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Job Search Tip of the Week #25 (2017)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #25 (2017)

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The Best & Worst Words to Use on a Résumé



A recent survey of 2,201 hiring managers and HR professionals by employment website CareerBuilder indicates that your résumé may get more face-time than previously thought.

In contrast to an earlier finding by a different employment website that hiring authorities spend an average of six seconds reviewing a résumé, the majority (68%) of survey respondents reported spending on average less than two minutes, with only one in six hiring managers (17%) admitting to 30 seconds or less.

Whether you choose to believe in the six seconds or two minutes (and personally, considering the inherent response bias of the self-report method, we find the finding based on eye-tracking data more trustworthy), we think we can all agree that job applicants don’t have much time to impress potential employers with their résumés.

So besides crafting a company and position-specific résumé, and beyond formatting and checking it for common typos and grammatical errors, what else can you do to keep a hiring manager’s attention for as long as possible?

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Job Search Tip of the Week #12 (2017)

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What a Properly Formatted IT Résumé Looks Like


School’s back in session, which means that summer internship and post-graduation job searches will soon be underway! So what better way to kick off the return after spring recess than with a new résumé look?

Although the résumé template shown below is intended to be for soon-to-be or recent graduates entering the IT job market and looking for a junior or entry-level position as a Web Application Developer or Software Engineer, it can be adapted to professionals of any level or industry. Need help? Ask us how!

Links to download the following images in PDF format and an editable version of the résumé sample (sans the colorful numbers and writing tips) can be found at the bottom of this post.

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