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By Brazen Life, May 22, 2014

You may think your resume is already tip-top, but put yourself in the shoes of a recruiter. They look at hundreds of resumes every day. To them, most look exactly like all the other nondescript resumes in their pile. If you’re using the same tired phrases as everyone else, you’re not as exciting—or as hirable—as you thought you were.

By Business News Daily, April 18, 2013

Crafting a resume that is unique and impressive is the goal of every job seeker. However, there is no one blueprint to follow in this process. Despite that lack of guidance, one surefire way to prevent your resume from making the circular file is to avoid some of these most common resume pet peeves of hiring managers...

By Scott Dockweiler, September 19, 2014

Laszlo Bock, Google’s senior vice president of people operations, estimates that he’s personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes over the course of his career.

First of all, we’re sorry for him.

But secondly, we’re pretty sure he knows a thing or two about what makes a resume shine and—perhaps more importantly—get tossed in the trash.

By Elizabeth Isele, March 4, 2014

Too often, experienced workers' lists of accomplishments on their resumés — no matter how stellar — read like a career obituary, all about their past.

Yes, 25 years of solid performance can add gravitas, but their weight could also cause you to sink like a stone as a job candidate if you don’t convert past accomplishments into present-day assets.