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Selling Yourself “Above the Fold” on Your Resume

  If you’ve read any “how-to” article with resume writing tips and advice, you already know to highlight your achievements. To showcase your skills relevant to the job you’re applying for. To keep your resume brief yet powerful and...

Tips for Successful Online/Video Interviews

As any current job seeker knows, searching for employment in today’s job market is an entirely different experience than in past years. With the emergence and refinement of technology, employers have the ability to interview potential employees in more ways than...

How to quantify achievements in a non-sales role

If you spend five minutes researching resume writing tips online, one of the most common bits of advice you will find is to “quantify your achievements” to impress employers. Quantifying your achievements, for those wondering, is the act of using facts and...

Should I apply for a seasonal job?

The holiday season is upon us once again, including hundreds of available seasonal jobs in the retail industry. Many people question whether they should apply for seasonal jobs or not, considering the fact that they have a built-in termination date, but there are...

Resume Proofreading Tips and Techniques

Since your resume represents your skills and abilities to potential employers, ensuring it is error-free is a crucial part of the writing process. Even if you utilize proper resume writing strategies, such as tailoring your resume to the job and highlighting your...

Should I explain the employment gap on my resume?

Throughout my years of resume writing, one of the main questions I am asked on a near-daily basis is “should I explain the employment gap on my resume?” and the answer is rather complex. As with any question, the answer will vary depending on your background and the...

Effects of the Government Shutdown

Typically, my blog posts consist of advice and recommendations related to resume writing and careers, but today I plan to comment on something a little different. As of this morning, over 800,000 American government employees are no longer being paid due to the...

What file type should I use for my resume?

Today there are more office productivity programs than ever before, and this can cause problems when it comes to submitting your resume to potential employers. What if the file type you submit is incorrect? Since employment is the ultimate goal, having knowledge of...

Should I relocate to get a job?

Due to the lack of availability of jobs, many candidates are contemplating relocating to better or larger job markets. Although a new location may increase your chances of landing a job, there are several factors to consider before moving which may be a huge influence...