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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 your search, how to differentiate between them, as well as when hiring a professional resume writer may not be for you. Choosing the Best Resume …


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 value. However making the leap from a technical role to executive level is not always straightforward. It is critical to achieve this transition on your …

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 based on information you provide. The ATS is designed to screen you out and can be tricky to maneuver. However, an ATS is not impossible to …


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 explain the benefit of volunteer experience for your resume strategy, share 22 strong transferable skills keywords that will make your resume more attractive, and show …


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 5 hacks for fixing a confusing resume brand so you can experience better job search results.  Why a confusing resume brand can kill your chances …


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 of resume writing for the average applicant. In this post, we’ll provide a list of our favorite resume keywords, how they are perceived by hiring managers, and …

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 some of the most common resume mistakes could really hurt you.  I’ve critiqued hundreds of resumes in my time recruiting and career coaching and these are …

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 of the hiring manager, you will likely be subject to a resume screen by a recruiter with a very limited attention span. Will your resume …


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 a job you are highly likely to be screened out by an ATS. ATS’s, while incredibly frustrating, are here to stay. For the job seekers this …

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 post we will share the top 9 resume mistakes most people make, and quick fixes for making your resume more attractive to hiring managers. 1. …

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. It can also increase the number of interviews you land. You don’t have to be an expert to write like one, but you do have …