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Mind the Gap: 8 Ways to Handle Gaps Between Jobs

Mind the Gap: 8 Ways to Handle Gaps Between Jobs

Last year, the average time between jobs peaked at around 30 weeks. 30 weeks… that’s right around seven months. Seven months of your time spent out of a job. Seven months that can easily sift through your fingers if you don’t watch out. While seven months seems like a great opportunity to relax, work on [...]

September 14, 2011 More
5 Ways to Keep Your Resume Unreadable

5 Ways to Keep Your Resume Unreadable

You have the education. You have the experience. You are ready to go after that job with the best version of your resume. You have a flawless cover letter and send off your resume for your dream job. On the other end of that email, the hiring manager, impressed by your cover letter, goes to [...]

September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
The 6 Commandments of Resume Writing

The 6 Commandments of Resume Writing

No matter what field you’re in, your resume can make or break your chances at receiving an offer for a first interview for a job opportunity. When creating or updating your resume, you need to make sure it won’t be the reason a hiring manager moves on to the next candidate. How does your resume [...]

September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Bells & Whistles: 5 Formatting Tricks to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Bells & Whistles: 5 Formatting Tricks to Make Your Resume Stand Out

When you’re on the job hunt, your resume is your first line of offense. Recruiters and hiring managers will take one look at your resume and decide whether or not they should continue reading within a fraction of a second. Remember: They have hundreds of resumes cross their desk every day, so you have to [...]

August 30, 2011 More
6 Worst Words to Include in Your Resume

6 Worst Words to Include in Your Resume

Here at RezScore, we wanted to determine the worst words people use in their resume.  We asked Ike Okonkwo, RezScore data science intern, to help us tackle the problem by studying resumes across all industries. To figure this out, we took a straightforward approach.  We looked through our corpus of resumes recently scored by hiring experts1 [...]

July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Valley vs. Alley: Career Trends

Valley vs. Alley: Career Trends

Going back to Cali? In an Empire State of Mind? At RezScore, we explore the classic rivalry between San Francisco and New York City, particularly through the lens of each city’s mighty tech industry. To start off, we pulled a random sample of resumes from within 50 miles of each city. We started by automatically [...]

June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Top 5 Job Search Hacks

Top 5 Job Search Hacks

Being in a job search sucks, and standing out from the crowd is nearly impossible. Here are some tips and tricks for hacking your way to a better job search. None of these alone will get you a job, but they will help you take some power back from the employers. 1.) Use an email [...]

May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Give Your Resume A Boost: 5 Winning Words for Entry-Level Job Seekers

Give Your Resume A Boost: 5 Winning Words for Entry-Level Job Seekers

If you’re graduating college and entering the job market, congratulations and condolences.  Congratulations, because 1 in three adults has a bachelor’s degree, so you’re now a member of an elite club.  Condolences, because the job market for graduating seniors is still brutal. To help your transition from college into the workforce, our friends at 

April 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Can Moving Your Social Life Online Really Help Your Job Hunt?

Can Moving Your Social Life Online Really Help Your Job Hunt?

Recently, the RezScore team decided to do some research regarding some frequently asked questions. We wanted to know how mentioning social media in your job hunt can help, or even hurt your chances of landing a job. Here, my colleague Gerrit (RezScore CEO), can give you all of the info: Has social media grown up and [...]

March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Resume Makeover Contest Recap: Top 3 Resume Mistakes and Solutions

Resume Makeover Contest Recap: Top 3 Resume Mistakes and Solutions

Hey Experience Members! Sean Weinberg here from RezScore.com. We’ve seen a lot of great resumes over the past few weeks and gotten some amazing feedback from you folks. As a thank you, we’re giving you a peak under the hood and sharing some info about our recent Resume Makeover contest. Total Entries: 6,938 Unique Resumes [...]

March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More