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  • Avoid the Top Ten Resume Mistakes - Most resumes circulating in cyberspace and on paper are terrible and actually do more harm than good for the prospective job seeker. How can you avoid resume mistakes?
  • Bean Counting No More - Whether you are looking to get into the promising financial market or you want to accelerate your career there are some key skill sets to display. Here are some key traits that Fortune 500 companies are seeking out in today's financial professional.
  • Burn Your Resume, Build a Resume Portfolio - In a competitive job market, you must find a way to differentiate yourself in order to generate interviews. To achieve that end, I encourage you to build a powerful resume portfolio.
  • Formatting Your Resume on CareerBuilder - The heart of the resume form on CareerBuilder is the description field. The rest of the form is static. But with a little planning, effort, and attention to detail, it is possible to make the body of your resume eye-catching.
  • How To Address Gaps in Your Career History - For many job seekers, a few missing years can haunt you when sending resumes to headhunters and prospective employers. How do you tactfully and accurately address the missing years in your resume and/or cover letter?
  • Making Your Resume Work FOR You - You're looking for a better job, right? Hopefully your resume is working as hard as you are. If not, here are four new ways to make sure your resume puts in a full day's work.
  • Resumes and C.V.s -- What's the Difference? - When professionals working abroad decide that they want to seek out job opportunities in the U.S. and send out their C.V.s to American companies, they have no idea what Human Resource and Personnel Directors are looking for when reviewing these documents.
  • Top Secrets of Resume Writing - These days, job hunters downplay their resume as a piece of paper that usually doesn't work. But there's the catch: You may not get the interview for no other reason than your resume.
  • Summer Jobs Beef Up Your Resume - You just graduated from college. You're staring at your resume. You have nothing on it except for some pizza sauce. What do you do now?
  • Cover Letter Q&A - How to write a cover letter is a baffling topic for many job seekers. Are you struggling to put one together? Here are four ways to answer that question and get called for an interview.
  • Expert Cover Letter Tips - 66% of Hiring Managers Prefer an Appropriate, Well-Written Cover Letter With a Resume.
  • Creating a Cover Letter That Gets Results! - The more "generic" your cover letter, the less successful it is likely to be. You want to demonstrate that you know something about the reader's company, something that you had to do some research to find out.
  • Posting Multiple Resumes - You can post up to 5 resumes on CareerBuilder. Here are a few reasons you might want to take advantage of this feature.
  • Five Reasons You Should Post Your Resume - Which is the best online approach for finding a better job? Posting a resume? Or searching and applying online? The answer is, "BOTH!" You need to be doing both.
  • Let Your Cover Letter Do the Talking - Targeted, personalized cover letters impact the reader positively. Learn to "let your cover letter do the talking" and employers will listen!
  • Showcase Your Accomplishments - Is your resume focused on your skill sets? If you answered YES to this question, you need to totally rethink your search strategies.
  • Transform Your Resume From Ho-hum to Wow - There's no question that your resume is a vital tool in any job search. Unfortunately, some job seekers' run-of-the-mill resumes actually hurt their chances of finding the right job.
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