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Writing a Skills-based Resume

How to write a skills-based resume
If you’re fresh out of university, you likely never held down a full time job. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have a resume. If you’re looking for your first job or if you’re looking to try something new, you need a resume that highlights your skills and speaks about your capabilities in a broad sense. How To Write A Skills-Based Resume The primary focus of your resume should not be about who you worked for and the types of responsibilities and projects you held, whether part time or over the summer. You need to hone in on particular experience and skills in a broader sense to show how it can apply to your first time or if you’re heading into a completely new field. For instance, say a candidate was a successful intellectual property lawyer and now wants to make the transition to public relations. The PR employer could care...
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Tips For Conquering Career Fear

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Are you paralyzed in fear over your current or future career? Or are you in the middle of a  job search  and it just isn’t getting you anywhere? Which FEAR is holding you back? We all have them. Here are some tips for overcoming career fear. 1. Name It Name the fear. Here’s a list of the common sources of fear: Rejection Failure High expectations Missed opportunities The what ifs Change (new town, travel, long commute, new boss) The last point is of particular concern if you're going abroad for work or an internship program in China or elsewhere. Many folks refuse to consider or turn down an opportunity abroad, particularly in a country with a vastly different culture, because the fear of change or difference is too overwhelming or even frightening. Face up to your fear. Time abroad - whether as a student or for work - is perhaps the best thing...
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8 Ways Job Searching Stays the Same World Wide

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Here’s a question to consider: “What is the difference between  job and internship  seeking in the US and the China ?” In reality, it’s hard to find any differences between how you need to market yourself. In fact, here are 10 ways job-searching stays the same, no matter where you are looking. 1. Your Resume and Cover Letter Should be Customized for Each Job Highlight the reasons you can do the job and more importantly why you want it. Cut and paste is NEVER read. Cover letters need to be short and to the point. Use the terminology from the job posting in your materials. If “programmers” are called “analysts,” call yourself an analyst. 2. You Will Only Have 30 Seconds to Grab Their Attention Nobody reads a personal sentiment like “great team player” or “dynamic at sales.”  Leave these out and save valuable space. Present your experience under clear headings with bold...
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