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What’s the Difference Between a Resume and a CV?

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Christian from Chamberlain University asked: “Whats the difference between a CV and a resume? Why would one be preferred over the other?” Thank you for your question Christian. If you’ve looked for job search tips online, you’ll find that Resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) seem to be used interchangeably. While they are similar, they are not the same! There are distinct differences and specific situations where one is preferred over the other. Length and Content Resumes are brief and focused documents which rarely exceed 1 or 2 pages. They focus on your educational and occupational experiences and work best when the content … / Read more »

How can I improve my Resume and Job Search?

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Jason from DeVry University asked: “I am not having much luck on my job search and know that my resume is lacking in telling my entire story. How can I put my best foot forward and improve my search?” Thank you for your question! As we approach the job search, it is important to remember what we can control – the time we spend applying to jobs, the companies we target, building a network, and our brand. As you take steps to re-strategize, I have provided several tips to help you in your search: Assess your Narrative Before you begin … / Read more »

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 »