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One…Two…Thirty: Making the Most of Your Elevator Pitch

Hey RezScorians! Here’s a guest post from Robin Ganek.  Robin has spent the last several years developing training for an international law firm on substantive, as well as management, communication, and business development topics. She holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management. The elevator or [...]

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Suits in Silicon Valley

Business majors and tech junkies are the most avid users of RezScore.  It’s no accident our latest in-depth analysis explores this head on with the simple question: What is the value of an MBA in Silicon Valley? X-posted from MITER ————————————————————————————————————————————– During the month of March, nearly a hundred MBA candidates from MIT Sloan visited [...]

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Startup Hiring Practices

How Do Startups Hire? Once a startup begins formally hiring employees, it’s a reflection of success on many levels.  Full time employees are expensive, so a startup can only make such hires if they are profitable, if they have secured backers with deep pockets, or if they are plain crazy. For the early startup making [...]

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What are the major fields of study among recent undergraduates?

Did you know: One in five new graduates majored in business. America produces a 2:1 ratio of business majors to CS majors. The ten most popular majors today are business, computer science, economics, history, psychology, accounting, political science, finance, communications, and English. Src: 2012 study of RezScore users

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This Is What An A+ Resume Looks Like

Hello RezScorians! What does an A+ resume actually look like and what does it do to get an A+? It’s a question we get all the time. Here’s the short answer – go to www.rezscore.com and scroll down. Under “See A Demo” you’ll see a few images, and under those, links. Simply click on the [...]

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How a 140 Character Twitter Resume Could Land Your Next Job

(Cross-posted at Mashable) Brangelina, TomKat…. Twesume? Just like it sounds, “Twesume” unifies Twitter (your favorite micro-blogging platform) and your resume (yep, the one sitting on your hard drive). In essence, a Twesume is a short bio or resume condensed into 140 characters or less. Paired with the #twesume hashtag, the Twesume can be tweeted, messaged [...]

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Are You Smarter than an 11th Grader?

Are you smarter than a high school junior?  If you’re looking for a job, it may not actually matter.  RezScore recently conducted a study of resumes, and we found that the ideal resume is actually written at an 11th grade level. Going left to right, you see stacks of resumes broken down by the equivalent [...]

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Meet An Awesome RezScorian

  As you already know, RezScore loves job-seekers! We’re constantly seeking ways to promote and enhance your job search, from offering our Free Resume Grader to our Skills Explorer to our Leaderboard. We have also been profiling job seekers who have submitted the very best resumes.  This week, we’re doing it a bit differently. We’re introducing [...]

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Preventing Another Column Bane

RezScore: We’re Total Resume Dorics Columns are great if you’re Paul Krugman or the Parthenon, but not so much if you’re writing your resume. Let me tell you the story of why you shouldn’t use multiple columns in your resume, with some help from our good friend and RezScore user Dave Farinelli:   Dave  has [...]

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Top Job Boards of 2011

In 2011, RezScore served millions of job advertisements collected from thousands of job boards, a new record. As the inventors’ of the world’s first algorithm to grade job posts, we felt we had a special obligation to provide quality along with quantity. After many hours spent analyzing job postings, we found that all job boards are simply not [...]

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Hired in Stumptown: Your Job Search in Portland

Two months ago, we shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians. After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand [...]

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Off to the City of Lakes: Your Job Search in Minneapolis, MN

Two months ago, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians. After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand [...]

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Thanks! How to Write An Expert Thank You Note

“Thanks.” It’s a simple word but means so much. Everyday, we thank others for opening doors, gifts we receive, and being there for us. Needless to say, “thanks” is important. At a time when giving thanks is downright trendy, I think I’ll take this opportunity to discuss the importance of giving thanks in your job [...]

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Meet an A+ RezScorian: Lauren C!

As you probably know, we love our RezScorians. We’re 100,000 (and growing!) strong, and we think that’s just dandy. Because we love our RezScorians, I’d like to introduce a new regular feature to the RezScore blog, Meet an A+ RezScorian! We will be profiling job seekers who have submitted the very best resumes through our [...]

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In the Hornet’s Nest: Your Job Search in Charlotte, NC

Two months ago, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians. After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand [...]

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Industry Targeting 101

One of the biggest hurdles we had to leap in building the world’s first, best, and only resume grader was industry targeting.   On the surface, it sounds like it should be easy to distinguish the resume of a rocket scientist from the resume of a rococo guitarist.  We were surprised to learn that this is [...]

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Heading Mile-High: Your Job Search in Denver

Last month, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, the loyal RezScorians. After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand job skills, and the [...]

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3 New Ways Your Smartphone Can Help Your Job Search – Guest Post on Business Insider

Smartphones are extremely helpful. With a smartphone, you can be more productive and distracted at the same time. That said, it’s not surprising that smartphones are also very handy in the job search. Check out three new ways your smartphone can help you in your job search… Read the rest at Business Insider!

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What Can You Do? 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Resume’s Skills Section – Guest Post on Business Insider

While many job seekers see the skills section as a somewhat forgettable list, you can get a leg up on the competition by making your skills section better than ever. Check out these 3 ways you can strengthen your resume’s skills section… Read the rest at Business Insider!

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