How to Write a Perfect Resume for Any Job

It’s time to apply for a new job and that means it’s time to write your perfect resume… but why does that instantly fill most people with horror? The assumption is that resume writing is difficult; that’s there’s a secret formula known only to a handful of HR professionals and that the rest of us […]

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How to Choose the Best References for your Resume

Many job seekers put little thought into their references, instead preferring to concentrate on their resumes and cover letters. This is an easy mistake to make—after all, few employers will carry out an extensive background search, and the cover letter and resume are the bread and butter of the application process. However, some employers, even “most” […]

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5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

When writing a cover letter, your main aim is making the recipient think you are the very best candidate for the job, or at least worthy of an interview where you can prove you are. When drafting your cover letter from scratch, make sure to avoid these common mistakes so that your skills and experience […]

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How to Conquer Automated Resume Screening Software

Just where does a resume or CV go once it gets submitted into the void of a company’s HR department? Does it disappear into space? Perhaps it get’s sent to a weird job hunter purgatory before being judged? If you thought it was just fed into some giant corporate “machine”,  you wouldn’t actually be far […]

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Expert Resume Tips for Recent College Graduates

As a new graduate, you may be missing  (not by your own choice however) one if the most important aspects of a resume:  relevant skills and work experience. Therefore, when writing your resume, you will need to concentrate on showcasing your educational experiences, part-time work, volunteer work and other transferable skills rather than the standard […]

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Resume Writing Advice for Seniors

If you’re getting older—perhaps nearing retirement age—but still wish to continue working, competing with the younger generation can be difficult. In an ideal world, employers would not eliminate interview candidates on the basis of age; however it’s often wise to remove any age-specific references from your resume, to give you the best change of getting […]

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What Happens if a Job Offer Falls Through

Finding a job is no easy task, and even if you get an offer, there are still potential problems. You might accept a job offer then subsequently decide that position is not right for you. Worse, you might accept the perfect position, and then have the offer withdrawn. What do you do in those situations? […]

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