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The 2016 Resume

The 2016 Resume: How to Set Yourself Apart We have always been told that our resume needs to stand out, but these days attention spans are increasingly shorter. Studies by TheLadders found that hiring managers spend only six second looking at each resume, and that is only […]

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Federal Jobs Application Process Updates

Federal Jobs Application Process Updates USAJobs.gov has updated its site recently. As new features roll out, the site will be experiencing a comprehensive redesign that OPM is hoping, will transform USAJobs into a more user-friendly website. OPM has surveyed job seekers from all over the U.S., governmental […]

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Should I Use a Microsoft Template to Create My Resume?

Should I Use a Microsoft Template to Create My Resume? If you’ve ever had the opportunity to review resumes, you’ll know that a template resume can be spotted a mile away. When I work with individuals at a job fair, providing resume critiques, I can always tell […]

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USAJobs Gets an Update

USAJobs Gets an Update Recently, there was an article in the Washington Post about the updates USAJobs has implemented in the past couple of months. Apparently USAJobs users have been complaining about the website for a long time. Imagine that! Six years ago then-OPM Director John Berry […]

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7 Common Resume Mistakes

7 Common Resume Mistakes http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-resume-mistakes-that-make-you-look-really-unprofessional.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter If you’re like most job applicants, you’ve spent time scratching your head about applications you submitted only to hear nothing back. Most likely there was something about your resume that was unappealing to big recruiters, something that you didn’t even realize could […]

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Returning to Work: Explaining Gaps on Your Resume

Returning to Work: Explaining Gaps on Your Resume http://finance.yahoo.com/news/have-a-gap-on-your-resume–here-s-what-not-to-say-in-your-interview–205319583.html# It’s a question that plagues many parents who want to return to work after taking off a few years: How do I address the gap in my employment history? For stay-at-home moms (and dads) looking to re-enter the […]

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Should You Use a Functional Resume?

Should You Use a Functional Resume? While the functional resume seemed great for covering up dates that were less than impressive, no resume writer ever really wanted to recommend someone use the functional resume. There are strategies one can use to make a functional resume quite engaging […]

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Does Your Internet Reputation Matter to Employers?

Does Your Internet Reputation Matter to Employers? https://jobs.washingtonpost.com/article/does-your-internet-reputation-matter-to-employers-/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Jobs%20B2C%20February%2024%20Newsletter&utm_term=jobs Over the past two decades the Internet has grown to house an incredible amount of data. All you do is plug in a name, location and other known details into a search box and a wealth of information is […]

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Make USAJobs Resume Builder Your Friend

Make USAJobs Resume Builder Your Friend It’s time to get over it! Move on! Just do it already! When I’m working with a client to develop their federal resume, I don’t offer any alternative. I purposely build the resume with all of the elements that are required […]

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Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead

Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead http://www.fastcompany.com/3056444/the-future-of-work/cover-letters-are-dead-do-this-instead Many recruiters say that they don’t read cover letters, but you can still personalize your pitch by making these changes to your resume. If you’re looking for a new job, don’t worry about writing a stellar cover letter. Nearly […]

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