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On Trust

“Trust men, and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Much ink is being spilled recently over the concept of trust, especially as it pertains to the emergence of the sharing economy. When we launched RezScore several years back, our opponents hurled every [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Going to the Emerald City: Your Job Search in Seattle

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 [...]

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The Resume Your Resume Could Be

RezScorians – Look at your resume, now back to me, now back to your resume. Here at RezScore, we’re always trying to provide you with more! You have our Resume Grader to be sure your resume is an A+ before sending it off. You have our Skills Explorer to do some research in order to [...]

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4 Ways to Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Work Together

Working in the resume biz, I hear a lot about cover letters. Some people love them, some hate them, while others are more or less indifferent. I think of the cover letter as a kind of sidekick to the almighty resume. Savvy job seekers know that a solid cover letter and resume are a match [...]

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Is Your Major In-Demand? The Most Popular Majors of 2011

What’s your major? It’s a common question that you’ll get countless times during your college years. Your mom’s friends will ask you, your roommate will ask you, and, maybe, that hot guy or girl will ask you too. Before you started school, you probably (or at least should have) put a lot of thought into [...]

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A Wicked Good Resume: Job Searching in Boston

Earlier this 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 [...]

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Left My Resume in San Francisco: Job Searching in the Bay Area

Last week, 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 job skills, and [...]

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Going Mobile: Check Out the RezScore App!

Let’s face it. You love the RezScore resume grader. And we love that you love it! And up until now, you were probably conflicted that the RezScore resume grader was limited to your computer (you don’t have to admit it, but we know). Your troubles are over! Introducing the brand-spanking-new RezScore application on the Android Market! [...]

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