice
Posted Monday, October 17, at 7:49 PM

Phone Interview Tips If you're looking for a job, you may be contacted by a business that wants to do an initial interview over the phone. This is extremely common in jobs that require excellent phone skills and is frequently used a tool to weed out applicants that do not possess them. ...

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Resume Length
Posted Monday, September 5, at 4:17 PM

Are you Bill Gates? How about Tiger Woods? A high up CEO of a famous company? No? Then your resume should be only one page long. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, the world is not about you, the person looking at your resume has a whole lot of resumes to go through and will not have the attention span to put up with a bunch of pages about you. ...

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Framing a Winning Cover Letter
Posted Monday, August 8, at 4:27 AM

Framing a Winning Cover Letter When you are sending out your resume, you need to seal the deal with a well-worded cover letter. After all, as an educational professional, your cover letter will make a powerful first impression, if it is written just right. ...

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Changing Careers? Solve Your Resume Quandary
Posted Thursday, July 21, at 3:16 PM

Changing Careers? Solve Your Resume Quandary If you are looking to change your career field, you already know that it is going to be a challenging task to convince any employer to consider you without any experience in the new field. Before you begin, remember this is a completely new field and requires a different approach, so do away with your old resume, and start afresh...

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