Job Seekers, How to Use a Resume and LinkedIn Profile Together

There a few specific things job seekers must perfect when they are on the prowl for a new career opportunity. One is your resume and the other is a LinkedIn profile. A resume and a LinkedIn profile will contain some of the same information, however, they are totally different. Use these tips to fully benefit from both these job seeker tools. They should complement each other to impress your reader. Impressing your reader will be how you score a chance for an interview.

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Most Common Resume Mistakes that Stand the Test of Time

There is no other way to say it, the job market is competitive. AND, the opportunity to interview usually doesn’t occur unless your resume spiked your reader’s interest. I am sure most of us would agree, resumes are not easy to create, but you must put forth effort to make your resume worth the read. Over the years, I have read many resumes, and it is without a doubt these “small” mistakes are what throws resumes into a   wastebasket. Unfortunately, these errors, which leave a resume above par, don’t always mean folks are not excellent employees. The truth? Hiring managers are allowed to be picky. They must be able to quickly syphon through a large volume of resumes, and these simple errors are one way for them to do it.

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Should You Worry About Contract Jobs on Your Resume?

Resume writing is one thing that most people really dislike. It takes a lot of time, thought and understanding of technique to craft a resume masterpiece. There are consistent “do’s” and “don’ts” that overlap within all industries. But, when it comes to contract work there are specific approaches that must be considered to avoid being labeled as a “job hopper”. Employees who take on short stint assignments used to be viewed as selfish and an expensive risk.

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Cover Letter Tips for Technology Professionals

 “Be so good they can’t ignore you”
-Steve Martin

The IT job market is competitive but, as with any other type of competition, by gaining knowledge, taking time to be prepared and investing in hard work, you can find victory. Many job seekers believe applying in larger volumes is the key to success. Their thought process? By placing their resume on top of as many resume stacks as possible means they will have swift results. I mean the odds seem to make sense, the more you apply to, the more likely you are to have success. True? Well, it could be, but one piece you are missing is connecting to the right position and the right company that will fit your career expectations. Finding those jobs require more focus, determination and planning.

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How to List Contract Jobs on Your Resume

Many professionals use contracting positons to gain specific knowledge, as unique opportunity to test-drive various job roles, to clarify the career direction in which you wish to go, or to keep money in your pocket while searching for a full-time position. Whatever your reason might be; you are still earning a paycheck, while enhancing your skillset, gaining additional industry qualifications, and expanding your network. All good things for a professional who is ready to begin their search for a new opportunity.

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2017 Resume Repairs You MUST Be Aware Of

We are crossing the threshold into a New Year, and our future is looking really bright! It is amazing how this juncture between 2016 and 2017 truly symbolizes a fresh start for us all.

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Crafting the Perfect Resume File Name

Our Staffing Agency works with technology professionals on how to write a resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to conduct yourself during an interview. Our goal is to provide our candidates the wisdom it takes for them to find a career opportunity about which they are passionate. There is a lot of competition out there and, as recruiters, we know better than anyone. A jobseeker must be at the top of their game to standout in a sea of resumes to hiring managers. For any one opportunity, a recruiter can receive a few hundred resumes. It is critical for a job seeker to pay close attention to the larger topics, listed above, right down to the minor details as they move through this process.

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Unnecessary Words Could Ruin Your Resume

Most of us are aware that a recruiter will only scan a resume for 20 seconds or less.  I am sure we can agree that’s not a lot of time to earn the opportunity for an interview.  Keep the faith though, you can absolutely catch your reader’s eye if you thoroughly research different resume techniques, take time to properly construct thoughtful drafts, and meticulously revise each draft to develop a personal resume masterpiece.

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Resume Tips for Technology Professionals

Your resume has seconds to catch the hiring manager’s eyes.  Crafting a resume masterpiece takes time, but with the level of competition out there it is imperative to make your resume the best resume.

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Should You Post A Resume on LinkedIn?

There are a couple of things you should do when looking for a new career opportunity.  One is to create a resume masterpiece and the other is to perfect a powerful LinkedIn profile page.  Perfectly executing and utilizing these two marketing tools will increase your odds in being discovered.  However, be aware…you should not combine the two.   

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