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Does Volunteer Work Count on Your Resume?

The only certainty about the world of resume writing is that it is always changing. It’s hard enough to know what goes where the objective used to be and how far back to outline your experience, much less what to do with items such as volunteer work. But the good news is that what used…

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Beyond the Basics of a Background Check

Have you ever been so excited about the prospect of a new job (especially one that you really want) that you would do anything the employer asked? While most potential hires encounter prospective employers with good intentions, there are times when what is asked can be a red  flag in the gray area known as…

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Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question

Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question We’ve all been there. Nervously awaiting the beginning of our first interview, when the interviewer starts with the dreaded: “So, tell me about yourself.” First of all, let’s discuss a few reasons why they chose to open the interview in this manner. Perhaps they haven’t…

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The Importance of Voice on a Resume

There are many resume writing guides available and even online templates you can use to create a professional resume. How you represent yourself on your resume, is almost as important as your actual skills and experiences. The first rule of thumb, is to NOT write your resume in first person. You may think it feels…

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How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

We all know there is much to do with the employment process that has very little to do with the potential employee. One of the most challenging situations job hunters face is the encounter of a ‘bad’ interviewer. Note that we use the term ‘bad’ lightly because the employer may not be bad; you simply…

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LinkedIn Profile Tips for Your Resume

Social media is always changing – so much in fact that you may wonder if what used to be ‘in’ is now so ‘out’ you don’t need to bother with it. The case in point: LinkedIn. Launched in 2002 as the social media network designed exclusively for professional purposes, you may wonder if LinkedIn is…

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First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary

First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary Times are changing in the world of what employers really want, and very few are seeking the conventional objective feature that graced the first line of resume content for several decades. Instead, the industry standard in hiring is now to assess an applicant’s summary statement. According to the Harvard…

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