Category Archives for Resume/CV

The best colors for a resume

The 3 Best Colors for a Resume

The best colors for a resume are black, white, and blue. Blue is commonly used in workplaces and is associated with professionalism and trust. Many large websites, from Facebook to LinkedIn to Twitter, use blue as their main accent color. Blue also gives the reader a feeling of calmness and serenity. If you’re looking for […]

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What recruiters look for in a resume

What Do Recruiters Look for in a Resume?

I’ve looked at thousands of resumes as a job recruiter. In this article, I’m going to share what recruiters are looking for in a resume, and specifically what they look for at first glance. I’ll also share what hiring managers look for in a resume so you can make sure your resume is getting you […]

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what are soft skills- definition and example skills list

Soft Skills Definition and Examples

If you’re a job seeker trying to get noticed, it’s important to use the right balance of hard and soft skills in your resume and cover letter. In this article, I’ll share the following: Definition: What are soft skills? Soft skills examples: 74 soft skills that relate to every type of job (for students and […]

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10 best online resume builders websites -review

10 Best Free Resume Builder Websites for 2022

There are quite a few free online resume sites, but some are MUCH better than others. Some also appear to be free but will make you pay at the very end or you won’t be able to download your newly-created resume. So in this article, I’m going to review the 10 best resume sites that […]

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How to List Accomplishments on a Resume - Examples

Sample List of Accomplishments for Resume (35+ Examples)

Listing accomplishments on your resume can get you more job interviews and get you hired for higher positions, but there’s a right and wrong way to do it.  And many job seekers waste a big opportunity by not knowing the right way to list accomplishment statements and past success on a resume. Coming up, we’ll […]

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what makes a resume good - how to know if your resume is good

What Makes a Resume Good? 9 Signs to Know

In this article, I’m going to explain how to know if your resume is good or not in 9 steps. After working for years as a recruiter, I’ve studied what makes a good resume and how to know if your resume is good enough to get you hired, so that’s what this article will reveal. […]

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power words for resume - key words and verbs to use

80+ Verbs and Keywords to Use in a Resume

The most powerful words you can put on your resume are verbs. While other job seekers are saying, “Responsible for…” you want to be saying, “Led,” “Managed,” “Grew,” etc. In this article, we’ll look at more than 80 positive, impressive-sounding verbs and action words to use on your resume or LinkedIn. Let’s get started… Positive […]

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Should you hire a resume writer - when and why it makes sense

Are Resume Writers Worth It?

The opinions and assessments shared on Career Sidekick are our own. We may earn commissions from purchases made after visiting links on our site. A lot of job seekers ask me, “Should I hire a resume writer?” or, “Are resume writing services worth it?” You want to know the pros and cons before you invest […]

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chronological resume format - definition and how to write it

Chronological Resume: The Best Format? (And How to Write It)

If you’re wondering whether you should use a chronological resume format (also referred to as reverse-chronological resume format) or trying to get help with how to write it, then this article is for you. And if you’ve been told to use a functional resume because you’re changing careers or have a work gap, then this […]

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career change resume - format, samples, templates and more

Career Change Resume: Examples and Tips from Experts

If you want to change careers, you’re going to need a great resume to show employers why they should take a chance on you. You need to convince them that you’ll succeed in their role, even if you’ve done different work in the past. And while you can do some of this convincing in the […]

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How many pages should your resume be

How Many Pages Should a Resume Be?

As a recruiter, one of the most common questions job seekers ask me is, “how many pages should my resume be?” There’s a lot of conflicting advice about when one-page resumes are best, when two-page resumes are better, and the main purpose of your resume to begin with! So I’m going to clear this up… This […]

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resume skills section with samples and examples

Resume Skills Section Examples

Putting skills on a resume is a great way to show hiring managers what you can do for them, while also including relevant keywords on your resume. However, there’s one BIG mistake that I’ve seen many job seekers make with their skills section on a resume… and it can cost them the interview. So in […]

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