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How to really use the apply with LinkedIn button

The usual – and often correct – assumption is that visibility is credibility.  On LinkedIn this is still true to some extent, but…and that is a very large BUT, only if you have optimized your profile. Make sure you have done enough networking online to populate your profile with sufficient connections and recommendations to prove your credibility. LinkedIn has reached a point where you may be considered unprofessional if you don’t have a profile.  It’s easy to create – you’re visible [...]

How to get a job on Craigslist – The 4 steps to combat internet anonymity

Things used to be a lot simpler. You could stroll into an office, resume in hand, and plop yourself down in front of the boss with a dapper pin-striped suit and winning smile.  A well-timed quip about the weather, the slightest hint of earnest determination, and they gave you the keys to the building. Alas, the days of the winning smile are gone. Welcome to the new employment landscape—take a number. Craigslist is a microcosm of this new trend. Postings [...]

4 tweaks you should never apply to your resume

You've finally found that dream job that you’ve wanted your whole life, all you have to do now is send in your resume and hope for the best. But you don’t want to hope you’ll get it, you want it. So what do you do? You take a second look at your resume and realize you need to add more skills. You read over your past experiences and decide they need to be more impressive. Before you continue, STOP! You may think that [...]

9 steps to resume perfection

Did you know the attention span of recruiters and Human Resources (HR) managers is declining, due to the overwhelming volume of candidates applying for the same job? If you have ever seen the Old Spice commercials, you might understand why it is important to capture their attention in the first 10 seconds. Jokes aside, a hiring authority usually spends around 15 seconds looking at resumes, according to recent studies. “They could take between 15 to 30 seconds, but no more than [...]

How to make your cover letter stand out | Resume Target

Have you tried just about everything to find the job you’ve been waiting for? Well, it’s time for you to rethink your job search strategy. It’s not enough to just put together a resume and cover letter for the hiring managers anymore. People want to see more from you these days. If you’re still using that same template for your cover letter and not customizing it to fit the job you’re applying for, you need to get serious. Like every [...]