Tag: Resumes

4 Better ways to organize your resume, depending on who you are and where you're going

The Muse
Author: Lily Zhang

You've quantified your bullet points, you've curated your skills section, and you've proofread it from top to bottom. There's actually one more step—and that's putting all the sections in the correct order. Like with everything job-search-related, this should be tailored to the position and your specific situation. To give you an idea of where to start, here are four great ways to organize your resume depending on where you are in your career.

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Here's how to tweak your resume to prove you're the perfect fit

The Muse
Author: Aja Frost

You know you’re supposed to customize your resume for each and every job application. But sometimes, it’s not so clear how you can give the employers what they’re looking for—at least, not without being in-your-face obvious. For example, suppose the job description asks for someone who’s “highly motivated” and a “self-starter.” How do you say, “Hey, that’s me!” without saying, “I’m highly motivated and a self-starter?” Here’s the short answer: You use your applicable skills and relevant experience to prove it.

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5 Tips for an attention-grabbing resume

Resumes still matter—here’s how to make yours stand out.
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5 Things to avoid on your resume

Which blunders will send your resume straight into the 'no' pile? Hear about five common resume mistakes that could derail your job search. 

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Why am I not getting an interview?

If you are not getting results, here are some guidelines you can follow to increase your chances of being contacted for opportunities.
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Preparing your resume to get promoted

When you are aiming for a promotion in your current field, the ideal resume is one that shows achievement in your current and past roles, a track record of successfully taking on increasing responsibilities, evidence of leadership at a level appropriate for the more senior role, involvement in areas that are directly related to the more senior role you are applying for, and through all of this, evidence of the appropriate skills.

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Including contract work on your resume

There is a lot you can do to influence how the contracting experience is received. The first thing is to make sure that it is crystal clear to the scanning eye that these were contracts...
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Resumes

A great resume will help you stand out from the crowd and land an interview. It should quickly and simply tell prospective employers why they should hire you. It is important to avoid the mistaken belief that one resume will be suitable for all applications. For each position you apply for, you should carefully tailor your resume in order to demonstrate how your skills and experiences match what a prospective employer is looking for.

The major elements to consider when building a resume are as follows:

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