Protect your Professional reputation: Linkedin Habits to avoid

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LinkedIn has become a valuable tool in the business world. In fact, according to LinkedIn data, the platform is especially helpful when landing higher-paying jobs. Unfortunately, if you commit certain faux pas on your LinkedIn profile, you can come across as unprofessional and in turn miss out of potential career opportunities. Therefore, to help you avoid these pitfalls, PaperDirect, which…

Resume Writing: Dos and Don’ts

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If there’s one piece of paper that makes more impact than any other, it’s your résumé. Usually only a page or two, this document is one thing you want to make a great first impression. By printing your résumé on specialty paper from PaperDirect, you can add a touch of professional sophistication that will always stand out from the pile…

Cover Letter Dos’ and Don’ts–Some Common Mistakes

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When it comes to writing cover letters, there’s simply no room for error. In this highly competitive marketplace, if you have a mistake on your cover letter, or if you have included information that does not belong in a cover letter, then you’re going to be quickly eliminated from the running. Your cover letter must not only be perfectly composed…

Resume Tips for 2013

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Before you get started updating your resume for 2013, let’s take a look at some tips to help you. The very first thing you need to do is eliminate any part or wording in the resume that is outdated. Replace an “objective” with a statement or a “headline.” So, instead of “Seeking a challenging position…” you should write something about…

Innovative Resume Ideas for a Digital World

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In the past, we have posted blogs offering resume tips and ideas on how to get your resume noticed when it’s in a stack of hundreds or even thousands for ONE position. As you surely have noticed, the way in which resumes are being composed, sent and responded to is changing as the world becomes more digital and communication takes…

Best Resume Paper to Get Noticed

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In tough economic times, job hunting can be a daunting task because of the sense of urgency that accompanies the job search, but with the right “stuff” and a stellar resume, you will get noticed by employers. Printing your resume on the best resume paper in the business will show companies hiring that you have got what it takes to…

Common Resume Mistakes

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You’d be surprised at how many people submit resumes with mistakes on them. The PaperDirect blog has posted resume tips and advice over the past few months, and now we’d like to point out some common resume mistakes that will hurt your chances of getting called in for an interview. Many employers feel that if you cannot submit a flawless…

Why Send a Thank You Note for a Job Interview?

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If you have recently entered the world of the unemployed, you may be fearful, especially if it’s been a number of years since you have been out of work. While having a great resume, a confident, calm interview demeanor, and the right skill set are all crucial in landing that dream job, there are some other minute details you may…

Writing the Resumes that Get You Hired

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If you’ve been sending out a lot of resumes and not getting a lot of responses, it may not be your job history or skill set that’s the problem. It may be time to look at how your resume is designed and worded. In a competitive job market, it’s imperative to have a creative, succinct resume that stands out because…

Stand Out With These Unique Resume Ideas

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In today’s tough job market, it takes a little creativity to stand out from all the rest of the applicants for a particular job. While a  professional-looking, neat, succinct resume will certainly get the job done (no pun intended), it may not really stand out from a stack of 200 or 300 other resumes. One thing to keep in mind…

4 Tips to Make Your Image More Professional

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When a business is small, being a bit informal and relaxed is totally acceptable. However, when your business grows, or you’ve developed a lead for an important client, up scaling your image is necessary. There are a few professions where having your own “space” is reasonable, as with artists and highly skilled individuals, but most of the time, clients expect…

3 Resume Examples

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To land that next job, you’ll more than likely have to submit a resume. HR departments get flooded with resumes whenever a job opening is posted, so having a resume ready will save you from having to rush around to make one. But, you want to custom tailor each resume you send out, since some experiences will be more important…

How to Write a Resume

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In today’s job market, having a resume is mandatory. Even for lower end jobs, having a resume may give you inroads to a job that otherwise would only be covered by a job application. But having a resume and having an effective resume is two different things. HR departments get flooded with resumes whenever a job opening is placed, and…

Top Do’s And Don’ts for Job Searches

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In today’s economy, if you’ve got a job, you have to keep it if at all possible. That doesn’t mean you can’t be doing other job searches looking for a better one, but until you’ve got that new job nailed down, you can’t count on finding that new job before quitting. And if you’re one of the scores of unemployed,…