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Top 10 Reasons Why Your Resume isn't Getting You a Job


Sound resume advice isn't timeless, especially with the advent of the internet. What worked a decade ago may at best appear outdated but, at worst, might severely impair your resume's visibility. Modern resumes need to conform to modern business standards not just to catch the notice of hiring managers, but to integrate well with technology. has compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why your resume isn't getting you ... more

Keep Your Online Resume Secure

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While you may hear about online fraud, it tends to be focused on companies that derive their business from online purchases. Most job sites are free services, and the contact information found in a resume can just as easily be located elsewhere (e.g. telephone listings), so you can be assured that posting your resume online is a safe way to conduct a job search and manage your career. However, you do need to be mindful about the type of inform... more

5 Secrets for a Standout Resume

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Many job seekers focus all of their effort on their resume. Yet many jobs are not posted, job boards are ineffective, and hires are often made through networking. So, do resumes still matter? Yes and no. If your resume looks and sounds like everyone else's in your field; if your resume is your main tool in your job seeking strategy; or if you neglect to add networking and reputation management to your job search mix, then the likelihood ... more

Translating Your Resume Into English

You've served your country proudly and now it's time to move on professionally. More than anything, you want your transition from boots to suits to be a smooth one. You want to land a good job that pays well. The only thing standing in your way is your so-called resume. Explaining to would be employers what you did in the military in a way that makes sense to them can be difficult. Often, skills, experiences and accomplishments get lost in ... more

Top 10 Veteran Resume Mistakes

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Get your resume ship-shape by avoiding these ten major mistakes: 10: Too much military jargon so a Human Resource (HR) professional cannot determine where you would best fit with the company. Solution: Describe the skills that you gained in the military in a transferable manner, don't focus on one aspect of your position but the responsibilities and accomplishments as a whole, and which are not just specific to the military. 9: Including m... more

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