Survey Reveals Keywords Do Still Matter On Your Resume

Most of us assume keywords only really matter when it comes to getting your resume past a bot and into human hands. A new survey of over three million resumes, all ranked by hiring managers, reveals that keywords are still important to people, and leaving them off could cost you an interview.

Find A Common Thread To Tie Unrelated Jobs To Your Career Plans

It’s no fun to sit in an interview and have someone ask about a temporary job or gig you took to pay the bills that’s unrelated to your career goals. It can feel difficult trying to explain it away, but the key is to find a common element that ties it to your plans without dismissing it as “just a temp job”.

Muse U Offers Career Training Classes And Resources

When you’re trying to build a career, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Muse U aims to provide a starting point for new and seasoned ladder-climbers alike.

Exchange Resumes With Colleagues To Improve Yours

Ask your colleagues for their resumes and show them yours in return. You’ll learn how you can better describe your job or company, and get insights on the skill sets you need for your career.

List Skills Before Experience On Your First Resume

Creating a resume when you’re fresh out of university and have minimal relevant experience can be challenging. One useful tactic? Focus on the skills you have rather than where you’ve worked.

Use Different Referees When Applying For Different Positions

Frequently during a job application process you’ll be asked for the names of referees. Where possible, you should tailor your choices for the specific job rather than using the same set each time.

50 Ways To Get A Job Gives Advice For Every Stage Of Your Job Search

Web: Looking for a new job can be an intimidating task with lots of things that you need to do. The 50 Ways to Get a Job web site can make it not seem overwhelming.

Studies Suggest Creative Resumes And Video Resumes Aren't Effective

In an attempt to stand out from the crowd of other job applicants, some people get creative with their resume format and/or send videos. Over-the-top resumes, however, are not a very good idea, as two studies suggest.

Ask LH: How Should I Tweak My Resume When I'm Already On The Shortlist?

Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting you in the door — past the auto-screeners and the six second glances. But what if I’m already in the door? I’m being referred for a job, and I’m wondering if you’ve got any advice for this situation. I figure they’ll spend a bit longer looking at it since they’re giving me an interview.

Group Temp Jobs Together On Your Resume To Show Stability

If your job history has been unstable due to multiple temporary jobs, some companies may be reluctant to hire you for fear you’ll quickly move on. CareeRealism suggests you can avoid this by grouping your temporary jobs together on your resume