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How to handle a gap in your resume

Posted February 26, 2016 in Resume & Cover Letters
People often take time off work. Either for personal or family reasons, or simply because it took quite a while to line up a new gig. It happens. Having spent some time not working doesn’t make you any less talented, qualified, or valuable on the job market
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We’ve got you covered: Building an effective cover letter

Posted February 10, 2016 in Resume & Cover Letters
The cover letter has become an important piece of the job application package over the past few decades. If done well, your cover letter is your ticket to getting the all-important interview. Many unsuccessful applicants wonder what they did wrong, when they have the right skills and experience for the position. The issue might not be the qualifications, but more about how they were presented in writing.
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Making the most out of your summer job

Posted February 01, 2016 in Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting
When you’re in your final years of high school, or in college or university, you might be thinking ahead about your future career. For many young people, preparing for their future occupation is mainly tied to their education. This is often a factor when deciding what schools and programs to apply for, or what courses to take next semester. This is important, of course, but then why are you flipping burgers in the summer when you really want to be a nurse?
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Build a resume that works for you

Posted January 11, 2016 in Resume & Cover Letters
When applying for a job, whether it be an entry- or high-level position, your resume is what will ultimately determine whether you will be considered for an interview or not. Your resume shouldn’t just tell the employer who you are, but also why you are well suited for the position. If you’re applying to 10 positions, you need to have 10 versions of your resume
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Resumes Win Interviews, but References Win Job Offers

Posted June 26, 2015 in Resume & Cover Letters, Interviewing, Career Advice
Resumes win interviews, so like most people your job search has probably focused on writing your and tweaking your resume and landing job interviews. You probably haven't given your references much thought, but in a tough job market references win job offers. You must be certain that your references will seal the deal, not blow it away.
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Seven Secrets of the Killer Resume

Posted June 17, 2015 in Resume & Cover Letters, Job Hunting
Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works, you work; and when it doesn’t, you don’t. Unfortunately, technology has revolutionized corporate recruitment, and you may not know what it takes to build a killer resume for today’s job search. Here are seven secrets that form the foundation of every killer resume.
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