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Elevate Your Cover Letter through Storytelling

According to a study, messages delivered as stories can be up to 22 times more memorable than just facts. For this reason, incorporating storytelling in your cover letter can make a huge difference to your application’s success. It will enable you to stand out from...

Cover Letter Language & Tone Of Voice- Tips & Tricks

Cover letters are oftentimes an overlooked part of the job search process. As a matter of fact, a survey showed that 47% of job seekers did not submit a cover letter with their current or most recent job application. Although many perceive cover letters as...

How to Manage Red Flags in a Cover Letter

A job search can be a stressful process. Issues in your employment history can make it even more challenging to put yourself out there. Resume content that demonstrates potential red flags raises concerns about your viability as a candidate, thereby, diminishing your...

Why you Need a Cover Letter in Your Job Application

The high unemployment rate brought by 2020’s predicament has caused today’s job market to be more competitive. As a consequence, candidates need an optimum solution to stand out and boost their employment success rate. In some cases, it takes more than a well-written...

Top Cover Letter Trends 2021

The emergence of COVID-19 has profoundly caused disruptions in the job market and employment requirements of most companies. This has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and cutbacks in 2020. Although the pandemic’s aftermath remains in 2021, the introduction of...

How to Write a Best-Practice Cover Letter

Cover letters are an important job search tool for all professionals. The purpose of a cover letter is to demonstrate you are prepared to put in the required effort to do the job successfully, based on your motivation for the opportunity. Also, it summarizes key parts...

How to Use Cover Letters to Stand Out as an Applicant

The cover letter confusion Professionals are often confused when it comes to cover letters and with all the conflicting views on the subject, it is hard to blame them. I’ve read tons of different opinions from career consultants, recruiters, and candidates and some...

What is an ATS and how to optimise a resume for ATS

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What Candidates Need to Know About ATS

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are software that allow employers to manage job applications and select the most relevant candidates for a job. According to a study by JobScan, 99% of Fortune 500 companies use ATS to pre-scan candidate resumes. With hundreds to...

How to create a best-practice LinkedIn profile as a candidate

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How to Create the Experience Section of Your LinkedIn Profile

Updating a LinkedIn profile can be draining, overwhelming, and confusing. As a result, many users don’t update their profiles. In fact, according to a report, 45.4% of people have outdated information on their LinkedIn profiles. This is a red flag because irrelevant...

How to Write an Effective LinkedIn Summary

Your LinkedIn summary section can make or break your job search. This is because this section is considered the gateway to valuable professional networks and a key to building an online first impression. As a matter of fact, a study showed that you only have an...

LinkedIn Trends 2021

“LinkedIn is in a very special place right now that only comes around every so often. It has become so popular as a platform, but the amount of supply of content to meet the demand is so low that your post… can easily over-index relative to your follower count…” says...

How to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile as a Candidate

LinkedIn is the largest professional network hosting over 650 million users worldwide. According to research, 3 people are hired every minute on LinkedIn. Employers and candidates all over the world use LinkedIn to post jobs and make applications respectively.  The...

The benefits of using resume/cover letter/LinkedIn writing services

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What to Do When You’re Ghosted after an Interview

Dear job seeker, have you ever heard of the term “ghosting?” It’s an expression that we often use when a person we’ve been interacting with has suddenly stopped replying to our calls or messages without an explanation. Even though this expression was initiated to...

Best Remote Job Search Sites

The current pandemic has affected workplaces like nothing else in modern history. This has resulted in the shutting down of businesses, unemployment, and the transition of many workers to off-site, remote work. For this reason, remote job postings have doubled, and...

Tools to Uplift Your Networking Practices

About 35% of professionals from a study said that casual conversations on LinkedIn led to new opportunities. Despite this, professional networking is an undervalued and underutilized asset for a job search. In our other articles, we have explained the benefits of...

Interview Preparation Academy: The Screening Interview

It is time to move to the next step of your life and pursue your dream job. Whether you are a veteran or not, it is time to sharpen your interview skills and make the best out of your upcoming screening interview. In this blog post, we are going to talk about the...

Interview Encyclopedia: What is a Screening Interview?

Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran, interviews have changed a lot over the past two decades and continue to do so, day-by-day. Hence, you should always keep up with current trends and practices in recruiting to make the most out of your interviews. In this series of...

Elevate Your Cover Letter through Storytelling

According to a study, messages delivered as stories can be up to 22 times more memorable than just facts. For this reason, incorporating storytelling in your cover letter can make a huge difference to your application’s success. It will enable you to stand out from...

7 Signs You Need to Change Your Job

According to the Office for National Statistics, an average of 9% of people changed jobs per year between 2000 and 2018. Some common reasons for changing jobs are lack of development opportunities, poor management, and unsatisfactory rewards. Changing careers is a...

Optimizing a Resume for an Industry Change

The job search trajectory of professionals changing industries may look different from that of job seekers looking for jobs in the same industry. Changing an industry is more challenging as there is an additional need to prove the value you can add to the new industry...

Best practice resume templates & samples

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Different Resume Templates by Industry

Does a template really make a difference to your resume? The answer would be a definitive yes! The enhanced recruiting automation rate has led employers to use software like Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to pre-screen candidates. However, the results of this...

How Long Should a Resume Be

The ideal length of a resume has always been a topic of debate. Most professionals believe that a one-page resume is ideal, but recruiters are open to two-page resumes as long as they are relevant. This dismisses the common myth of “always going for a one-page resume...

Best Resume Format 2021

Recruiters around the globe rank poor resume formatting high on lists of common resume mistakes. Careless or inappropriate formatting creates a negative first impression and may also prevent you from qualifying for the next round. Conversely, a well-formatted resume...

How to Structure Your Resume

Does it take more than great content to create an interview-winning resume? The answer would be a definitive yes, as a clean and coherent structure is equally important to develop a  well-written resume. An unstructured resume is likely to create a bad first...

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