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    7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

    7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid
    The student's resume was impressive. The formatting was impeccable, the content was excellent, and he did a great job of focusing on accomplishments instead of job duties. If I were an employer, I would have been impressed. Then I looked at his cover letter and imagined the employer tossing that perfect resume into the trash bin. Many college students and recent ...
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    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume

    Spring Cleaning for Your Resume
    Spring is in the air. It's the time of year when you wipe off the winter dust and let the sun shine in. Before you get all excited (yeah, right) about tackling the filth in your home, grab your resume and a pen. The first cleanup project this year should be your resume. The Look Whoever says looks don't matter hasn't ...
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    Job Termination and Your Resume

    Job Termination and Your Resume
    Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these tips regarding losing your job ...
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    How to Get a Killer Resume Cover Letter

    How to Get a Killer Resume Cover Letter
    By Kristina Cowan Do you enjoy writing resume cover letters about as much as you relish root canals? Dread isn't uncommon when it comes to resume cover letters. "It's an area where job-seekers could do the most to improve, because it does require a certain amount of heavy lifting," said Anna Ivey, a career counselor based in the Boston area. "Most ...
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    Race, Sex, and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex, and Religion on Your Resume
    You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target — your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. — you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position. Your resume ...
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    Nursing Resume Do's and Don’ts Part I

    Nursing Resume Do's and Don’ts Part I
    Although a good resume can’t get you a job, a poor resume will keep you from getting one. A resume is a professional marketing tool, a written record of your accomplishments and professional credentials. Because it usually represents the first impression a prospective employer will have of you, your resume must be top-notch in format, content, and appearance. Follow these simple ...
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    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters

    8 Tips for Better Email Cover Letters
    As the saying goes, you don't get a second chance to make a first impression. If you're doing a job search or resume submission via email, the first impression any employer will have is from your cover letter. Some tips for creating successful email cover letters are the same as for paper cover letters: Be professional, with correct spelling and grammar, ...
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    Sample Entry Level RN BSN Resume

    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a comprehensive resume. View our sample resume for a recent nurse graduate below and get a downloadable Word version of the resume template here. MARCY JONES 155 Summer St. Anytown, PA 19000 (215) 555-5555 resumepower@somedomain.com OBJECTIVE Dedicated registered nurse (RN) with specialty experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Developed ...
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    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter

    How to Handle Sticky Situations in Your Cover Letter
    Are you wondering how to deal with a sticky work history issue? Whether you were laid off from your last position, took time off to raise children or are looking to change careers, the cover letter is the perfect place to address potential red flags. One caveat: Keep the explanation brief. Writing a cover letter is an exercise in selling yourself, ...
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    Grammar and Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid

    Grammar and Spelling Pitfalls to Avoid
    It’s hard enough to come up with the right words to sell yourself in a resume or cover letter, without the English language tripping you up. One little mistake in spelling or grammar can ruin an entire resume or cover letter. It’s not easy to remember all the rules of the English language. So here’s a little cheat-sheet to help you ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    Whip Your Resume Into Shape

    Whip Your Resume Into Shape
    By Kristina Cowan So you've discovered the perfect gig with a higher salary, and you're bent on shuffling your credentials to the hiring manager immediately, if not sooner. You've got the experience, education and skills that make you a star candidate. One hurdle remains: how to do a resume appropriately. Don't fret-you can soon be on your way to crafting a ...
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    Health Care Resume Tips

    Health Care Resume Tips
    Health care has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and health care organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private health care organizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and ...
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    Keywords are Key to Getting Your Online Resume Read

    Keywords are Key to Getting Your Online Resume Read
    If you’ve ever posted you resume online, you were probably asked to fill out a section entitled “keywords.” Knowing the right keywords to use can make the difference in your resume being identified for further scrutiny or getting passed over in a sea of data. (See How To Use The Internet In Your Job Search.) Keywords are the words and phrases ...
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    How to Handle a Spotty Work History

    How to Handle a Spotty Work History
    In today's economy, you need to carefully present your experience to avoid being seen as unstable. Start by evaluating your situation and determining how bad it really is. If you are panicking about two months of unemployment back in 1984, your job search will probably not be affected. However, if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment extending for months ...
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    Explain Your Sabbatical on Your Resume

    Once typical in the careers of tenured professors, sabbaticals aren't just for academics anymore. Millions of people across industries leave the workforce each year, pausing their careers to pursue other interests. Reasons for such a break may include returning to school, traveling, volunteering, conducting research, writing a book or caring for a family member. Some sabbaticals are planned, while others are ...
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    Nursing Resume Do's and Don'ts, Part II

    Nursing Resume Do's and Don'ts, Part II
    The US Department of Labor projects much faster-than-average job growth for nurses through 2014. That means as employers seek to recruit and retain talented nursing staff, nurses will enjoy improved salaries, benefits and working conditions. You might be thinking: "Oh good, since employers will be clamoring to hire me, I don't have to worry about my resume." Wrong. [widget:resume_guide] A winning ...
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    7 Essential Resume Tips for New Nursing Graduates

    7 Essential Resume Tips for New Nursing Graduates
    Across the country is seemingly a contradiction of needs. Projections point toward a nursing shortage while in reality at this time; hundreds of nurses are graduating from nursing school and cannot find a job. I read story after story from new nurse graduates who cannot find employment and desperation is setting in. As a former nurse manager, I read these stories ...
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    Can Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Nursing Resume?

    Can Unrelated Jobs Hurt Your Nursing Resume?
    Do you have a lot of unrelated jobs on your nursing resume? Many job seekers — mostly young nurses and career changers — worry that having dissimilar work experience can hurt potential job prospects. But is having several unrelated jobs on your resume really an issue? According to interviewers and hiring managers, the answer is not really — especially if leaving ...
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    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume

    Why You Shouldn't Lie on Your Resume
    Desperate times often call for desperate measures -- and in a brutal employment market, some job seekers may be tempted to falsify their work or education history in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers. HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, recently found that 34 percent of job applicants lie on resumes. And when HotJobs recently asked ...
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