15 best / 17 worst resume words
Posted on 08-19-2015 by Christina Alge

When making a resume many of us were told to be truthful, but make it standout . One way to make it stand out is by the choice of words you use. So how do you know if the word you chose is good or not? CareerBuilder conducted a survey which asked hiring managers which commonly-used terms were good... Read More

Your Resume Need A Makeover? 6 Tips to Modernize It
Posted on 07-13-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

As with anything else, the structure of one’s resume has changed with the times. How do you know if your resume fits under the “modern” resume? Check out these 6 tips thanks to Glassdoor : 1. Use keywords Many companies use applicant tracking systems when screening candidates. The... Read More

Optimizing Your Firm's Digital Footprint via Twitter: 5 tips #sociallawyering
Posted on 06-26-2015 by Tracie Morris

It is never a bad thing to show up in Google’s top search results. But how can you maximize your digital footprint by using Twitter? Twitter provides an opportunity for your blog, website, and even your profile to be ranked with authority by Google. The following tips are fundamental things that... Read More

“Touch base,” “lean in;” How zeroing in on buzzwords/jargon can jump-start your job
Posted on 05-11-2015 by Tracie Morris

Ever read a document full or workplace jargon or buzzwords and felt lost? If so, do not worry as you are probably not the only one who has felt his way. Instead of just sitting there at your computer trying to read around the jargon, try learning what it means because according to Fast Company , it could... Read More

6 resume fonts & the advantages they give you in winning a new job
Posted on 04-20-2015 by Tracie Morris

Have you ever sat down and looked at your resume and thought to yourself “bleh”? If you want your resume to jump out at potential employers check out these 6 resume fonts according to Business News Daily . 1. Arial If you want to use a sans-serif font, Arial is one of the best options... Read More

Resume Advice: Remove or re-work these 16 items on your resume
Posted on 03-23-2015 by Christina Alge

Think you have a good resume put together, but not you have not been getting any “bites” from employers? Take a look at this list of items The Ladders suggest you change on your resume: 1. Objective Avoid the typical objective statement. Instead, try (in a brief paragraph) to summarize... Read More

5 resume fraud lessons from infamous resume fraudsters
Posted on 03-16-2015 by Christina Alge

Hiring new employees anytime soon? Before your pull the trigger on the hire, be sure to double-check (and possibly triple-check) the information they provided. Just because it is on the resume, doesn’t mean it is necessarily true. Everyone has told lies, even the well-known stars. Thanks to employee... Read More

42 Resume Dos and Don'ts Every Job Seeker Should Know
Posted on 01-29-2015 by Chad Troyan

Applying for jobs causes job-seekers to develop a cycle: fill out application; attach resume, mail it out, repeat. Sometimes we get in such a routine that we do things that may hurt our chances of landing a job. Like anything else, there are “do’s” and “don’t’s”... Read More

Fine Tuning Your Resume: 4 Tips
Posted on 01-23-2015 by Christina Alge

Filling out applications can become a mundane process. Attaching your resume to thousands of applications gets boring too, especially if you are lacking replies. One way to increase your chances of getting replies to your applications is by tailoring your resume to the job you are applying for. So what... Read More

Are you a job hopper? Here's how to be good at it
Posted on 01-20-2015 by Chad Troyan

We all have that “dream job”. It’s a goal we have for ourselves and in order to achieve it we have to take steps. Chances are our first job out of college was not our dream job and we probably aren’t still at that same job today- we have a different job. Over our lives we’ll... Read More

45 Quick Changes That Help Your Resume Get Noticed
Posted on 01-16-2015 by Chad Troyan

Applying for jobs and not receiving many replies from potential employers? Feel that your resume might need some updating? Thanks to The Muse , here are some changes you can make to your resume that will help your resume get noticed. What’s even better is that they vary based on how much time you... Read More

Is your LinkedIn summary a winner or a loser? 13 Q test to score your summary
Posted on 10-30-2014 by Tracie Morris

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever . And it means... Read More

6 résumé pointers exemplified by the College Football Playoff
Posted on 10-29-2014 by Travis Burchart

Gone are the days of the BCS. The College Football Playoff is here, and if last night’s selection committee rankings were any surprise to you, you are not alone. Despite the surprises, the idea to implement a new playoff system, emphasizing the strength of each team’s schedule, makes perfect... Read More

7 (yawn) ways your boring resume bores just like everyone else's boring resume
Posted on 08-06-2014 by Tracie Morris

Your resume needs to do two things: It needs to capture the hiring manager’s attention—and it needs to motivate him or her to pick up the phone and call you for an interview. If you look and sound like everyone else, you have no competitive advantage. Therefore, you’ve provided the... Read More

Stop Sending Out Boring Resumes
Posted on 06-25-2014 by Christina Alge

Stop sending out boring resumes, but how do you know your resume is boring? CEO at CPA Australia, Alex Malley has a secret about resumes. He has written and read more resumes than he would care to admit, and, for some years now, it is only read mode for him. This is according to Mr. Malley’s... Read More

Looking for Work? 7 Tips for a Remarkable Résumé
Posted on 05-27-2014 by Travis Burchart

It's no secret that the legal job market is tough these days. If you're going to stand out, you need a fantastic résumé. Building a resume can be a daunting task, and you'll have about 10 seconds of the hiring manager's attention once it's in his or her hands. According... Read More