How to Network Your Way to a Standout Resume

by Guest Author, Miles Oliver Your resume is one of the most important tools for advancing your career. When done well, it communicates your value efficiently to potential employers and collaborators. But there are also ways to utilize it beyond simply sending it with applications. Leveraging networking opportunities can boost your resume on multiple levels.…

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6 Resume Red Flags to Avoid

by Guest Author, Beatrice Manuel Are there any resume red flags that could cost you your dream job? Here are some things you should watch out for. Finding a job is never simple, but having a resume full of issues makes it more difficult. Your resume is your first impression of a recruiter, and even…

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Use these 5 tips to make your CV stand out

by Guest Author, Xolile Mtembu You face fierce competition whenever you send in your job application. With dozens or even hundreds of CVs to look at, hiring managers may spend a little time scanning through your documents. According to job portal Indeed, on average, employers look at CVs for six to seven seconds. This means…

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Marketing Mavericks: Unlocking Skills to Supercharge Your Job Search

by Guest Author, Miles Oliver The marketing sector is a multi-billion dollar industry that’s only expected to keep growing. However, the level of growth that happens in this sector depends largely on the people who currently work in the field and the up-and-coming talent entering it. If you’re hoping to break into marketing, setting yourself…

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5 lies to never put on your resume

by Guest Author, Nancy Werteen Whether you’re telling a little white lie or a blatant fabrication, getting caught could amount to career sabotage, especially since today’s technology and social media environments make it easier to get caught. According to the Monster Future of Work survey, 66% of employers agreed that candidates exaggerate skills and competencies…

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What Your Job Resume Should Look Like This Year

by Guest Author, Heather Austin Even prior to all the world changes we have seen over the last couple of years, people struggled to perfect their resumes. But in a job market that has been shaken up with new expectations on technological skills, or whether you need to disclose your vaccination status, it has people…

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How To Indicate Medical Leave on Your Resume

by Guest Author, Frankie Wallace Health challenges can happen to anyone. In fact, if you live long enough, they’re all but guaranteed. And, they can strike at any time, even in the midst of your prime working years. When this happens, you may find yourself left with little choice but to take a medical leave.…

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Why Aren’t I Getting Responses to My Resume?

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“How can I get better responses to my resume?” Maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s your resume. You have the skills and experience for the jobs you are applying for, so why aren’t you getting responses to your applications? Here are some things to consider: A Professionally Written Resume. You are good at your job,…

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CVs Versus Resumes, Plus a “New” Thing to Consider

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If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between CVs and resumes, you’re not alone. Here are the basics, along with links to more information and a few words on something you need to keep in mind when working with either one. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN CVs VERSUS RESUMES CVs: from the Latin for “course of…

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