Category Archives: Resume Tips

Do I Really Have to Send a Thank You Note?

Perhaps you’ve been conditioned to always sending a thank you note. Or maybe the one time you did send a thank you note, you received the job offer just a few days later. Or perhaps you’re employed at a great company right now and have never bothered to send one after your interview. Despite what

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What will employers remember about you?

With so many candidates interviewing for a given position and only one interviewer, it is quite likely that you will not be remembered without referencing interview notes or some other type of material. If you’re anything like me, that means you need to shift your focus away from becoming the best candidate and towards selling

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Why Video Is Vital For Your Job Search

When it comes to the job search & hiring processes, a traditional resume is a must. But let’s face it, there are certain things that video does that paper just isn’t capable of. Why do you think YouTube is the number two search engine in the world? Why would 59% of business executives rather watch than

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Quantity vs Quality in the Job Search

When you first begin your job search, it’s important to have a strategy that can help you organize your plan of attack. Something that many job seekers struggle with at one time or another is the quantity vs. quality debate. That is, should I do a mass distribution of resumes and cover letters to every

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Cover Letter Rookies: The Basics

Even for those who have held several jobs, a cover letter is still a hard application material to write. It takes a bit more time and thought than simply submitting a resume. It’s essential to invest the energy needed to craft a good cover letter, however, as a poorly-written cover letter can quickly place an

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You Are More Than Your Previous Job Experience

We all know that you need more than relevant experience to succeed in the job search. We all know individuals, for example, that have outstanding hard skills yet don’t have the personality to win over their interviewer. And we all probably know people that have landed a job because of their five-mile-long personality, but start

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Google+ for Beginners

I know this blog is filled with posts telling you to put yourself out there (in a professional manner, of course) on social media, because the visibility will help you land that coveted job you’ve been searching for. Well, if you’re anything like me, you’re on social media already, but not everywhere. I live on

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Resume Keywords: You Can’t Win if You Don’t Play the Game

If you’ve read previous resume tips on the Jobma blog or follow another career-oriented blog, you’ll know by now that employers rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sort through large volumes of resumes. Using an ATS, employers are able to filter resumes by keyword in order to find the talent they are looking for. That sure

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No Need for Interview Nerves: It’s Just a Conversation

I’m sure it’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re in the interview room with sweaty palms and a racing heart wondering why you can’t calm down. As much as you tell yourself to stop being nervous, you can’t seem to get a grip. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple things

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Feeling a Little Insecure? Rest Assured, You’ve Got This.

Interviewing can be a downright terrifying process making you question if you indeed are qualified and the best candidate for the job – which you know, deep down, that you are. Though the task of both phone interviews and in-person interviews are daunting, a simple rundown of how awesome you are helps to easy those nerves. Feeling

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