7 Traits That Can Move a Potential New Hire’s Resume to the Short List

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By Recruiter.com   1. A Focus on Action and Results The one trait that makes me want to move a candidate to the short list is when they list the action and results of an assignment or project instead of just listing the task. — Jilea Hemmings, Best Tyme  2. Leadership in a Volunteer Organization Someone who… read more

31 things you should remove from your resume immediately

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By Rachel Gillett and Allana Akhtar – Ladders Avoid including a job on your resume if you only held the position for a short period of time, Gelbard says. Especially avoid jobs you were let go from. Every job application starts with a resume. Hiring managers gather resumes to determine when to interview promising candidates… read more

These are the most common things people lie about on their resumes

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By Sheila McClear – Ladders GOBankingRates conducted a survey carried out by ConsumerTrack Inc. of 1,003 people to ask them if and why they lied on their resumes. Sometimes, resumes have to be… massaged. Tweaked to fit the job listing. Walked back a little. But none of the tooling around is a lie, right? As… read more

6 Great Careers for Job Seekers with Military Skills

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By Brad Miller, TheMilitaryGuide.org Brad Miller is a Marine Corps veteran who comes from a military family with a long tradition of service. He and his brother created The Military Guide as a “straight shooters handbook” to provide helpful resources to service men and women at every stage of their military careers – from those… read more

Powerful resume words that will transform your resume

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By Jung Viera – Ladders Optimize your resume with powerful resume words that showcase your true value to recruiters. Grab attention with resume power words that emphasize your talents. Optimize your resume with resume keywords that will showcase your true value to recruiters. Here’s the harsh truth: the average recruiter spends less than six seconds… read more

What Professional Resume Writers Say About BETTER Resume Content

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By: Heather Kaiser, Certified Professional Resume Writer   Oh no! I need to update my resume!   We’ve all been there – sitting at your desk, having a normal work day and then you hear a whisper or two. You hear “layoffs, downsizing, new management” and panic sets in quickly. You’ve been at your job… read more

12 tips for your best resume ever

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By Jane Burnett, LADDERS Writing a resume is, let’s face it, not always seen as fun: hours mulling every year of your career, searching for the right words, worrying about whether your accomplishments look impressive enough. Then you have to find the time to noodle around with it, between work, family and other commitments. Even… read more

Sales Cover Letter Example

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  Employer’s Name Company Address City, State, Zip Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name, A successful consultative sales person has the ability to develop and nurture long-term relationships. My success in this area is well documented. My customers will tell you I am efficient and organized; a helpful people person with superior follow-through; and excellent at building rapport… read more