Category Archives: Job Search

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

resumetrashThis article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

A lot of people want jobs in marketing, which is great news for those of us currently hiring. However, after a decade of screening, interviewing and on-boarding marketers, there are still some mistakes that I constantly see. Here are examples of some mistakes you should avoid.
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How to Increase Profits as a Freelancer

increase-profit-freelancingIn my previous post about freelancing, I listed the top 6 freelancer services in this ever growing and competitive industry. Once you’ve picked a portfolio of services to focus on and your freelance career has taken off, the next step is working more efficiently and increasing your profits. The freelance market is not for everyone – there are no guarantees of security or benefits like in an employed position. As an independent freelancer you also need to handle one the most difficult aspects of any business: the cash flow. You can check out this infographic that illustrates the expenses deducted from the business income and the net profits.
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Career Choices You Will Regret In 20 Years

career-choiceEvery day we are faced with choices in our careers that will affect us over the long term. Should I volunteer for that new project? Should I ask for a raise? Should I take a sabbatical? Should I say yes to overtime? But sometimes we miss the biggest choices that will cause us to look back on our careers 20 years from now with pride and contentment — or regret. Here are some of the career choices we often make but will regret deeply in 20 years’ time:
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Top 8 Tips from a Professional Resume Writer

resume-tip-tuesday-top-8-tips-from-a-professional-resume-writerWhen you are writing your resume, you focus on getting your information on one piece of paper in the best presentation possible, right? You are trying to make it accurate and attractive without being gimmicky or too flashy, and the goal is to get that contact to ask you to come in for an interview. What do you add? What do you not add? How many pages? One, two, three? Aren’t resumes only supposed to be one page? Sometimes it can be very frustrating not knowing if your resume is where it needs to be. Continue reading

10 Companies That Are Hiring Like Crazy in May

hiring-companyIf a career change is on your mind, we know it’s not the easiest thing in the world to find a company you can feel at home at—which is why The Muse is here to help!

We’ve rounded up some great companies that are looking to hire like crazy this month. Check out the listings below to get a sense of why they’re awesome, and see how you might have the chance to work for them. Continue reading

Best Free Microsoft Word Resume Templates

good resume format microsoft word templatesA resume, also called CV or curriculum vitae, is what creates your first impression to the potential employer. When you are in a job hunt, nothing helps you more than an impressive resume. Even though it is such a vital tool of networking, a study shows that over 90% of resumes in the world contain mistakes; and those mistakes cause unemployment. Today we are sharing Microsoft Word resume templates that are designed and crafted so perfectly that you will never have any problem creating a resume ever again. These are the best resume templates Word format. Continue reading