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3 Application Cover Letter Mistakes and Why They Matter

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Cover letters are your best, first chance to impress a hiring team. So you’ll want to be sure to take advantage of this valuable real estate and avoid these three application-killing cover letter mistakes. Mistake #1: Personal story overshare As a nonprofit professional, you may feel extra comfortable sharing stories about your personal connection to […]

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Try Using These Words to Get Your Resume Noticed

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Everyone wants their resume to stand out from the crowd. While your job-specific skills are the most important factor, how you describe those skills matters. Thoughtful, powerful word choice can turn a good resume into a great one. And strong descriptions of work experience—descriptions that catch a recruiter’s eye—start with action verbs. Why Use Action […]

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4 Old Resume Rules to Ignore

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Your resume is a core element of your job application, and because it’s usually the first thing employers see, you want to get it right. But as career norms evolve, so too do resume norms. Dana Leavy-Detrick, founder and chief creative scribe of Brooklyn Resume Studio and a former recruiter and career coach, has spent […]

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How to Explain a Career Gap on Your Resume

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Even if you have expertly prepped for an interview, stress over how to address a resume gap can be enough to throw you off your game. But as long as you follow some of our helpful tips below, you should have no trouble responding to this tricky question with ease. Be honest and authentic while […]

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