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HOW TO: Spruce Up a Boring Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

HOW TO: Spruce Up a Boring Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]
Writing a resume is such a nebulous activity these days. You have to figure out which type of online resume format is best for you, whether to include a cover letter, how to incorporate social media into your resume, if a video resume is a good idea and what you should include on your LinkedIn profile. Above all that, to get the job, you need to beat out all the other creative digital peeps who are producing dynamic digital resumes. Phew — that's a lot of work! We're always finding new resources to help you on your journey to perfecting your digital resume, and we happened across this nifty infographic by the team at Colorado Technical University, which includes tips on creating a digital resume, as well as tips for sprucing up your traditional resume, for potential employers who still like the smell of top-linen paper. Enjoy. [via: Colorado Technical University] Social Media Job Listings Every week we put out a list of social media and web job opportunities.

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How To Protect Your Resume From Identity Thieves Someone responded to one of my videos with a statement and question. Here it is… “Great tips Jim. Just one concern I have about posting a resume online for free viewing- Security, how can you keep your personal information safe from identy thieves? – Clara” How Interviewers Know When to Hire You in 90 Seconds Infographics In these times, we can’t get enough of interviewing tips and guides. People are always fretting about job interviews, try to prepare as much as possible but there is no way of predicting the outcome. 7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make You Rethink Your CV You love resumes. You really do. When we published "10 Creative Social Media Resumes To Learn From" in May, our readers enthusiastically responded by sharing it with friends, commenting on it and sending us links to their own snazzy resumes. We sifted through those links, picked our favorites and placed them in the gallery below. After clicking through the collection of resumes, were you inspired? What works for you in your industry?

Optimize Your Resume Don't Forget the Cover Letter Stand Out From The Crowd – Include a First Rate Cover Letter With Your Resume What does a well written cover letter do for your resume? It helps you stand out; assisting by distinguishing you individually from the endless list of names applying for the same job. 7 Examples of New Ways to Start Your Cover Letter It’s time to dump the old line: “Please accept this application in response to…” If you’re still starting your cover letter with this overused one-liner, then I implore you to stop what you’re doing, delete the line, and spend a few minutes reading this article to discover seven new examples of how you can catch the hiring manager’s attention with an attention-grabbing opening line. Entice them with the job title and some of your standout accomplishments… 1. As an IT Director for ABC Company, I manage IT operations for a 500+-employee organization.

Bardo: WSU becoming innovation-focused university WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita State University President John Bardo has outlined a major expansion of the WSU campus to support job creation and a university strategy based on innovation. In a presentation to faculty and staff today, Bardo described plans that will transform the Braeburn Golf Course into an Innovation Campus serving students, companies and the community. WSU plans to close the golf course to the public, and they have not decided how many cases will be kept. The changes Bardo described are tied to the university’s mission as “an essential educational, cultural and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good.” “The world has changed,” Bardo said, “and Wichita State offers the best hope for the economic expansion of this region and the state. Twenty years from now we want people to say that the Innovation Campus changed the economy of this community and made it possible for my child to stay here.”

7 Great Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed Getting your resume noticed is the first step towards a successful employment, and it may lay down the path of the rest of the recruitment stages. Sure, your working experience, skills and personalities may very well be the deciding factor as to whether you or the next candidate get employed or not. Yet, if you do not present your qualities in a coherent manner, the recruiter would not be able to objectively assess you as a suitable candidate. Creative Resumes : Best of The Best Times have changed. What worked in the past still works but if you want to stand out from the crowd sometimes the only thing that is needed is a little creativity. We all have the creative juice in us but only some of us dare to squeeze it out.

7 Words That Make Your Resume Irresistible inShare709 Make no mistake about it, writing an effective resume has to be a highly individualized matter, since no two people are alike. Nevertheless, it is such a constricted and standardized format, that we resume writers find ourselves adopting certain phrases or words that each of us tends to prefer and that in fact help our clients get jobs. Every resume writer has his or her own list. Here is mine: 1. "$3,000,000" (vs. "$3M") - To a skimmer's eye, "$3M" looks like three dollars. Five Critical Issues Facing Higher Education Leaders in 2014 By Leadership Content Director, Karlyn Borysenko Higher education is facing more critique than at any other point in recent history. From the college scorecard to President Obama’s focus on the affordability of a college education, 2013 was the year during which higher education, as a whole, went under the microscope. To stay competitive and to thrive in the current higher education landscape, it is critical that college and university leaders prioritize, focus, and evolve their operations and their offerings. Below, we offer our advice and insights on the five most important issues facing higher education today, taken from our latest report: Prioritize Focus, Evolve: Five Critical Issues Facing Higher Education Leaders in 2014.

Showcase of Online Artist and Design Portfolios - Noupe Design Blog Jun 15 2011 Throughout the creative fields, like with art and design, getting your work out there for an audience to find and connect with is essential. Taking your work online is a major outlet that many designers and artists opt for, especially given the versatility that the web offers. With so many options for displaying their work, the internet has a bevvy of brilliantly designed and developed portfolios that we can sort through for inspiration. But what is more, is that we can also look through them to gain some hints on what works and what doesn’t for those times when we have to put together a portfolio for ourselves or our clients. There are not many tricks to remember that go beyond the usual ones we apply when designing.

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