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22 Action Words That Will Give Your Resume Added Punch [Infographic]

There’s no shortage of resume tips on the internet, but word selection is one area that’s often overlooked. Believe it or not, your verb choices can have a serious impact on how your resume is received by prospective hirers — even if the listed skills and achievements remain otherwise unchanged. This infographic from Eapplicants lists 22 action verbs that have been proven to strengthen resumes, along with a multitude of extra tips.


Improve Your Cover Letter By Comparing It To Your Resume

You know you have to tailor both your resume and your cover letter to every job you apply to, but it’s easy to do so much that they overlap. They should complement one another instead, to tell one story about your skills. Before you send in your application, make sure they fit together nicely.


The Best Way To Answer Questions Regarding Past Regrets In A Job Interview

There are a lot of curveballs hiring managers can throw your way in an interview, but questions about your past can be really tough to answer. Here’s the best way to answer a question like, “What career regrets do you have?”


Improve Your Hirability With These Quick Resume Fixes [Infographic]

According to numerous studies, the average job recruiter spends less than ten seconds perusing a resume before moving onto the next candidate. If you don’t grab their attention in those fleeting moments, the job opportunity is gone. If you never seem to get a callback, it probably means your resume needs some work. Thankfully, there are a number of quick fixes you can employ to help it stand out. This infographic breaks down what you need to know.


19 Reasons This Is An Excellent Resume

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume before they make the initial decision on candidates. That means you have to win them over fast. To get a better idea of what makes a resume great, we reached out to Amanda Augustine, career expert at online job-matching service TheLadders. She created an example of an excellent resume and allowed us to share it.


Ask LH: How Can I Get A Reference When My Boss And Co-Workers Are Dead?

Dear Lifehacker, What can you do if you have no work referees for a potential employer? I lost my current position after four months, due to major differences with the manager, so I can’t use him as a referee. Prior to that I worked for a small team for seven years — but three of them, including the manager, were killed in a car accident. That means there is no one that can vouch for my work to any employer. Any ideas?


Spot A Bad Boss In An Interview By Listening To How They Describe Their Colleagues

Interviewing for a new job is difficult, but you should pay attention to the way your future boss discusses the team and projects you’d be working on — not just so you have an idea of what you’ll do, but for what they think of your future team, and by extension, what they will think of you.


Salary Negotiation Mistakes You Should Avoid When Asking For A Raise

If you’re looking for a raise, or looking for a new job and dread the question “So how much are you looking to make?”, you’re walking into a minefield that could either result in you making a good, fair wage, or getting underpaid from the start. Here are some things to avoid when it’s time to talk turkey.


Ask LH: How Can I Get Back Into The Workforce After Having A Baby?

Dear Lifehacker, I had a child 18 months ago, and I am having extreme difficulty getting back into the workforce. I was wondering who can help me find a job? I have tried casual, part-time and full-time positions across multiple industries but keep getting knocked back. I am by no means picky, but I feel unemployable. I am receiving no government benefits and we have bills to pay. I would really appreciate any advice.


How To Tell A Cohesive Career Story When You've Done A Little Bit Of Everything

A decade ago, if you looked at my resume, it would just look like I’d thrown random job titles on a page. I’d done so many different things that it read more “can’t commit to a career” than “seasoned professional.”


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