Resume Builder: How to Gain Experience When You Have None

Freelancing: If you feel as though employers are not giving you a chance, it may be time to create your own opportunities.This is a good resume builder. Beware that this option is often far from easy. You are competing against other freelance professionals and the rates offered to potential customers can be very competitive. Even though this option can turn

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The 10-Step Resume Critique

Your resume will generally receive a 15- to 30-second scan upon first review by an employer. With that in mind, it is critical that your resume — your “paper handshake” — makes a positive first impression and compels the reader to put your resume in the “yes” pile and possibly call you in for an interview. Before you circulate your

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Tips for Creating a Virtual Assistant Resume

You should have a well equipped home office and the necessary certifications if you are going to offer services that require them, but one of the most important tools that a successful virtual assistant has is a well written resume. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to write a resume that gets noticed by potential clients. If you

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How to Write a Great Resume Summary With Examples

A resume summary is a concise summary of who you are and the value that you can bring to an organization. Today (2018), all strong resumes are expected to have resume summaries in place of the antiquated “Objective.” The resume summary is essentially your elevator speech, which is a very brief “commercial” of who you are and how you can

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Resurrecting the Perfect Resume, Part One

Is your resume dead? Don’t be so quick to say, “No way!” Of the hundreds of resumes I’ve seen written by job seekers of all backgrounds and educational levels, easily 95% qualify to be labelled as dead-but-not-yet-buried. A dead resume lacks a clear structure or chronology, does not present or quantify achievements, fails to offer a “big picture” of what

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Is Hiring a Resume Writer Really Worth It?

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who think hiring a resume writer is a big waste of time and money. If you’re one of these people, please keep reading. I can assure you that it will be well worth your time. Why hire a professional resume writer? Resume writers who are committed to their field are also

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