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Have You Seen These? 5 Creative Resume Ideas That We Can All Learn From

At RezScore, we hear about crazy-cool-creative resumes all the time. We hear about t-shirts, videos, billboards – it’s amazing to see what extent some job seekers will go to get hired. To be completely clear, while these ideas are super neat, we’re not big fans. Here’s why: these ideas stand out because they are one-of-a-kind. When hundreds of copycats do the same [...]

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The 4 Most Obvious Resume Rules You Forgot to Follow

Captain Obvious to the rescue! Yes, on the RezScore blog, we love sharing tips and tricks to help you write your very best resume. Sometimes, even the smallest details matter and we want you to get it all right. However, every job seeker has had a moment when they simply forgot that oh-so-important resume rule. [...]

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1, 2, 3 Reasons Why Numbers Are Great for Your Resume

If you’ve been reading the RezScore blog for some time, you’ve probably noticed how often we mention numbers and how important they are to your resume and overall job search. Frankly, we love numbers. Numbers are one of the few sure-fire items that your resume can benefit from. Quantifying any positive skill, accomplishment, or quality [...]

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Update Your Resume Challenge #3: Re-Vamp Your Skills

If you’ve been following the prestigious, quasi-official RezScore blog (we know you have been), then you know all about the fact that September is ‘International Update Your Resume Month’! That means, this September everyone (yes, even you, Mr. I-already-have-a-job-Jones) should pull out their resumes, dust them off, and update them for those unexpected opportunities around every [...]

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Crafting the Best Professional Headline or Profile Statement

At RezScore, we’re all about helping you write the very best resume in every possible way. From your cover letter to your skills section, we’re going to make sure your resume is optimal. Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about professional headlines and profile statements. What are they? What’s the point? How can [...]

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Job Search Got You Down? 5 Things to Remember

If you’re in the middle of your job search, you know it can be more than a little frustrating. Between rejection letters, uncomfortable business clothes, and that black hole your resume goes to when you click “submit,” we understand how easy it can be to throw up your hands and burrow yourself under the covers. [...]

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The 500 Year Evolution of the Resume

x/posted at Mashable

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LinkedIn & Your Resume: Why You Need Both

If you’ve spent any time surfing careers blogs, you’ve probably seen a lot of different opinions about LinkedIn and your resume. While some people say that LinkedIn is irrelevant, others bring up the possibility of LinkedIn replacing resumes altogether. Naturally, we at RezScore, have our own opinion on the matter: there’s room for both. There [...]

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3 Ways Twylah & About.Me Can Help Your Job Search

At RezScore, we’re big fans of new tools job seekers can use to get their dream job faster and easier. So, today, I’m writing to you to tell you all about Twylah and About.Me. About.Me — a custom profile and personal analytics dashboard website — has been around for a while. Twylah — a site [...]

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Mind the Gap: 8 Ways to Handle Gaps Between Jobs

Last year, the average time between jobs peaked at around 30 weeks. 30 weeks… that’s right around seven months. Seven months of your time spent out of a job. Seven months that can easily sift through your fingers if you don’t watch out. While seven months seems like a great opportunity to relax, work on [...]

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An Ode to the Perfect Resume

Dear Perfect Resume, Where do I start? You’ve helped me in so many ways, I can hardly keep track. Of course, we’ve been through some rough times, but also some really great ones. I’ll be the first to admit that I might have neglected you from time to time. LinkedIn and other job searching sites [...]

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Should I Follow the One-Page Rule on My Resume?

It’s the million dollar question: Should my resume fit on one page? There’s no doubt about the benefits of a one-page resume. Your resume is prime real estate for showcasing your value and it’s key that you’re strategic in how you utilize it. In fact, we surveyed hiring experts and found that the typical resume [...]

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Should Your Resume Have a Picture?

Are you applying for your next acting or modeling gig? No? Then your resume should not include your headshot. Without even getting into the legal details of anti-discrimination laws, your picture on your resume could choke the system when uploaded to an applicant tracking system, which most hiring managers use for filing. When the odds [...]

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The 6 Commandments of Resume Writing

No matter what field you’re in, your resume can make or break your chances at receiving an offer for a first interview for a job opportunity. When creating or updating your resume, you need to make sure it won’t be the reason a hiring manager moves on to the next candidate. How does your resume [...]

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Long Live the Resume! 10 Reasons Why the Resume is Here to Stay

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to say our goodbyes. Here it lies; no one knew its worth, the late great job search document we knew so well: the resume. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the resume and its untimely death. Everyone seems to have their own take on why the [...]

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The Worst Job Interview In The World: A RezScore Original Video

The job hunting process is stressful, so it’s important to have a regular dose of laughter to keep your head clear.  To that end, we turned to our friends at acclaimed NY sketch comedy troop Audience of Two to help us produce our first independent RezScore video: “The Worst Job Interview In The World.”  The [...]

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6 Worst Words to Include in Your Resume

Here at RezScore, we wanted to determine the worst words people use in their resume.  We asked Ike Okonkwo, RezScore data science intern, to help us tackle the problem by studying resumes across all industries. To figure this out, we took a straightforward approach.  We looked through our corpus of resumes recently scored by hiring experts1 [...]

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Job Searching Humor Part 1

Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia captures the mood of a nation.

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Valley vs. Alley

Going back to Cali? In an Empire State of Mind? Today at RezScore, we explore the classic rivalry between San Francisco and New York City, particularly through the lens of each city’s mighty tech industry. To start off, we pulled a random sample of resumes from within 50 miles of each city. We started by [...]

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RezScore Hits NY Tech Meetup

RezScore recently had the privilege of demonstrating our service at New York Tech Meetup, a place where Manhattan’s hippest digerati learn about the hottest new technologies.  We were thrilled at the opportunity to perform, and took the chance to demonstrate our technology on a parody of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s resume.  Enjoy!

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