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We answered some of the most commonly asked questions about what should and shouldn’t be added to your resume. Have more questions about what goes on your resume? Ask us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. Should I include all of my jobs on my resume? No. A resume is designed to market just how well […]

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Whether you’re trying catch a recruiter’s eye or rise to the top of an applicant tracking system‘s rankings, seeding your resume with relevant resume keywords should be a top priority. One simple way to do this is through a resume skills section. A designated skills list is an optional resume section and not part of a traditional […]

The post 4 Ways to Write a Resume Skills Section (with Examples) appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Creating a resume for your job search should be easy. Download a template, write up your work and education history, then fire it off to eager potential employers. But once you start, the questions start piling up. Are objective statements still a thing? Do I put the company name or my job title first? Which […]

The post 52 Resume Tips to Transform Your Job Search appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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After my second layoff and a year of unemployment, I spent a bit of time talking with recruiters and others to gain perspective on what’s happening in the world of today’s job search. I know how challenging it is to pick yourself back up and charge forward. It’s not easy by any stretch, but there […]

The post Laid Off? 4 Tips for Moving Past the Resume Gap appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Applicant tracking systems, or ATS, are a type of software used by companies to assist with human resources, recruitment, and hiring processes. There are hundreds of companies developing ATS software and each system offers a different package of features. That said, ATS are primarily used to help hiring companies collect and organize large numbers of […]

The post Over 98% of Fortune 500 Companies Use Applicant Tracking Systems appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Before focusing my business solely on soft skills solutions for companies and organizations, I offered resume writing services and worked with hundreds of individual job seekers. I created a soft skills resume section for my clients who received excellent feedback from employers and began landing interviews and job offers. Of course, I recommend revising your […]

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Good resume design is all about ensuring that your most important skills, experience, and qualifications are easily understood by a recruiter or hiring manager. These days, that means your resume sections must make it easy for both human readers and the applicant tracking systems (ATS) they use. In order to do both, your resume sections and […]

The post Resume Sections: What You Need and Where You Need Them appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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It’s common knowledge a job seeker should follow up after an interview, but did you know it can be extremely helpful to follow up on your job application, too? It can be nerve-wracking to be the first one to establish contact after the faceless online job application process, but standing out from other candidates early […]

The post When, Why, and How to Follow Up on a Job Application appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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As a resume writer, I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the importance of resume accomplishments throughout your job search. Accomplishments are the most potent element to set yourself apart in writing. It’s that simple. And they’re also very useful during job interviews. Most resumes are filled with roles and responsibilities, and that makes them […]

The post Resume Accomplishments: A Resume Writer’s Take on Standing Out appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Do headhunters still exist? That depends on which headhunter, executive recruiter, or HR professional you talk to. “Headhunter” is out-of-date slang for search and recruiting professionals who work outside a hiring organization to find talent says, Maureen E. O’Malley Rehfuss, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, Owner and President of Career Partners International Twin Cities. “Most modern search professionals […]

The post How to Find a Headhunter (and Other Executive Recruiting Myths) appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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