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Optimizing Your Resume for the 10-Second Initial Review

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Studies show that hiring managers spend an average of ten seconds looking at a resume before deciding whether to keep going or move on to the next candidate. That’s right, only ten seconds! That says a lot about the job market today and the number of Read more…

Using Metrics in a Resume When You Have None

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Performance metrics are a good way to sell yourself as an ideal job candidate. Showing that you came into an entry-level position and made your way up the ladder to management can really show that you have something many candidates don’t—and that can be a strong Read more…

Survey Reveals Resumes Have 2 Minutes or Less to Capture the Employer’s Attention

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A new study by the Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder confirmed that an overwhelming majority of recruiters and HR professionals invest less than two minutes reviewing a candidate’s resume. Furthermore, almost 20% of the recruiters and HR professionals surveyed stated that they invest 30 Read more…

Hiring Managers Expose the Top 17 WORST Resume Terms

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2200+ hiring managers and HR professionals recently surveyed by the Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder revealed the top 17 WORST terms a job seeker can use on their resumes.  I’m not surprised by their list; I’ve been harping on many of these terms for years.  Read more…

25+ Cover Letter Examples and Samples for 2014

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25+ Cover Letter Examples for 2014 If you’re looking for samples of professionally written cover letters to inspire you in your 2014 job search, then look no further. We have more than 25 expertly written cover letter samples including: Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Samples, Administrator & Read more…

Recap of Our Top 10 Most Popular Resume Articles for 2013


Wildly popular, these are the resume, cover letter and job search articles that our visitors loved the most last year: 10. 7 Cover Letter Mistakes You Make When Applying via E-Mail. You may not even realize that you’re making a mistake until you read this article. Read more…

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