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Posts Tagged ‘resume’

Writing a Visual Resume

Struggling to make a career change? Try reframing your work experience visually.

AppNewser has more about a free app that turns your LinkedIn profile into a simple and elegant infographic:

Using a new tool at Visual.ly, you can build an infographic out of your LinkedIn resume, showing employers (and yourself) a simple map of your career … You can choose from several different templates, showing employers how many years you spent in various fields, what your key skills are and showcase recommendations on your LinkedIn page.

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The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now! 

HR Pro: ‘Master’s Degrees Often HURT an Application’

In a controversial comments thread, one anonymous human resources professional told a writer with a creative writing master’s degree: “I work in HR and master’s degrees often HURT an application more than help, especially in entry level positions.”

Getting an MFA is creative writing or English is an impressive accomplishment, but it’s not always going to be an asset in the real world job hunt. Unless you are looking for a job in teaching, writing or publishing, an MFA could actually be seen as an obstacle to getting an entry level job.

What do you think? Recent graduate Eric Auld decided to run a job-search experiment. He posted a fake entry level job on Craigslist to check out the competition and see how many higher learning folks were applying to these jobs. He received 653 responses in one day.  Read more