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Mark Twain once said, “The news of the
Okay, so technically he didn’t say that exactly, but he might as well have been talking about resumes when he mostly spoke those words. Not long ago people were writing eulogies to the good old
Here’s a little secret, though: it never left.
With all the job search apps and social networking sites that cater to businesses and jobseekers growing in popularity and importance, it’s understandable why people wrote off the
And for employers who used to get dozens of resumes but now often receive hundreds – or more – for each position,
Because of that, we’ve put together this list of the four things you absolutely have to do on
This almost didn’t make the list because it should go without saying, but talk to any hiring manager about it and they’ll tell you it’s one of the top reasons they toss out resumes. Not only do you have to make sure there are no errors in the spelling, grammar, or formatting of your resume, it’s also important that you get all of the names and factual information correct, too. This is even more important in the cover letter, where you’re likely to be addressing it to someone at the company. Not a good time to spell their name wrong.
Know the job (and the company)
If you’re applying for a job in a medical office, you’d better have a pretty good idea of what it entails. Likewise, if you’re working in building maintenance, as a lawyer, or in a school, sites like CareerQA can give you a great overview of different types of jobs and industries so that you won’t sound like an idiot, but it’s just as important to dig a little deeper and learn about that specific company and what their culture is like. Start by doing some Google searches, but if possible try to connect with real, live people who work there and talk to them about what it’s like. You’d be surprised how much this can influence
Show your uniqueness (but also know your audience)
Recently there was a story about a hiring manager that brought someone in to
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