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  • Kim Dority

    The last time I was putting together a resume, I had an “Objective” statement at the top that read something along the lines of “Seeking an opportunity to grow and contribute my professional skills in a dynamic corporate environment.” Okay, what I really wanted to say was “After the group of psychotic bosses and co-workers I’ve had so far, I’m desperately trying to find an employer where intelligence and professionalism are actually valued rather than us...

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    The first step in any job search is writing a resume. While some of us have experience doing this, there are many people entering or returning to the workforce who might need resume help. Regardless of if you have written a resume in the past, it isn’t a bad idea to brush up on some basics. At the Employability Summit, hosted by Bryant & Stratton College Online, a panel of HR and hiring experts touched on some fundamentals that can help you prepare your resume. Types of Resumes The...

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    There have recently been a plethora of conversations surrounding the importance of including a cover letter with a resume.  Bryant & Stratton College spoke with many industry professionals and found that there are companies, such as Microsoft, who will completely discard an applicant’s cover letter. However, there are many companies and hiring professionals strongly base their hiring decisions on an applicant’s cover letter. The moral of the story is that it is always a gre...

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    As part of Bryant & Stratton College Online's efforts to bring resources and information to improve students' and graduates' employability, our blog staff sat down with resume expert Todd Lempicke of ThinkOptimal to talk about trends and best practices. Q: What's one component that is commonly found on strong resumes? A: Having quantified accomplishments is the single most important key to a strong resume. It's not about what you do so much as how well you do things, and employers want to ...

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    We've found a collection of articles from around the web that talk about job search tips, keys for acing finals and lots more. Give these a read so you have the edge in your next interview or when you're sitting down to write a term paper. In addition to the aid and assistance you can receive by working with our financial aid team, researching additional scholarships can help bridge a vital gap in paying for school.  It’s easy to send a cookie cutter thank you email after an interview...

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    Writing a resume is tough work, if you do it right. So, after doing all that work, why submit an awesome resume and then write a halfhearted cover letter, or no cover letter at all? "People who submit a cover letter along with their resume are more likely to get hired over those who don't," said Danyelle Little, Work/life Management Professional and editor-in-chief of TheCubicleChick.com. The fact of the matter is, your cover letter may be the reason why a hiring manager will - or won't - read...

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    Your resume should serve as an organized and concise synopsis of who you are, the education, skills, and experience you bring to the table, and should also indicate where your career is headed. While this has always been true of resumes, the 21st century resume needs to be created using programs that support both traditional printed products as well as digital formats that translate well over the internet. With that in mind, here are 5 resume tips to help Bryant & Stratton students and gradu...

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    Tailoring your resume to fit the description of the job that you’re applying for is often equally important as the strength of your resume itself. Applying for jobs online can often be a challenge. With so many positions with various descriptions for similar job duties can make using a singular resume for all applications and easy alternative to consistently modifying your resume to each job you’re applying to. There are a number of different steps that a resume takes once you&rsquo...

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