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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 After coming across a few positions you would like to be considered for, it hits you that your resume is probably outdated.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…

Resume Writing Tips for College Students

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7 Steps for optimal resume writing A new school year is upon us, which means many college students, like you, are wrapping up another summer job or internship. Now is a great time to update your resume. Not only do you have new experiences to add, but you may be looking for a part-time job,…

Resume Writing: Make the most of the top fold

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Most studies say a hiring manager makes up their mind about your resume in about 6-12 seconds. That’s it! The first thing a hiring manager or recruiter glances at is your contact information, followed by a brief glance at whatever else is at the top of the page. If they aren’t impressed, odds are that…

Top Words and Phrases to Leave Off Your Resume

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Searching for your next job can be stressful enough, so you want to make sure your resume is working for you, not against you.  Making sure you have a clean, easy to read resume with no spelling or grammatical errors is only the beginning of creating your perfect resume.  In order to make the most…

How to Address an Incomplete Degree on a Resume

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Q: I attended college for 3 years but never finished my degree.  Should I still include this on my resume? A:  While it depends on the situation, the answer is most likely yes.  There are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding how to word the education section of your resume.  First, does the…