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Resumes versus LinkedIn Profiles

By Joey Trebif

Resumes (in some form or other) have been around for almost as long as people have looked for jobs. Rumor has it that Leonardo da Vinci created the first professional profile in 1492. In the early days, resumes were mostly used as a letter of introduction. Fast forward to the early 1900s and resumes started to look much like today’s resumes. Before the digital age, resumes were t...

8 tips for writing a winning cover letter

By Bryn Davies

Your resume is obviously an important part of any job application. But here’s what successful job seekers know: Your cover letter can make or break a job application. Your resume is important as it sets out your relevant experience and job history. And you should make sure (wherever possible) to tailor it to the application in hand. But a cover letter is where you can really go i...

Creating A Brand-Driven Resume

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Is your resume brand-driven? In other words, does it market you as a brand, in the same way that companies market a product or service? A brand-driven resume will make it easy for an employer to see the differences between you and another candidate. Types of Personal Branding Communicating your personal brand can be accomplished three ways; visually, verbally, or through strategic, targeted conten...

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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well." This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to whether you want to work for this company. Here are some rules and basic questio...

Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email pr...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about it. Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean. Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go about their job-hunt: resumes, ...

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Do Resumes Make You Crazy?

By Deborah Brown-Volkman

What to put on a resume can be daunting, frustrating, and upsetting. Will I cover all the bases? Will my accomplishments come across? How long should my resume be? And, what format? The stress and anxiety builds inside and doesn't subside. Resumes scare even the most seasoned worker. There are rules, both perceived and real, that leave people confused and afraid to get it wrong. Whether you need a...

Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

By Jessica Holbrook Hernandez

Most of what you hear about Facebook while looking for a job involves keeping your information as private as possible from potential employers. While this is good advice, Facebook can also be a valuable tool in your job search, as many smaller companies post their job ads on their Facebook pages. If you are looking for work at a smaller local company, “liking” their Facebook pag...

Can You Attract a New Job?

By Kevin Donlin

Ever had a new job just sort of fall into your lap? I'll bet it's happened at least once to you or someone you know. Perhaps you got a phone call from an old friend who referred you to a hiring manager. Or an email from a relative urging you to apply at their company. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way to "attract" more job opportunities like this? Well, I believe there is. I believe that job...