The Meat and Potatoes of Resume Writing

(Potatoes First – keep reading, there is some USDA Prime Tenderloin Filet in about 45 seconds.)   Resume writing is an art, with a sprinkle of science and psychology. Your resume must grab a reader’s attention in anywhere from 6-12 seconds. Your resume must also “speak” to at least three audiences, here is who, and ...

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Post-9/11 Veterans Find Incredible Careers in Business Services, Where Specialized Firms Provide Services to Other Businesses

Adam Locklin can't decide which is the best part of his job: fighting cybercrime at the financial giant PwC* or being part of his company's Veterans Affinity Network, where he's taken part in ceremonies and special events, helped to recruit other veterans and supported nonprofits in their work. Either way, he knows he's able to ...

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21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume

Original article by Amy Elisa Jackson We have all heard the saying, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This is perhaps most true when it comes to a job resume. While many companies use screening software to initially evaluate a candidate’s resume, recruiters are largely the first people you must ...

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3 Main Things You Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

Have you spent hours applying to jobs posted on company websites only to hear nothing back? Have you been using the same resume over and over again when applying to different jobs? Have you noticed that most positions these days require you to upload your resume into a computerized database? Well, that database is actually ...

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4 Ways to Make Your Military To Civilian Cover Letter Irresistible

If you haven't done it in a while (or ever), job hunting in the civilian world is confusing and overwhelming. There are corporate buzz words to learn, military experiences to translate into "civilianese," and even strict but unwritten formatting rules for your Military to Civilian resume. To top it all off, there's the fact that your resume ...

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4 Things You Need to Cut From Your Resume

Are you stressed about your resume? You're not alone. Everybody who creates a resume wonders nervously, will a hiring manager be interested? Have I accurately represented my accomplishments? Veterans, who are used to "one, right way" to do things, get nervous that they've failed to communicate their experience correctly. Unfortunately, it's a valid concern. The answer, ...

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7 Ways to Leverage Social Media in Your Job Search

Social media is a big part of our lives, and that includes its influence in the job search. Expect recruiters and potential employers to mine your online profiles. Rather than presenting a wall of privacy settings, however, let social media augment your personal brand! 1. Make profiles consistent and relevant to a potential employer. If ...

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6 Keys to Resume Effectiveness

Photo Credit: kafka4prez, Creative Commons   Getting a Military To Civilian resume ready to send out to a prospective employer can be a difficult and time consuming process. You may only need a resume every couple of years or so, unlike sending out an email which most people do every day, you may have to re-learn ...

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Why You Should Write a Human-Sounding Military To Civilian Resume

As a transitioning veteran, you may be in the position of having to write a Military to Civilian resume for the first time. And although you may have a lot of help —  Military TAP class,  Military Veteran career websites, the discarded resumes of friends and family that have been offered up for you to use ...

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Spring Cleaning Means Time to Clean Up Your Resume

Like nearly everything else in life, your resume needs regular maintenance. Those in the market for a new career or job need to keep their resume current. But even if you aren't looking for something new you should still make sure that all of your information is up to date and well-written. In one of my previous articles ...

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