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Resume Problem-Solving

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How to Handle a Substance-Abuse History while Job Searching

Your resume shouldn't disclose previous substance abuse history. Substance abuse is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you’re recovered from the addiction, you’re entitled to all [more…]

Dealing with Poor Credit and Background Checks

Employers may routinely check credit records and perform background checks even for those who won’t be handling money. Credit histories — called consumer reports — hold much more than payment history. [more…]

Resume Tips for Recent Graduates

Recent graduate? Congratulations, and welcome to the working world. Recent graduates who are preparing the Work Experience section of a resume face a challenge during the job search process. Need a job [more…]

Resume Tips for Baby Boomers

For baby boomers, a clean, effective resume design is a shield against age bias in a job search. Perhaps you’ve heard the baby boomer generation’s battle cry: 70 is the new 50? Okay, then 60 is the new [more…]

Resume Tips for Returning Military Members

There are many resume tips and strategies available for returning military members seeking civilian jobs. Many employers do appreciate military veterans as employees and will give you preference above [more…]

Resume Tips for Government Job Seekers

Federal resumes for government positions tend to be longer and require information not typically found on a private-sector resume, including: Social Security number; citizenship; veteran’s information; [more…]

Resume Tips for the Overqualified Job Seeker

If you're often labeled as "overqualified" during a job search, your resume may need some revamping. You can address the overqualified issue in your resume by limiting your work history to the most recent [more…]

Resume Tips for Women Reentering the Workforce

The woman reentering the workforce has some challenges in today's job market. There are some resume tips you can follow to develop an effective resume that connects what you can do with what an employer [more…]

Resume Tips for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Millions of job seekers with disabilities are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Don't disclose your disability on your resume. Your objective is to get an interview. Save disclosure [more…]

How to Explain Demotions and Layoffs in Resumes

Dealing with demotions and layoffs in your career history can be a challenge during a job search. But there are resume strategies you can employ to help explain and patch over these situations. [more…]

How to Overcome Employment Gaps in a Resume

If you have employment gaps in your job history, your resume should address this in a straightforward manner. Don't lie to cover holes in your resume. In the work experience section, be truthful about [more…]

How to List Employers that Have Merged or Been Acquired

If you've worked for a company that's been merged or acquired, naming every entity on resumes is important. The reason for specifying mergers and acquisitions is perception. Background and credit checks [more…]

Overcoming a Job-Hopping Image in Your Resume

Holding five or more jobs in ten years can brand you as a job hopper — even when it wasn’t by choice. Job-hopping can be a red flag to potential employers. Use your resume to provide explanations that [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…]

Changing Careers? Resume Tips to Ease the Transition

Career changers and transitioning military personnel sometimes struggle to write resumes that pack an interview-invitation punch. One such resume challenge is to turn your experience into skills that are [more…]

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