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Free Video - Resume Writing Mini Course

A FREE Resume Crash Course where you'll learn how professionals like you are landing more interviews quicker.

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Free e-Book: 10 Resume Eyesores

An introductory guide to the top resume mistakes and how to avoid them.

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How To Tailor Your Resume And Become The Best Fit For The Job

To maximize your job search, you must customize your resume to the target role, company, and industry.

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How to Land an Out of State Job

By Noelle | June 8, 2021

You’re hoping to relocate to a new state and find a new job before you arrive. But how can you convince recruiters and hiring managers to take a chance on someone who is not local? In this blog post we’ll share strategies for increasing your chances of landing an out of state job.  Starting the …

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Jobscan Career Change Tool Review 2021

By Noelle | May 21, 2021

Jobscan is a popular tool used by job seekers trying to improve their resumes. But just how well does it work for career changers? In this blog post I will review Jobscan’s Career Change tool from the standpoint of a recruiter and resume expert. I’ll share the pros and cons of this tool as well …

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11 Simple Ageism Hacks for Your Resume & Job Search

By Noelle | June 1, 2020

Ageism is a very real challenge faced by 50+ job searchers everywhere. While age discrimination may add a layer of complexity to the job search, it is not impossible to overcome. In this blog post we will share tips for avoiding age discrimination in your resume, and a variety of solutions for overcoming ageism in …

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How Your Resume Accomplishments Can Land the Interview and Increase Your Salary

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | April 23, 2020

Executive and mid-level job seekers can sometimes find it difficult to enumerate and express the value that they bring to a company. But defining your brand value is crucial for attracting recruiters, networking, interviewing, and negotiating salary. In this blog post we will share why resume accomplishments can be a game-changer when you submit applications as …

Why Online Resume Builders Aren’t Safe for Your Job Search

By Noelle | December 18, 2018

Visually stunning designer resumes and resume-building websites are a hot trend in the world of  online applications. But do they work when it comes to landing interviews? In this post, we’ll break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of designer resume services – when to use them, when to avoid them, and how …

How to Tailor Your Resume and Become the Best Fit for the Job

How to Tailor Your Resume to a Job Description

By Noelle | April 19, 2018

You invested in a professionally written resume and now you’re ready to apply, using a resume that makes you proud. Not so fast! To maximize your chances of landing an interview, you must customize your resume to the target role, company, and industry – otherwise known as resume tailoring. It may seem time consuming to …

How to Send a Resume to Get More Job Offers

How to Send a Resume to Get More Job Offers

By Noelle | January 11, 2018

Dear Candidate, Thank you for applying. We have received your application and appreciate your interest. We regret to inform you that we cannot respond to each inquiry individually. If you are selected for an interview or we need additional information concerning your qualifications, we will contact you. Sounds familiar? Stranded like Robinson Crusoe? Does applying …

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Should You Apply for the Job or Not?

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | June 26, 2017

Are you applying for jobs, but not landing interviews? This is one of the most common challenges faced by job searchers today and one that has a simple solution of presenting yourself, in your resume, as the best fit. In this blog post, we will share the best tool for assessing job fit, how to …

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10 Resume Buzzwords Hiring Managers Hate [And Words to Use Instead]

By Noelle | June 22, 2017

Resumes can make or break your interview process. With some hiring managers reading through hundreds of resumes for a single job opening, it is important to make yours stand out with the most effective resume keywords. Some people include buzzwords in an attempt to get the attention of a hiring manager. In reality, however, these …

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How to Write the Perfect Entry Level Resume

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | March 13, 2017

Updated: February 2021 If you’re fresh out of high school or college and looking for an entry level job, it’s important to know that the job market is quite competitive. Companies are overwhelmed with entry level applicants who are convinced they are the right ones for a position. Since you will be competing with hundreds of other …

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth When Hiring a Resume Writer

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | February 13, 2017

Updated: January 2021 If resume writing is a daunting prospect for you, you’re not alone. Maybe you’ve tapped into your savings before and you were disappointed with the results. Or you tried using a deal from Groupon at one of the larger resume mills and you felt the writer wasn’t listening to you. The point …

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Executive Resume Trends (2022)

By Soozy G. Miller, CPRW, CDCC, CDP | January 10, 2017

The executive job market is competitive. This means your resume has to be equally competitive if it’s gong to stand out from the crowd. In this blog post we will share how the executive application process has changed and how you can adapt with some simple resume trends.  As an accomplished executive, you’ve spent the …