Resumes

Avoid This Fatal Error on Your Resume

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Made a Mistake
  Tip of the Day Grammatical errors and typos are always high on the list of fatal resume flaws. But there’s actually a worse one, the most fatal of the fatal: Rambling and incoherent writing. In fact, while reviewers are often willing to overlook an occasional spelling error, outdated technology references or even a brief, unexplained employment gap, a resume that fails to succinctly convey who you are and what you do is going to be deleted, no matter how… continue…

4 Basic Steps of Resume Writing

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Foundation Blocks
  Tip of the Day For new graduates: Whatever job you’re looking for, you’ll construct your resume on a few simple foundation blocks. The first: resume samples—we’ve got free ones here. Select a simple design that lists your education and coursework before your experience, and includes a section for computer languages, operating systems and other technical expertise. It’s best to create a Microsoft Word document that converts easily to plain text. When you need a printed version, always use quality… continue…

What to Include in Your Resume’s Skills List

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Tip of the Day Your resume’s list of technical skills is among its most important features, so take the time to make it as effective as it can possibly be. After all, this is the place where you demonstrate the depth of your experience with the tools necessary to do a certain job. One of the most common mistakes tech professionals make is to include a laundry list of skills here. Instead, include only those where you have an intermediate… continue…

12 Simple Mistakes That Could Sink Your Resume

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Sinking Boat
Any IT professional worth their salt knows employers automatically reject resumes littered with typos and grammatical errors. Or that resumes need keywords to survive resume screening and selection software. But what other mistakes are you making that could be secretly hindering your efforts? Here are 12 stealthy–but correctable–problems that could be plaguing your resume and stifling your search. 1. It doesn’t tell a compelling story. The goal of a resume is to unequivocally demonstrate why you’re the best professional for… continue…

5 Steps to Take Before You Start Contracting

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Nowadays, when demand for so many technical skills is so high, the idea of contracting can seem like a good way to keep things interesting and make more money. But working for yourself comes with more than just flexibility and a certain amount of control over your own fate. You’ll have a business to attend to, also, which means keeping the books and making sure you’ve always got the work you need to pay the bills. We asked Jennifer Bensusen,… continue…

Use Standard Job Titles on Your Resume

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Tip of the Day When writing your resume, remember an important point about job titles: standard is better. Don’t go calling yourself a “ninja” when you mean “developer,” or “business consultant, senior” when you mean “business analyst.” Specialized or quirky titles are all well and good when you’re talking to people inside your company, but when you’re looking for work they can be confusing. So when you’re putting together your resume, stick with labels that other employers are going to… continue…

Sample Resume: Web App Developer Seeking Startup Position

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Rochelle “Shelly” Chu 123 Easy St. Milwaukee, Wisc. 00000 000.555.1212 ■ rchu@gmail.com Twitter ■ Facebook ■ Google+ ■ Blog ■ LinkedIn ■ GitHub ■ StackOverflow ■ website ■ YouTube Rock Star Web App Developer Full stack developer with awesome Python skills, hefty product development experience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, looking to create world-class applications as part of a lean and mean team at an innovative startup dedicated to saving lives and ending disease. See my… continue…

Sample Resume: Data Visualization Engineer

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Seth Kaminski 123 Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 00000 ♦ sk@email.com ♦ 000.555.1212 ♦ LinkedIn ♦ Instagram ♦ Facebook Data Visualization Master “Turning dull, unsystematic data into meaningful works of art” A data interpreter, analyst and information manager with a proven history of turning large data sets into progressive ideas through the creation of clear, compelling infographics, maps, data visualizations, interactive media and product designs. Generated $8 million in ad revenue by harvesting nuggets of competitive information from data sets and… continue…

How Veterans Can Translate Their Military Skills Into Civilian Language

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Veteran and Businessmans Handshake
Returning veterans possess many of the skills and qualities that private sector employers are looking for. But to transfer your technology experience to the civilian world, you’re going to have to do a bit of translation on your resume: If you pepper it with jargon, acronyms and references to tools and technologies specific to your service, you may not make it through the first pass. Garner the interest you deserve by highlighting your transferable skills and outcomes in a way… continue…

Getting a Job at Google

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Google NY Office
Earlier this month, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman switched from writing about globalization and international politics to a topic much closer to many a reader’s heart: how to get a job. Friedman’s interview subject for his column was Laszlo Bock, who serves as SVP of “people operations” at Google—he’s the one ultimately in charge of hiring. And according to Bock, snagging a job at the search-engine giant involves a combination of grit, cognitive ability, adaptability, and creativity. From… continue…