How to Write a Cover Letter | 10 Tips for Getting Noticed

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The. Dreaded. Cover. Letter.

We all hope to find ways to stand out during our job search, and how best to convey “I’m perfect for this job!” to prospective employers. We also know that taking the …

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5 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid so Your Job Application Stands Out

A cover letter isn’t a mere formality—those in charge of hiring actually read them. And if your cover letter isn’t up to snuff, your application may head straight to the reject pile. Here are 5 cover letter mistakes to avoid so that your …

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How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets (When You Don’t Work With Numbers)

Originally published through the Muse by Lily Zhang: https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-quantify-your-resume-bullets-when-you-dont-work-with-numbers?sc_src=email_1760769&sc_lid=154216978&sc_uid=B3fLF53YYv&sc_llid=179344&sc_eh=219794085abcdaa61&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20211117_NoSpon_90Day_1760769&utm_content=sponsored&utm_term=_&uid=577760818

You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume bullets. It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position, and it frankly just sounds more impressive.

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7 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter with No Experience

Applying for a job when you have no, or limited, experience is daunting. Here we look at a crucial part of your application—the cover letter. It’s an excellent tool for showing your suitability for the role and the organization, even …

By Andrew Fennell - Vault
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Your Guide to Resume Margins—No, You Shouldn’t Make Them Tiny Just to Cram Everything In

Even if you feel like you have the content of your resume down, you might still have questions about resume formatting—including everything to do with the margins of your document. You might be wondering about the standard size for resume …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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6 Steps to Making a Financial Analyst Resume That Will Stand Out From the Competition

Financial analyst is a very common first job in finance, and the position can have a range of duties depending on the industry or company. Many financial analysts work in the investment world, analyzing potential or current investments and reporting …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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9 Tips for Writing an Engaging Resume

Your resumé is the single most important document for getting noticed by a potential employer. Studies show that, on average, most hiring managers only spend about 6-7 seconds reading resumés, which makes creating an engaging resumé absolutely essential. While every …

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The Right Way to Include Your Work Experience on a Resume (With Examples)

We all know resumes are important. They’re your first impression. The highlight reel of your qualifications. The tool that you can use to land an interview (and ultimately a job).

Your past experience takes up the bulk of your resume …

By Jaclyn Westlake - The Muse
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3 Keys to Writing Cover Letters That Stand Out

It’s a myth that high quality job openings are few and far between thanks to Covid. The truth is, despite the economic uncertainty created by the pandemic, there are many great openings out there. And to get them—or, at least, …

By Natalie Fisher - Vault
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How to Add Extracurricular Activities to Your Resume—So They Actually Help Your Job Search

When you’re writing a resume, your education and past jobs are far from the only things that matter. The truth is, the past experiences and skills that employers care about can come from a number of places. And particularly when …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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