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How to Build a Federal Resume

There are about 3 million jobs within the federal government, from entry-level to advanced, in all functional areas. These jobs offer generous benefits, solid pay, and job security. Unfortunately, applying for a federal job is a...

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4 Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Summary Stand Out

4 Steps to Make Your LinkedIn Summary Stand Out

The Summary section of your LinkedIn profile is highly keyword-optimized, which means it’s super influential in getting your profile in front of recruiters or other folks searching for people like you. And because it sits at the top of your profile page, it occupies...

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How to Take a Great LinkedIn Profile Pic

How to Take a Great LinkedIn Profile Pic

It’s a basic minimum requirement for most any professional to have a LinkedIn profile with a decent profile picture. LinkedIn research estimates that simply adding a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed. Of course, allowing viewers to attach a...

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A Mindset for Success

A lot of success comes from good old-fashioned hard work. Gaining the skills, putting in the hours, fixing problems, following up on details, getting the job done. But more and more research shows that success isn’t just about what we do, it’s about the underlying...

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Resumes for Law School / Business School Applications

MBA/business school or law school can be a great career investment. Such applications generally call for a resume, along with a personal statement, recommendation letters, and other documentation. But the professional resume you already have probably will not fit the...

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Open Sesame! How to Use Keywords to Get Your Resume Past ATS

Open Sesame! How to Use Keywords to Get Your Resume Past ATS

One of the resume questions I get most often is regarding keywords. People hear stories about a mysterious computer system that screens resumes and discards those that don’t have the magic words! The stories are true. Many companies, particularly large companies doing...

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Manners for the Job Interview

Manners for the Job Interview

Folks, you’d be surprised how many people fail to follow basic principles of etiquette, protocol, and good common sense in a job interview. I hear this consistently from recruiters and hiring managers. And I’ve fielded my share...

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What a Cover Letter Can Do That a Resume Can’t

Most professionals know the importance of a well-written resume. But don't stop there. Angela from RedRocketResume explains why a cover letter can help you get the attention you deserve. One of the most common--and most damaging--mistakes job seekers make is...

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The Secret to an Above-and-Beyond Job Application

You know the importance of a well-written resume. But don’t stop there. Get your resume the attention it deserves by adding a follow-up letter to your application package. Angela from RedRocketResume shows you how. So you’ve found a great job opening and sent out your...

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The Hit Parade: Five Minutes to a Better Career

The Hit Parade: Five Minutes to a Better Career

I’ve been planning this in my head for years, and I’m thrilled to announce that the Hit Parade has arrived! Let me explain. As a resume writer, my job is to help people advance their careers by putting their accomplishments into resumes and LinkedIn profiles. So of...

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