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5 Tips to Improve Your Resume in 30 Minutes or Less

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Article by contributor Michelle Riklan. It’s hard to know where and how to start updating your resume, especially if you haven’t updated it in a while. Should your resume be one page or two pages? Which of your accomplishments and skills will convince a recruiter to call you for an interview? All these questions might be running in your mind, unless you’re happy with sending 26 resumes just to get a couple of interviews that don’t even lead to a job offer. You don’t need days to upgrade your resume. Just follow the simple tweaks below and you’ll already be … / Read more »

How can I get paid experience when no one will give me an opportunity?

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Tamara from California State University Bakersfield asked: “I have applied to several jobs and keep getting the same response: “We would love to hire you,  but you have no paid experience.” I have volunteered at an after school program for over a year now and told have been told that it does not count.  So my question is this: How can I get paid experience if no one will give me an opportunity?” Thank you for your question, Tamara! This is a tough challenge that can seem impossible to address:  You need experience to get a job, but the only way … / Read more »

How can I address my career change and new degree on my resume?

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Britany from Johnson & Wales University asked: “I have a finance background, and have decided to change fields to Information Security. Grad school starts soon, and it has been hard to land a job in finance. Should I pursue IT roles now instead? If, so how do I address that on my resume? Thank you” Congratulations on starting graduate school and thank you for your question. I understand wanting to apply to positions within IT since you have been having a difficult time finding a job in finance. Prior to starting graduate school, I was in a similar position.  I was … / Read more »

How to Write an Effective Resume Skills Section

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An article by contributor Rudeth Shaughnessy. Your resume is your ticket to attracting the recruiter’s attention and getting them to determine you are a viable candidate for their role. In the few seconds they scan your resume, you need to convince them that you are a candidate with the potential to fill their role. One of the most important sections of your resume to persuade them is your skills section. You may be thinking that the person reading your resume can just infer your skills by reading the other content in your resume. Or isn’t the skills section just a filler … / Read more »

Tips for Getting Your First Management Job

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An article by contributor Megha Raizada. According to numerous definitions given by different management gurus, management is a multipurpose function which includes planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting and controlling an organization’s resources to achieve the ultimate business goal in the best way possible. People in managerial roles apply the above-mentioned functions irrespective of their departments. Therefore, it would not be wrong to say that management is one of the most varied and interesting areas of work in an organizational context. Although there are many job titles having the word ‘Manager’, according to the traditional definitions of management, not … / Read more »