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4 ways to slash your resume down to one page

Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough, especially when you've accomplished a lot in your career.

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5 fonts that are better for your resume than Times New Roman

If your resume is meant to represent you, then you want to look your best, right? Well, apparently using Times New Roman on a resume is the font equivalent of “putting on sweatpants” for a job interview, according to a 2015 Bloomberg Business article. Since we would never let that happen, here are the five best fonts to use on your resume instead of that boring, serif-filled default.

Be less boring: Make your resume more like a meme

In 2016, Google Trends — which tracks the popularity of search terms — revealed a somewhat startling statistic.

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5 ways to get ahead in your job search – before you even start

If you were to jump ship at work tomorrow, how prepared would you be to start up your job search again? Here's what to have ready — before the time comes.

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The Top 10 words men use on resumes versus women are shockingly different

Research by the University College London and recruiting platform Oleeo found that words women use on a resume may hurt their chances of landing a job.

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The best and worst things to put in your cover letter, according to 9 HR experts

We asked career experts and hiring managers what cover letters have left lasting impressions on them, and they shared the best and the worst cover letters they’ve ever seen.

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From campus to career: 5 tips to stand out during the job search

Regardless of all of the wonderful advice you will hear about resume content, what to wear, and interview questions, there are other components of interviewing that can set you apart:

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10 social media rules for new college graduates

If you’re serious about your career you should treat your social media profiles as an extension of your resume. Our social profiles are representative of our personalities, pastimes, and interests, so it’s vital to be conveying the correct image of yourself to current or prospective employers.

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Twitter shares the strangest things people have seen on a resume

There are a million ways to go wrong when it comes to your resume, but some things stand out as really odd. That being said, call for users to drum up the craziest things they've ever seen on one produced some truly unique tweets.

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How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a proven LinkedIn profile headline formula that isn’t about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords (“Innovator, Influencer, Omnipotent”) — but ACTUALLY increases the number of searches you appear in and leads to more profile clicks.

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How to address an employment gap in your resume

You made it to the interview, but you know there's a glaring employment gap on your resume. Here's how to talk about it the right way.

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What a recruiter actually cares about seeing on you resume

In my eight years as a recruiter at an investment bank, I reviewed thousands of resumes. I’ve seen and learned a lot, from the importance of proofreading to the art of formatting. It’s enough to know that there isn’t one acceptable format or approach to creating an awesome resume.

Career Advice

The Do’s and Don’ts for writing your first post-grad resume

As a post-grad, it can often feel like the whole world is at your fingertips, but you have no clue where to start the career search. To help you set yourself up well as you kick off the beginning of your career, we’re tackling the first and greatest hurdle you might face: writing your resume.

“Cool” job! Different words attract job candidates in different cities

If you're an employer seeking top candidates, think carefully about describing a job you need to fill as "cool."

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How do I use the right keywords on my resume?

On a resume, lead with your skills because, in the crowded, competitive world of online job applications, your skill set matters above all. Somewhere, a robot is waiting to call your name.

Cover Letter

4 ways you’re killing your cover letter

We've all messed up a cover letter by using specific words and phrases— here's what else has most likely happened to you, and why you shouldn't even think about going down these paths.

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How to stand out when competing for a summer internship

The 5 types of internship applications a company receives, detailed pros and cons of each type and examples of how peers are applying for internships and how you can snatch those opportunities for yourself with the best possible application!

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the Top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in May 2018

To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the highest paying jobs as of May 2018.

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Words and phrases you should never include in your cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your resume to what you say during a job interview, it all counts towards (and against) you during the selection and hiring process.

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If your resume shows any of these 7 things, it may cost you a job

While 75% of millennials think "job hopping" looks good, new numbers show that this may not be the case for tech employees. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology found that "frequent job hopping" was the most frowned upon thing among CIOs evaluating job candidates.

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This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

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Is it true that recruiters reject a resume in six seconds?

Recruiters actually reject resumes very quickly for reasons beyond being unqualified. Here are 5 things recruiters make snap decisions on that you may not realize.

Interview

25 interview questions to land you the job

I’ve assembled the following 25 job interview questions for you to ask the HR person, the recruiter, the hiring manager, and the other people with whom you interview.

Career Change

6 job search tips to consider that will enhance your success

Instead of just basking in that good news and hoping the market does the work for you, adopt a proactive attitude to help beat the competition.

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These are the simple reasons you’re not getting hired

It’s terribly unnerving when you don’t know why employers are passing you over for jobs, and they aren’t exactly forthcoming with their reasons … until now.