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Building a Strong Job Search Chain

If your job search is falling short, one of your job-search skills may be the weak link. What's your weakest link?

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Writing a Winning Cover Letter

What takes 10 seconds and can result in crushing a job applicant?s dream of being considered for a position? A busy nonprofit hiring manager reading a poorly written cover letter.

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Secret to great references: Ask early and carefully

References can have a significant impact on the final hiring decision. Be ready at a moment's notice to provide potential employers with at least three solid ones.

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Cover Letter Basics

Your cover letter is just as important as your resume. Check out this guide to accomplishing your cover letter objectives.

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Don't Apply Without a Cover Letter

Chances are you went through several drafts of your resume before you submitted it to a prospective employer. You wrote and rewrote each line several times and had friends, family, even strangers proofread it. But if you send it off without enclosing a cover letter, your hard work may never be seen.

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Seven Steps to Success

Finding the right job is all about casting the right net. Employers come to our site every day to specifically hire college students and young professionals. We'll help you create a searchable resume that provides employers with the information they need to find you! What are you waiting for? Review these Frequently Asked Questions to get started.

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Avoiding the "No Pile"

Employers are spending 20-30 seconds skimming over your resume. We've compiled some tips to help you avoid rejection and make it to the "yes" pile.

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What's Your Objective?

While screening candidate resumes at a recent SalesTrax Recruiting Event, I was struck by how many candidates had unknowingly undermined their interviews by what they had written in the opening paragraph, commonly known as the "objective statement" of their resume.

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Maximize Your Cover Letter's Power

Like peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs, resumes and cover letters go hand-in-hand. But while all job seekers know the importance of a well-organized resume, many don't understand the power of a strong cover letter.

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Volunteer, Train, Diversify: Key Words for Getting Hired in Healthcare

Sometimes getting a health care job requires more than sending in a resume.

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How should I address several months of contract work on my resume?

When the job market is tight for employees, most employers understand how to interpret a few months of contract work on a candidate's resume.

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How should I represent my co-op position on my resume?

Have you ever felt as though your job might be "the one" - the job you really want to do? But sometimes it isn't meant to be. A student at the end of a co-op program would like to keep the job as a full-time position, but knows it has to end sometime soon.

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What about the 1-page Rule?

Students writing their resumes for nonprofit positions usually face a dilemma. Should they stick to the one-page-resume rule standard in business recruiting, or do they have an option to bridge the one-page barrier, which is common for academic resumes?

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Lost in the Void

Don't lose your resume in cyberspace! Follow these tips to keep your resume on target and avoid the great void.

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Resume in Full View

On the one hand, your work is so fabulous that someone else would like to lay claim to it.

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What's at Stake in Posting Your Science Resume Online?

I've often thought of the net as the world's largest group of wise people and fools, the finest library man has ever devised, and the ultimate collection of bathroom graffiti.

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Creating an Effective Resume When You Lack the Required Credentials

Creating an effective, "targeted" resume is the first step to getting a great job. But what do you do when you know you've found the perfect job and your credentials aren't quite right?

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How a Resume Can Catch the Eye of Diversity-Minded Employers

How can you let an organization know that you can contribute to its diversity needs without stating your race on your resume?

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Square One: Create a resume

It's time to write your resume, and like most, you may cringe at the very thought of it.

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Online Resumes - Do's and Don'ts

Technology has not only changed the way we do business -- it has also dramatically changed the way we hunt for jobs. Why bother driving around town, running from business to business to drop off your resume, when you can canvas the world with a click of your computer mouse?

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Avoid the Top Five Resume Mistakes

Don't fall victim to the top 5 resume mistakes!

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How to Post Your Resume Online

Set aside your box of cream-colored resume-grade bond paper. A well-written, beautifully laid out, and carefully printed resume is no longer the key to a successful job hunt.

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Resume Writing

The purpose of your resume is to make the reader want to interview you. Resumes should be informative, concise, consistent, and should highlight intriguing skills and experience.

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Creating a Stellar Resume

A good resume can be hard to find; just ask any hiring manager thumbing through stacks of them. To stand apart from the crowd in today's competitive employment market, financial professionals must submit a document that makes an immediate impression. In fact, a well-crafted resume is your most effective tool for landing an interview and, ultimately, a new job. Following are some key "do's" and "don'ts" of resume writing.

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Seven Things to Know Before Writing Your First Resume

There are many rites of passage in every young person's life. Getting your driver's license, graduation day and turning 21 are just a few. But another rite of passage can be even more important to your future -- writing your first resume.

