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What NOT to Put on Your Resume in 2020

Posted by Christopher Wallingford on May 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM

There are an endless number of resources (and opinions) out there that educate on how a proper resume should look and what information it must include. Equal consideration and thought must be given to what you should ​not​ put on your resume. All it takes for recruiters and hiring managers to send a resume to the “no” pile is one spelling or grammatical error. Yet there are many other errors one can make on their resume that will end their chances of landing an interview. To be sure your resume is up-to-date, here are seven things you shouldn’t include on your resume in 2020.

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The 10 Best Soft Skills to Showcase on Your Resume (With Examples) (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

LinkedIn best described soft skills as, “the essential interpersonal skills that make or break our ability to get things done in our current jobs and take on new opportunities ahead.” Emphasizing your soft skills on your resume in 2020 is essential when trying to attract a recruiter or hiring manager’s attention. When highlighting your soft skills, you must give examples of how your skills have helped you succeed. Below is a list of the 10 most in-demand soft skills you should showcase on your resume with examples!

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Avoid Spooking Interviewers and Recruiters (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Oct 24, 2019 10:30:00 AM

It’s October, the scariest month of the year. It’s also one of the busiest hiring seasons of the year. Simple mistakes during the application and interview process may lessen your chances of landing a job offer. Now is a good time to freshen up on what job seekers sometimes do that potentially “scare” away recruiters and hiring managers.
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The Best Way to Respond to 'Walk me Through Your Resume' in an Interview

Posted by Megan Jewell on Sep 24, 2019 10:51:17 AM

One of the most popular asked interview questions, “Can you walk me through your resume?” is often one that many struggle to answer or overlook when preparing. Although it is a broad, open-ended question, you can use a resume walkthrough to your advantage. It’s the perfect opportunity to confidently impress the interviewer and ultimately set the tone and direction of the whole dialogue.

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How to Make Your Entry-Level Resume Shine (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Sep 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

If you’re a recent college grad, it’s extremely important that your entry-level resume best displays how you’re a qualified candidate, even if you have little professional experience. You must take what you did throughout your college career and make it shine on paper.

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What's the Buzz? Buzzwords to Avoid and Add on Your Resume

Posted by Cori Forbes on Sep 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Are you officially on the job hunt? You have the skills, the experience and qualifications, now you just need the golden ticket to secure an interview; your resume. We all know that most human resources departments are already drowning in a sea of resumes and the time hiring managers spend reading each one is less than a minute, so how on earth can you make sure your resume makes the YES pile?

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Your 8-Step Plan to Beginning Your Job Search (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Aug 20, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Beginning a job search is no easy task, but there are steps you can take to be prepared for the work ahead. We’ve listed eight steps you can take to be organized, equipped, and fully ready to take on a job search and find your next career opportunity!

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How to Properly List Temporary Work on Your Resume

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Feb 19, 2019 10:50:58 AM

Referencing temporary work on your resume can make the difference between impressing hiring managers or turning them away.  Listing your contract work on your resume should highlight your skills, experience, and flexibility as a candidate. Just because temp positions are typically short-term, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give as much attention to these jobs as you would a full-time position. It’s important that you don’t discount your work but instead, appropriately list and explain it. Follow the tips below so you best display the value of your temp experiences to employers.

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6 Easy Ways to Give Your Resume an Effective Refresh (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Feb 7, 2019 9:37:12 AM

Your resume can make or break your first impression with a prospective employee and often is the determining factor upon whether or not you will receive the opportunity to interview. If you are on the job hunt, it is essential to ensure that your resume is up-to-date and free of errors. This includes altering your resume to the job you are applying to and making sure that it is easy to find important, relevant information.


The following infographic displays six easy ways to update your resume and communicate your qualifications effectively. Follow these strategies to increase your chances at landing an interview!

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Top Skills Recruiters Look for in Entry-Level Candidates (With Examples)

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Dec 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

When seeking entry-level candidates, recruiters not only look at one’s experience and knowledge but their skill set. Your skills are the result of your knowledge and experience. It’s what sets you apart from your competition, making it imperative to list your soft and hard skills on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Because you are an entry-level candidate, employers don’t expect to see a long list of advanced abilities but, they do expect to see a handful of relevant, desired skills. To best portray how qualified you are, we are sharing our expert advice on what essential skills you need to illustrate to help you get found by recruiters!

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