We’re all familiar with the plain-jane resume templates found in Word. Unfortunately, since we’re all familiar with them, using them increases your chances of having a resume that looks like everybody else’s. If you want your resume to stand out among the thousands of other pages of single columns and Times New Roman, check…

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After working multiple jobs over several years, it can be tempting to include your entire work history on your resume. But should you? The short answer is no. Generally speaking, you should limit your resume to two pages and only include the most relevant and recent positions you’ve held. Forbes’ Liz Ryan argues “your most…

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Career advice website The Muse has an ingenious and incredibly simple lifehack that will simplify your efforts to keep your resume (and LinkedIn profile) updated without wracking your brains or increasing your stress-level! It’s simple: keep a folder in your email that acts as a ‘brag file’. Anytime you receive praise, new responsibility, new feedback,…

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This is the second in a series of articles highlighting principles for writing a sparkling resume. Each article presents one or more keys to creating a professional and effective resume that generates interviews. How Resumes are Read Resumes are rarely read. Resumes are first scanned, usually by HR (Human Resources) or the internal recruiter. Resumes…

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