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With a decade’s experience of writing about job search and recruitment topics, Paul understands the power of words to influence mindsets and alter destinies. His previous recruitment career taught him that the seeds of a successful job search are sown long before you come to writing your resume. Dad of two great teenage kids and husband to a long-suffering writing widow.
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Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Two column resume templates: should you use them? (pros and cons)
There are many choices to make when sitting down to write a resume. One early choice is whether you want a resume template with one or two columns. Two-column resumes can really pack a punch if used effectively.
Two column resume templates: should you use them? (pros and cons)
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9 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

3 Resume outlines: templates and examples to use
If you are pondering how to start your resume, it may be worth using one of our resume outlines to structure the telling of your career story. We investigate how to structure your job search sales pitch.
3 Resume outlines: templates and examples to use
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15 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Best resume format for freshers: optimal layout to land a job
Sitting down to write your first resume is a daunting prospect for any fresher. Keep it simple to start with. Work out the best resume format and let everything else fit into place.
Best resume format for freshers: optimal layout to land a job
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11 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to add a promotion on Linkedin. Share it with your network!
Getting a promotion is a momentous occasion that should be celebrated with friends and family. But how should you add a promotion on your LinkedIn profile?
How to add a promotion on Linkedin. Share it with your network!
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10 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

18 Of the best resume posting sites. Both free and paid ones!
When it comes to looking for a job, posting your resume to allow employers to find you is a solid strategy. Here are a few sites that enable you to be discovered.
18 Of the best resume posting sites. Both free and paid ones!
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9 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to put a referral in your cover letter (with examples)
Hiring managers love to hear that one of their colleagues feels that a candidate would be a good hire. But how do you embed such a referral within the cover letter?
How to put a referral in your cover letter (with examples)
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8 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Updating your resume: when and how to refresh your professional profile
Updating a resume is an activity that should happen at regular intervals during any career. You do not have to be in an active job search. You never know when you may be approached for a new role.
Updating your resume: when and how to refresh your professional profile
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11 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Tips for working (and living) in time shifts
Working in time shifts is more common than you might think. If organized properly, it can become a new normal without too much disruption. If you can overcome the challenges, an ability to work at abnormal times could be a competitive advantage.
Tips for working (and living) in time shifts
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10 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

ChatGPT Cover Letter: Prompts and Writing Tips
Generative AI can help us in so many ways. Many job seekers may be wondering how to write a ChatGPT cover letter. We explore the nuances of the human/AI partnership.
ChatGPT Cover Letter: Prompts and Writing Tips
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9 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
You will likely apply to plenty of jobs during a job search. But what if a company posts several job listings and you feel qualified for more than one of them? Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
Is it bad to apply for multiple jobs at the same company?
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9 min read
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