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5 Tips on How to Write a Resume – Show, Don’t Tell

Your Resume as Your Best Storyteller Simply put, your resume is your story. To tell it effectively, and ensure it does the job you need it to in front of a prospective employer, it’s important your...
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No Baby Steps Here: Top Tips for a Stay at Home Mom Returning to Work

Reentering the workforce after a career pause can seem overwhelming and daunting to someone who has been absent from their field for any number of months or years. It is important to acknowledge this...
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Employment History in Resume: 5 Great Formatting Tips for Job Hoppers

Think You’ll Be Viewed as a “Job Hopper” to Hiring Managers? Here’s How to Position Yourself You’ve had more than a few different jobs in a rather short period of time, so you’re well aware you could...
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Creating a Winning Resume in the Era of Applicant Tracking Systems

Our goal at Sparks Group is to get the maximum value out of our candidates’ and clients’ time. This means sending clients resumes that get noticed, get interviews, and make placements! To get noticed...
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How to Write a Cover Letter That Says “Wow!”

A cover letter is the very first thing that lands on a prospective employer’s desk. It’s your opening statement; an opportunity to sell yourself and your credentials. It is, in other words, your...
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Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

There’s nothing more important for a job seeker than a solid resume. While your cover letter can get you noticed and your performance in an interview matters immensely, nothing compares to the power...
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Avoid Making These Mistakes for Employment References

Hiring managers are faced with a huge amount of pressure when recruiting candidates. Reading your resume and meeting you once or twice doesn’t always provide the level of detail needed to make an...
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Are You Making These 7 Professional Resume Mistakes?

  Financial professionals are tasked with a number of very important responsibilities essential to the ongoing success of an organization. As a result, hiring managers only want to fill these...
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Resume Writing Tips: Powering Up Your Resume

In order to differentiate yourself in today’s highly active job market, you need a “Powered Up Resume” that highlights all of your significant accomplishments, and makes it simple for the...
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The Number One Mistake that Job Seekers Make Is…

We’ve all been there before. You spend hours doing resume proofreading and resume editing. In a tired stupor, you send it out to a prospective employer only to notice seconds too late that you missed...
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