Your resume is your ticket to the interview!

Graham shows you how to strategically tailor and personalize your hiring documents for the companies you target.  Remember, first impressions matter. Hiring professionals will spend approximately 8 seconds – that’s right, 8! – scanning your resume before determining if it winds up in the ‘Yes Pile’ or the ‘No Pile’.  Hint: they’re looking for much more than the right major – they’re looking for relevant experience! Once your resume is in the ‘Yes Pile’, the hiring team will take a closer look at how you’ve positioned the value you can bring, and hopefully, you’ll be moved forward for an interview.  We’ll show you what hiring teams are looking for in resumes and cover letters in terms of both format and content. Ensure that your application documents make the cut and show the value you’ll add to an organization!  

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How Long Should Your Resume Actually Be? Here’s an Easy Guide to Follow

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“How long should my resume be?”

Between my experience as a career coach and running a college career services department, this is a question I’ve heard a lot. And as a recruiter, I’ve seen resumes that run the gamut in …

By Angela Smith - The Muse
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What Is a Resume Headline? Tips and Examples to Help You Write Your Own

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What prompts you to click into an article when you’re browsing online? I’ll bet I know your answer: the headline. As consumers of media—all types of media—we gravitate toward a compelling headline. That’s what prompts us to give something our …

By The Muse - The Muse
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Presenting Yourself on Paper | Resumes and Cover Letters

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Before you can land a job, you’ve got to get an interview. And to do that, you (almost) always will have to demonstrate your value and experience along with a hint of your personality in your cover letter and resume.

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Ask Alexis | What’s Wrong with My Resume?

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Dear Ask Alexis,

I send my resume out a lot but I do not get too many responses. I get mixed advice from different people. Some say do not go back over seven years on your resume, and others say include …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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5 Better Ways to Follow Up Than Saying “Per My Last Email”

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Well, here we are again. You need something from a colleague, but haven’t received a response yet. It’s time to follow up. You pull up the thread, click “Reply,” and have the urge to start typing, “Do you have those …

By Dana Hundley - The Muse
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