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    Financial Analyst Sample Resume

    Financial Analyst Sample Resume
    Financial analysts have to be extremely detail-oriented; therefore, their resumes have to be equally so. With that, it’s time to revamp your resume in order to stand out from the rest of the financial analyst applicants with a resume that covers more than just your work experience. Most modern resumes will begin with a short summary of who you are as ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    School Teacher Sample Resume

    Teaching is a competitive field, but if you’re a teacher, you already know that. What you may not know is how to make your resume stand out against the crowd of other teachers vying for an open position. Fortunately, we can help you redraft yours with our school teacher sample resume. First, indicate what position you’re applying for and the grades ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Receptionist Resume

    Make a great first impression. Revamp your resume with the help of our samples. Download PDF Next sample: School Teacher »
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You’re probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn’t too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target — your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. — you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you’re qualified for the position. Your resume ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Get an Employer's Attention in 20 Seconds

    How to Get an Employer's Attention in 20 Seconds
    I review a lot of resumes, and they often land in my mailbox with the exact same titles: resume.doc or resume.pdf. Can you say boring? Try these alternatives to stand out as an interesting candidate: 1. Your Name Resume.doc — This minimum level of personalization ensures your resume will remain attached to your application. 2. Your Name Resume December 2010.doc — ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume is much more visually pleasing. It, too, offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document because it ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing

    The One-Size-Fits-All Resume Usually Fits Nothing
    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find a sample resume that matches your background, copy it to your word-processing program, make minor changes and be done with the arduous task of creating a dazzling resume? While that would be ideal, you can shortchange yourself and sabotage your job search if you base your resume on a sample document. The ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Five Resume Tips for College Students

    Five Resume Tips for College Students
    When you're in college, creating a resume may not seem like a top priority. Indeed, this task doesn't appear on many students’ radar screens until their final semester. How important is it for college students to have a resume? "Vital!" says Lorie Lebert, CEO of career management firm Resumes for Results and contributor to numerous resume books, including Best Resumes for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    10 Cover Letter Don'ts

    10 Cover Letter Don'ts
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +115
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    Cover Letters to Get You Hired

    Cover Letters to Get You Hired
    You might think that if you have a good resume, you don't need a cover letter. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your cover letter supplements your resume. It focuses attention on your achievements and gets a prospective employer interested in you. Cover letters are especially important to new graduates. Through the cover letter, you can persuade an employer ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +103
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    Top Ten Cover Letter Tips

    Top Ten Cover Letter Tips
    Before you apply for your dream job, check out these tips that will make your cover letter stand out. Tip #1: Keep it brief. Your letter should not go over one page. Use short paragraphs and bullet points whenever possible. Avoid flowery or excessive words when fewer words will get your point across equally well. Tip #2: Be assertive and proactive. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Resumes for Techies

    Resumes for Techies
    With increasing numbers of job seekers competing for the most desirable technical jobs, your resume needs to be better than the rest to get noticed. Technical Summary Effective technical resumes clearly show the candidate's technical skills -- a hiring manager shouldn't have to go fishing for this information. An excellent way to include technical knowledge is to add a Technical Summary ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Powerful Words for a Winning Resume

    Powerful Words for a Winning Resume
    Whether it be your leadership skills, your ability to work with people or your creative talents, you need to use the right language to convey your credentials. Use active words like these to give your resume a powerful punch: Accelerated Accomplished Achieved Adapted Advised Administered Analyzed Approved Arranged Assembled Budgeted Built Calculated Completed Conceived Conducted Coordinated Created Delegated Delivered Demonstrated ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    Resume Builders for Returning Students

    Resume Builders for Returning Students
    You've gone back to school and are in the process of making a career change. Your resume should reflect both your previous experience and your new education. How do you sell your experience? Don't leave out important dates. Many non-traditional job-seekers are reluctant to include dates of employment or graduations for fear that hiring managers are less interested in older ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Top Eight Resources for a Resume Critique

    Top Eight Resources for a Resume Critique
    You've decided you need a second opinion on your resume, but where should you turn? We've gathered the top eight resources for resume critiques, as well as the pros and cons of each, to help you find the best reviewer for your needs. Professional Resume Writers Resume writers can provide excellent advice on how to improve your resume, says Murray Mann, ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Resume Tip: Use Numbers

    Resume Tip: Use Numbers
    If you were an employer looking at a resume, which of the following entries would impress you more? Wrote news releases. Wrote 25 news releases in a three-week period under daily deadlines. Clearly the second statement carries more weight. Why? Because it uses numbers to quantify the writer's accomplishment, giving it a context that helps the interviewer understand the degree of ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Build the Perfect Resume

    Build the Perfect Resume
    A good resume is vital. It's your calling card to a prospective employer - one that lays out your qualifications and hopefully gets you a job interview. Remember, most employers will spend less than five minutes reviewing your resume. Follow these guidelines to make sure your resume gets you noticed. Be sure to include these basics: Contact information: Full name, phone ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +131
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    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts

    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Health Care Resume Tips

    Health Care Resume Tips
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Health Care Internship Resumes - Ask Kim Isaacs

    Health Care Internship Resumes - Ask Kim Isaacs
    Ask Kim Isaacs QUESTION: I am a chemistry major and need help writing a resume for medical research internships. If anyone could direct me to any helpful Web sites or books, I would greatly appreciate it. WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: A resume for an internship would have the same strategy as a resume for a regular job, except your desire for ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +15
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