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Update Your Resume Challenge #1: Slim Down Your Resume

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 [...]

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September is ‘International Update Your Resume Month’! Why Everyone Needs an Updated Resume

September is in full-swing. You’ve got your various syllabi printed, your Fantasy Football team drafted, and a date picked to head to the country and watch the leaves change. With all this change in the air, how’s your resume doing? That’s right, September is International Update Your Resume Month! Brought to you by Career Directors [...]

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(Don’t) Labor Day! 5 Ways to Make Your Job Search Faster & Easier

Labor Day is upon us. Time for sleeping in, relaxing, and having fun, all on a Monday!   Up until now, you probably thought that Labor Day can (and should) be only celebrated by those who are gainfully employed (and have jobs that can take Labor Day off). As a job seeker, you’re probably thinking [...]

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Resume Paper? 4 Instances Where a Print Resume is Necessary

As a kid, you may remember looking into your parent’s desk and seeing a flat box full of fancy resume paper. Creamy, textured — you know the kind. Back in the day, fancy resume paper was a surefire sign that a job seeker was professional and on top of their job search. Nowadays, resume paper [...]

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Why You Need RezScore for Your Company

RezScore provides job seekers with a professional second opinion by reading through and analyzing resumes, all in a matter of seconds. After uploading your resume it will be graded and you’ll receive tips on how to improve it. RezScore’s grading algorithm is based on the recommendations of hiring managers, HR directors, job search experts, and [...]

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TMI: How Much Is Too Much For My Resume?

Do you share too much information on your resume? This is one of the most common mistakes made by job seekers. In fact, 28 percent of executives say the resume is where most candidates make mistakes in the application process. We’ve also done some of our own research on what makes a great resume (hint: [...]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Resume Unreadable

You have the education. You have the experience. You are ready to go after that job with the best version of your resume. You have a flawless cover letter and send off your resume for your dream job. On the other end of that email, the hiring manager, impressed by your cover letter, goes to [...]

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Bells & Whistles: 5 Formatting Tools to Make Your Resume Stand Out

When you’re on the job hunt, your resume is your first line of offense. Recruiters and hiring managers will take one look at your resume and decide whether or not they should continue reading within a fraction of a second. Remember: They have hundreds of resumes cross their desk every day, so you have to [...]

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Guest Post: Thoughts On Basements and Networks

“Those who fail to plan…should plan to fail.” – unattributed, many sources “I am never doing that again…and this time, I really mean it!” – me, the day after every St Patrick’s day I recently bought a new house.  A side effect of that, naturally, is that all of the stuff that’s been accumulated over [...]

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How RezScore Grades Your Resume

Dear RezScorian, RezScore recently crossed the 100,000 resume uploads mark. It’s a huge milestone for us and we’re incredibly proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. We’re also jittery with anticipation of where we go from here (1,000,000!!!!). But it’s time we had a talk. Over the past 6 months we’ve gathered an enormous [...]

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Our Privacy Policy

Hi all, We’ve recently made small changes to our privacy policy. The edits, and our recent admittance into the Merchant SAFE Privacy program, make our commitment to your safe and secure use of the site even more explicit. Those changes should be live fairly soon. In the meantime, Jesse Maddox,  the Founder & CEO of [...]

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Top 5 Job Search Hacks

Being in a job search sucks, and standing out from the crowd is nearly impossible. Here are some tips and tricks for hacking your way to a better job search. None of these alone will get you a job, but they will help you take some power back from the employers. Use an email marketing [...]

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Weekly Grade Distribution

A few of the emails we’ve received have asked for more data. We’re preparing a bunch of large scale reports to be delivered to the world, so we don’t have enough time for a full analytics blog post. In the mean time, I thought y’all might be interested in seeing our grade distribution for the [...]

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Please let me know either way.

There’s this line I’ve been using since my earliest recruiting experience. I’ve found it to be enormously effective in sales and it can be very powerful in a job search. “Please let me know either way.” There’s nothing more frustrating in sales and in job seeking than not getting any feedback at all. We’ve all [...]

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Find a Younger Mentor

“Find a mentor” It’s advice we’ve all heard, and most of us have tried to follow it to one degree or another. Maybe you have had a successful mentoring relationship, maybe not, but you’ve probably put yourself out there at least once to find someone who could help guide you, your career and your decisions. [...]

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Guest Post: “Common Resume Mistakes”

Hello RezScorians! Here’s a guest post from Eric Barthels,  Recruiting Director at Three Pillars Recruiting, on some common resume mistakes. Eric is a total recruiting wizard and a great drinking buddy.   When creating / optimizing a resume, there are several common mistakes made by perspective candidates. 1) Remove your objective. I have never seen [...]

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Guest Post: “Looking Good on Paper”

Hello RezScorians! Here’s a guest post from Laurie Davis,  the Director, Counseling & Programming at Yeshiva University. Laurie’s an expert on getting your resume noticed, and she’s compiled a few handy tips for our readers. Laurie is not affiliated with RezScore, she’s just an awesome friend!   There are so many resources about resume writing, [...]

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Paragraphs Don’t Work! Resume Tip of the Week #6

Well, there you have it. Paragraphs don’t work. Ever. Seriously. Stick with bullets, keep everything short, sweet and to the point. Happy hunting! Sean

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Resume Tip of the Week #5

One day late….sigh…almost made it! Still, better a day late than never, right? Here’s your tip of the week. Hope you find it useful. You can drop any jobs you held longer than 15 years ago. Now this one is a bit controversial, and there are all sorts of caveats to it that I won’t [...]

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Resume Tip of the Week #4

4 in a row! I’m more proud of that than I should be… Here’s a tip I’ve heard described as super helpful by many job seekers and clients. It’s also a real easy one. Never use more than 2 fonts. Sans serif fonts should be used for content and read better on computers (examples include [...]

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