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How to abbreviate on your resume

How to Abbreviate on your Resume (or CV)

When writing your resume you want to save precious space in order to include all your achievements and demonstrate why you are the best candidate for the job. But what’s the best way to abbreviate on your resume without causing…
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Quick learner synonym

Quick Learner Synonym Suggestions for Your Resume

Need a synonym for ‘quick learner’ or ‘fast learner’ to put on your resume? Good. And here’s why: Both of these phrases are overused buzzwords that will likely annoy the reader of your resume. And not only that, just saying…
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How (And Why) To Take a Sabbatical From Work

How (And Why) To Take a Sabbatical From Work

Taking a sabbatical can have enormous long-term benefits, for both the individual and the employer. Traditionally, sabbatical leave was common in the world of academia, but nowadays it is accepted, and even actively encouraged, across many different companies in many…
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Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

Surprising Ways Kindness Can Boost Your Career

When it comes to career success and professional aspirations, kindness is often overlooked in favor of qualities like work ethic, tenacity and perseverance. Many people falsely believe that being nice will hinder your career. While being overly nice or passive…
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Do's and Don'ts of Infographic Resumes

The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Resumes

“A good design encourages a viewer to want to learn more.” ~ Alexander Isley An infographic resume, or visual resume, makes the reader more curious and inquisitive to know you more. This is a competitive job market, you need to do…
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Career Fair Tips

Career Fair Tips

Got a career fair coming up? The chances are, that if you are university educated your institution will have a careers fair event (often called the ‘milk round’). At career fairs, representatives of companies with graduate recruitment programs will attend…
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7 things to learn from your first job interview

7 things to learn from your first job interview

Landing your first job interview is a serious competition, especially when it’s often between graduates. Many other applicants can offer a similar skill set and education background. So, how do you know if you stand out in the crowd? The…
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References on resume

References on your resume: Should they be included?

You may be wondering whether you should include professional references on your resume, or if you should write something like “references available upon request”. What about a references list? Sound familiar? This article outlines the approach you should take to…
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