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The articles in this section cover topics ranging from common resume blunders to understanding hiring managers' criteria.

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Show that You've Been Moving Up, Not Across or Down

When listing work history, always put the most recent job first. Likewise, put more information about your most recent job than older jobs. This will show your employer that you are moving up and want to continue to do more. If you dedicate the same amount of space for each job, it will appear that you are not moving up, but staying in the same spot. The only time that this wouldn't apply is when your recent job was temporary or short lived. In this case write more about previous jobs and your work experience. It is also nice to show all jobs in one company grouped together. Then list advancements within the company. This will show that you are able to stay with one company for a reasonable time period and that your work is valued within that company. Always remember that you never get a second chance at a first impression.




Stay on Top of the Job Search Process!

Whether you're a new graduate or you've been in the workforce for decades, it's never too late to start putting some serious work into your self-marketing materials. The problem many experienced job seekers run into when trying to write a resume is that their heads spin when they begin to think about what they've done over a 10- or 20-year career. That's why it's a good idea to start early, long before you will be looking for a new job.




Too Much of A Good Thing?

In various other articles, we focus on detailing your accomplishments, as well as responsibilities. Here, we're going to tell you that you also need to self-edit a bit when it comes to tooting your own horn. While some people struggle to come up with even a few decent things to say about themselves, others have trouble whittling down the vast, excellent experience and accomplishments they've garnered over the years. It is worth it to whittle away, however, because there can be too much "good" on your resume.




Transferable Skills: Translating Work Experience from Other Industries

In addition to noting your accomplishments, it is also important to highlight transferable skills. Transferable skills are those skills that will be assets in your next position, even if your prior experience doesn't directly relate. Transferable skills allow people to move from industry to industry and to change careers completely.




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