Monthly Archives: May 2015

Monthly Archives: May 2015

29/05

U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs in April; unemployment falls to 5.4 percent

The U.S. economy added a solid 223,000 jobs in April, according to government data released Friday morning, a key sign that the labor market is regaining its footing after taking a slide earlier this year. The unemployment rate fell to 5.4 percent, a seven-year low. The latest numbers offer encouragement that the recent economic slowdown…
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27/05

Resume Tips: Don’t Make These Typography Mistakes

Typography is about more than just deciding to branch out from Times New Roman (which is a perfectly acceptable choice for your resume)—and while some typography choices can improve the look and legibility of your resume, others have the opposite effect. Always remember that the end goal of writing a resume that ranks highly in…
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25/05

Why do candidates need unique and powerful cover letters?

One of the questions I get asked regularly is if employers and recruiters actually view all of the applications we receive-more specifically, do we read cover letters? The answer is yes and no. Before I continue, I’d like to premise this by saying you should always have a cover letter that exhibits your passion for…
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22/05

Resumes For People Aged 50+

Many of the people hit by the long-term unemployment in the U.S. are over 50 years old. Is there a special resume format older job applicants should follow? Yes and no. First, all recruiters and hiring managers like chronological resumes. Please do not try to gloss over your years of experience by writing a strictly…
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