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The 10 Most Common Reasons Why Your Resume is Not Working

Career Copilot

As a professional recruiter and certified resume writer I have reviewed hundreds of thousands of resumes. The vast majority of resumes have serious flaws and I have identified the top ten critical mistakes that job seekers are making with their resume.  It is my hope that this article reaches as many people as possible (please [.]. Your Career

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The Art of Following Up Your Résumé

The Job Quest

A client recently sent his résumé to a contact he developed. ” The answer to this question really depends on how the follow-up is framed. link].

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

Twitter is like a window into the soul of America. To Find an Employer. hiring : Here it is, your No. word to find a hiring company is … hiring.

The 4 connections you need to get hired

Cube Rules

photo credit: Darwin Bell. In a job search, we hear a lot about connections. We’ve heard it all. All employers? All colleagues? The key is balance.

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Protect Your Reputation (or, don’t do dumb things)

Professional Resume Services

Just recently one big pharmaceutical company was fined 1.2 Some companies take these fines in stride as the cost of doing business.

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6 Things You Should Do Before an Interview

Career Alley

“ Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. ” – Richard Bach. This is a Guest post.

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Productivity Tips for Friday Afternoons


Fridays… Friday afternoons could very well be the hardest part of the week. You start the morning all fired up for the day, then comes lunch time and everything just slows down from there. If you find it hard to end your work week off on a productive high, try some of these tips to [.].

Top 10 Things to Do Before and After a Job Interview


Interviewing for a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience, even without a slow job market adding additional layers of stress to your mental state.

101 Career Experts all Job Hunters Should Follow on Twitter

Career Copilot

If you are currently in job search mode, I am sure you have heard that social networking is an essential component of a successful job search strategy. This is definitely true but sometimes social media can seem overwhelming especially when there are hundreds of millions of people on Twitter.  We here at Career Copilot have [.]. Your Career

“Nourish Your Career”: Tips from 18 Career Pros

The Job Quest

It takes time, consistency and effort to communicate the right message to your ideal audience, and for them to remember it.” Education is earned.

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5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker. He even wrote a book to prove it.

3 things to learn from the office slacker

Cube Rules

You know the office slacker , right? The one who manages up, not to the team. Total frustration for those of us who get things done. Or you?

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Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

Just recently one big pharmaceutical company was fined 1.2 Some companies take these fines in stride as the cost of doing business.

Ask Questions of the Hiring Manager and the Interview Team

Hiring Technical People

In an interview, you have an opportunity to ask questions. Good interviewers will ask What Questions Do You Have For Me? What questions do you ask? It depends where you are in the interview process. First, ask about culture. As a candidate, these are ideal questions to ask in a first-round interview. How do you treat people? What do you reward?”

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Fear Is a Liar

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter What are you afraid of? think, whether you are in the midst of mundaneness or in the throes of manic anxiety, or somewhere in between, fear is at the root of being stuck! I see it every day in my conversation with careerists. People who are unhappy with their present job [.] No related posts.

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How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

To maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly. That is, include the most important relevant keywords recruiters and your target employers will be searching for, when they’re sourcing top talent. Your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page. Get the idea? Use as many of the characters as you can.

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The Rebound Job

Careers Done Write

After a long relationship comes to an end, sometimes a rebound relationship helps you get back on your feet. Any loss requires healing.

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A Sure Way to Fail: Being Ms. Independent

Ms. Career Girl

I must have spent days upon days in my cubicle dreaming I could be self-employed and working from my adorable home office. Now I AM self-employed.

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3 Hobbies That Will Make You Stand Out to Employers


By adding a single positive hobby to your resume, employers will glean that you are a well-balanced individual who is dedicated to self-growth.

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10 Tips for Positive Job Hunting

Career Copilot

Job hunting can get pretty depressing when you’ve been at it for a while. Constant rejections and disappointments can damage a job searcher’s confidence and leave you feeling like all hope is gone. But it’s important to remember that having a positive attitude in itself is a great selling point for future employees – so [.].

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Be Aware of Your Weaknesses

The Job Quest

Today, we have a guest post by Erin Palmer on how knowing your weaknesses can be a benefit. Never Ignore Your Weaknesses. Do an Honest Self-Assessment.

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Office Etiquette Tips for Young Workers

Resume Bear

If you’re a young worker and you want to stand out from the other baby-faced rookies in the office, check out these eight etiquette tips.

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When to move on in your job search

Cube Rules

All of these stages have something in common: they take time. How much time should they take? Many pundits will offer up varying amounts of time.

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5 Ways To Make Your Executive Resume Better

Professional Resume Services

One of the most important things to keep in mind about writing your executive resume is that there is no one way to do it.

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We Have Created Our Own Shortage Of People

Hiring Technical People

John Sumser is writing a series of articles about the hiring paradox on HR Examiner. Read the first one, The Hiring Paradox (Skills Gap 1). Nooooo.

2012 79

How to Prevent a Career Nosedive

Career Trend

By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That That being said, why do so many job seekers wait until they [.] No related posts.

2012 67

10 Keys To a Memorable Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

With so much misinformation about personal branding  bombarding us across social media, it’s easy to see why people are confused. Targeting. Passion.

Forget About Your CV and Start Networking Now!

Position Ignition

Recently, Simon North , Founder of Position Ignition wrote an article for Jobsite.co.uk , one of the largest job websites in the UK.

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Stand Out: Five Wonderful Infographic Resumes for Inspiration

Ms. Career Girl

Thanks to the recession, many vacancies are receiving up to 100 applicants – and that’s for the ‘skilled’ jobs. How to do this?

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5 Ways a Personal Blog Can Boost Your Career


When I first graduated from business school, I leveraged our school's alumni network to seek advice on securing my first job. Personal Branding.

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8 Tips to Shine in Interviews

Career Copilot

8 Tips to Shine in Interviews In today’s competitive job market, prospective hires need to do everything in their power to stand out from the crowd if they want to land the position of their choice. In more forgiving employment opportunities applicants simply didn’t have to work as hard as they do today.

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What Zig Ziglar Has Taught Us About Career Management

The Job Quest

I was saddened to hear of the passing of motivational speaker Zig Ziglar yesterday. ” This is common sense that a lot of people ignore.

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Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Resume Bear

Two years ago while applying for jobs, I spent hours worrying about my resume. Is the wording okay? Do I love the design? What did you think about it?

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Can my employer ask me to take my résumé off a career website?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: My boss just called me in her office and asked me if I am searching for a new job. She asked why I did not take it down. Thank you! Jennifer.

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