The 2017 Resume - Trends to Follow

Keeping up with the trends in resume writing is important. Employers are expecting you to research and be knowledgeable in this field. No one has the time to scan through a 10 pages resume anymore. We have cut down to two page resumes in 2016. Professional resume help is a service that has been doing well in 2017. This is because people are realizing it is a skill. Sometimes finding a resume writing professional might be the difference between getting the job and not. 

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20 Resume Writing Rules That Will Beat Your Competition

20 Resume Writing Rules That Will Beat Your Competition

Landing a lucrative entry-level job is uppermost on the minds of almost all college or university pass outs. Your chances of finding the first job of your life will go up manifold if your resume reflects exclusivity. On the other hand, having a distinctive CV will stand you in good stead if and when you’re poised to make a much-awaited career leap.

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Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

The basics of a resume are really pretty boring. Technically, it’s a list of what you’ve accomplished professionally. In a stack of hundreds of others, either in physical or electronic format, yours can be easily buried and forgotten. You deserve better than that, though. The majority of human resources staff say they spend less than 2 minutes looking at a resume. That’s just 120 seconds to show the reader that the person on paper is worth the opportunity to land the job.

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Creative Resume Do's and Dont's

Creative Resume Do's and Dont's

Applying for a job means pitting yourself against everyone else who applies for the position, and with statistics showing that the average listing has around 118 applicants, you have to stand out. Even more importantly, most recruiters spend an average of just 6 seconds initially scanning resumes before picking candidates to invite in to an interview.  Standing out requires that you show creativity, catch the recruiters eye in that very short window, and make a good impression. Unfortunately, creativity can backfire, so you have to create a balance between professionalism and originality. 

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How to Make Your Resume Engaging for Recruiters: 5 Sure-Fire Tips

How to Make Your Resume Engaging for Recruiters: 5 Sure-Fire Tips

That resume is tough when you’re first starting out. Entire books have been written about that piece of paper that you’re supposed to provide. And you can’t possibly follow it all, as there simply isn’t enough space on that one page to get it all in there, but if you don’t follow it then your resume might just end up getting trashed. So what should you do?

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Resumes for Dummies - the Podcast

Resumes for Dummies - the Podcast

Laura DeCarlo is a certified master resume writer and the founder of Career Directors International, which educates & certifies resume writers and career coaches. She is the author of the 7th edition of the popular book, Resumes for Dummies. Listen to hear some great tactical resume writing tips.

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How to Make Any Job Look Remarkable on a Resume

How to Make Any Job Look Remarkable on a Resume

Some candidates aren't willing to share information about their jobs, believing that recruiters will find it boring and irrelevant. The truth is that your current job and positions you've held before are much more important in the eyes of recruiters. Here's how to describe a job in your resume and make it look like a start of a great career.

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