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How to Write a Cover Letter - Expert Guide [2023]
How to write a cover letter - expert guide [2024]

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Here is exactly how you can write a cover letter that will stand out from the crowd, and help you land that interview.
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Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Why do you want to work here? Bad & good answers to this tough interview question
“Why do you want to work here?” This is a question often asked in job interviews — and if you’re not prepared for it, finding a good answer can be harder than you think.
Why do you want to work here? 5 good answers to a tough interview question
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22 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume ATS optimization: How to build an ATS-friendly resume
The best resume ATS checker: Read our full guide and beat the Applicant Tracking Systems with our ATS-friendly resume builder.
Resume ATS optimization: How to build an ATS Friendly resume
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17 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

Which country gets the most paid vacation days?
Resume.io analysed the laws covering annual statutory paid leave and paid public holidays in 197 countries across the globe to reveal where in the world employees are entitled to the most time off whilst still being paid.
Which country gets the most paid vacation days?
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18 min read

Published in Career

by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

Where are all the digital nomads?
Digital nomad culture is reinventing itself in 2023 after periods of global lockdown. Resume.io analyzed thousands of #digitalnomad Instagram posts to find out where today’s remote workers are plugged in.
Where are all the digital nomads?
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28 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

100+ Computer skills on a resume: What to list and where to revise
Computer skills should feature prominently in many resumes, but if you last performed these skills a while ago, do you need to refresh your knowledge? We look at the most popular computer skills and where to revisit your expertise.
100+ Computer skills on a resume: What to list and where to revise
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23 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Europass CV: pros and cons for creating a European resume
The Europass CV, a free system for creating a resume to use in Europe, has a few pros but many cons. Review our tips on creating a Europass CV, as well as the reasons why you might not want to.
Europass CV: pros and cons for creating a European resume
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29 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

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 Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to write a resume with no experience
Everyone looks for jobs with no job experience so don't worry! There are several ways to show what you are capable of!
How to write a resume with no experience
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25 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
A message to a hiring manager at the beginning of the hiring process could go two ways. Here is what you need to do to make sure that it secures you that crucial interview.
How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
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13 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

300+ Powerful Resume Action Verbs (with Examples)
Here come the unsung heroes of any job search…. 300+ resume action verbs! Highlighting their accomplishments is any candidate’s top priority, and in a world of limited attention spans, the first word of any accomplishment needs to pack a punch.
300+ Resume Action Verbs (with Examples)
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29 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Anna MuckermanAnna Muckerman

80 Soft skills for resumes
Soft skills are some of the most important qualities that can set you apart when it comes time to land your next position. Including these intangible abilities on your resume helps show that you understand the company culture and could make a great fit from day one.
80 Soft skills for resumes
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27 min read
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