How to Write a Basic Resume (in its simplest form)


Crafting a resume that passes both the applicant tracking system (ATS) and recruiter test doesn't have to be hard. With a few basic elements, you can create a resume that is straight to the point, makes it past the recruiting robots, and is impressive to the recruiter.

1. Contact Information

Your contact information should include your name, location, email address (a professional one), phone number, and link to your LinkedIn profile or portfolio.

2. Professional Headline + Summary

Your professional headline and summary should be filled with keyword rich text (words that people will search for and show up on search engines) that says exactly what you do, outlines your value add and the ways in which you can contribute to the company's success.

Your professional summary should provide the recruiter with a quick summary of what they can expect should they continue scanning your resume and what you can do for the organization. What are a few positive adjectives that describes...

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A LinkedIn Trick That Will Help You Secure a Job Interview

Are you following job search hashtags on LinkedIn? Many employers use LinkedIn to post jobs and will include various hashtags related to the position or the job search to make it easier for job seekers to find their positions. Following these hashtags will give you direct access to recruiters and hiring managers.


Watch this video to see how to use the hashtags #nowhiring and #coronavirushiring on LinkedIn and how it can help you secure your next job interview.


Here are a few other hashtags you can use to aid your search and connect with recruiters and hiring managers directly:






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5 Common LinkedIn InMail Mistakes When Inquiring About a Job

LinkedIn can be an awkward platform to navigate. Although it’s a social channel, it’s still a professional platform that is intended to help its users make connections, build relationships, and widen their network. There's a way to send cold emails, also known as Inmails, via LinkedIn that is professional and achieves your connection goals. Avoid these mistakes and you'll be off to a great start.

1. No purpose has been stated.

 A common mistake when requesting connections or sending InMails is the failure to state the reason for the connection. Instead, the below intros are typical:

  • Hi

  • Good morning

  • Thanks for the connection.

When requesting a connection or sending an InMail, state your purpose. Tell them exactly what it is you want and why you wish to connect with them. If not, expect for your InMail to be ignored due to not providing a call to action.


2. Wrong audience when inquiring about a role.

 Every HR professional is not a recruiter and...

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5 Reasons Why You're Not Hearing Back From Employers After Applying For a Job Opening

TL;DR: There are many reasons why you may not hear back from an employer after applying for a job opening. Sometimes it's them; not you. Other times, it's your job search strategy and collateral. Rejection happens. Radio silence is common. Don't get caught up in the emotion of it when you're not even sure you're the problem.


1. It's not the company's practice to reach out to candidates they're not interested in.

After submitting a job application, you're expecting a response. Whether it's a software generated response or a personalized email from a recruiter, the expectation is that you hear something. Unfortunately, every employer does not respond to every candidate because of the volume of applications they receive daily. For example, you may receive an email like this:
Thank you for your interest. We received your application and will be in touch if your qualifications match our needs for the role. Due to the volume of applications, we want to be respectful of your...
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How to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

job hunting Aug 24, 2020

After scouring the internet, reading articles like I usually do, I came across this job search question: How do you stay motivated and not get discouraged during your job search?


Your job search will have an impact on your emotional well-being. There are 6 emotional stages to job hunting that will consist of times when you're excited about landing something new, and times when you feel like giving up because you're not getting traction like you hoped for.



Whenever you're feeling down on your luck, acknowledge your feelings of disappointment and take a break. 1 day off from job hunting will not ruin your chances of landing a new role. You can also try these other techniques.


You can be the best qualified candidate and still not be selected. It's okay.

You are good enough and talented enough.

If you didn't get the job, it wasn't yours to have.

The position with your name on it is still out there waiting for you.

Motivate yourself...
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