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Category Archives: Resumes

  • 4 Keys to an Effective Job Board Resume

    It’s the job seeker's golden rule: If you want to be found, think like a recruiter. Nowhere is this more true than with job boards such as ClearedJobs.Net. Unfortunately many candidates don’t understand how job boards work, or how recruiters use them. This leads to many… more

  • How to Handle Employment Gaps

    Once upon a time, the main employment gaps were among mothers returning to the work force. But now, such gaps are fairly common. More men are taking on family care, middle career people and retiring military are taking sabbaticals, it's not as easy to roll from one contract to an… more

  • 5 Things Job Seekers Do Wrong at Job Fairs

    At the recent Cyber Job Fair we asked recruiters what they saw job seekers doing wrong. The things that make job seekers stumble right out of the gate. And we all know how critical first impressions are. Recruiters talk to hundreds of job seekers at each job fair, so the contr… more

  • A Resume Only a Mother Could Love

    At our recent Cleared Job Fair we had a cleared job seeker register with a 13-page resume. 13 pages? Did we discover the long-lost resume of Leonardo da Vinci? Albert Einstein? Other than perhaps your mother - and my mother likely wouldn’t make it past page one - who woul… more

  • 120 Powerful Resume Words to Get A Cleared Job

    Some of the issues I encounter when reviewing job seekers’ resumes are descriptions loaded with subjective language, misleading inclusivity, or passive language. Examples are: Performed flawlessly - subjective, provide results instead of an adjective. Responsible for t… more