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40+ hobbies and interests for your resume to impress any interviewer
40+ hobbies and interests for your resume to impress any interviewer

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

It has long been a job search rule that experienced professionals should not put hobbies and interests on resumes. However, as work/life boundaries shift, employers are increasingly interested in the broader aspects of a candidate’s personality. Time for a rethink.
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Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to introduce yourself (with examples)
A great introduction can set the tone of the rest of the interview and give the employer (and yourself!) confidence in your skills and abilities. Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to making a great introduction.
How to introduce yourself (with examples)
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15 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to list awards on a resume (with examples)
Winning an award at work or during your education might seem like a pleasant pat on the back at the time, but a relevant award can also impress a potential hiring manager.
How to list awards on a resume (with examples)
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13 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Lyndsey McLaughlinLyndsey McLaughlin

What is a letter of introduction and how do you write one?
When you are looking for a new job or client, the first step is to send a letter to introduce yourself.
What is a letter of introduction and how do you write one?
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12 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume vs. curriculum vitae (CV): What’s the difference?
What's the difference between a curriculum vitae (CV) and a resume? It depends in part on what part of the world you’re in. Here we break down all the differences.
Resume vs. curriculum vitae (CV): What’s the difference?
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22 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to write a resignation email in 2024 (with examples)
In the world of remote working, making a graceful exit from your position might come in the form of a resignation email. Here’s how to write one that gets the job done – literally.
How to write a resignation email in 2024 (with examples)
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16 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

25 dream jobs – and how to find yours
Dream jobs do come true! With the right combination of hard work and patience, you can actually be paid to do what you love. In this blog, we’ll list the top 25 most common dream jobs and offer resources on how to land them.
25 dream jobs – and how to find yours
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33 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

How to format a cover letter in 2024: examples and tips
Take your career growth to a new level with these 10 expert tips to writing and formatting the best cover letter.
How to format a cover letter in 2024: examples and tips
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19 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

“Dear Sir or Madam”: The wrong way to start a cover letter and your best alternatives
“Sir” or “Madam” might have their place in polite society, but not in cover letters. Here, we look at why “Dear Sir or Madam” is the wrong way to address your cover letter recipient and the best alternatives.
“Dear Sir or Madam”: The wrong way to start a cover letter and your best alternatives
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13 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to end a cover letter (best closing paragraph examples)
When you end a cover letter to apply for your dream job, you should be leaving a carefully-crafted impression right up to the very last word.
How to End a Cover Letter (Best Closing Paragraph Examples)
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19 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume, résumé or resumé: Is this word spelled with accents or not?
Sooner or later you may face the burning question: How in l’enfer do you spell resume, résumé and/or resumé? Do you need two accents, one accent or none at all? And if so, why? Zut alors, so many choices!
Resume, résumé or resumé: Is this word spelled with accents or not?
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5 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume summary: What it is, why it matters and how to write it
A resume summary is one of the most important components of any resume, and it’s probably the most challenging part to write.
Resume summary: What it is, why it matters and how to write it
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19 min read
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