11 Tips to Improve Your Resume

Imagine for a moment that you are a model, and you’re hoping to be hired for a great fashion show. You send an envelope to the agency hiring for the show, inside of which is your photo, so that they can see whether you have the look they are searching for. But instead of a

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Improve your Resume with Free Online Courses via Coursera

Finding a job in a struggling economy is difficult since the job market is saturated with so many qualified applicants. Employers want an employee who is well-educated and comes with the knowledge necessary to do the job well. Unfortunately, education costs continue to rise, making it more and more difficult to obtain a level of

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Resume Checklist for Financial Jobs

With over 25 years of recruiting in the Finance industry, we have seen a LOT of resumes. Some have been really great and some have been not so great. In an effort to help job seekers find Financial Jobs, improve and optimize your resume, we have created a Resume Checklist for you to use. The

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3 Resume Tips for Your Job Search —Turn Weaknesses into Strengths

photo via I’ve found that young job hunters who have limited professional experience tend to worry about the attractiveness of their resume and its effect on their prospects. But most of the time, there’s no need for concern.  No candidate perfect (especially this early in their careers), and hiring managers know that. Furthermore, job postings are

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Optimizing Resumes for Searches—Using Keywords

It is rare these days to find a company willing to sift through a printed pile of resumes. More often than not, they gather the resumes of all their applicants and place them into a single searchable database. By searching for key terms that describe the skills they want and by 86-ing resumes without them,

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Advice to Candidates: When your great resume just isn’t enough

There has been quite a response to my last blog post, “Advice to Hiring Managers: A great candidate is more than their resume,” with most respondents sharing their own experience with hiring managers being slow to hire for open positions due to a perceived glut of highly qualified candidates.   I thought I would give

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Getting Your Resume Noticed

There are a lot of blogs filled with horrible advice for job seekers out there – this article on resume writing by Kerry Hannon is not one of them.  So, rather than recreate the wheel I thought I would summarize and comment on this very helpful article.  You can read the full article here, at

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