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How to explain employment gaps on your resume
How to explain employment gaps on your resume

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

Explaining gaps in your resume is an essential part of your career story. Let's explore how to approach this issue in a positive way.
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Published in Resume Help

by Susan ShorSusan Shor

Google docs resume templates
Ready to craft a resume that catches the attention of recruiters? A Google doc resume template can give you a head start. Keep reading and we’ll help you decide whether it’s your best bet for success.
Google docs resume templates
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17 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Why a visual resume is essential in 2024
The importance of a visual elements in your resume is as important as its content. Effective job searches start with visually striking, technically functional and a content-optimized Resume
Why a Visual Resume is Essential in 2024
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18 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

What does CV stand for?
What does CV stand for, and what is someone asking for when they require a CV? Curriculum vitae (CV) means “course of life". It's usually a short summary of a job candidate’s experience and qualifications. But in some cases it refers to an “academic CV,” a much longer document used in academia to highlight educational experience in greater detail.
What does CV stand for?
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11 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Application letter vs. cover letter: pros and cons, tips for job application scenarios
Imagine that you are a job seeker sitting down at your computer to write a long letter. This letter is your one-shot opportunity to sell yourself to a hiring manager for your next job. Broken into a job search cold sweat yet?
Application letter vs. cover letter: pros and cons, tips for job application scenarios
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32 min read

Published in Career

by Marlijn van der BokMarlijn van der Bok

Applying for a job with a disability or impairment

Applying for a job with a chronic illness, disability or impairment? Read our tips for creating a CV and a cover letter, and for the job interview here.
Applying for a job with a disability or impairment

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12 min read

Published in Career

by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

9 productivity mistakes at the beginning of your work day
Are you guilty of wasting some of the most crucial minutes of our day checking social media or grabbing a coffee?
9 productivity mistakes at the beginning of your work day
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7 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

20+ best online resume builders 2024
There are many questions for a job seeker to answer early on in their search and one of the big ones is: which resume builder do I choose?
20+ Best Online Resume Builders 2024
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76 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

How to list hard skills on your resume
There’s really no such thing as an unskilled worker — pretty much everyone is good at something. And whatever field you work in, you need to know how to list hard skills on your resume to let employers know what you’re capable of doing.
How to list hard skills on your resume
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

Why should we hire you? 10 Tips on how to answer this common interview question
When an interviewer asks “why should we hire you?” you might freeze. Don’t panic. Read our expert advice on how to easily navigate this interview question.
Why should we hire you? 10 Tips on how to answer this common interview question
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18 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Rolf BaxRolf Bax

The Anatomy of a Winning Resume
Applying for jobs can be competitive at the best of times but in a digital employment landscape, how long do we really have to capture someone's attention? If you're looking to revamp your resume and get noticed, then check out Resume.io's guide on how to build a winning resume.
Best resume for your career
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8 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

The US and UK cities with the most stressful commutes
Resume.io used a sentiment analysis tool called TensiStrength to analyze hundreds of commuting-related Tweets in order to reveal which cities and states experience the most stress while travelling to and from work.
The US and UK Cities With the Most Stressful Commutes
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20 min read
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