Posts from the ‘Résumé Teardown’ category

How to Match Your Résumé to a Job Description

You’re an expert at matching—whether it’s picking the right pair of sneakers or statement necklace to pull an outfit together or choosing which bottle of two-buck Chuck…

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Does Your Résumé Have Style AND Substance?

First date: your heart races, you find yourself sweating even though you’re in a heavily air-conditioned restaurant, and sometimes you struggle to remember your own name.…

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You’ve Got 6 Seconds to Tell Your Story on Your Résumé—Make ‘Em Count!

We get it—you’re a super complex person, full of nuance and subtlety, and there’s no way that all that can be distilled into a single page…

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What Employers Are Looking For On Your PR Résumé

Welcome to the résumé teardown! In this installment, we’re looking at a cover letter and résumé for a real entry-level Public Relations applicant who we’ve nicknamed…

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Does Your Résumé Piss Off Hiring Managers?

Welcome to the Résumé Teardown! In this installment, we’ll be looking at a real résumé from an applicant we’ve nicknamed “Pro Grammer.” The critique here is…

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Forget About Academics! Front-End Developer Résumé Teardown

Welcome to the résumé teardown! In this installment, we’re looking at a cover letter and résumé for a real entry-level front-end developer applicant who we’ve nicknamed…

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Résumé Teardown: Show Me the Links!

In this edition of Résumé Teardown, we’re looking at a cover letter and résumé from “Dev Elleper,” who is seeking a front-end developer position. Mike Feineman,…

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Résumé Teardown: Mistakes are Deal-Breakers!

Welcome to the résumé teardown! We’re looking at a real résumé from an applicant for an entry-level sales position and our recruiting expert is Melanie Graff,…

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Résumé Teardown: Don’t Forget Formatting!

Welcome to the résumé teardown! We took a real applicant’s résumé and asked Brian Corey, VP of Corporate Sales at Globoforce—someone who’s reviewed a lot of…

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