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Six Serious Resume Blunders

Resumes are tricky: If done well, they can put you in the running for a job; if done poorly, they end up in the hiring manager's recycling bin.

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Tailor Your Resume Without Starting From Scratch

Job hunts are hard work. Looking through job ads, going on interviews and networking take up a lot of your time. So how can you be expected to do all these things and still rewrite your resume every time you apply for a job?

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Recent Graduate Resume

Here is a sample resume from a recent graduate.

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Is Your Resume a Lie?

A resume is a marketing tool - it should showcase your experience and qualifications in the most succinct and relevant way possible. And that often means being selective in the kind of information that you include or crafty in your wording.

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Six Ways to Embellish Your Resume Without Lying

Most of us accept the fact that, many times, a sales pitch tends to stretch the truth. But stretching the truth on your resume, even though it is the equivalent of a sales pitch promoting you, is never acceptable.

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Do I Need a Resume if I'm Not Looking For a Job?

Ask the Expert: "I'm a manager in the finance department of a mid-sized, private firm and haven't had a resume since college. One of my colleagues says I should have one. I'm not looking for a job, so why would this be important?"

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Is Your Resume Recruiter Friendly?

Making your resume "recruiter friendly" is a smart move in a job search.

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What are Resume Keywords?

What's all this talk about keywords? We're told they're essential to a job search -- we should use them in our resume and cover letters and use them when searching for job openings. But what are they really, and how do you know you're using the right ones?

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Spring Break Builds Resumes

Spring Break is a time to relax, take a trip and...build up your resume? Yup, that one week off during the second semester is an ideal time to add some muscle to your CV before graduating.

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Resume and Cover Letter Tips

Both your resume and cover letter have to be persuasive, articulate, and compelling enough to make a recruiter want to invite you in for an interview.

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Tips for Creating a Resume That Downplays Job Hopping

A jumpy work history can make recruiters wary. Use these tips to disguise frequent career moves on your document.

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Sample Resume: Licensed Practical Nurse

Check out an example of an LPN resume.

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Sample Resume: Marketing

Check out a sample Marketing resume.

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Hybrid Resume

Here is an example of a hybrid resume.

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Accomplishments Resume

Here is an example of an accomplishments resume.

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Sample Resume: Public Relations

Need a resume for PR? Check out this resume example.

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Sample Resume: Accounting

An example of an Accounting resume.

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Sample Resume: Finance

An example of a Finance resume.

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Sample Resume: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals

A sample resume for Biotech and Pharmaceuticals.

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Sample Resume: Sales

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Your Resume: The Key to Getting an Interview

We've all been through it. The waiting -- endless waiting -- for the phone to ring with the hope that, maybe, just maybe, one of the resumes you sent out this week will get through to the right person... and he'll like what he sees.

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Would You Lie On Your Resume?

It is tempting to put little white lies on your resume.

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Ten Resume Tips for Nonprofit Jobseekers

How is writing a resume for a nonprofit job different from writing one for a corporate position? How can you create a resume that effectively markets yourself to a nonprofit audience? This week?s column provides tips and advice about how to tailor your resume to nonprofit organizations.

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What Employers Think When They Read Your Resume

If you're like most job seekers, the hiring process can sometimes make you scratch your head in confusion. For example, how many times have you come across the "perfect" position, quickly submitted your resume and eagerly anticipated the hiring manager's call... only to hear nothing from the company?

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Simple Steps to Shape Up Your Resume

Writing a resume is a lot like hitting the gym: It requires initiative, dedication, and, at times, it can be daunting. In the long run, however, the hard work pays off and allows you to put your best foot forward with prospective employers.

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25 Words That Can Hurt Your Resume

So, you're experienced? Before you advertise this in your resume, be sure you can prove it.

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How to Pinpoint Accomplishments That Will Make Your Resume Shine

Listing your job responsibilities on a resume may get you on an employer's job-candidate roster, but if you note some solid accomplishments as well, you may be able to make the jump onto a recruiter's short list.

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10 Most Overused Resume Phrases

Throughout your career, you've accomplished many feats, exceeded several goals and mastered countless skills. Now you're on yet another job hunt and you can't remember a lick of any of it.

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Use Your Resume To Help Negotiate a Higher Salary

Most job seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

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What's Your Objective

While screening candidate resumes at a recent SalesTrax Recruiting Event, I was struck by how many candidates had unknowingly undermined their interviews by what they had written in the opening paragraph, commonly known as the "objective statement" of their resume.

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