One of the biggest challenges the candidates we work with run into is having a truly awesome and effective resume. Many people rely on basic resume layouts that they've used for years, simply because they aren't quite sure how to design their own. While this may sound like a minor issue, a great resume layout can actually make or break your chances of landing an interview (so it definitely matters). Obviously, the content of your…

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Looking for a new resume template? You came to the right place! Our team of expert recruiters has collected over 500 of the best resume templates on the internet and created a really easy-to-use library of them. You can check it out here! In the meantime, we've listed out 10 of our personal favorite resume templates for creatives below. Take a look and see what stands out to you!   1) Turquoise, Gray This resume…

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Looking for a new resume template? You came to the right place! Our team of expert recruiters has collected over 500 of the best resume templates on the internet and created a really easy-to-use library of them. You can check it out here! In the meantime, we've listed out 10 of our personal favorite resume templates for professionals below. Take a look and see what stands out to you!   1) Dark Blue, Grey, Red…

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For those on the job hunt, you know that any advantage you may have over other candidates is huge -- it can even make the difference between starting your dream career and heading back to the drawing board. Some advantages, like work experience and the college you graduated from, are hard to create on demand (you can't suddenly have 5+ years of additional relevant job experience) when looking for a new job. One advantage that…

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Since the Recession in 2008, gaps in employment have been much more common than they once were. That said, you still need to be careful how you present your work history, both in your resume/cover letter and in interviews. Any gap of more than a couple months is going to warrant questions from your potential employer, but gaps happen for a variety of reasons and there’s almost always a way to put a positive spin…

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It’s understood that there’s a language to the job hunting process, but it’s important to not beat overused verbiage into the ground. One way to let your unique skill set stand out to potential employers is to avoid using phrases that are all too common -- aka “buzzwords.” Here are some examples of what to steer clear from, and better yet, what to substitute them with! 1) Don't Use: “I think outside of the box”…

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So you’ve drafted a cover letter, put together your resume and have applied to several jobs, with no returned calls or emails for a proper first interview. If you’re wondering what the issue might be, use this checklist (followed by some more information below) to make sure you’re giving yourself the best possible odds to showcase yourself in person! You’ve not followed the employer’s directions Your cover letter or resume has errors or formatting issues…

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Not getting responses despite an appropriate background? You might be too focused on proving you’re a respectable professional rather than demonstrating you’ve got the skills for the job. Employers have clear expectations, and recruiters are looking for someone with the right skill set. Here’s what you can do with your resume to communicate that you will live up to their expectations. 1) Make a skills section You’ve only got a few seconds to convince the…

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For most people, finding a new job is both exciting and daunting -- after all, making sure you find the right position for you is a big deal. To help you get that dream job, or, just your next position, here are 20 of the best online job hunting resources. Blogs A great blog can do a lot for your career prospects, as it can give you some important tips or insights, or help provide…

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When you are looking for a new job, chances are the first place you turn to is the internet -- and for good reason. With countless job sites, employer career pages, and staffing agency resources available to you all online, it makes sense to start your job search here. If you're looking to speed up the job hunt process or just find jobs that are a better fit for you, check out these 6 tips…

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