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!


How to Make Sure Your Resume Has No Spelling Errors (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Aug 21, 2018 9:37:05 AM

Before sending off your resume to hiring managers, you must proofread it to ensure there are no spelling mistakes. One of the most common and easiest errors you can make is misspelling a word. The problem with misspelling a word isn't because you made a typo, it’s because you overlooked a simple mistake. In an employer’s mind, this signifies your lack of attention to detail.


What Job Descriptions Really Mean, And How to Tailor Your Resume to Match Them

Posted by Andreea Muntean on May 31, 2018 10:04:42 AM

Job descriptions can contain similar words, but is there a hidden meaning behind them? What do employers really mean when they say they want someone who’s “detail-oriented” or “passionate?” Furthermore, how do you demonstrate to a potential employer that you are those things? Here are some common words and phrases you’ll find in a number of job descriptions, as well as what they mean and how you can showcase your skills to fit the description.


Additional Free Online Tools to Learn New Resume-Boosting Skills

Posted by Andreea Muntean on May 17, 2018 10:21:46 AM

Today’s job marketplace is extremely competitive, so it’s important to always be on top of your game. One way to do this is to learn skills that will make you an asset to any organization. We previously wrote a blog post on free online tools you can use to teach yourself new skills, but we found many more sources that will help you develop into a confident and competent employee. Take a look at the following tools that will boost your resume and advance your career!


Where Should You Start Your Job Search? Here’s Your 8-Step Plan

Posted by Erin Bazinet on May 3, 2018 9:47:13 AM

It’s a big decision to embark on a job search. Whether you are about to graduate or have years of experience, the process of looking for a new job is something you need to be prepared for. So the important question is, where should you even start? Listed here are eight steps you can take to be organized, equipped, and fully ready to take on a job search and find your next career opportunity.


How to Make Sure Your Resume Has No Spelling Errors

Posted by Erin Bazinet on Apr 3, 2018 9:58:01 AM

After working tirelessly on creating your resume, the last thing you want to have is a spelling error on it. According to a recent survey, 59% of recruiters will reject a candidate's resume because of a spelling mistake or poor grammar.


10 Additional Free Tools to Create a More Advanced Resume

Posted by Erin Bazinet on Feb 15, 2018 9:55:22 AM

Creating a resume for your job search can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are helpful tools online that can assist you in writing a more advanced resume.


6 Easy Ways to Give Your Resume an Effective Refresh

Posted by Teresa Cichello on Oct 26, 2017 10:14:16 AM

Have you found yourself on the job hunt again? In the same way that you’ll need to brush up on your interviewing skills, you also need to spruce up your resume to make sure that it is current and up-to-date. Here are six easy ways that you can dust off the cob webs on your old resume and give it a present-day refresh.


Do You Know You Have These 5 Impressive Skills? (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Aug 18, 2017 10:35:52 AM

This post was originally published on the JOHNLEONARD blog and written by Erin Bazinet on February 16, 2016.


Last Minute Checks to Make Before Submitting a Resume

Posted by Erin Bazinet on Jun 15, 2017 10:29:46 AM

Your resume is one of the most critical aspects of your job search. In most cases, it will act as your first impression to a hiring manager or potential employer. Once you have spent time collecting your information and crafting your document, the last thing you want have happen is to make a small mistake on it. Before you submit your resume for a job application, you need to make these last minute checks to ensure your resume is the best it can be.


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