Resumes and Cover Letters

Scrutinizing a resume

Why employers hate your resume – before they’ve even opened it

Overlooking this one crucial detail hurts many people’s chances of getting hired – before they’ve even applied for the job: what they call their resume.

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How to apply for (and get) a job that you’re overqualified for

Maybe you’re changing careers or industries, maybe you’re looking for more work/life balance. Whatever the reason, at some point in your life, you might find yourself pursuing a position for which you’re – possibly grossly – overqualified.

Three things employers want to see in your resume

The three things that employers want to see in your resume

Resumes are boring to read, and hiring managers are busy. Since there are really only three things that they care about in your job application, make sure these are clearly communicated at first glance.

Analysing the details of a resume

How to handle a gap in your resume

Having spent some time not working doesn’t make you any less talented, qualified, or valuable on the job market. So don’t let a gap in your resume hurt your career prospects.

Young man reading resumes - with concern

What employers are really looking for in your resume (it’s not what you think)

New survey compares the opinions of candidates and employers about what is most important in a resume. It turns out that many candidates miss the mark on knowing what to highlight.

30 awesome words to use in your resume

30 powerful words to add to your resume now

To make your resume pop for employers, who’ll be reading many similar documents in a short time period, you need dynamic action and accomplishment words. Here are some great examples to use.

Three reasons why employers never respond to your job applications

Three stupid (and easy-to-to-fix) reasons why your job applications get no response from employers

Here are some (easy-to-fix) job search communications blunders that can be preventing you from ever landing an interview.

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Five skills (you probably already have) that can double your value on the job market

We aren’t always the best judges of our own assets. This can make it difficult to know what to highlight in a resume. Here are some in-demand skills that you probably have. Start with these.

A six figure salaried professional

How to write a resume for a six-figure job (with example)

At the top-level, high-paying jobs share one key qualification that employers will be looking for. Here’s how to demonstrate it in your resume (with a template to help get you started.)