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How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. If you’ve never been taught to quantify your accomplishments on resumes, it may seem a confusing and daunting task. Luckily, it’s really quite straightforward.

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Help Me, Help You!

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

Applying for a new job is sometimes a necessary evil, with candidates often finding themselves overwhelmed with job descriptions, resumes, and cover letters. While the process of applying and interviewing for jobs may be daunting for candidates, take a moment and consider the process from the point of view of recruiters and hiring managers.

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When a Functional Resume Really Functions

By Cathy Francois, MBA, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services

The most common resume style is the chronological resume. However, sometimes the chronological order of your life doesn't work in your favor. This could be the result of a gap in employment due to school, illness, time served in the military, or a break to raise a family. In addition, you may have switched from one industry or career to other, and your most recent experience does not highlight your potential for your desired career very well. I recommend bringing function to your resume by using a functional style resume, which allows you to highlight specific experience, skills, and/or knowledge as it relates to the career you are seeking.

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10 Things to Take Off Your Resume

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Finding employment is a difficult job in and of itself. Having a resume with unnecessary details will only make that job harder for you. When an employer sees your resume, it reflects who you are and whether you might be qualified for the job. However, there are many things that will make them think the opposite.

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When is it Time to Take Skills or Experience Off Your Resume?

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

While including your skills and experiences on a resume is a necessity, chances are your CV includes some less-than-vital information for your potential employer. Continue reading to find out when and why to cut certain qualifications from your resume.

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Resume Lifecycle: Process Guidance for the Right Career Perception

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Here, at Online Career Tips, we are focused on providing intellectually stimulating content in the realm of the professional sphere, as well as tips to help push you in the right direction. I have compiled a list below that will help you flow through the resume lifecycle with a little less turbulence.

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Do a Skills Match with Your Current Resume

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

It is a great idea to update your resume, and your LinkedIn profile, when new responsibilities and tasks are earned. This way you're alerting not only colleagues to the change, but potential employers will have a clear window into your most recent activity.

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Are You Lying on Your Resume?

By Adrienne Erin Online Career Tips, Contributor It is best to always stay truthful. Although the job hunt is a grueling process, there are ethical ways to securing the right job for you. Remember that you can explain your past positions without embellishing them and ultimately the right job will fall into place.

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