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What should a resume look like? Designing for success
What should a resume look like? Designing for success

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

You’ve crafted a career story of unique talents and skills. Now you need a layout to match. The best resume designs help complete the picture of your professional personality.
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Published in Resume Help

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

Secret to creating an eye-catching resume: tips + templates
Want to stand out from the crowd? Creating an eye-catching resume is an art. If you want to make sure that you get it right, check out our expert tips plus resume templates.
Secret to creating an eye-catching resume: tips + templates
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28 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Anna MuckermanAnna Muckerman

Try these Google Docs cover letter templates
Google Docs provides a quick way to create a cover letter with a limited range of cover letter template options. Browse them here, or try Resume.io’s cover letter builder for a more comprehensive experience.
Try these Google Docs cover letter templates
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13 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

How to respond to a verbal job offer
The hiring manager called to offer you the job. Congratulations! How do you proceed from the verbal job offer to cement the deal you want?
How to respond to a verbal job offer
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12 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Krystin MorganKrystin Morgan

How do you include GitHub on your resume?
One of the best ways to show off your software skills is by including your GitHub profile on your resume. But what’s the most effective way to do this?We look at why and how to include GitHub on your resume.
How do you include GitHub on your resume?
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19 min read

Published in Career

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

Tell me about a time you failed: sample answers, tips, and hints
How can you talk about a time you failed without seeming like a failure? What hiring managers want to know when they ask about a failure is how you handled it and what you learned from it.
Tell me about a time you failed: sample answers, tips, and hints
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11 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

The best and worst tech giants to interview for in 2024
The interview process is one of the most important stages in recruitment, and every company has its own way of interviewing candidates. But how do Big Tech companies compare in the eyes of interviewees? Does Google hold easier job interviews than Apple? To shed light on the differences, Resume.io analyzed over 100,000 interview reviews across 14 tech giants.
The best and worst tech giants to interview for in 2024
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20 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

The companies with the best and worst junior employee satisfaction
Junior employees are often expected to work longer hours and take on the worst tasks. But it can be difficult when lacking workplace experience to tell the difference between ‘paying your dues’ and being exploited. Getting an idea of how a company treats its junior employees is useful for applicants and incumbents alike. So, to find out which companies are the best and worst for junior employee satisfaction, Resume.io analyzed 22,095 junior-level employee reviews of 54 major companies.
The companies with the best and worst junior employee satisfaction
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19 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

How to create a cover letter header + 11 templates
An interview-inducing cover letter is more than just pithy sentences. The header provides visual interest and important data. Where do you start? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!
How to create a cover letter header + 11 templates
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31 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

How to ask for feedback after an interview
You went in with high hopes, but you didn’t get the job. What a letdown! But your job search isn’t over. Use this as a learning opportunity by asking where you went wrong. The first step is knowing how to ask for feedback after an interview.
How to ask for feedback after an interview
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18 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Should I include my pronouns on my resume?
The decision on whether or not to include your pronouns on your resume may not be as straightforward as one might think. Your gender pronouns might be central to your identity, but are they relevant when considering your professional capabilities?
Should I include my pronouns on my resume?
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8 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Additional resume information: what to include?
If you feel that the normal resume structure does not allow you to convey the complexity of your career story, sharing additional resume information is welcomed by hiring managers.
Additional resume information: what to include?
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13 min read
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