Author Archive | Katharine Hansen

Resume and Cover-Letter Trends: What’s on the Horizon

After examining current trends in resumes, cover letters, and other career-marketing communications, we continue reporting highlights of the Findings of the 2014 Global Career Brainstorming Day from Career Thought Leaders. Today’s selection looks at what’s on the horizon for job-seekers looking to market themselves. Resumes are becoming more mobile; less paper. Documents must be designed […]

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LinkedIn, Storytelling, and Concise Resumes and Cover Letters Feature Prominently in Annual Career Brainstorming Report – Part 1

Concise resumes and cover letters are currently the trend, even as job-seekers add new bells and whistles to their career-markeing documents – such as storytelling and infographics. Those were among the findings of the 2014 Global Career Brainstorming Day by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium. From the group’s newly published white paper, here are some highlights about […]

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What Happens to Your Resume After You Submit it Online?

Fourth in an occasional series featuring a collaboration between Quint Careers and Jobscan, a service we support because of the wide knowledge gap among job-seekers regarding preparing resumes for employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The series aims to tell you exactly what you need to know – with the help of Jobscan – about resume content […]

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Your Guide to Crafting a Customer-Service Resume

Guest Post by Trista Winnie, Jobscan When writing your customer-service resume, keep in mind that a successful resume is more than just a list of job duties. You have to demonstrate your accomplishments and make yourself stand out as a candidate. And, of course, you need to use the right keywords to get your resume noticed […]

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The Cover-Letter Secret That’s an Interview Magnet

Content from our resume-writing partner,  Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.com Is there a cover letter secret that can guarantee you will get interviews whenever you use it? I know of one magical key you can incorporate into your cover letter that can increase your chances of getting interviews by 50%. Would you like me to share […]

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Don’t Make These Cover-Letter Rookie Mistakes

Lindsay Blackwell designed a highly creative Web site and even bought a domain name ( DearLisaRudgers.com) designed to pitch a single hiring manager at the University of Michigan to give her a job as social-media director. It’s a brilliant effort into which Blackwell clearly invested a great deal of effort. But, as reported in Mashable’s  […]

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Should Your Resume Include an Interests Section?

We’re dedicating a few posts to Adrian Granzella Larssen  The 5 Biggest Resume Debates Among Recruiters — Finally Answered. Another of the debates Larssen explores is whether or not to include an Interests section on your resume, which often includes hobbies and other non-work activities. Common wisdom in recent years has been to leave that […]

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Don’t Be a Jack of All Trades on Your Resume

Update-Your-Resume Month (September) may be winding down, but it’s never too late for tips from the organization that created the month. Here’s the first of six: Target and Be Specific. Employers aren’t looking for a jack of all trades. Instead, they want a specialist to meet the needs of their position. A job seeker with […]

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Art of the Resume Continues to Evolve

Content from our resume-writing partner,  Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.comIt’s funny how I get calls from clients sometimes and they say something along the lines of: I haven’t written a resume in 10 to 15 years, and it’s changed so much I have no idea what it’s supposed to look or sound like. How true, […]

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