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Resume Tips: Lying About Employment History

Author: Robt Barlow

Let's just face it: the job market can be a very tough place to compete in. In order to survive in today's job market, people often resort to artificially "inflating" their resumes with little "white lies". Chances are, you're also thinking of doing the same.

Well, as tempting as it may be, you do NOT want to risk lying on your resume.

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Strengthen Your Resume in 5 Steps

Author: Anish Majumdar, CPRW

You’ve created a resume, submitted to more jobs than you can remember, but the interviews aren’t coming. What gives? Recruiters/hiring managers look for certain key elements in every resume. If your resume is missing 1 or more of the following, it’s time for a re-write:

1) A Clear Focus On The Type Of Position You’re Seeking.

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Do NOT Put These on Your Resume!

Author: Anish Majumdar, CPRW

Certain elements on resumes have either been so overused, or are so meaningless in the eyes of recruiters/hiring managers that just having them can be grounds for automatic rejection. Look over the 4 following “frequent offenders”. If your resume has 1 or more of these, it’s time for a re-write:

1) CLICHED SOFT SKILL DESCRIPTIONS

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Words that Will Get your Resume Noticed

Author: Josiah Walter

For some reason, writing a description of ourselves and our life achievements is a difficult task. It is easy enough to recount our life to others, yet when it involves describing it with the aim of securing a job; suddenly the words to describe our talents escape us. Thus, the process of resume writing begins.

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How to Nail the Interview and Land the Job

Author: Kasan Groupe

Alright, so you just sent in an absolutely amazing resume and cover letter to the job of your dreams and they actually got back to you! But wait, that means you have to go in for an interview. Interviews can be extremely nerve-racking, especially if you consider yourself to be a shy person. You only get about 30 minutes, if you’re lucky, to show them what you’ve got and to prove to them that you are the best person for the job.

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Resume Tips – Something to think about…

Author: RedStarResume

How many times have you picked up a magazine while waiting for an appointment and flipped through the hundreds of pages of articles? How long did it take you to decide whether or not to turn the page? Studies show that most people make this decision in less than 5 seconds.

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Key Word Searches For Resumes

Author: Brad Remillard

I circulated a search that I was working on for a VP Contract Manufacturing and Supply Chain. The total ad was about 6 sentences. In the ad, contract manufacturing appeared 7 times and supply chain appeared 6 times.

Just curious, what KEY WORDS do you think I’m looking for on your resume?

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Using Twitter To Improve The Impact Of Your Resume

Author: Heather Eagar

Are you as excited about Twitter as the rest of the world? It's a great way to follow celebrities, causes, and to keep up with the lives of your friends.

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Benefits of a Targeted Resume

Author: Sarika Kabra

There are many different kinds and examples of resumes, such as the chronological resume, the functional resume, a combination resume etc. Free resume samples of each of these can be obtained from the internet.

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Career Search Tips: Nailing the Job Interview

Author: JenB

You have to keep a lot in mind when you are looking and trying to get the perfect career. After filling out the applications you still have to go through the interviews to actually get hired. Job interviews can be tricky sometimes and not everyone is good at them. Here are a few tips to help you get through.

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