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Worklife Round-Up for April 9th, 2018

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This week we have articles on interview questions, follow-ups, resume SEO, cover letters and more…


The Best and Worst Words for Fashion Industry Resumes – StyleDispatch surveyed 200 fashion industry recruiters and hiring managers for their opinion on words/phrases they like to see on resumes AND the words/phrases that, for a lack of a better term, annoy them. Here are the top 5 words in their respective classifications. BEST RESUME WORDS The top 5 words/phrases that fashion industry recruiters LIKE …



4 Non-Annoying Ways to Follow Up After an Interview

You landed the interview, and as far as you’re concerned? You nailed that sucker. Or, you met with a recruiter who seemed super interested and incredibly connected with the exact kinds of companies for whom you want to work. She said, “Keep in touch!” Awesome.



8 Human Resources Secrets to SEO Your Resume – USA TODAY Classifieds

For those actively job hunting, applying for jobs is a full-time gig. On average, apply for a desirable open position. Of these people, only 12 will get called in for an interview. And then only 1 gets the job. For entry-level positions, the applicants can be in the thousands.



Essential Elements of a Cover Letter

When writing a cover letter to apply for a job, it’s important to include all the requisite information clearly and efficiently. If any elements are missing, it may very well disqualify you from consideration. A cover letter is comprised of several parts: your contact information, a salutation, the body of the cover letter, an appropriate closing, and a signature.



What is the Best Format for a Resume in 2018? (Here are 3 Awesome Examples)

I’ve been writing resumes professionally for over 10 years now and in that time I’ve seen expectations change a great deal. I am continually changing the style and structure of my resumes to appeal to today’s hiring managers and recruiters and, now that we’re into the new year, it seems like a good time to share the ideal 2018 resume format with you.

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