33 of the Funniest Resume Mistakes in 2013

Typos and bad jokes found in resumes are not as rare as you might think. With a resume quite possibly being the most important document you’ll ever have to write, how do you miss something like spelling ‘deetail-oriented’ wrong? For many it’s simply a lack of that very thing, attention to detail. For others, the stress and anxiety that comes from looking for a job, or changing careers, proves to be too much for their editing mind. You might be so concerned about getting a job, you overlook common mistakes you would never miss otherwise.
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How do you build a Resume that Quantifies your Accomplishments?

Every job seeker undoubtedly realizes how competitive the market is today. What sets you and your resume apart from the other 100-200 applicants for that dream job? Statistics show that the most common resume characteristic that varies from the person that gets the job, to the person that doesn’t, is quantifiable numbers attached to the corresponding accomplishment. You want your resume to say, ‘This is exactly what I accomplished, and I can do this for you as well.’ You’re able to portray this much easier by using numbers, dollars, and percentages.
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How to Build a Resume that Stands Apart

A resume is only as good as the content on the page. The content on the page is only as good as its candidate, or is it? It’s not uncommon for a CV (Curriculum Vitae) to exaggerate the skills and experience an applicant might have. In fact, for most, the art of resume writing is what sets you apart from the competition. The most difficult aspect of composing this document is predicting the readers’ preferences. Standard resume dos and don’ts might be completely irrelevant if the personality, education, or experience of the person viewing it doesn’t align with traditional schools of thought. If you want to beat out the competition, master the following 6 things.
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How Social Media Changes the Way We Show off Our Resumes

We have certainly come a long way from the time of a basic letter of recommendation to the very detailed and sophisticated resumes of today. In the past, a simple letter from a previous employer may have been enough to get you a job, but resumes should now have several years of work history, your specific responsibilities in each position, your skills, accomplishments, etc. Since the invention of the Internet, our resumes can do most of the talking for us if we just know how to show them off effectively.
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5 Ways to Make Your Resume Shine

Today’s fluctuating job market can be more than just competitive. It can be downright cutthroat. If you’re searching for a job, you should be proactive and ambitious no matter how many potential candidates are vying for the same position. Using the right words is a powerful way to improve your resume. And it should go without saying that there better not be any grammatical errors in your cover letter or resume, or it won’t matter how well qualified you might be. Learning how to optimize your resume is the key to getting your foot in the door. Interviews are not typically the time when employers decide if you’re qualified or not as that is the purpose of your resume. You won’t get interviewed unless you’re qualified, so your resume needs to demonstrate your capabilities clearly and in a way that you will be able to elucidate during your interview.

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