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Should You Resend Your Application If You Notice A Mistake?

You made a mistake in your application…do you resend or just let it go? Some of us at Idealist were pretty split on this. What would you do?


Jobseeker Tips | Should Your Resume Include Employment Dates?

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How much information on a resume is too much? This common jobseeker’s quandary may have you stumped, especially when it comes to specifics like the dates of past employment. You don’t want to leave crucial info out of the picture, since employers need a comprehensive sense of your work history to see if you’re the […]


Best Font Forward | Typing Your Way to a Resume that Stands Out

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From word choice to line spacing, there are plenty of ways to tweak a resume format for a stellar first impression. But you shouldn’t forget that your font choice can make a subtle—but powerful—difference too. Good fonts make the best use of your limited first-glance window. The average recruiter or hiring manager will skim a […]


10 Steps to a Dynamite Cover Letter

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The. Dreaded. Cover. Letter. We all write cover letters hoping to stand out and convey “I’m perfect for this job!” We also know that taking the time to write something meaningful can result in hours of procrastination and getting lost down internet rabbit holes. So how can you make the best use of your precious […]