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How to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd

From tried and true resume best practices to the latest resume optimization techniques for LinkedIn and automated recruiting systems, our recruiting expert offer resume tips to help you stand out from the crowd.

> Getting started

Our experts have reviewed literally thousands of resumes and know what works–and what doesn’t. To jumpstart your resume work, read through our helpful downloadable Resume Planner to get an overview of key resume best practices.

> Avoid these 2 resume mistakes

Our Sr. Director of Recruiting Ops and Engagement, Heather Pederson, answers your questions about the job application and interview process.

> Three key resume tips

You need to have a master plan to get started on creating or improving your resume. Here are three important tips to help make it easier for hiring managers to understand what you bring to the table.

> Positioning side gigs

More people than ever have side jobs in today’s “Gig Economy”. What’s the best way to incorporate these additional positions in a resume so that they complement your professional profile? We’ll show you which ones to list, what to include about them and where they best fit.

> Optimizing keywords

In today’s world of AI (artificial intelligence), automated bots often perform the initial resume review and present the best matches to hiring managers and recruiters. Here are some tips to make sure your resume is correctly keyworded so that they make it to your target audience.

> Common errors to avoid

You already know to use spellcheck and proofread your resume at least 3 times, but what about other items you haven’t thought about? Here are some common errors to avoid so that your resume doesn’t get tossed.

> Optimizing your digital resume – LinkedIn Profile Best Practices

Now that you’ve updated your standard resume, it’s time to translate all that great content into your LinkedIn profile. However, it’s not as easy as simply copying over resume sections directly into LinkedIn. To learn how to truly optimize your LinkedIn profile.

Don’t miss our downloadable LinkedIn Builder info sheet as well!

> How to write an effective cover letter

Cover letters can be a pain to write, especially when you’re sending out applications everyday. Writing them doesn’t have to be dreadful! Here are three tips to focus on to get you a shining end product.