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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.


Free e-Book: 10 Resume Eyesores

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


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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What You Need to Know Before Purchasing Resume Writing Services

By Becky Felix | February 1, 2016

It’s not easy deciding on the best resume writing service for you. In this post, we’ll break down the 3 different types of services you can expect to see in …


Top 5 Resume Mistakes: Transitioning from Technical to IT Executive Roles

By Noelle | September 7, 2015

Updated: January 2021 Technology professionals transitioning to executive roles face a competitive hiring market. They are in high demand and bring a ton to the table in terms of professional …

How to Get Past Applicant Tracking Systems [Resume ATS Strategy]

How to Get Past Applicant Tracking Systems [Resume ATS Strategy]

By Noelle | August 12, 2015

If you’re applying to jobs online, you are likely ending up in Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS. An ATS is resume scanning technology that automatically accepts or rejects your resume …


22 Transferable Skills & Resume Gap Fillers to Gain from Volunteering

By Noelle | April 16, 2015

Updated: November 2020 Volunteer experience can be invaluable for your resume especially if you are changing careers, re-entering the workforce, or building your dream career path. In this post, we’ll …


5 Hacks for Fixing a Confusing Resume Brand

By Noelle | March 26, 2015

Creating a strong professional brand is not always straight-forward. This can especially be the case when your career path is a bit confusing. In this blog post we will share …


50 Powerful Resume Keywords Words That Will Make You Stand Out

By Noelle | March 19, 2015

Resume keyword strategy is important for getting past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and capturing hiring manager attention in the 6-second scan. However it is one of the most challenging parts …

10 Resume Eyesores You'll Want to Avoid

10 Resume Eyesores You’ll Want to Avoid

By Noelle | March 12, 2015

Competition for jobs is stiff and you don’t want to unknowingly eliminate yourself from the running by making small mistakes that could have been avoided.  What you don’t know about …

What Recruiters Look for in the 6 Second Resume Scan

By Noelle | March 5, 2015

The job market today is highly competitive which means you will be applying to your next job along with hundreds of other applicants. Before you make it into the hands …


How to Beat ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems

By Noelle | March 4, 2015

Updated: November 2020 If you’ve ever applied to a job online, you have experienced the frustration of encountering Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS. In fact every time you apply to …

Resume red flags and how to fix

9 Resume Red Flags and How to Fix Them

By Noelle | October 23, 2014

There are 9 resume red flags that cause employers to move on to other applicants. This might be the reason you’re not hearing back from your job applications. In this …

10 Resume Writing Tips to Make Your Job Search Easier

By Noelle | April 17, 2014

One of the most challenging and time consuming parts of the job search is resume writing. If handled correctly, resume writing can be a quick and painless job search activity. …