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Fill Out A Thin Resume By Scanning Through Job Postings

If you feel like your resume could use some padding, fear not, you’re probably just selling yourself short. A little job posting exploration can help you find some skills you forgot to add.

Elon Musk's Resume: Proof That Nobody Needs More Than One Page

Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor and investor who helped to build some of the world’s most recognised companies including Tesla Motors, SpaceX and PayPal. Despite these achievements and many others, it’s possible to fit his resume on a single page. Yes, this means you’re probably waffling.

Ask LH: How Should I Describe Internships On My Resume?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently undertaking an internship within the accounting industry. Generally, these are named “vacation” programs in Australia. I’m wondering how I should describe this role on my resume? (‘Vacationer’, ‘intern’ or ‘summer analyst’?) I’m considering applying for positions in other industries as well as overseas. Any thoughts?

How To Proofread Your Resume Beyond Looking For Typos

Not only is your resume essentially your career summed up on one page, it’s also your ticket to your next awesome opportunity. So, yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to have an extra set of eyes look over it to make sure it’s in tip-top shape before you use it for anything.

The Worst Mistakes Young People Make On Their Resumes (And How To Fix Them)

We’ve interviewed hundreds of job applicants over the years. Usually we’re very impressed with the calibre of candidates. But… young people are human, too. They make mistakes. And the following mistakes have cost them jobs that their CVs and resumes otherwise said they were good for…

Format Your Resume For A Mobile Screen

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear many recruiters review resumes on their phones. That’s a problem for you if your resume is formatted more for print than for the screen.

Ask LH: Should I Simultaneously Apply For Multiple Jobs At The Same Company?

Dear Lifehacker, A company that I’d love to work for has two positions open — one I’m underqualified for and the other I’m overqualified for. I’d obviously prefer the higher paying position but am keen to join the company in any role. What’s the best way to apply for both positions without damaging my chances at either?

Three Situations When Industry Jargon Might Hurt Your Resume

Even if your field isn’t really associated with any jargon, you tend to develop a certain way of explaining things when you’ve been working in an industry long enough. But when it comes to your resume, using esoteric language sometimes just hinders your appeal more than it helps.

What To Put On Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience

Your dream job just got posted, and you’re super excited. There’s just one problem: You literally have zero relevant work experience. Whether you’re a career changer or a new grad with no internships under your belt, what can you actually put on your resume that makes you look as qualified as possible?

Don't Overlook The Person With The Scrappy Resume

The most unlikely job candidate may turn out to be the best worker you’ve ever hired. Here’s why you should give the person who has a less-than-impressive resume a chance.

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