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Resume Writing

10 Resume Mistakes Jobseekers Make And How To Fix Them

This is a guest post by Abhyank Srinet, founder at MiM-Essay Did you know the average recruiter spends only 6 seconds on a single resume? And with 100’s if not 1000’s of applicants applying for the job role, you need to do everything in your power to make a strong impression and make your profile noteworthy. Apart from making sure that you have a great format, optimized bullet points and clear sub-sections, you need to ensure that your resume contains no errors of any kind to increase your chances of getting shortlisted. Check out these 10 common mistakes that people…

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Job Hunting, Resume Writing

10 Things You Must Keep Off your resume

When you are looking for a job, the most important piece of information is your resume. It is the resume that helps you get a job. It’s the decider as to whether you are fit for a particular job or not. It is the ultimate document which determines whether you will be selected for a particular job or will you need to go to a few more job search sites and test your fate. While the resume needs to have all the information which may help you in landing your dream job, there are certain things you should ensure are…

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Graduate Resumes, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Draft the Perfect Resume for a Startup Job

Start-ups are the new rage of the present day just like internet companies were over a decade ago. So much so that in the past few years, the start-up industry has even seemed to explode. Each day, a new start-up emerges, creating a myriad of job opportunities for the very talented bunch of candidates that are out there. While there are an array of positions in these start-ups waiting to be filled, it is often a big deal to land an interview with any of the start-ups.  Mostly because these companies may or may not hire through conventional channels. At more prominent…

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Career Break, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Writing a Resume after a Career Break

Maternity leaves have been in the limelight for quite some time. So much so that a six months’ maternity leave has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. Now, it has become mandatory for all offices in both public as well as private sectors for granting a half a years’ maternity to women who have been expecting. However, some women decide to put on their mom shoes and take time off from work for a good twelve months or even over a year at times. While some employers understand the time off was for a reason and are happy to offer…

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Infographics, Resume Writing

[Infographic] Resume Tips from Napoleon Hill

We all know who Napoloen Hill was. A well known author and cribber, Napoleon Hill was one of the early most producers of Personal Success Literature. In his best-selling book “Think & Grow Rich”, Hill describes a detailed description on how professionals from any field should work on their resumes or brief, as he called it, to attract attention from employers. Below we have tried to present his thoughts on writing this brief in the form of an infographic. Let us know what you think.

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Career Switch, Job Hunting, Resume Writing

Writing a Resume in case of Career Switch (Part 2)

Continued from the first part of the series: Writing a Resume in case of Career Switch (Part 1) Case 2: Same industry/company, different vertical/functional area, like a Content Writer for a Resume Writing Company to a Business Development Executive in a Resume Writing Company This transition is a little tricky, but again, a little effort and persistence on your part will reap you rich rewards later on. In this scenario, I assume myself as a Content Writer for a Resume Writing Company at present, wishing to apply for a Business Development role in another company that also happens to be into the business of writing resumes. While being fully…

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Career, Career Switch, Resume Writing

Writing a Resume in case of Career Switch (Part 1)

As a resume writer, I can tell you this for sure – writing a resume for a person who is at the verge of a career switch is a sticky wicket – at times the right ideas click, and at times the transitions leave you scratching your head. Shifting careers is not an option, it is rather a choice, and let me tell you, there are times when it isn’t that easy. Barring a small percentage, most of the people are confused regarding career choices. I don’t blame you for that. I myself was at crossroads when it came to…

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Resume Writing

Simple & Effective US/Canada Resume Format

If you live in the US or are applying to the US / Canadian markets, you need to be very attentive to the format of the resume that you share. A lot of US companies still have not upgraded to modern day formats and prefer the old-style resumes (Arial, font size 10+, without boxes, light sized doc) and if your resume format differs from this, your resume might stand a good chance of getting rejected. On these lines, we designed a very simple, yet very effective resume for these markets. We have stuck to the use of Arial font in…

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Resume Writing

Are you still using a traditional objective in your resume?

Traditionally resumes have an introductory statement at the beginning. Most people call it the “Objective Statement”, where they mention what they want to do in their lives, or more specifically, with their careers. This statement is what hiring managers read or are expected to read first (given that it’s placed at the top of the page). So in a way, it is this statement which can reserve the job for you but if not done properly, this same statement can be the reason why your job search is over before it even started. We have seen thousands of resumes and…

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