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Jobscan Blog by Virginia Franco - 20h ago

When it comes to writing a resume, many struggle with deciding how far back to go, what to include, and what not to include as part of your career history. I am an advocate of devoting the majority of the “real estate” on your resume to what happened in the past 15 years. In this […]

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Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about the “6-second rule” after the Ladders showed that recruiters skim a resume for an average of 6 seconds before making a decision. Then, applicant tracking systems (ATS) and their automated scores and filters entered into the mix, causing job seekers to chase their […]

The post How Recruiters Really Read Your Resume appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Do you feel bombarded by the words personal brand? Do you back away from the conversation and look for the nearest exit? Or just sit there and think, “um, well, I’m not quite sure!” You are not alone. Many people I encounter are flummoxed at the mention of personal branding when it comes to their […]

The post Simple Steps to Discover Your Personal Brand During a Job Search appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping […]

The post You Don’t Need Numbers to Show Accomplishments on Your Resume appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Interviews over the phone can be just as daunting as meeting face-to-face. They’re often short, so you feel pressured to make the most of the time. You can’t see your interviewer’s body language or facial expressions, which makes it harder to build rapport and gauge receptivity. And that reduced nonverbal communication can lead to interruptions […]

The post Phone Interview Tips to Stay Calm and Speak Confidently appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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If you’re looking to land a tech job for the first time, you may be concerned that your resume doesn’t read as “techie” enough. After all, it’s tough to compete with industry insiders who speak – and write – the lingo. Luckily, there are several common buzzwords across the tech industry that can both make […]

The post 10 Tech Keywords Missing from Your New Tech Resume appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Technology is changing the way we search for work. Technology has made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers via email. But with thousands of resumes being sent to human resources (HR) inboxes with the click of a mouse, HR departments were quickly overwhelmed screening hundreds or thousands of resumes; this was neither […]

The post How to Reach a Real Person in Your Online Job Search appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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My grandfather used to preach about how smart his friend’s grandson was for getting into MIT. I never even applied, but worried that without an education at a top tier university I would forever be at a disadvantage in tech compared to my Ivy League counterparts. Attending an Ivy League such as Harvard may be […]

The post Engineers: Amazon Doesn’t Care About Your Ivy League Degree appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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Writing a cover letter can feel like a struggle between simply checking all the boxes on your job application and using the opportunity to show what makes you a uniquely qualified candidate. One part of the process that often flies under the radar is how to end a cover letter. The end of your cover […]

The post How to End a Cover Letter with a Call to Action appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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To understand why resume formatting matters to applicant tracking systems, you first need to understand how resumes move through ATS. Here’s how it works: After you submit your resume through an online application, it automatically lands in the ATS. Many systems then scan your resume, “parse” or pull out information, and rearrange your resume into […]

The post Don’t Make These ATS Formatting Mistakes appeared first on Jobscan Blog.

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