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How to Address a Temporary Position on a Resume

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Q: Should I put a temporary position on my resume? A: Definitely. You should never leave off or try to mask a temporary position on your resume. Why? If you leave the position off completely, there will be an unanswered career gap on your resume, which is a red flag for employers. Employers will also…

7 Resume Tips for College Seniors

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Hey, college seniors! Right now you might have your hands full as your final semester is coming to an end, but don’t forget about what’s yet to come. Is your resume perfected and ready to send? Have you started to apply to entry-level positions in your field? You shouldn’t wait until after graduation to start…

Resume Tips for the Seasoned Worker

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Are you an older worker with great experience, yet not hearing back from companies after applying? Although many would never admit it, it’s no secret that some companies prefer to hire younger workers. Obviously, this is frustrating for workers further along in their career that are just as, if not more, qualified as their younger…

How to Customize Your Resume

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Do you submit the same resume to every job you apply for? If you are wondering why you aren’t getting calls back for positions you know you would be a perfect fit for, it could be because your generic resume isn’t even making it to the hiring manager. Many large corporations utilize an Applicant Tracking…

10-minute Resume Reboot

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With kids back in school and colder weather in the near future, you’ve made the decision to start working again. After coming across a few positions you would like to be considered for, it hits you that your resume is probably outdated. Sound familiar? Before you become completely overwhelmed, here are some tips to quickly…

Resume Tips: How to Effectively List your Job Duties

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6 seconds. On average, hiring managers glance over your resume for 6 seconds before deciding whether or not to pick up the phone and call you. Your job duties consume the majority of your resume, and it’s important that every word you use is strategic. Here are some tips on how to effectively list your…

2017 Résumé Tips – Freshen up for the Fall Season

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In WNY, autumn brings out flannels, cider…and motivated job seekers. After a relaxing summer, we all could use a few resume refreshers. Whether you are looking for a new job or not, it’s always smart to keep your résumé updated. Although it’s important to make sure the information is current, it’s also significant to make…

Creating a Cover Letter as an Entry-Level Applicant

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A cover letter is a supporting document designed to compliment, not restate your resume. In most situations, your cover letter will be the first written contact that you have with a company; explaining your interest in the position/organization and identifying the skills/experience you have that will be beneficial to the organization. A well-written cover letter…

Update Your Resume in Just 5 Minutes

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See how big an impact 5 minutes can have on your resume Did you know that with only 5 minutes to spend, you can spruce up your resume? Believe it or not, just giving your resume a second read through and quick spellcheck can pay off in a big way. As recruiters, we see hundreds…

Highlighting Long-term Employment on Your Resume

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5 Resume tips to present long-term employment in a positive light As we’ve already discussed, long-term employment isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Long-term employment can show loyalty and dedication to the employer, and that the employee is committed and hard-working. Recruiting and hiring employees is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. Companies want to make sure…