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How to Complete E-Form Job Applications

The e-form job application is a shorter version of a plain text resume, usually found on company Web sites. You add information to an e-form by entering the data within the designated fields of the form [more…]

How Online Screening Techniques Affect Your Job Search

Your targeted resume may be screened out if an employer’s online screening program decides that you aren’t qualified for the position. Online screening software has the first word about who is admitted [more…]

Using a Person-to-Person Approach in Your Job Search

The person-to-person approach to job searching de-emphasizes technology and can be effective in a few scenarios. For example, your exclusion rate from interview offers may be high when the employer uses [more…]

Tips for Filling Out Paper Job Application Forms

Filling out paper job application forms may require a shift in what you write, because you have to sign them, making the application form a legal document. [more…]

Skills and Personal Qualities that Employers Want

Learning how to identify your workplace skills and personal qualities and to believably write and talk about them with employers — in resumes, cover letters, and during interviews — will transform your [more…]

When to Acquire Professional Job Certifications

Professional certification can be a kind of passport, identifying you as a citizen of a career field with all its rank and privileges. Professional certification [more…]

Understanding the Challenges of Changing Careers

People typically change careers for one of two reasons: They leave their career or their career leaves them. Either way, employment challenges during a career change are much the same when it comes to [more…]

Resume Tips for Ex-Offenders

An ex-offender may need special assistance with resume details and relaunching a career after a prison stay. Getting a job as an ex-offender may prove to be a challenge, but there are several ways that [more…]

Sample Resume for a Sales Position

If you're in sales, then you should know how to sell yourself in a resume, right? Here's a sample targeted resume for a job in the sales field — specifically, a sales representative position. By carefully [more…]

Sample Resume for a Healthcare Position

Healthcare is a broad job market with demands for many levels of various skills. This sample targeted resume for a job in healthcare focuses on a nursing [more…]

Sample Resume for an Accounting Position

Employees in the accounting field often need good communication skills as well as proficiency with numbers. This sample resume for a job in the accounting field is a targeted resume for a civilian pay [more…]

Sample Resume for an Information Technology (IT) Position

This sample resume is a targeted resume for a job in the information technology field — specifically an information technology help desk analyst position. By carefully targeting resumes for specific jobs [more…]

Sample Resume for a Retailing Position

Even if you're in retail, selling yourself to potential employers may not come naturally. This sample of a targeted resume for a retail sales position can help. By carefully targeting resumes for specific [more…]

Sample Resume for a Food Service Position

The sample resume shown below is a targeted resume for a job in the food service field — specifically a server position. By carefully targeting resumes for specific jobs, you can greatly improve your chances [more…]

Sample Resume for a Business Position

Your resume for job in the business world should reflect top leadership, critical thinking, and communication skills. This sample resume for a business analyst position is [more…]

Sample Resume for a New Graduate

Recent graduates with job experience can write resumes that match up their qualifications to job requirements. The sample resume, below, is a targeted resume for a new graduate with a biology degree who [more…]

Sample Resume for a Young Professional

A young professional's resume might not reflect decades of work experience but can still showcase related experience and desirable attributes like computer skills. The resume below is a sample targeted [more…]

Sample Resume for a Mid-Career Professional

A targeted resume for an experienced, well-educated mid-career professional who is seeking a higher-level position should include professional achievements/awards in addition to professional experience [more…]

Sample Resume for a Baby Boomer

The sample resume shown below is a targeted resume for a baby boomer who retired from a successful publishing career and now seeks a position as a motivational speaker. By carefully targeting resumes for [more…]

Comparing Popular Vertical Job Search Engines

Several vertical job search engines are available that can help narrow your online job search. Here's a comparison of the best-known vertical job search engines — those that offer the most amenities and [more…]

Searching Online Job Boards

A job board is a Web site that posts general or specialized job listings. Employers pay job boards to post their open positions. Job seekers typically view these job postings for free. The number of job [more…]

Reviewing Newspaper Ads During Your Job Search

The trend for job ads is to appear online; but don't overlook the profusion of classified print ads in newspapers and in specialized publications during your job search. The Help Wanted section in newspapers [more…]

Search Company Web Sites for Job Listings

Consider searching company (also called corporate) Web sites for job listings, in addition to using vertical job search engines and job boards. Company Web sites are so numerous, of course, that you can’t [more…]

Researching Other Countries During a Job Search

Considering a job search in a foreign country? Develop a job search plan for each country of interest. The plan should include foundation research that you'll need for most interviews. Add to that base [more…]

Blogs, SEO, and Other Web 2.0 Job Search Tools

A resume sometimes isn't enough in this world of social networking and blogs. In the new Web 2.0 world of interactive Internet, Web 2.0 tools are available that can play a role in your job search. You [more…]

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