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Even a bad job is a good job by today’s standards. But jobseekers are wise to take a lesson from this job market; don’t leave one job unless you have another lined up.

Of course, you could have been laid off or fired, which creates an unexpected gap in employment history.

“Resist the temptation to “fudge” …

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Dumbing down a resume is a hot topic. When to do it? Why to do it? Should I do it?

Of course there are jobseekers and career professionals aligned on both sides of the debate. I like to look at topics from a practical standpoint, yet most often come up with a “it depends” response because …

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For most, whether an IT professional or a sales rep, basic resumes are no longer advisable because strides in technology have enabled companies to scan, store, and search for qualified candidates using select keywords. Without keywords and phrases, a hiring company is unable to streamline their employment activities using applicant-tracking systems.

For example, keywords for an …

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The best place for mentioning an unrelated career hiatus is probably in the cover letter — doing this in the resume can get tricky, and HR managers and recruiters are sometimes fickle. Mentioning within the cover letter allows the jobseeker to touch on the reason for the employment gap and quickly proceed onto more important …

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Talks about reforming H1 visa requirements for highly skilled immigrants is coming under scrutiny.

For those who aren’t aware, the US has proposed revising H1 visa requirement in an effort to attract highly skilled talent, such as physicians, engineers, IT professionals, and so on. In fact, the US is not the only country looking to attract …

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Although I’m a huge fan of “hefty” resumes, I understand the logic behind keeping resumes tight and relevant.

It’s easier to keep a resume to one or two pages for someone with only a small handful of jobs or with limited work history (new graduate, for example).

However, for executives with 10/20-year work histories, keeping the resume …

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What advice do you have for developing your cover letter and resume during sophomore year?
Developing a resume and cover letter can be challenging — even more so for a sophomore with limited, maybe even unrelated work history. The best step to developing a great resume and cover letter while a college student actually starts long …

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