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Six seconds is all you have to create an impression with your resume, says a study  that was discussed in Time magazine. After spending weeks working on your resume, it can be incredibly frustrating to hear that most recruiters spend only a tiny fraction of a minute looking over it before deciding whether or not they want to give you a shot. But if you think about the number of resumes that recruiters have to sort through, it...
“Welcome to the real world!” It’s a line that college graduates hear a number of times when they start looking for work. Fresh graduates often make the mistake of thinking that the hard times are behind them. The “real world” doesn’t require all-nighters nor does it have exams or never-ending projects – how difficult can it really be? The answer depends on how prepared you are for the...
For new graduates and working professionals who decide to change careers, the toughest aspect of securing a new job is to prove that even though they lack experience, they still have the necessary skills to perform well. Hiring managers spend about 6 seconds scanning every resume – that’s all the time you have to grab their attention. Without experience, getting the recruiter’s attention becomes incredibly difficult....
Every college kid is familiar with competition. From college applications to scholarships and internships, you constantly have to show why you’re better than others. But if you thought that the days of competition were behind you now that you’ve graduated, you’ve got another thing coming; the real world is much  more competitive than college. Once you graduate, you’re going to have to compete for jobs...
Creative professionals often struggle with creating the perfect resume. The fact that they often bounce around from job to job until they find one that makes them tick can make it look like they are unfocused. Usually, however, they have plenty of skills and work experience — they just don’t know how to show it on their resume. Here’s what creative professionals need to keep in mind when working on their resume:...
The fastest way for a job application to be cut short is to submit a flawed resume. Job applicants still continue to repeat the same mistakes that put off recruiters. Here are some of the biggest resume mistakes you should avoid: 1.  Putting in Too Much Information Recruiters spend a total of 6 seconds on average before deciding whether or not the candidate is worth short-listing. That’s all the time you have to make an...
Nowadays, finding jobs to apply to is simple; you just have to find a popular job portal, upload your resume, and begin looking for opportunities. The difficulty comes in grabbing and holding the attention of recruiters. How can you make your resume stand out among the thousands that are sent to recruiters? What can you include in your resume that will convince them to pull yours out of the pile? Making your resume more personal is the...
Building a killer resume has always been a daunting task; but these days, it’s more overwhelming than ever before. Online job portals give recruiters access to thousands of candidates; if your resume doesn’t hit the mark, you can miss out on some great opportunities. Check out these 4 critical ways to improve your resume: 1.  Replace the Career Objective with a Summary Contrary to what you may have been told, a...
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