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Debbie Bride
Debbie Bride, Content Writer Resume.io
Debbie Bride is a Canadian communications specialist who has called Costa Rica home since 2017. Her background includes writing about human resource and career development topics for employees and association members in various business and non-profit sectors. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Debbie moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba as a young adult, settling into that vibrant prairie hub for a life and career chapter spanning four decades. She currently works as editorial coordinator for Costa Rica’s premier travel and lifestyle magazine, Howler.

Published in Resume Help

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Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
Cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude — any of these hard-won claims to bragging rights may sound like mumbo jumbo to those who are both unfamiliar and impressed. Be mystified no more, as we decipher and differentiate these Latin terms using relatable language.
Summa cum laude vs. magna cum laude — what’s the difference?
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13 min read

Published in Resume Help

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Putting your expected graduation date on your resume
Work and study now, graduate later. If that’s your timeline and you’re looking for a job, don’t let this common sticking point stand in your way: How do I put my expected graduation date on a resume? It’s really quite easy. Here are some tips and examples.
Putting your expected graduation date on your resume
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6 min read

Published in Resume Help

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How to quantify your resume bullets (with examples)
Show them the money. Give them some numbers. Facts and figures are your friends. Of all the job search advice you’ve heard more than once, “quantify your resume bullet points” is likely high on the list. That advice does bear repeating because of the job-winning difference it can make.
How to quantify your resume bullets
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9 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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Cover letter spacing: guidelines and examples
It’s unwise to treat cover letter spacing as an afterthought. Get it right and readers likely won’t notice. But getting it wrong could mean game over. Even if they don’t realize what’s “off” about the letter, they’ll simply move on to the next application. The cover letter spacing advice in this guide will help make your letter reader-friendly.
Cover Letter Spacing: Guidelines and Examples
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to write a thank you letter for a job offer (with copyable examples)
Congratulations on your job offer! There’s no better mood and energy booster, no matter how draining the hiring process might have been. That’s why it’s the best time to write and send a job offer thank-you letter. Just a few straightforward steps will achieve multiple communication tasks in one simple but versatile letter.
How to write a thank you letter for a job offer (with copyable examples)
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16 min read

Published in Job Interview

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Weaknesses: What to say when interviewers ask
Don’t be caught off guard by this common interview question about your professional weaknesses. Take advantage of the opportunity to prepare a game-changing answer that turns the interview in your favor.
Weaknesses: What to say when interviewers ask
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22 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to send interview follow-up letters: the complete guide
They say waiting is the hardest part – and it’s especially true after a job interview. You want to know whether or not the employer has made a decision, but there’s a right and wrong way to ask. In this blog, we’ll break down everything you need to know about interview follow-up letters.
How to send interview follow-up letters: the complete guide
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39 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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Why you need a cover letter outline and how to write one (tips + examples)
A cover letter outline lets you focus on the quality of what you’re writing, while keeping the quantity of words in check. Resume.io is here to help with step-by-step practical tips for cover letter outlines, along with adaptable examples.
Why you need a cover letter outline and how to write one (tips + examples)
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20 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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How long should a cover letter be?
There’s a knack for writing cover letters that are not too long or not too short for their intended purpose. Resume.io is here to walk you through the Goldilocks guidelines for getting “just right” winning results.
How long should a cover letter be?
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21 min read

Published in Resume Help

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Should I put my GPA on my resume?
Knowing when and how to include your GPA on a resume can be a tricky question. Resume.io is here to help with straightforward advice that can be implemented right away.
Should I put my GPA on my resume?
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15 min read
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