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    How to Use Numbers on Your Resume

    How to Use Numbers on Your Resume
    If you were an employer looking at a resume, which of the following entries would impress you more? • Wrote news releases. • Wrote 25 news releases in a three-week period under daily deadlines. Clearly, the second statement carries more weight. Why? Because it uses numbers to quantify the writer's accomplishment, giving it a context that helps the interviewer understand the ...
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    20 Action Verbs to Kick Up Your Art Resume

    20 Action Verbs to Kick Up Your Art Resume
    Did you know you should have strong action verbs strategically placed throughout your resume? Well, now you do! Most importantly, you want them at the beginning of the majority of your bullet points and accomplishment-based statements. Please do yourself —and every hiring manager out there—a favor; do not start your sentences with: Responsible for…Worked with…or any other opening that lacks power ...
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    Don't Ignore Achievements on Your Resume

    Don't Ignore Achievements on Your Resume
    This article was originally published on Monster.com. Many of us underestimate our achievements. We're often told not to boast, that modesty is the best policy. We show up to do our creative jobs every day and sometimes do great things -- isn't that enough? Well, not if you want your resume to get noticed. Employers look for achievers, candidates who go ...
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    3 Attention-Getting Tactics for Cover Letters

    3 Attention-Getting Tactics for Cover Letters
    Hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds--or even thousands--of applications for each open job. Typically, they can spend only a few seconds scanning a candidate's cover letter before moving on to somebody else's. So if you're looking for a job, your cover letter has to capture a reader's attention right away. Career coach Evelyn Salvador, the author of the recently released ...
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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. [widget:inarticlequiz_earnings] One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling ...
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    Resume Tips for Creative Temps

    Resume Tips for Creative Temps
    Temporary employment is becoming increasingly popular with both workers and employers. Workers are realizing that they can enjoy good pay and diverse work environments, while companies see value in hiring temp workers to fill short-term vacancies or handle special projects. Temporary employment is available in a variety of fields for staff at all levels. [widget:9_step_guide_in_article_widget_9] Temporary work does present certain ...
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    Why You Should Never Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Should Never Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when we recently asked ...
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! Excelle has tracked down five real cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even ...

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