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A good resume should be able to fit your work history, education and contact details onto one or two pages max. Despite the brevity, there's still a lot that can go wrong. This infographic from job seeker site Eapplicants looks at some common pitfalls to avoid along with suggested action verbs to help your resume stand out from the crowd.

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Applying for a job? You've probably heard the advice plenty of times to tailor your resume for the position. But, you might not know exactly how to put it in action. What does tailoring your resume actually involve? How many changes do you need to make? What content should you be focusing on?

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The phrases "Curriculum Vitae" (CV for short) and "resume" are often used interchangeably by job listings and prospective employees alike. Is there actually any difference, or is it just a case of choosing your favourite synonym? While undoubtedly similar, resumes and CVs aren't quite the same thing. Here's a quick explainer.

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Web: You already know your resume should look good, stand out from the pile and be customised for every job you apply to, but doing all of that isn't easy. EnhanCV can help make sure your resume is suited for the job you want, and optimise it to get through applicant tracking systems and screening robots.

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Working out precisely what you should be earning can be difficult in today's job climate. With individual work contracts becoming the norm, there's no way of knowing whether you're making more — or less — than your co-workers. ValueMyCV is a new web app from Adzuna that calculates your true value based on the information on your CV.

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Throughout my four-year college education, I held a number of jobs, both during the school year and in the summers when I returned home to where I'd grown up. My roles ranged from restaurant server to writing-center staffer. When it came time to cobble together my first professional resume, I was initially nervous about my lack of real-world experience.