How To Combat Ageism During A Job Search

by Guest Author, Caroline Castrillon As of 2020, workers 50 and older made up over 30% of the U.S. workforce. While experienced employees make up a substantial portion of the labor market, they also face significant challenges during a job search, including ageism. For example, in a survey by WerkLabs, 60% of respondents indicate that they have…

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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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Ultimate Guide to Making a Video Resume

make a video resume

by guest author Evelina Brown Not everyone will resign to making a video resume – most candidates prefer to follow the classic and simpler path. However, we recommend you surprise potential employers with a creative approach and think about creating a video resume. Firstly, the video will 100% distinguish you from the crowd of other…

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Why It’s Important to Write Targeted Resumes

Targeted Resumes

Guest author, Brenna Johnson A targeted resume focuses on a specific job opportunity and highlights the skills and experience needed for that job opening. When sending a targeted resume, it will either be written or edited for each job you apply for.  Taking the extra time to write a targeted resume could be absolutely critical…

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Resume Tips: How to tell your story

Resume Tips

The best resume tips we can give include how to tell your professional story in an interesting way that is quick and easy to read. Need help with your resume? Take advantage of our Free Resume Critique. According to a section in an article titled Storytelling in Your Resume: Why and How by LiveCareer.com,  “As a…

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Critical Thinking Skills for a Resume

Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills are the ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the logical connection between ideas. Critical thinking could be described as the ability to engage in reflective and independent thinking. It requires you to use your ability to reason. For example, you can research the pros and cons of running two miles a day. A…

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Personal Qualities Employers are Looking For

Personal Qualities Employers are Looking For

When it comes to personal qualities employers are looking for in their next candidate, some will be specific to the job. This is a given. However, there are some that are universally sought after. Why? Because people who can demonstrate they have these skills will typically make good employees. A word of caution: Don’t simply…

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